Powerboat Experience - Full Day

Join us for an unforgettable and exhilarating powerboat experience in one of our brand new RIBs (Rigid Inflatable boats).  This experience is designed for anyone who would like to book a unique and unforgettable full day out and learn to drive a high powered boat set to the stunning backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Forth Rail Bridge.  You will learn to drive the boat at slow and high speeds in the morning, and after lunch you will plan a trip and visit the Islands of the Firth of Forth.

All our experiences are bespoke and exact content and destinations are agreed between you and the Instructor at the start of the booking.  Whilst out on the Firth of Forth you will also have the opportunity to view and photograph some of the diverse wildlife that makes its home in the Firth of Forth.  At varying times of years this includes Seals, Dolphins, Puffins, Fulmars, Gannets, and the occasional whale and Orca.

All our RIBs are brand new and equipped to the highest standards.  They all have high powered outboard engines and are designed to be used in the harshest sea conditions on the planet, so you can relax in the knowledge that you will always be safe.  Our Instructors are all RYA qualified and are all exceptionally experienced and know the Firth of Forth well.  They will be able to give you good boat handling tips whilst offering expert local knowledge on wildlife and the sites.

The whole trip will be fascinating, exhilarating and memorable, and you will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions about the boats or the area, take photographs, admire the scenery, or just drive really really fast!

Please note that all session prices quoted are for three people.  This means that you can bring up to two other family or friends to share the experience with you (maximum of three participants aged 8 and over per session).   

Typical Full Day Itinerary

0930: Meet Instructor at the Edinburgh Marine Academy Offices in Port Edgar Marina and after a Introductions and a chat about the day, each person will be issued with lifejackets and waterproof clothing.

1000: Head down to the RIB and after a safety briefing start with basic driving skills inside the Marina.

1100: Leave the Marina and begin learning how to accelerate and handle the RIB at higher speeds under expert tuition of our instructors

1230: Head back into Marina for lunch (plenty of options available in the Marina or South Queensferry)

1330: Meet back and begin planning a short passage down the Firth of Forth

1400: Leave the Marina and head down to Inchcolm Island and land to look around the 13th century abbey and wartime ruins.

1500: Leave Inchcolm and head south across the Forth to Oxcars lighthouse, Inchmickery Island, and Cramond Island, and then back to the Marina

1630: Head back to the Marina and shut the RIB down to finish up the day

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Gift Vouchers

If you would like to purchase someone a unique and memorable experience, then you can purchase them gift vouchers.  These can be redeemed towards the cost of any of the activities we offer, such as an adrenaline fuelled powerboat trip to see the islands and wildlife on the Firth of Forth or a Powerboat training course .  You can specify which course you would like the voucher to be used for, or leave it up to the individual to choose.  The individual has plenty of time to redeem it, as the voucher is valid for a year

To book a gift voucher click on the book now link below and follow the instructions.

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