Southampton Water Activities Centre

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The most important thing at Southampton Water Activities Centre (or SWAC as we like to call it) is; we’re passionate about water sports… Consequently, we can accommodate all of types of services like:

  1. Shore Based Courses
  2. Instructor Training
  3. Sailing
  4. Powerboating
  5. RIB Charter
  6. SUP Lessons & Hire
  7. Windsurfing

We are situated at the base of the Itchen Bridge and have immediate access to the River Itchen and Southampton Waters. Because of this, we have the perfect conditions for all skill levels of water activities.

So, if you’ve never been in a boat before and can’t tell the pointy end from the flappy bit or you’re a seasoned sailor looking to improve! We can guarantee that we’ve got a course, experience or package that will be perfect for you.

As a result of over 25 years of experience in operation, a talented team of instructors and an array of boats & equipment. Southampton Water Activities Centre is the perfect place for you to indulge your passion for life on the water. Because our expert team are in place, we can help you Discover, Explore or Excel in all that there is to love about sailing and powerboating.

Where to find us

Activities available

Class pass

Learn to sail weekend package

Save £50 when booked together
Book Start Sailing (level 1) and Basic Skills (level 2) together and save £50 of the combined...
Class pass

Sea Survival & ISAF World Sailing Offshore Safety

Save £45 by booking together!
ISAF- This course covers firefighting, use of flares, emergency repairs and the use of storm...
Class pass

Dinghy Instructor Course & Pre Entry Assessment

Save £50 when booked together
Book both the 'Dinghy Instructor Pre Entry Assessment' and the 'Dinghy Instructor' course at the...
Class pass

OnBoard Sailing Club

Time on the tiller to practice those sailing skillz!
Join us at Southampton Water Activities Centre for our weekly Youth OnBoard sailing sessions....
Class pass

Powerboat Instructor Package

PBI + Skills Assessment
Book both the Powerboat Instructor (PBI) and PBI Skills Assessment together and save £70 across...

Buy credit voucher

Vouchers are the perfect present. Fantastically flexible - they can be used with any o...