To get started you will need to get in touch with Foyle Hovercrafting & Leisure - they are the only provider of hovercrafting in Northern Ireland.
No special equipment needs to be purchased as helmets and other safety equipment will be supplied.
Beginners are given introductory training and many providers will cater for groups setting up activities and challenges for the day.
Under 16’s are required to be accompanied by a qualified instructor.
A hovercraft is quite simply a vehicle which is wholly supported on a cushion of air supplied by a powered fan mounted on the craft. Forward motion is achieved by thrusting some of the air backwards, usually by means of a ducted fan. It takes time to be able to skillfully maneuver a hovercraft however with a little guidance anyone can enjoy driving/racing these machines.
Best way to start is to have a taster session with Foyle Hovercraft and Leisure the only hovercrafting provider in Northern Ireland.
Prices start from £35 for a 15min session with a full hour costing £110.
It gets even cheaper when more activities are undertaken.