About Us

Blue Thunder Ribs was established at the beginning of 2019. Having spent many years being on the sea in and around St Ives Cornwall we had the sea and ground knowledge to launch our business. At Blue Thunder, the love and Passion we have for the sea, and the desire to provide exciting and thrilling RIB rides, is what makes us who we are and differentiates us from a standard boat ride.

Monday to Sunday 8am to 7pm – Call (+447917801540) to book

We excel in being able to share amazing experiences for all our guests and keeping safety at the forefront of all our operations.

We run our trips all day every day from March – October, we carry in excess of 6,000 passengers and complete over 500 trips every season.

We book up extremely fast so to avoid disappointment you can now book online or phone on 07917 801 540. Our trips are weather permitting.

We look forward to seeing you !

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Blue Thunder Ribs Location

Where we are based & where to check in: We are located on The Wharf, TR26 1LP, opposite The Sloop Inn pub.

Please arrive at the Check-In desk 15 minutes early to receive your lifejackets and to Board the boat.

The Bay, St Ives

Where to check in for the St Ives Bay Trips: We are located on The Wharf, opposite The Sloop Inn pub.

SatNav: TR26 1LP.

Our Boats

Blue Thunder Rib Rides currently has two Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB’s) in the fleet, both vessels being manufactures by Humber RIBS Fabrications. This manufacturer is extremely reputable as they supply the armed forces and the police with their vessels.

The engines we use are also made by leading manufacturers being YAMAHA Motor Company and SUZUKI Marine, these are extremely powerful and reliable engines that give you confidence and reassurance when being out on the water. They are the best equipped boats for what we do.



Power: Twin 2019 SUZUKI 300HP
Length: 9 Meters
Built: 2019
Capacity: 12 Passengers 2 Crew
Top Speed: 60 Knots (69mph)



Power: Twin 2022 YAMAHA 300HP
Length: 8.5 Meters
Built: 2008 rebuilt in 2019
Capacity: 12 Passengers 2 Crew
Top Speed: 60 Knots (69mph)


Sea Safari

The Sea Safari Rib Ride visits our resident seal colony as well as taking in the main sights around St Ives Bay.

Duration: 45mins

Price: £30 per person

Ultimate Sea Safari

*** SPECIAL ***
Only runs when conditions and wildlife allow. Typically sunset dolphin trips. Call for Information.
Limited spaces available.

Duration: 60mins

Price: £40 per person

Bay Blast

Bay Blast Rib Ride is a non-stop exciting thrill ride around st Ives bay, as well as a scenic tour of our rugged coast line.

Duration: 30mins

Price: £30 per person

Meet The Team

Tom Mursa

Age: 28yrs

Nickname: Mursa

Job Role: Owner / Skipper/ Sales Executive

Hobbies: Gym & Fitness, Boating, Surfing & skateboarding

Fav things to do: Spending time with my daughter bebe, Meeting with family & friends, Watching F1

Molly Harkon

Age: 29yrs

Nickname: Boss

Job Role: Sales Executive

Hobbies: Reading, Going to the beach, Socialising

Fav things to do: Spending time with my daughter bebe, Shopping, Calling the shots!

James Tanner

Age: 27yrs

Nickname: Scampii

Job Role: 16.5m Commercial Skippers Fishing Ticket.

Hobbies: Fishing, making up fishing gear, socialising with friends.

Fav things to do: Being around St Ives Harbour and taking boats with the locals & Enjoying a pint.

Kaelyb Hughes

Age: 28yrs

Nickname: Kae/Grafter

Job Role: Rib Skipper

Hobbies: Gaming, Photography, Mixology

Fav things to do: Tucking into a succulent Chinese with the F1 on/my job of course!

Juan Mursa

Age: 29yrs

Nickname: Juan

Job Role: Sales Team

Hobbies: Athletics, Football, Gaming

Fav things to do: Stays inside on Playstation when he’s not selling tickets.

Roger Hall

Age: 65yrs

Nickname: Dodger

Job Role: Sales Team

Hobbies: Watching sport

Fav things to do: Coaching cricket

Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA)

All our boats are commercially coded by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and are surveyed every two and a half years making sure they are up to scratch and sea worthy.

mecal boat safety

MECAL is a leading UK Certifying Authority for the survey and certification of commercial sailing & motor vessels & workboats up to 24M Load Line Length.