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The Watersports Academy

17 Banks Road | Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7PS, England
+44 1202 708283
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Today we drove for 1.5 hours to this place. We called ahead to find a good time to come not knowing... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Cupcakes2015
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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Kayak hire

Hi we're walking along the coast and spotted these guys about 4pm on a sunny evening. My 12 year... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Claire J
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The Watersports Academy is the premier water sports centre on the South Coast. Located at the Sandbanks Hotel and on the edge of Poole Harbour, The Watersports Academy offers thrill seekers, pleasure seekers and family fun seekers a host of exciting water-based activities. From kitesurfing to kayaking we offer the largest variety of water sports in the area.
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17 Banks Road | Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7PS, England
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Today we drove for 1.5 hours to this place. We called ahead to find a good time to come not knowing the tides etc. We were told to come after 2. We arrived at 3 and guess what: no water!!! The tide was out not...More

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FJBHotels, Public Relations Manager at The Watersports Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to read you that you were not satisfied with our service. We pride ourselves on giving the very best experiences to all our customers. The tidal rise and fall in Poole Harbour is extremely quick - especially...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Hi we're walking along the coast and spotted these guys about 4pm on a sunny evening. My 12 year old and I hired 2 kayaks with buoyancy aids for £15 each for an hour. Really professional and a great service and we had a great...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I helped organise a stag do with these guys. We hired out the yacht, a rib and fly boards - all of it was so well run and everyone had a superb day even in mixed weather! We went water skiing, ringoing, paddle boarding etc....More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Our 8 year old son loved his introduction to watersports with these guys - even in slight inclement weather he couldn't wait to get down to the centre and out into the water with their excellent team. He's desperate to go back and we'd be...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Just wanted to say what a fantastic time myself and our group of 20 wild women had on Saturday with the Watersports Academy. Dave and Daniel were brilliant hosts and we really had the best day out on the water with a great mix of...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great 2 hour Windsurfing lesson today which I really enjoyed. After many years visiting sandbanks and wishing I could join in with the kitesurfing or windsurfing it was my first time on the water and the instructor was very patient with me. Granted...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Visited as a stag party for a 2-3hour session of paddle boarding, kayaking and windsurfing. We had a great time and the instructors and staff were all friendly and very helpful and made the session a real laugh. The facilities were great - changing rooms...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Visited to hire paddle boards. Another great trip, the staff at the centre make it so easy to get out on the water and are really friendly with their advice (thanks Harry). It might have been winter but temperature was good and the sun attempted...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have just spent 2 hrs kayaking on the water at Sandbanks, Poole. My rental was through The Watersports Academy. They were very professional & efficient. The equipment was good quality. There were wetsuits available to hire if needed. (It was the end of October...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for lessons and hire if you love the water they also hire cycles too Changing rooms lockers showers and toilets. Four of us hired two paddleboards and a double kayak Kitted up across the road we went to be met by more excellent...More

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