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Rib Request - Day Tours
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Owner description: Rib Requests is a Kent based company running a safe and versatile Rigid Inflatable Boat from Ramsgate. We run trips to the famous Goodwin Sands, Seal & wildlife trips, Wind Farm trips and bays and Beaches trips along the beautiful Thanet coast. Others trips can be arranged.
Kent
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14 reviews
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“HIGHLY RECOMMEND”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We booked the trip to celebrate our son 's birthday. We received a very warm welcome from Stuart, the owner of the rib, which was an ex military boat. Stuart took us through safety procedures and we were clothed in modern style life jackets. Then the fun began! Gently cruising out of the harbour then speeding over the water we headed for the seal colony. With high speed turns left then right we circled the water - all soooo exciting. Reaching the seal colony Stuart gave a superb commentary about the seals (we counted 45-50 of them). He told us about the surrounding countryside and history of the area. We spotted several different species of sea birds. The high number of curlews were particularly good to see and hear their distinctive call. Time went by very quickly and it was time to return. With the harbour in sight Stuart thrilled all by opening the throttle to full speed - scary!!! (but great fun). A few more twists and turns and back to the harbour. Stuart's great sense of humour, his informative knowledge and his attention to safety made for an excellent boat trip. Thank you Stuart for making it so memorable.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Stag Weekend Entertainment”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Booked Stuart and the boat to kick off my friend's Stag Weekend before we headed out on an epic Micro-Pub tour. Weather looked fine and then blew through absolutely terribly so we thought we would have to cancel. Forty minutes later it cleared up again and Stuart happily came back and took us out on what was a truly memorable trip around the coast which included some wonderfully hair-raising manoeuvres on the way back to port.

Everyone really enjoyed it and Stuart's local knowledge and commentary certainly added to the trip. It was a fantastic start to an epic day!

Visited June 2014
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Fabulous trip!!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We have just returned from a school outing that included going to see the Seals. It was AMAZING. Would strongly recommend it to anybody with an interest in seeing spectacular British wildlife and the beauty of the Thanet coastline. Worth every penny!

Visited May 2014
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Excellent seal trip”
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

This trip was enjoyed by the whole family seeing the seals so close and the exhilarating boat ride, much better than expected, would definitely recommend.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Great boat and seal watching tour”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic hour on a seal watching tour with Stuart. The ex SBS inflatable boat was incredibly exciting, taking us at high speed to the Pegwell marshes. We got very close up to the seals and learnt lots about them. We felt totally confident with Stuart at the helm and greatly enjoyed his boat skills and local knowledge.

Visited May 2014
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