Rides boats, dropping ecstasy with miscreants (6,6)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'rides' is the definition.
(Ferris wheel is an example)
'ecstasy with miscreants' is the wordplay.
'ecstasy' becomes 'ferris' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'with' becomes 'w' (abbreviation).
'miscreants' becomes 'heels'.
'boats dropping' is the link.
This may not be right. Some or all of it may be part of another bit of the clue.
(Another definition for ferris wheels that I've seen is "revolvers for entertainment?".)