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Jemma McElhone

Yet another brilliant summer holiday and as always The Watersports Academy were exceptional. The... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Best Day Out Sailing!

We went sailing as part of mine & my best friends birthday celebrations last weekend & we couldn't... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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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...more
17 Banks Road | Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7PS, England
+44 1202 708283
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Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Staff very friendly, 10 pounds an hour for Stand up paddle board, and wetsuit if you require, not that you do in summer in the bay as its lovely and warm. Changing and shower/locker facilities are awesome, a hot shower after being in the water...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

A large group of us went out for an evening paddle boarding session. We had differing levels of expertise, and the water was a bit choppy, but we all had a fabulous time. Organisation was excellent, with everyone booted and suited quickly. The only possible...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Yet another brilliant summer holiday and as always The Watersports Academy were exceptional. The children’s activity days were great, my paddle boarding lessons were a joy with Anna but the highlight of the holiday was the trip out on the speed boat. The guy that...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

We went sailing as part of mine & my best friends birthday celebrations last weekend & we couldn't have had a better experience. Both our families had such a fantastic time, & Dave couldn't have made it a better experience for all of us. We...More

Thank KateLondon56
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely friendly staff and gave great advice about the weather conditions. Priced reasonably and no fuss. Changing rooms were dirty and toilets were blocked. However would go again!

Thank awilkie1
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I took my partner & my two daughters, who were celebrating their 16th birthday. We all went paddle boarding, having lessons and a tour. We had an amazing time, and will definitely be going back. The staff were great, our trainer/guide was excellent and made...More

Thank steve w
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We were amazed by the friendliness at the centre and the laid back instruction. Responding to our individual questions after giving basic instruction. The harbour isn’t perfect but it’s a good place to learn watersports. Will certainly go back.

Thank PapaUrq1961
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

They are focused on not only learning but also having a really good time. My kids have done the weekend clubs and also the holiday clubs. I have had an SUP lesson and hired equipment. The kids have a blast. They have learnt lots of...More

Thank klf2011
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We choose Poole for our annual Bank holiday cycling trip. Initially Bournemouth was my first with cycle hire available on the front but Poole offered far better options in the places available to visit. After research I discovered the Watersports Academy (WA) offered They offer...More

Thank 777sirdon
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Rented a paddle board. £15 for an hour which was just about the right time. Changing rooms, lockers, showers, friendly staff. Partner and I had a great time. Cannot wait to go again. Fully recommend.

Thank Jordan C
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I organised my son’s multi activity three 1/2 day water sports days about 3 months ahead of time via email and a Skype call. We turned up and his name was on the list, they were expecting him, all I had to do was pay....More

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