Ever dreamt of being in a Mission Impossible movie? Or wondered what it must be like to be a Navy SEAL out at sea? Get a taste of adventure, zipping over the waves, with RHIB Rides Singapore™.
Experiencing the Waves on a High Performance Boat
A RHIB or Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat is a sleek, fast craft which you would probably have seen cutting through the waves in the movies. You can experience the thrill of these high-performance boats in real life in Singapore on a tour with RHIB Rides Singapore.
RHIB Rides Singapore™ operates several of these boats which are normally used for military and emergency operations. With a fibreglass hull and foam-filled tube fenders and powered by outboard motors, the boats highly stable on the water, making the ride suitable for everyone, from the young to the old. This makes them suitable even for multi-generational outings and the boats are fitted with lap belts to keep riders secure.
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We recently had the chance to head out with RHIB Rides Singapore on a sunset tour around the Southern Islands.
Touring the Southern Islands with RHIB Rides Singapore
RHIB Rides Singapore operates out of Marina at Keppel Bay. At the helm of our boat was RHIB Rides Singapore’s owner Roy Soeigiarto.
Our guide was Roy’s daughter Ariel.
After a safety briefing, and once we had cleared the marina’s no-wake zone, the boat’s motors came to life, sending the vessel darting off through the water. It was exhilarating to feel the acceleration and have the wind in the face.
The experience was enhanced by music playing over the boat’s speakers. It was like being in a movie with an exciting soundtrack to boot. Some of the most fun moments were when we came across another ship’s wake, giving the boat a lift as it cut through the waves.
Learning about Singapore’s Maritime Connections
During the tour, Roy and Ariel took turns sharing insights about Singapore’s maritime heritage and points-of-interest. For example, did you know that there was once an offshore island used as a turtle hatchery, or why there are blue barrels floating off Sentosa?
Being on the water, especially on an open boat like a RHIB, and passing by shipping and other vessels provided a unique vantage point to gain an appreciation of Singapore’s connection to the sea.
Plus, it was simply a wonderful and memorable way to end the day, watching the sun set over the horizon.
Beside the 60-minute tour, RHIB Rides Singapore™ also offers longer tours and charters. Find out more about RHIB Rides Singapore.