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

Pre entry + Dinghy Instructor Combo

Sailing Instructor package
Book the Pre entry sailing assessment and Dinghy Instructor together.
Class pass

Improver Clinic

improver clinic pass
Book 10 sessions of the improver Clinic to top up your sailing skills each week.
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

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...

Buy credit voucher

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