Our coast is rich in history that extends from the Viking Age, includes the Herring Era and continues to today’s world class maritime and oil history. With the RIB boats you can experience both history and the current environment up-close and personal. Our experienced captains will convey our local history, point out local landmarks and natural gems and describe the different island communities.
RIB tour is an extremely exciting way to experience the ocean and the unique island communities. With a RIB boat you get to experience nature and your surroundings up-close and personal, creating memories for life. We supply all safety equipment, like suites and life vests. Our experienced captain will give a thorough explanation of all safety measures and demonstrate how the safety equipment is used. You will be supplied with all required equipment, for example the all in one suite, life vest etc.
Our most popular tours are:
RIB tour to the Røvær island community:
We disembark and meet the local residents. Here you have the opportunity to visit the new Aquaculture Centre where you can learn more about Norway’s development as a seafood nation. The various island communities have a tranquil atmosphere. It's the rules of the sea that count! From the RIB boats you have the unique opportunity to experience these varied island communities first-hand.
Island safari with RIB boat:
We cruise between the small islands in town before we head out to the open ocean. The tour starts with a tranquil tour between Smedasundet before we pick up speed as we hit the open ocean. The tour heads out to the island communities of Feøy and Røvær. While we cruise through canals and islets, the captain will relay the local history.
This tour remains along calmer waters. We trundle through the Karmsund strait while the rich Viking heritage is narrated to us by our local captain/guide. Here there are opportunities to visit the historic Viking Farm at Avaldsnes, experience the old shipping village of Skudeneshavn or enjoy a superior meal at “The taste of Borgøy” on Borgøy Island.
Høyevarde Lighthouse with a culinary experience
The lighthouse is an exclusive and unique cultural heritage site from the 1700’s that has been developed into a stunning lighthouse hotel with meeting room facilities and a culinary kitchen. After an exciting RIB sightseeing tour down the Karmsund strait, a sense of calm and relaxation fills you as you arrive here. This station has been an important lighthouse in the Karmsund strait (called Nordvegen in the past). The Høyevarde lighthouse that stands today is from 1858 and consists of the lighthouse keeper’s accommodation, a customs station, boathouse, sea house and wood-fired bakery.
At Høyevarde you’ll find Finn Lothes (the town's local master chef), as well as Lothes “Mat & Vinhus” (Food and Wine house) who also run the kitchen and hotel/conference facilities. Lothes use only fresh and locally sourced raw materials/produce. As a result, the menu changes in line with the seasons.
RIB boat rides are suited for:
Business tours, team-building, excursions, birthday parties, stag parties, sightseeing with guests or family and friends, transport.