A LANDLUBBER with an aversion to adrenaline sports activities, I most likely wasn’t the perfect candidate to check out Manilva’s new 50mph jet boat thrill journey, Scream.
However decided to fulfil my life lengthy dream of being a Bond Lady, I bravely strapped myself right into a lifejacket, took a deep breath, and ready myself for some severe journey.
Very like Daniel Craig, pilot Stuart Donaldson is aware of how you can make an entrance. I’m ready at Puerto De La Duquesa, after I spot him within the banana yellow jet boat, white water spraying up both facet.
As he introduces himself, he guarantees excessive velocity, excessive adrenaline thrill journey for all – appropriate for each water and cry infants (I place myself firmly within the latter camp).
“We’ll begin off gradual and see the way you guys really feel,” Stewart reassures us as we make a white-knuckle seize for the handrail. Stewart cranks up the engine and my coronary heart races because the speedometer climbs from 10 to 20 to 30 and BAM – inside seconds we’re whizzing alongside at 50mph veering left and proper via the ice blue sea, leaving nothing however a path of white foam in our midst.
With over 20-years experiences, Stuart adapts every journey relying on the nerves – and ages – of the passengers. Underneath 14s will get a gentler tour whereas anybody over 14 can merely scream in the event that they need to go sooner.
With the breeze whipping my hair and the solar beating down, my fears shortly fade away and I think about myself trying precisely like Honey Ryder from Dr No.
That’s till Stuart pulls the boat’s distinctive signature transfer “The Submarine” the place the boat crashes down and dips into the water, sending waves cascading over us and water as much as our knees. We’re drenched however exhilarated.
The complete 30 minutes is hold-on-tight stuff and the velocity alone would fulfill essentially the most seasoned thrill seeker. But it surely’s the superbly timed, 360 spin that, for me, actually makes the expertise… and I reside to die one other day.
Open April to September from 10am. Info or reserving at screamjet.com (or Whatsapp 652 836 735); €35 per grownup, €25 per baby (below 14 years).