Dorset Tourism Awards Silver Winner

Lyme Bay Rib Charter proudly scoop Silver at the  inaugural Dorset Tourism Awards held at the Tank Museum Bovington in front of a capacity audience of 160last night [24th Oct]

Nominated for ‘Best Activity, Sport or Experience’  we were up against stiff competition from Furleigh Estate Wine Tours and The National Trust – Brownsea Island Poole…

There were nerves and excitement as our category was announced and delight when we were awarded a Silver award!!

 We are very pleased to have been recognised  as a contributor to Dorset Tourism and would like to thank our team for their dedication and hard work in showing off the Jurassic Coastline to our visitors.

We would also like to extend our thanks to all those who have supported us this year by coming to sea with us…

We’ve posted an album of pictures from the awards ceremony on our Facebook page.



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Lyme Bay RIB Charter

Lyme Bay RIB Charter are based in West Bay, in the centre of Lyme Bay, Dorset, which affords excellent and immediate access to the beautiful ‘Jurassic Coast’. LBRC offer a wide and varied choice of options and are happy to tailor a specific activity to meet your personal requirements… 1 RIB for an hour, half a day or several RIBs branded in your style.

Our RIBs are fast, fun, safe and always well presented. Charter packages are available from numerous South Coast locations and are able to take the boats to any other port if required by arrangement. Available to charter all year round Quayside service between Easter & September Prices from as little as £20pp/hr for private charter with no hidden extras!

Discounts available for large parties Just call or email for further details…

Summer 2013

With the way that social media seems to taking over the world, we here at LBRC are not being left behind!

So rather than bore you with dull blogs posts about our daily antics, we suggest you head over to our lovely shiny Facebook page where you’ll find amazing pictures and videos of what we’re up to!

Short, interesting, funny, lively posts with fantastic pictures taken by us or you, that anyone can respond to…!

click here to join the fun!

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Zapcat goes ahead despite floods

A quiet month here in Lyme Bay on The Dorset Jurassic Coast.

Huge rain falls and flooding caused rivers to burst and shut most of Bridport down. Check out our picture of the river flowing into the harbour at West Bay from Saturday 7th July.

Some charters have gone ahead including the Explorer Scouts who had fantastic conditions for their RIB Blasts and also The Birmingham Teachers who enjoyed their Jurassic Coastal Cruise. Fingers crossed for the hen parties this weekend who are out on RIBs and Zapcats with us…




Please ensure you bring your own face covering. You will not be allowed on the pontoon or RIB without it.

Please ensure you have made your booking with us in advance online or by telephone.

Check the weather on the day of your trip. Ensure you bring along suitable clothing where necessary. We are unable to offer any wet weather clothing or loan kit. Please remember: No naked bodies! Wear a T-shirt at least!

If any of your party are showing any symptoms of Covid19, please do not leave home and contact our team immediately.


You will be checked in verbally at a safe distance by our shore crew. Please do not bring along a paper copy of your booking confirmation but instead have a copy on your phone (email or photo).

We ask passengers to arrive 15 minutes before departure, for check in, kit-up and a safety brief. If you arrive earlier you will not yet have access to the pontoon because of social distancing measures.


Wash your hands!
A hand sanitising station is provided for you upon arrival. Vessels will be fully sanitised at the start of day, between trips and again at the end of the day.

Areas with regular hand contact, such as handrails and tables, will be cleaned with disinfectant on a regular basis.

Fully sanitised lifejackets will be issued and kit up instructions, safety announcement will be given by our crew from a safe distance. The crew will also ensure they have been fitted correctly prior to allowing you to board our vessels.

Our crew will be positioned at the helm during your trip which observes the safe social distancing protocol.

We will be using contactless IR thermometers to screen all employees prior to the start of their workday.

All of our crew will be wearing face coverings at all times. We will supply PPE to all of our crew at the start of each day and will also have a spare supply onboard our vessels.

Groups of up to 11 passengers from the same household can hire the boat for their own private use and we are happy to discuss bespoke requests / transfers.

Any person displaying signs of Covid19 will have their temperature taken via a non-intrusive contactless IR thermometer. If the reading does not comply with NHS guidelines neither them nor anyone from their party will be allowed on our vessels

I have read and agree with the instructions outlined above.