RIB rides

Enjoy a thrilling 60 minute high-speed blast around the Solent on one of the event's official RIB rides provided by event partner, Solent Events. Get right up close to the yachts for superb photo opportunities and see exactly what goes on from the best seats in the house!

Rib Rides are run from Trinity Landing, on Cowes Parade, and visitors can book during Cowes Week by visiting the desk on the pontoon. Advance bookings can be made from calling 07496 654 353 or by email, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Prices are £37 per adult and £25 for children aged 16 and under and include use of wet weather gear and lifejackets. On Family Day the price for a Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under 16) will be at a special rate of £100. At all other times, a special family ticket price for families of 4 is available for £115.

On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th between the times of 15.00 and 17.00 the Rib will spectate the SailGP races! Solent Event are running two hour slots to watch all 3 action packed races - which will cost £110 per person.

For more details about the experience, and organising VIP Hospitality packages, visit the Solent Events website.

RIB Ride Schedule

Morning trips 1000 - 1100
1100 - 1200
Lunchtime trips 1200 - 1300
1330 - 1430
Afternoon trips 1430 - 1530
1530 - 1630

Times are approximate

Please note

  1. Ensure you arrive 20 minutes prior to the departure time of your trip with details of your booking reference number - this will be issued with your confirmation email following completion of the online booking form. 
  2. If conditions are wet or rough, waterproof clothing will be provided. All bookings are subject to weather conditions and company conditions of carriage - Solent Events reserve the right to make alterations or cancellations without notice.
  3. All children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult and must not be less than 1.2 metres in height at time of riding.
  4. Persons with serious neck, back or hip problems should not ride.
  5. Persons with serious heart conditions or who may be pregnant are advised not to ride.