Kayaking

Kayaking in Dorset

There are several great places to go kayaking in Dorset. If you want to try kayaking for the first time then the calm shallow waters of Poole Harbour are ideal. Other popular coastal destinations include Studland Bay and around Old Harry Rocks, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door and Weymouth Bay.

Kayaking in Poole Harbour. This location is ideal for beginners as the water close to the shore remains shallow and calm. More experienced kayakers can paddle around Brownsea Island.
Kayaking at Sandbanks, Poole Harbour. If you are more experienced you can kayak around Brownsea Island which you can see in the background.

The Watersports Academy (Sandbanks)

Address: 15 Banks Rd, Sandbanks, BH13 7PS (Google map)
Telephone: 01202 708283
Website: https://thewatersportsacademy.com
Description: With a great waterside location at Sandbanks the Watersports Academy offer a comprehensive selection of adventure activities, equipment hire and professional tuition.

Kayak Hire
Single kayak £15 per hour
Double kayak £20 per hour
includes kayak, paddle & life jacket. The kayaks can only be used within a safety zone and not all of the harbour or on the sea.

Kayak Harbour Tour
2 hours £35 / 4 hours £55
includes tuition, kayak, paddle & life jacket

All prices subject to change. Info last checked/updated 01 June 2022

The Watersports Academy Sandbanks

Fluid Surf Shop (Sandbanks)

Address: 4 Banks Rd, Sandbanks, BH13 7QB (Google map)
Telephone: 01202 619327
Website: https://www.redboathire.co.uk
Description: Fluid Surf Shop is mainly a clothing shop selling wetsuits and beach equipment. However they do have a small selection of stand-up paddleboards and kayaks for hire. The shop has on-site lockers and changing facilities.

Kayak Hire
Single kayak £15 per hour
Double kayak £20 per hour
includes kayak, paddle & life jacket

All prices subject to change. Info last checked/updated 01 June 2022

Fore Adventure

Address: The Hutquarters, Middle Beach, Studland, BH19 3AP
Telephone: 01929 761515
Website: https://www.foreadventure.co.uk
Description: Services include kayaking tours to Old Harry Rocks, bushcraft, standup paddleboard, kayak fishing, snorkelling, foraging and feasting.

Kayaking off Old Harry Rocks

Studland Watersports (Knoll Beach, Studland)

Address: Knoll Beach, Studland, BH19 3AX (Google map)
Telephone: 
Website: http://studlandwatersports.co.uk
Description:  Studland Watersports operate out of a small beach “shack” at Knoll Beach. They do, however, have quite a large range of watersports equipment that they hire our including pedaloes, waterbikes, kayaks, SUPs, windsurfers and sailing dinghies. They also offer waterskiing, wake boarding, powerboat rides and banana rides.

Kayak Hire
Single kayak £10 per 1/2 hour
Double kayak £14 per 1/2 hour
Triple kayak £16 per 1/2 hour
Katakana £16 per 1/2 hour
includes buoyancy aid

All prices subject to change. Info last checked/updated 01 June 2022

Studland Watersports at Knoll Beach, Studland

Wareham Boat Hire (Wareham)

Address: Abbots Quay, Wareham, BH20 4LW – on the opposite side of the bridge to main Wareham Quay and Old Granary restaurant. (Google map)
Telephone: 01929 550688
Website: https://www.warehamboathire.co.uk
Description: Wareham Boat Hire Ltd was established more than 60 years ago and offers small self-drive motor boats, kayaks, canoe, paddleboard and rowing boat hire. Also available are guided boat trips and tuition / RYA powerboat courses.

Kayak Hire
Single kayaks: half hour £12.50, 1 hour £17.50, two hours £30, 3 hours £40, half day £50, full day £75.
Double kayaks: half hour £20, 1 hour £25, two hours £40, 3 hours £50, half day £60, full day £90.

All prices subject to change. Info last checked/updated 01 June 2022

Lulworth Outdoors

Address: Lulworth Cove
Telephone: 01929 400155
Website: http://www.lulworthoutdoors.com
Description:

Lulworth Cove

Jurassic Coast Activities (Weymouth)

Address: 10 Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth DT3 6RY
Telephone: 01305 834951
Website: https://www.jurassiccoastactivities.co.uk
Description: Jurassic Coast Activities is an activity centre in Weymouth. They also act as a booking agent for water-based adventure activities along the Jurassic Coast including Lulworth Cove such as kayaking tours, coasteering, sailing and windsurfing.

The Official Test Centre (Portland / Weymouth)

Address: Osprey Quay, Portland, DT5 1SA
Telephone: 01305 230296
Website: https://otc-watersports.com
Description: Offer windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddleboarding tuition within the grounds of the National Sailing Academy on Portland.

Adventure4All (Portland / Weymouth)

Address: They operate activities at a number of locations in Weymouth & Portland
Telephone: 07870 659081
Website: http://www.adventure4all.co.uk
Description: Coasteering, Paddleboarding, Kayaking and Rock Climbing tuition based around Weymouth and Portland

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