Learn to sail
The best way to learn how to sail or how to drive a motorboat, is to take an RYA-approved course. RYA Powerboat Level 2 courses and RYA Competent Crew courses teach how the basics of boating and help build your confidence on the water.
Various companies in the area provide these courses which can be tailored to you, your boat or your group.
Hire a boat
There's several ways to hire, or 'charter', a boat. You can choose a skippered option where your motorboat or sailing yacht comes with a skipper who will take you on the water and teach you while you sail. Alternatively, you can choose a 'bareboat' option where, subject to your experience and qualifications, you hire the boat to skipper it yourself.
Many companies in the area provide a range of boating opportunities from half-day RIB experiences, to sailing charters, holidays, corporate days out and boating events.
Visiting clubs and rallies are very welcome at Troon Yacht Haven with a range of facilities available to suit your party. We will endeavour to berth your rally together on our pontoons, with free Wi-Fi, water and electricity for all boats.
More ways to get on the water
If you're keen to see the Clyde from a different perspective, but boating isn't your thing, then check out these alternatives:
- Coastal Rowing - Troon Coastal Rowing Club are based at the Yacht Haven, providing fun (and competitive) rowing opportunities. Learn more
- Sea Kayaking - From introductory courses to guided tours around some of the most beautiful areas on the Clyde. Learn more
- Barassie Sea Swim Sessions - meet up with like-minded swimmers to brave the waters with regular swims from Barassie Breach. Learn more
- Kitesurfing - From introductory beginner courses, to advanced guidance, check out Kitesurf Scotland based at Barassie Beach, Troon. Learn more