We really like this Vintage Flying Experience available in Southampton, Hampshire.
Looking for a real aquatic adventure? The Thunderbolt is a high-performance inflatable catamaran which is easy to control, highly-responsive and packs a real punch. Receive a briefing and don specialist race team kit to get ready for the wild ride ahead. Once out on open water, enjoy a 15 minute blast of Thunderbolt action – hold on tight while a professional instructor opens up the high-performance 90 hp outboard and completes a series of wave jumps and high-speed take offs. Then, take turns being passenger and driver on a challenging offshore circuit and race against the clock to compete for the title of ‘Aqua Stig of the Year’ – thrilling!
Weekend dates from April to mid October. Book at least four weeks in advance (please be aware that bookings are taken up to a maximum of three months ahead).
Powerboating is a weather-dependent activity. It’s essential to call the venue for a weather check between 5pm and 7pm on the day before the experience to check weather conditions.
Around two and a half hours including a safety briefing, around one hour on the water, including 15 minutes driving per person, and a debrief. Please arrive up to 30 minutes in advance of the booked time, the boat can’t wait for latecomers.
Share this experience with up to two others, plus the instructor.
Spectators are welcome to wave you off from the shore. Tell them to bring a camera and a pair of binoculars.
Dress warmly and bring waterproofs and a change of clothes. Bear in mind that there is a high wind-chill factor aboard the boat. Wear non-slip shoes (e.g. trainers or deck shoes). An old pair of sunglasses/ski goggles are useful if it is windy.
Minimum age is 12 but under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Min height is 5′. Maximum weight is 17 stone. This experience isn’t suitable for anyone with a serious back or heart complaint or for pregnant women.