Double Gold at Dorset Tourism Awards!



Thursday 16th October 2014 saw the 2nd annual Dorset Tourism Awards event held at The Tank Museum, Bovington.

Nominated in 2 categories this year, team Lyme Bay RIB Charter descended en mass with staff & friends to this black tie event.


In the Best Activity, Experience & Sport category, Studland Stables placed bronze and Jurassic-Electric silver with LBRC taking the gold!



The final award of the evening was for Outstanding Customer Service which went to LBRC owner, Simon Miles.

Winners from the Dorset awards are now ‘fast tracked’ into the South West Tourism awards with a possibility of getting into the Visit England Awards in 2015….

Watch with space… we will keep you informed of any progress we make!




The official press release for the 2014 DTA’s can be found here 

and the pictures from our evening can be found here on our Facebook page – Please have a look and don’t forget to LIKE our page!


Finally, 2 THANK YOU’s:

 A massive THANK YOU to every one who came to sea with us this year and has supported us, we love spending time with you all and reading your comments on our Facebook wall…

and lastly to the all of LBRC staff whose hard work and dedication makes going to work more like just hanging out with your buddies!



Dorset Tourism Awards 2014

After an AMAZING summer of favourable winds and glorious sunshine, the Lyme Bay RIB Charter quayside trips have all but come to an end…

A massive THANK YOU to all who came to sea with us through out 2014 – the honest truth is that we love seeing you all and love taking you to sea!

Have a look through the pictures on our Facebook page and see for yourself how much fun it was…

Don’t forget, the RIBs are still available to charter, so if you are coming to Dorset through the autumn and winter and want to go to sea, call or email us and we’ll be happy to get you afloat.



Now, more excellent news this week from the Dorset Tourism Awards…!

Lyme Bay RIB Charter is proud to announce that we have been selected as finalist in the Best Activity, Sport & Experience category, hoping to better our Silver award from 2013

The award ceremony is being held on the 16th October and we’ll keep you posted with info and pictures from the event as it happens!

Cross everything and wish us luck!



Hen Parties and Boat Selfies & Powerboat Racing

Been a busy few weeks at Lyme Bay RIB Charter partly due to the glorious weather, sunshine and ideal northerly winds!

The Jurassic Coast is looking its splendid best again.

No signs of the dolphins inshore as yet but fingers crossed they’ll make an appearance soon…

One or two cool additions around the Harbour at West Bay during the last few weeks which are really helping to cheer the place up!

Mark Cornwell, skipper of Sea Seeker trawled up this huge anchor and kindly donated it to the harbour which you find on the roundabout and John from River Brit Rowing Boats has been busy repairing these old dinghies and giving them a new lease of life as well as brightening up the harbour pavements by turning them into flower beds!

Good work chaps!

Anchor 1























The RIBs have been busy with a good start to the Water Taxi service and some really good fun Hen Parties chartering…

Weekend 28th & 29th June saw the National Raceboat Championship and National Zapcat Championship leg held in West Bay.

This was the 2nd year the event was held here and the weather was kind!

Racing happened on both days and we were lucky enough to get some cracking photos which we’ve posted in a Facebook Album here

Plenty of pictures of all of our daily shenanigans on our Facebook page which is the best and quickest place to see what we’re up to!

head over here to see all the fun….

Crazy noisy Hens take to the water

Saturday 19th saw certainly the noisiest Hen party team take to the water with us here at LBRC…!

The 15 strong party arrived at the quayside and started the day with a sing off and chanting before setting about a ‘boat race’ drinking race to start the day…


A brief stop for our hen to retrieve her pirates hat from the briny and we were away – of course being a good sport she obliged to the house rule of

30 minutes of more singing and chanting later we arrived in a blustery Lyme Regis.

All ashore for a day of beach games, sing offs and naughty merriment – and no doubt a drink or two…

The return trip home proved to be certainly the noisiest RIB trip we’ve ever seen!

Screaming singing laughing and heckling was the way forward.

Much fun had by both the Hens and the LBRC team.

Thanks for choosing us to help with your days activities ladies….


For more pictures and the video of the boat race, click here to see our FACEBOOK PAGE


Cold, wet & bumpy but great fun on the water!

A bright start to the day on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast and the sun shone on the West Bay cliffs reminding us just how lucky we are to live here!


Our day ended well with Gordano U16 rugby team fresh from a win over Bridport joining us on the RIBs for a blast along the blustery coast.
Waves crashed over the bow soaking everyone, the RIBs cleared the water several times but everyone was laughing cheering and singing…
Verses of ‘Swing Low’ & a particularly noisy chorus of ‘We love you Milo – we do…’
Great to be back on the water….



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