Powerboat Experiences 

The Learn to Drive Powerboat Experience is the perfect activity for anyone who would like to learn how to drive a brand new high powered RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) whilst also viewing the incredible sites and history of the Firth of Forth.  All our Learn to Drive Powerboat Experiences are delivered by our trained instructors in our state of the art powerboats, and we offer two lengths of sessions, a half day experience and a full day experience.

During your Powerboat Experience you will be taught how to handle the powerboat in the harbour, and then and high speed in the Firth of Forth.  You will drive the boat beneath the UNESCO listed Forth Rail Bridge, see the brand new Queensferry Crossing, and the Forth Road Bridge.  On the full day experiences you will also get to plan a passage down to the Islands of the Forth, and you will have the opportunity to land on Inchcolm Island and wander around its 13th Century Abbey, steeped in history, as well as see eerie Inchmickery and the majestic Oxcars lighthouse.

This is the perfect day out for anyone who would like to learn to drive a high powered modern boat, under the expert tuition of our instructors, and still see the sites of the Forth and learn about the history and wildlife.  All prices are for three people so you can bring up to two friends or family (aged 8 or above) to share your experience! This is a unique and unforgettable experience and are always popular presents for family and friends.  Most of our customers love it so much they return for more in the future so please click on the links below for more information!

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to purchase someone a unique and memorable experience, then offer gift vouchers.  These can be redeemed towards the cost of any of the activities we offer, such as an RYA Powerboat course or an adrenaline fuelled powerboat trip to see the islands and wildlife on the Firth of Forth.  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 will have a years validity.

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

Why use Edinburgh Marine Academy?

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    All Equipment Provided

    We will provide you with Lifejackets, Waterproof Jackets and Trousers, and all other protective clothing.  Just bring warm clothes and a camera!

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    Iconic Location

    With the three bridges on the doorstep, and many islands and bird reserves in the Forth, it is an area which is steeped in history and heritage, which is all ready for exploration.

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    Powerboat Trips

    We offer exciting powerboat trips to see the Forth Rail Bridge, Inchcolm Island, Blackness castle, and all the wildlife that lives on the Firth of Forth

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    Qualified and Experienced Staff

    All our staff are qualified instructors, with commercial endorsements and vast experience who will be able to support and guide you with your training requirements.

Port Edgar Marina South Queensferry