The Watersports Academy

Sport or Outdoor
Banks Road, Poole BH13 7PS Banks Road, Poole BH13 7PS Directions
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Numerous activities are available at The Watersports Academy including windsurfing, kite-surfing, sailing, water-skiing, wakeboarding and more. Land-based sports are also on offer, including biking, laser clay pigeon shooting and a high ropes course. Corporate groups and stag and hen parties are regular visitors, and summer fun camps are available for children looking to spend their free time productively.

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Report | 2 months ago
Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
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Report | 3 months ago
Very pleasant experience, staff were excellent. Did exactly what it says on the tin!
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Report | 3 months ago
Great morning. Staff friendly and helpful. Would definitely go again.
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Report | 3 months ago
It started ok. Were given wetsuit and buoyancy aid. Given brief instructions on the land. ..we said it was our first time and were anxious. Only to be told dont worry you will be fine. As the tide was out we were told that we had to go out a certain amount in order to be able to paddle board properly. It was mentioned that where the water was darker it would be deeper and that was that. They then left us on our own. Both of us ended up being pulled into deep water by the current and the wind. We tried to turn round but this was really difficult. My daughter started crying and had a panic attack. After 2 hours we finally got back to shore exhausted and upset.We had fallen in a couple of times into deep water. My daughter ended up paddling to the wrong part of the shore and had a 20 minute walk back to the place where no-one came to see if she was okay, sbe ead obviously looking quite distressed as we had been seperated by the tide. We walked back across the road to the watersports place. The girl asked us how we got on.we said not great due to getting pulled out which was scary. To this she said maybe keep an eye on tides and come another time.She also asked if we needed to get the safety boat out to which we said no as we weren't even told how to get the safety boat out or where it was. As we were so upset and relieved to make it back to dry land. We left. I will never go back there and wont recommend. I would hate for anyone to have as extremely frightening time as we did.
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Report | 3 months ago
Great experience, booked for myself to Kayak and my wife to Paddle Baord. Staff were friendly and helpful with advice to get us started. Would definitely recommend an hour or two on the water.
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Report | 3 months ago
Booked via groupon, booked kayaking on the day as it was such a nice day. Easy booking it, helpful staff & informative. CNt wait to book again
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Report | 3 months ago
Knowledgable and friendly staff, great facilities and location. We had a really enjoyable time.
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Report | 4 months ago
I can't recommend this place highly enough. I went with my sister and two teenage children. We were made to feel welcome by every member of staff and they all took the time to ensure we were having a good time throughout. We did kayaking and paddle boarding and had a great time. Heated, spotless changing rooms and hot showers at the end were much appreciated. There is also a cafe and shop, which we didn't get to try this time, but we will definitely be going back.
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Report | 4 months ago
Great value for money and experience. Staff were really friendly and helpful, get a free coffee while you wait, hot showers and changing rooms. Really enjoyed the experience!
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Report | 9 months ago
Great trip out. Friendly staff and nice changing facilities with a hot shower.
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