Private rib charter


Bluetooth RIB Charter leaving Portsmouth
Bluetooth RIB Charter circle on Solent Water
Solent RIB Charter

Bluetooth RIB Charter offers RIBs for bareboat or skippered charters in the Solent from just £300.

Would you like to get afloat in the Solent on a RIB? Then charter with Bluetooth. Based in Hamble, Southampton we offer –

Fully coded and insured.  We are members of both the British Marine and the Professional Charter Association.

Offering safe and comfortable RIB hire for up to 8 passengers on each of our British-built Coastline RIBs “Bluetooth” and “Happy Days”.

We also work with fellow trusted operators to accommodate larger parties.


To charter with Bluetooth RIB Charter as a bareboat, your designated driver must have at least 3 years of experience on a similar vessel or hold RYA Coastal Skipper.

Our RIBs have Raymarine colour chart plotter, depth sounder, fixed VHF, adult lifejackets and all the necessary safety equipment.

Both RIBs are members of Sea Start who offer marine breakdown assistance in the Solent.

Skippered RIB Charter

What our customers say

Great service, easy to book and communicate with

"Nic and Marie provide a great service, easy to book and communicate with and the RIB is well maintained and reliable".

Jamie C

A great family memory

"A brilliant adventure and a great family memory to be treasured!"

Nigel B

Excellent, full day and I would highly recommend Bluetooth

"We took the skippered charter for a whole day and it was worth every penny!

We started from Gunwharf Quays and Nic accommodated everything we wanted to do.

We had a 5 month old baby so needed to swap passengers while one stayed on shore to look after baby.

It was an excellent, full day and I would highly recommend Bluetooth for a wonderful day out."

Josie P

Extremely professional and problem free

"RIB charter from Bluetooth was extremely professional and problem free.

All the equipment is of the highest standard and in excellent condition".

Karl D

We were completely satisfied and had an amazing day out

"Amazing day out in the sunshine, boat was so comfy and barely felt the waves"

Sam M

Very professional and friendly

"Excellent briefing, very professional and friendly. Extremely responsive during the day when we contacted you - very reassuring to know you were there in case of need."

Jim B

Awesome day onboard Bluetooth

"We had an awesome day onboard Bluetooth. It was the perfect RIB to explore all beauty spots of the Solent."

Harry M

From start to finish an enjoyable experience

"I have been on many such charters and would recommend Bluetooth. From start to finish an enjoyable experience. Nic (skipper) was informative and flexible. Thank you."

John C

Straight forward and reliable

"Great straight forward reliable charter, super friendly"

Simon S

Very professional and friendly handover

"Very professional and friendly handover at the start of the day, great to have fuel included, and lovely to be able to hand back responsibility at the end of the day, many thanks"

Dominic M-M

5 Star Service

"From start to finish, I would thoroughly recommend Bluetooth RIB charter absolutely a 5 star service, safe professional and amazing service"


Easy company to deal with

"An easy company to deal with from start to finish"

Tom S

Our day was perfect

"Our day was perfect- from meeting Nic and Marie in the morning, the briefing for the skippers and returning the RIBs at the end of the day. The RIBs were also immaculate. The easiest and smoothest team day we have ever had. We will absolutely be booking again."

Cat F

Brilliantly looked after

"We were brilliantly looked after by the team at Bluetooth RIB Charter and had an amazing team day out on the water."

Rob C

Bluetooth is well kitted out

"My first RIB rental in Hamble and was a fantastic experience. Bluetooth is well kitted out and in brand new condition. With a concise handover, we were on our way to the needles. A great birthday surprise and fun day out. Thanks!!"

Curtis W

Super friendly

"Marie and Nic were super friendly and helpful from the initial enquiry through to picking up and returning the boat. Bluetooth has everything you need in terms of safety and theres plenty you can do with it in the Solent. Not having to worry about fuel was also a massive bonus!"

Matt W

A great day out

"A great day out was had by all on Bluetooth. The boat was ready to go, clean and tidy on arrival. Instructions on handling safety were clear prior to departure. The boat handled well and was a delight to drive."

Amanda K

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