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“Fantastic Experience (Private Charter)”

Lulworth & Weymouth RIB Rides
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Come and join us for a trip along the beautiful Jurassic Coast. From the water you will get a unique view of the 200 Million year old rock formations including the famous Durdle Door. Based in picturesque Weymouth Harbour we offer private charters and open trips, our most popular trip is to Durdle Door which takes approx 1 hour.
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We took the boat for a 1.5hr private charter along the Jurassic coast and it was brilliant to see the coastline from a different perspective. Our captain was experienced and knew a lot about the sights along the coast. The RIB boat goes very fast on the water, which certainly got our adrenaline pumping as we bounced along the sea. The private charter boat is smaller than the one they use for the 15min trips to durdle door, which meant we were allowed a real treat to actually go through durdle door, something not many people get to do. We were able to choose where we wanted to go along the coast (within reason) and we stopped at several places to take in the sights. I would thoroughly recommend this trip – a group of us did this on a weekend away and it was one of the highlights of our trip!

Thank Mike204
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Really great experience and stunning view! Unfortunately the ride is only 15min, but it is worth it! So much great emotions and feeling of speed. Great experience! Thank you Lulworth RIB rides! :)

Thank Antonina S
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Not a lot to say on this, apart from brilliant, the lady & guy who drive the boat were very friendly & helpful. Its a great way to see the Jurassic coastline & Durdle Door from the sea. Enjoyed the boat trip very much, definitely the highlight of our holiday :-)

Thank damokins82
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

The boat trip itself was a real highlight of our holiday - fast and furious and it felt genuinely exciting speeding over the sea towards Durdle Door. However when we got there the boat didn't even slow down, it just turned around at speed and came straight back, leaving those who were expecting to look at Durdle Door disappointed.

I've seen the other reviews and the responses to them and I accept that a commentary is unrealistic, and that time is limited, but I imagine lots of people go on the trip to take photos of Durdle Door from the sea and unless you've got your camera ready and set on a fast shutter speed this really isn't going to happen. Surely a 10-15 second slow down would be possible?

Thank JimPossible1970
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Jensum100984, Owner at Lulworth & Weymouth RIB Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Hi Jim, glad you enjoyed the boat ride and I thought you may appreciate a response...

We really wish it was possible to offer more time at Durdle Door but the boat weighs over 3 tonnes and it takes a lot to get her up on the plane (out of the water and travelling economically.) If we were to slow down and come off the plane twice every 15/20mins it would use more fuel and cause additional stress and wear on the engine and therfore more fuel and maintenance costs. We have spoke to our mechanic again about this and he strongly advises staying on the plane when possible. I hope this offers some explanation and again it's all about keeping the boat ride affordable for everyone.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

This was a brilliant experience. - £6 for a 15 minute ride up the Jurassic Coast seeing the impressive geological sights along the way. Mid morning there was no queue which is clearly the time to go. Low scoring reviews puzzle me - yes there is no commentary but a) you couldn't have one with the noise of the boat and b) a visit to the Heritage Centre prior to making your way down the cove would provide you with awareness of what to look out for!

Thank Kirstie B
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