Our Boat : ‘Orca 1’
All our cruises are on board of ‘Orca 1‘.
She is a sea-going RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) with the power to travel quickly to whale and dolphin feeding grounds offshore.
‘Orca 1’ is a superb 11 meter offshore RHIB ; built by Humber, the UK’s leading RHIB manufacturer, and fitted out by Quinquari Marine. ‘Orca 1’ has outstanding sea keeping qualities and is comparable to vessels used by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, H.M. Customs and the Ministry of Defence.
Powered by Yamaha 300 hp twin engines, ‘Orca 1’ has excellent stability at sea, is able to plane effortlessly across the water, and is highly maneuverable. She has the power, speed and strength to take you quickly and safely into offshore waters where whale and dolphin sightings are most common.
The ride is always exhilarating and often thrilling. ‘Orca 1’ travels at up to 26 knots and carries 12 passengers. She is fitted with saddle-style passenger seating and has forward seats designed to accommodate an adult and smaller child.
All passengers are supplied with full-body flotations suits and visors for safety and comfort. We have life-jackets for all.
Onboard navigational aids include : Garmin GPS chart plotter and radar, Garmin depth sounder, and 2x Cobra marine band VHF radio.
‘Orca 1’ carries a 14-person liferaft and full medical kit and all necessary safety tools.