We booked an itison deal to do a 1 hour RIB experience trip out of Inverkip Marina for 3 adults at half the normal price; we paid £30 for the 3!!!
From the outset of contacting Seatrek we could tell that they are a professional outfit. Lesley was brilliant at accommodating our preferred date and time and provided us with all the information we required pre-event.
We arrived at Inverkip Marina and were briefed well and supplied with lifejacket. Lesley warned us that John had a passion for ensuring his clients had a good time during their trip and often spent a wee bit longer out than booked! As a result we were very slightly delayed in heading out which was not a issue for us..... plus he added lots of extra time on when we came to be out at sea.
The RIB was a 5mtr boat with seating on console for 2 and the other 2 sat comfortably on the tubes. The boat had a 90 engine on which I thought was pretty impressive for he size of the RIB and we were not disappointed.
From the outset John was highly professional and his love, respect and enthusiasm for the sea and power boating was contagious. As we eased out of the marina he stopped the RIB and handed it over to my wife (don't know who was more apprehensive.. her or me!!). With his expert guidance we all then had a fantastic time taking a shot each of the RIB throughout the journey and back. With his expert tuition, constant monitoring of the person driving and relaxed nature in delivering same we all relaxed in a very safe environment.
John shared his years of knowledge of the sea... pitched at the correct level and we all had a ball. The RIB shot across the river, past Dunoon and up Loch Long before returning back to Cloch Lighthouse and back to the Marina; I estimate we were out for about 80/90 mins instead of e 60.
You get to choose which direction you wish to go (depending on sea conditions) as we were pretty choppy the smoothest option to get to appreciation of the speed the RIB can achieve we headed to Dunoon and up the river.
We were with my 75 year old father and we all had a ball.
Thanks to John & Lesley for a memorable day; I would happily have paid the full £60 and will do it again. Benefit of the smaller RIB instead of the bigger "Seafari" boats and similar is that you get a shot at driving under John's expert guidance.
For the leisure trips John said they would take out younger kids... just give them a call to discuss ages and any limitations. Next time we will take our boys and there will be a next time.
Thoroughly recommend..... go for it book up!!!
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