Did this activity in April. Where initially booked to do a 9am tour but a week before received an email stating the harbor was closed due to Naval Vessel movement and our time was re-scheduled for 11am. Not a Hugh deal I thought.
Arrived for 11am tour to be told our tour would be delayed (For 5mins) as a television program was doing a shoot about the company. This delayed went from 5 minutes to half an hour. I believed this was the real reason our 9am tour was cancelled. As a number of ship movements occurred whilst on the tour.
Got Into our boats and slowly cruised out of the marina and into the harbor which was fine then where able to open up the throttle fully and slowly got on the plane. It was full speed for a while which was fine.
During the tour we travelled over a bit of wind chop and from time to time I felt water dripping onto my legs. I also decided to jump the wake a of ship. This when fine, however within minutes of doing this the motor stalled and I had to re-start for the first time.
Upon the restart the boat never had the power to get back on the plain. After 5-10 minutes of travelling and constantly behind told by the tour guide to power up he realised there was an issue. He returned to our boat and had to pump water out of the hull. This took about 1 minute and lots of water was pumped out.
From that time on the boat took forever to get on the plain and always seem sluggish.
We also stalled another 4 times and had to self re-start using the pull rope. This never work first go.
Ever little information was given during the tour. We stopped only 4 times and other then a brief one or two sentence of where we were nothing. I.e. That's the Nuclear Submarine Base. These ship are the maritime museum. All we heard was catch up, throttle fully down so I can see your going.
Overall poor tour, leaking boat, little information, lack of power, running late, seemed rushed & promoting business more important then customers
I had one adult and 2 children on boat. And struggled. They have two 50hp which preformed much better. The 30hp are rubbish and in my opinion are not maintained to a high standard.
If you don't have a boat u might enjoy it, if you do you wont.
I wouldn't recommended it to anyone
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