Related to the exploration aspect, driving a personal hovercraft makes excellent cinematography for home-made videos, apart form the obvious fun that you're having! Think of it as being like your GoPro, but ten times better. Filming a hovercraft in action, whether it's skimming 9 inches above a swamp, or passing smoothly through a grassland will get you some great shots. Hey, if it's good enough for James Bond (Die Another Day, in case you're wondering which film it cam from), it's good enough for you. Think of all the amazing chase scenes you could plan and execute!
Another reason you might use an air cushioned craft (that's another name for this mode of transport) for fun or luxury is in racing hovercraft . Races occur both in informal contexts, such as among friends, and in formal contexts, such as in professional races organized by clubs. Racing is a lot of fun, but the safety aspects are also important. Not only are you zooming by, enjoying different landscapes and scenery, but since the art of racing these terrific vehicles is still very much an uncommon hobby, there aren't an incredible lot of competitors in any given areas. Without a doubt, competition will increase over time and this will also drive technological developments to make these craft even more efficient.
Chances are you know the people you're racing against, so you can be friendly towards each other. And, because many personal hovercraft riders belong to clubs, maybe you and your rivals are actually your friends to begin with. Moreover, you can achieve pretty decent speeds. Most of the vehicles can go up to 45 miles per hour, though some models are yet faster. It's a bot like a jockey on a horse - the lighter the operator, the faster it can go within reason
If you want to explore with, or race with,a personal hovercraft in the US, you don't need a license. They are registered as boats as opposed to planes or car, and, as such, they fall under the jurisdiction of the American Coast Guard. Driving them can be difficult at first, but it's relatively simple to pick up. An ACV has throttle controls to direct the engines and handlebar. Alternately, it may have a joystick, which has the purpose of controlling the rudders for more efficient steering. ACVs can be flown throughout the year, because they are adapted to different environments, and they are waterproof.