About Us

Ocean Breeze RiB Tours – Elspeth and Russell Cheshire

Ocean_Breeze_Elspeth_and-RussellOcean Breeze RiB Tours was founded in 2007 by us, Elspeth and Russell Cheshire. In 2008 we started providing sightseeing tours as a result of our interest in boats and love of the marine environment. We are both qualified as advanced powerboat skippers.

To further our knowledge of wildlife and enhance your experience with us, we have attended Wildlife Safe Masterclasses and take a keen interest in the activities of COAST, the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (www.arrancoast.com). We delight in telling an appreciative audience of the wonders to be found in this beautiful part of Scotland.

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A bit of history:
In April 2008 we purchased ‘Bennan’ a 9m Ribcraft RiB registered to carry 12 passengers to join ‘Cowal’ our 6m Humber RiB for 5 passengers. Then started 7 months of training and night exercises culminating in us both qualifying as commercial skippers. In 2009 we started running powerboat trips to Ailsa Craig, Sanda Island, Pladda, the Kyles of Bute, Cumbrae, Largs and Tarbert. The trips were all greatly appreciated by those we took out and they had no hesitation in telling us this.

The 2010 season with the boats was very varied, from scheduled passenger tours to ferrying nuns and their belongings (including a throne) to Holy Isle, working with the BBC filming ‘Panorama’ to providing commercial charter services for RS Merriman (Orkney) and the Northern Lighthouse Board. We also run transfers to and from the mainland. We have made a large number of contacts and friends over the years and many have expressed an interest in repeating their experiences with us or have already done several tours with us. What we can do for you?