Blue Thunder About Us

Blue Thunder Rib Rides St Ives

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. The love and Passion, us at Blue Thunder 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.

Blue Thunder Rib Rides Boat trips around the island st ives

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 Locations

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

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for stepping aboard and getting your lifejackets on.

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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.

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Mounts Bay, Pz

Where to check in for the St Michael’s Mount trips: Our meeting point is Penzance Sailing Club, located in the Harbour side car park, Next to the main Bus Station in Penzance.

SatNav: TR18 2LL

Our Boats

Blue Thunder Rib Rides currently has two Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB’s) in the fleet, made by two different manufacturers one being Redbay and the other Humber. Both Manufacturers are very reputable as they supply the armed forces and the police with their vessels. The engines we use are also made by leading manufacturers being Mercury and Evinrude, these are extremely powerful and reliable engines that give you confidence and reassurance when being out on the water. They are the best boats for what we do.

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Blue Thunder

Manufacture: Redbay Stormforce
Power: x2 Mercury 300hp
Lenght: 9.5 Meters
Built: 2016
Capacity: 12 Passengers 2 Crew
Top Speed: 60 Knots (69mph)

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Blue Lightning

Manufacture: Humber Offshore
Power: x2 Twin Evinrude 250hp
Length: 8.5 Meters
Built: 2008 rebuilt in 2019
Capacity: 12 Passengers 2 Crew
Top Speed: 60 Knots (69mph)

Our boats are maintained to a very high standard being serviced every 100 hours of use.
They are in immaculate condition.

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.