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Address: | Shamrock Quay Marina, Southampton SO14 5QL, England
Phone Number:
+44 1243 575428
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Saber Powersports offers a unique experience where you drive genuine...

Saber Powersports offers a unique experience where you drive genuine offshore powerboats.

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Amazing viper jet boat experience

Having left the Royal Navy last year I was quite used to going out on the water in a fast boat but this was something else... Got to the Quay nice and early, greeted by the 2... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
Billythechef
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I booked this up for my dad's birthday treat on 4th September , he had a great time on the boat/s , when he had finished he was supposed to have photos of him on the boat/s but got nothing. My dad asked for a video to take home which cost £20, he stated that he would like this put... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Having left the Royal Navy last year I was quite used to going out on the water in a fast boat but this was something else... Got to the Quay nice and early, greeted by the 2 lads on the desk and waited round to be equipped with the life jacket. Jumped into the yellow viper jet boat at the... More 

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Thank Billythechef
Reading, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

It all started of so well. The weather was good, not too hot or cold or windy so my wife and I were quite looking forward to a thrilling boat ride. After parking at the marina quay we headed for a group of people who looked as if they were being kitted out. We presented ourselves to a couple of... More 

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Thank A M
New Milton, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were given this experience as a wedding gift. We decided to take out grandson as a treat too. We arrived early and were greeted by a friendly lad. Our slot was 5pm, we signed the disclaimer and were fitted by waterproof jackets and life jackets. A briefing was given and we were taken to the boat.... More 

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Thank Kevin L
Greater London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We booked a power boat experience on the Honda powerboat, good instructions to find the place. Booking in straight forward and safety briefing good, went out with one of the young ladies (sorry cannot remember her name) we were able to drive the boat out down the river and then put it through its paces absolutely brilliant. Next time we... More 

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Thank Nigel M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

One hour experience booked - on the Viper - and on a beautiful day, so what could be wrong with that? Well... the slow trip up the River Itchen, before the throttle can be opened, took 15-20 minute's (with the same on the way back), which meant that the one hour experience lasted for roughly 30 minute's, and, it essentially... More 

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Thank Steve41AndJane38
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We received this experience as a birthday present and were a bit apprehensive, but we needn't have worried. After a quick safety briefing and having been kitted out we went with Rob on the yellow jet viper. You have a fairly tranquil ride up the river and then the boat is put through it's paces. Twists, turns, sudden stops- be... More 

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Thank Marion H
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Bought this for my sons 21st he loved both experiences we went on the viper with him absolutely amazing .just hold on tight and expect to get wet Well worth the money .

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Thank Tracy J
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I had an experience booked on the thunder cat experience through virgin experience days that my sister brought me for my birthday (which I hoped she didn't pay more that a tenner for) as organisation is appalling. With no organisation by the owner and blaming past staff for it being unorganized it was a fast from start to finish. 1.... More 

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Thank ashleyyoung273
Simeon P, Owner at Saber Powersports, responded to this review

Ashley thank you for your feedback, I am so sorry you had a bad experience with us we take feedback very seriously. It was a shame you didnt raise the issues on the day with me as things do occasionally go wrong and we like to sort them out straight away. Our boats are all fully insured and coded and... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

As a christmas present, we received an experience on the jet viper. Very exciting as we'd never done anything like this before. We arrived 30 mins before and got kitted out in a jacket and life vest (I'd recommend bringing waterproof trousers if you have then). After a short safety brief we were off. It was a fairly lengthy ride... More 

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