Honda Powerboat Racing Experience in Southampton

(based on 8 reviews)

You Drive!! Take the wheel of the awesome Honda Formula 4 & zip through the waters.

  • Southampton (Hampshire)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 49 £75

Honda Powerboat Racing Experience in Southampton

You Drive!! Take the wheel of the awesome Honda Formula 4 & zip through the waters.

The Honda powerboat racing experience is the ideal activity for a speed enthusiast – or if you just fancy having a great day out with your mates! During this adrenaline-pumping experience you will take the wheel of the incredible Honda Formula 4 Stroke Offshore 150HP race boat and tear across the waters of the Solent at white-knuckle speeds.

An instructor will teach you all the necessary skills needed to drive such an awesome vehicle! After a safety briefing briefing and a quick change into the necessary gear, you will then head off to the water...The boats are furiously fast and like to be driven ‘on edge’, so you will have the most exhilarating time as you whizz across the waters of the Solent and race against your friends!

The fun isn’t over here though, you now have the chance to get behind the wheel yourself and try out all your learnt skills using the unique dual control system! At the UK's only speedboat experience centre where YOU drive, you will have a splash of a time!!

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This experience is available on weekends and Fridays between April and early October.


Minimum Age: 17 (DRIVING AGE ONLY)
Maximum Waist Size: 140 cms.

Under 18's will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Not suitable for those with: back, neck & heart conditions or for pregnant women.


Experience Duration: 01:00

Time Spent at Venue: 02:00

You will spend 1 hour on the water and approximately 2 hours on site, including a 30 minute safety briefing.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Honda Powerboat Racing Experience in Southampton is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 4

Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes

Maximum Group Size: 4

Spectators are welcome to watch from the viewing area on the shore - including the Marina bar and the restaurant. There is free parking on site.

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What to wear

You should wear comfortable, casual clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting wet. It might also be a good idea to bring a change of clothes just in case you are planning on getting totally soaked! The centre will supply weather jackets. Goggles or sun glasses should be worn in the boats when sunny!


The Honda Powerboat Experience in Southampton is weather dependent. Should the weather be particularly adverse, please the centre the day before your event to confirm the conditions.

Average rating: 5 stars out of 5

Amazing Experience! Yes YOU Drive!!

I had never heard of a powerboat experience where You drive!! My daughter insisted on coming with me to try out the unique and extremely iconic Honda 150. Having loved boats all my life and growing up a right adrenaline junky, it was about right I showed my daughter what this 60 year old could do on the water! The experience itself was amazing, so much fun with great turns and jumps. My daughter must take after me and have speed running through her genes, I almost flew off my seat on the last hurdle! 100% returning :)

- Oxford
Adrenaline Filled!

My wife treated me to this powerboating experience as she knows I have always wanted my own boat. Being situated in Southampton meant it was an easy drive before we were given life jackets and our safety briefing. It wasn't long before our group were out on the water. I had a great time steering and Tony our skipper wasn't afraid for us to go fast. Being a passenger to the others was almost as good as driving as it feels even faster. A brilliant experience that has encouraged me even more to buy a boat!

- Portsmouth
Bucket List stuff!!

I can honestly say this experience is something I can tick off my bucket list. Getting to actually drive the powerboat felt amazing!! We had near perfect conditions, the sun was shining and the water just right. Our skipper was super friendly and chatty, and ensured we were feeling comfortable the whole time. This was really reassuring considering the speeds we got up to!! I will for sure be buying this next time I need a gift idea.

- Yeovil
Honda F4 powerboat trip

Magic! in spite of light rain it was a great experience travelling at that speed down Southampton water. Beats taking the ferry!!! fun sitting in the back as others tried their hand at the wheel, but really fantastic when it came my turn at the controls. Your instructor was extremely good and kept a watchful eye on us, which was essential given the speed at which we were travelling from wave top to wave top! I enjoyed it so much I shall be giving it as a birthday present to my son in law next year!

- lymington
Honda F4

We had an awesome time!

5 Stars

Power boat adventure

We have done the adventure twice over the past 6 weeks .my son took his friend and eh said it was the best day of his life

Powerboat Experience

The actual meeting point wasn't marked. It turned out to be a covered area outside a bar. Although the bar staff told us it was a table in the bar! Once we saw a group gathering outside all was well. Chris our leader was particularly friendly and approachable.

£ 49 £75