Our boat - Firebrand IV
Firebrand IV is our latest 8m rigid inflatable boat (RIB). Features include: - Underwater viewing drawers - Photos to illustrate our journey - Waterproofing can be provided - Guests sit on the safety inner seat. The Firebrand IV is powered by a 250hp Yamaha engine. It is fully MCA licensed, insured and designed for 12 passengers with full safety equipment. Life jackets are provided. Firebrand IV trips depart from St Mary's Quay. Firebrand IV is used by the BBC Natural History Department to make films.more
Powered by a 225hp Yahama engine, Firebrand IV is fully MCA licensed, Category 4 (up to 20 miles offshore), insured and coded for 12 passengers and has a full complement of safety equipment, including life rafts. Life jackets are provided. Firebrand IV trips depart from St Mary's Quay. All passengers are provided with fully auto-inflatable life jackets and waterproofs are available on request. If you are prone to seasickness, it would be wise to take a motion sickness pill, although our guests rarely get seasick. We advise our guests to use sunscreen with a high degree of protection due to the transparency of our air and the reflection from the sea. We also suggest that our guests wear warm and windproof clothing, as the trip is like riding a motorbike as we rush from place to place, and the sea can be chilly. Due to the nature of the trip there are occasional bumps and bumps due to possible sea conditions, but the boat is steered in such a way as to minimise any jolts. Guests with back or neck problems, overweight or pregnant guests should inform us at the time of booking so that we can discuss the appropriateness of the trip with them.
Private chartered boat trips
For a wedding, birthday or just a celebration!
The Firebrand 1V is the perfect boat for any special occasion. Private trips are available from 1 hour to a full day. Clients booked us for an hour tour of seals, seabirds and islands, after which we dropped them off on a deserted island for a picnic. Afterwards we took them to Tresco to watch the gardens return to St Mary's Church to head home. Or take the boat yourself and enjoy the 2 hour ride alone. We also collect from all the inhabited islands - give us a call to see what we can offer you.
Film and television crews
We are also on hand to help film and television crews while they visit the islands. Island Sea Safaris has years of experience in assisting film crews with wildlife filming from boat to boat. We are a BBC accredited contractor. Please call for any assistance you may need in relation to filming on the islands.