Long Established

Thames Rib Charter is a trading division of Solent Rib Charters Ltd which is Europe’s biggest Rib Charter operator. We operated our first Thames Rib charter in 1998 and we are proud to have run since then with an unblemished safety record and fabulous customer feedback.


We own a fleet of twenty five coded passenger carrying Ribs that vary in length from 6.5m to 15m. As well as renting 15 berths in a marina, we also have our own boatyard for the storage of our Ribs and trailers. Our 6000 square foot warehouse and maintenance facility is also owned by the company. We carry out all of our own maintenance and refit work.


We have supplied Ribs on the River Thames for just about every activity that you can imagine. We have worked on films, TV and live news broadcasts. We have operated in support of charity swims (David Walliams), drones, diving operations, survey, civil engineering, the police and even bomb disposal. We supported Dynamo in his walking on water illusion and carried a fleet of giant inflatables for a Dyson advertising campaign. Whatever the challenge – please call us!


As you would expect, we are very proud of our team. We have an incredibly low staff turnover and we have worked hard to provide first class training and career progression. We augment our full time staff and skippers with a very carefully selected pool of highly qualified contract skippers who operate our boats to the standards that we demand.