We understand that for those unfamiliar with the sea it can be a daunting environment. At EcoVentures the safety of our passengers is our top priority. Saorsa is licensed under the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Code of Practice Category 3 to 20 miles offshore and is equipped with twin engines and a full range of the latest electronic and safety equipment. Lifejackets are worn by passengers and crew at all times and on every trip a full safety briefing is given prior to boarding. Many of our passengers have never experienced riding the waves in a RIB before but for most it proves to be a thrilling adventure that they can’t wait to repeat. Should you be in any way apprehensive about joining us for a trip please do have a chat with us and we will be more than happy to talk through any concerns that you might have.
For those unfamiliar with the term RIB…
RIB stands for Rigid Inflatable Boat, basically this means a rigid hull usually built from aluminium or fibreglass onto which inflatable tubes are attached. This clever concept couples the stability and buoyancy of an inflatable vessel with the excellent handling characteristics and seaworthiness of a conventional planing hull.
These boats are used worldwide by countless organisations for a variety of purposes such as search and rescue (including the RNLI and our local lifeboat’ The Moray Dolphin’), military operations and wildlife tourism and research. They have all realised the unique blend of seaworthiness, safety, stability and sheer exhilaration that these versatile craft have to offer.