Thule Charters ROV and Marine Surveys

Thule Charters

ROV and Marine Surveys, Workboat Services, Tours and Excursions
Lerwick, Shetland Islands, UK

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Welcome to Thule Charters

Based in Lerwick, Shetland Islands (but available almost anywhere in the UK at short notice), Thule Charters operate two modern workboats suitable for Diving Support , Marine Surveys and General Tourist Excursions.

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Thule Charters mv Rubymay

mv Rubymay with Survey Pole fitted to starboard side - Thule ChartersRubymay planing past Bressay Lighthouse

At 40ft oal and a top speed of 26 knots, mv RubyMay is our high speed, highly manouverable, twin hulled, shallow draught, multi-purpose vessel with excellent sea keeping qualities and is suitable for a wide range of services including ROV surveys, Seabed Surveys, Diving Support, Sea Angling Fishing Trips and Tourist Excursions to local wildlife hotspots.

At 30ft with a shallow draught of just 0.6 metres and twin waterjet propulsion, GretaJean is our highly manouverable general purpose stable workboat specifically designed for low speed inshore survey work but is also capable of performing a wide range of other tasks.

GretaJean at the Pier with Survey Pole Raised

GretaJean ready to sailRubymay with Survey Pole and Sonar attachedGretaJean surveying the seabed
Both our vessels carry survey poles to which sonar heads etc. can be attached.
As shown here, GretaJean has a permanent bow mounted survey pole whilst the RubyMay has a detachable side mounted survey pole. These additions ensure that our vessels are ideally suited to both fixed and side scan seabed survey operations. Additionally, with their spacious cabins and workstation facilities, both vessels are well equiped for ROV Survey operations.

Photos of some of our work can be found on our Laggan Tormore Gallery FirthVoe Gallery Shearwater Gallery Orca Voe Gallery Some Drop Camera Photos

When it comes to marine sightseeing and wildlife tours, excursions and fishing trips, RubyMay, with it's licenced capacity for up to 12 passengers, perfectly equipped for both photographers and fishermen alike, is our vessel of choice.
We can take you to see the seabirds and seals around the Noss Wildlife and Nature Reserves or, for the more adventurous, a trip to Hermaness and Muckle Flugga where you can see Britain's most northerly lighthouse.
Additionally, our tours are not restricted to what you can see above the water, Ruby May's comfortable cabin is also equipped with colour viewing screens and we have a submersible ROV mounted camera that shows the stunning variety of life beneath the waves.

Beware of imitations. Ruby May is the vessel used no less than 5 times by Simon King and is featured in the BBC documentary "Simon King's Shetland Diaries" (See our Testimonials page).
Gannets at Noss Nature ReserveSimon King at NossArctic Skua (Bonxie) at Noss Nature ReserveStarfish at Noss Nature Reserve
Gannets at Noss Nature Reserve, Simon King on top of the cliffs at Noss with RubyMay in the background, Arctic Skua at Noss, Starfish at Noss.
Crab at Noss Nature ReserveMinke Whale at Hermaness Nature ReserveShearwater in Lerwick HarbourMuckle Flugga Lighthouse
Crab at Noss, Minke Whale at Hermaness, Guillemot in Lerwick Harbour, Muckle Flugga Lighthouse

More photos on our Wildlife Gallery Tall Ships Gallery
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