The sea around Portland is an ideal location for power boats.
The Aqua, situated on Castletown Pier, provides an ideal starting point for your Power Boat trips. Harbour permits, daily, weekly and seasonal are sold at the reception, and there are mooring and storage facilities next door to the hotel.
If you are looking for an introduction, or advanced RYA endorsed courses, we have associations with local boat schools, whose qualified instructors, provide theoretical lessons in our Castle Suite, and launch right next to The Aqua.
Some of the courses, available either separately or through a package with The aqua, include:
— RYA Powerboat scheme levels 1,2, Intermediate and Advanced.
— Training takes place on fully coded RIB or your own boat.
— ICC. (International Certificate of Competence)
— Shorebased theory courses
— VHF/DSC Radio course and Exam
— RYA Basic Sea Survival course
— RYA First Aid at Sea
— Basic Navigation and Safety (2 days)
— Dayskipper Theory (5 days)
— Yachtmaster Theory (5-6 days)
Local Boat instruction
Boat School . The proprietor and Principal Commercial Skipper is Ian Fuller with over 25 years experience teaching in Dive Schools and RYA schools, he started the business in Weymouth & Portland in 1990