Solent RIB Adventure & Lymington Experience

As one of More Than A Tour's most inviting experiences, our Solent RIB Adventure & Lymington activity promises the perfect mix of high speed thrills and boutique shopping.  


Join us for an action packed adventure amongst some of the New Forest's most beautiful scenery. Begin your experience with an exhilarating RIB race across the River Solent, followed by the chance to explore the historic market town of Lymington. As well as it's boutique shops, Lymington is famous for it's seafood and boasts some of best artisan producers in the New Forest - making it the perfect place to explore after an afternoon on the water. 


Experience details

Type:  Active

Cost: from £129

All-inclusive experience:

  • Qualified and experienced skipper
  • Safety briefing and use of all necessary safety equipment
  • 2-hour RIB experience
  • Exclusive New Forest discount card for each guest  
  • Shopping experience in Lymington
  • Transport options available for cruise passengers  

Each experience provided by More Than a Tour is all-inclusive, so you don’t need to worry about any extra costs on the day. 


Part 1 - RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) Race

You’ll fly across the Solent at breath-taking speeds, enjoying fantastic views of the Isle of Wight and the Needles along the way.

To make things even more exciting, each RIB will be given a series of ‘discovery clues’ to follow in order to find the treasure as you race the other RIB’s on this More Than a Tour adventure. It will require leadership and team-work to find the clues, all culminating with a high-speed race back to base. The winning team will not only enjoy bragging rights but also a special prize courtesy of us.


Your safety is our number one priority, and we’ll provide lifejackets and all necessary equipment to keep you safe out on the RIB. All our skippers are fully qualified, experienced and insured, so you don’t need to worry about a thing and a full briefing will be given before you take to the water.


Part 2 - Exploring the New Forest

Before it’s time to head home we’ll travel into Lymington Town Centre. The Georgian market town of Lymington is set on the coast in the beautiful New Forest National Park, between Southampton and Bournemouth. Famous for its sailing history, and seen as the UK’s premier sailing destination, there are two large marinas filled with fishing boats and yachts, as well as two sailing clubs.

The town’s narrow streets are lined with pretty period cottages and houses, as well as plenty of local pubs and restaurants. Famous for smuggling, salt-mining and sailing, the town is steeped in history and is a must see destination.

You will have an opportunity to enjoy shopping in the boutiques up and down the High Street, whilst benefiting from using our exclusive discount card that can be used across Lymington and the New Forest. A truly wonderful day in the beautiful New Forest. 


You can book this experience exclusively from More Than a Tour for £129.00 per person. 



This experience is available every Thursday and Saturday between the months of April and October. 


Arrival point:

Haven Marina, Lymington


Pickup/drop off locations:

If you are visiting the New Forest as a cruise passenger, we can arrange transport to the locations of this experience. 



Accommodation can be arranged for non-cruise passengers. 



Additional refreshments



Cancellation policy:

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