Getting out on the water couldn’t be easier in the South Hams: Whether you’re a complete novice or a water sports pro, there are countless opportunities to get your feet wet. Sail around the stunning coastline, kayak the beautiful rivers, surf the waves or gently paddle board along the estuaries.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is one of the world’s fastest growing sports with good reason. It’s easy to learn, fun, and brilliant for toning the tum and the rest of you. Waterborn is one of the largest SUP schools in the UK with three locations in the South Hams. It’s a BSUPA dedicated school that’s recognised for its reputation and high quality equipment and tuition, and of course, the stunning location…
Paddling in canoes year round (weather dependent) getting close to wildlife on the water. Suitable for any age, from children as young as 18 months to adults in their 80s. Paddling is an excellent way to keep fit, lose weight and build strength whilst being good for the soul. A great way to meet people and practise team work.
Ideally placed to explore a truly picturesque corner of Devon from the water. Dittisham, Tuckenhay, Sharpham, Totnes and Dartmouth can all be paddled to easily from Stoke Gabriel. A fun day out on kayaks or canoes. No previous experience necessary. Experience one of the highlights of the South Hams.
All the latest water sports equipment, coupled with friendly service and expert advice. A large range of surfboards, wetsuits, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and accessories for all ages and abilities. Second-hand boards are available as well as a wide range of hire equipment including.
Offering premium dinghy boat hire and also professional sailing tuition from RYA Advanced Instructors. Boats available for hire or tuition are: Drascombe Luggers, Wayfarers, Picos, Lasers and Radials.
Discover the joy of boating on the Salcombe Estuary. A friendly, family-run business, offering excellent customer service and safe, quality boats for hire in Salcombe. Self-drive boat hire, ski & wakeboard sessions, race boat rides, and mackerel fishing trips
Learn to surf with South Devon’s premier surf school since 2002, based in the beautiful seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea, next to Bantham. Providing safe, high quality, professional coaching for all ages and abilities in small groups. Guaranteed to stand up on the board in your first lesson! Beginner courses, improver lessons, or advanced coaching. Private family lessons are also popular to get the whole family involved at a reduced rate.
Explore the beautiful River Dart in a guided traditional long canoe. Riverside picnics, ice creams, wildlife, and history. Perfect for family celebrations, schools, scouts, guides, hens, stags, and corporate team building.