We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Southampton Water Activities Centre - Active Nation

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
Stand-up paddle boarding fun!

I was in Southampton for a few nights with my family, and wanted to do some water sport with my 10... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nick F
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
First Class Tuition

I had a terrific week learning to sail with first class tuition at all times. (Joe for four days... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Richard C
Read all 16 reviews
All photos (9)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tutor”(2 reviews)
“certificate”(2 reviews)
Learn to sail with Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC). Located in the heart of Southampton, we run RYA sailing and powerboating courses for adults and children alike as well as first aid, navigation theory, sea survival and VHF radio...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
See all hours
Floating Bridge Road, Southampton SO14 3FL, England
+44 23 8091 5753
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Southampton
Reviews (16)
Filter reviews
16 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssummer holidaystutorcertificatecoursesitchenadvancedpowerboatskillsryateamboatsfunvenue
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Southampton for a few nights with my family, and wanted to do some water sport with my 10 year old daughter. The SWAC staff were helpful and flexible ... they were able to book us in for private tuition for stand-up paddle...More

Thank Nick F
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I had a terrific week learning to sail with first class tuition at all times. (Joe for four days and Jack for one, both were excellent). Sailed in 4 different types of dinghy during the week and spent plenty of time on the water. The...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The most helpful staff you’ll meet, loads of activities and courses to pick from. Would definitely recommend stopping here.

Thank stephanielbartlett
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC) is run by a charity whose mission is to simply persuade people to get more active. SWAC is Active Nation's watersports centre. I did a couple of advanced sailing courses there and found it excellent and very good value for...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed February 24, 2018

My husband and I have just bought a small boat and the RYA PB2 certificate teaches you all the important stuff about managing powerboats safely and comfortably. The course was excellently taught by Jack and included all the syllabus material, but added in specifics that...More

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed August 27, 2017

My two teenagers went to SWAC every day for a week in Summer 2017 and really enjoyed it. This is the 4th summer they've done that. Very much recommended if kids (or adults) like being on the water. The instructors looked after them well.

Thank Caroline W
Reviewed June 8, 2017

My son has attended SWAC on many occasions to achieve his RYA sailing certificates. He has enjoyed it so much that he recently took part in an assistant instructor course which will allow him to help out in the school holidays teaching less experienced kids....More

Thank 669Derien
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

Brilliant 4 days. Great instruction and an extremely helpful team of people. They are particularly excellent with young children and teenagers creating a fun but v safe environment. Staff are very enthusiastic about what they do. Thanks SWAC team !!

Thank Tim N
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a great facility situated on the Itchen River providing a host of watersports activities for all ages. From beginners courses through to advanced levels, recreational water activities and kids parties, the team of young instructors are professional, fun and very competent. Attended for...More

Thank Tim121home
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Great faciility with good modern equipment, we had 1-2-1 sailing tuition my wife and I and the tutor knew his stuff. Definitely would reccommend.

Thank JamesField_LondonUK
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 27 hotels in Southampton
Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa
458 reviews
.45 km away
room2 Southampton
128 reviews
.80 km away
Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin
1,779 reviews
1.05 km away
Star Hotel
549 reviews
1.06 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 945 restaurants in Southampton
Max`s Brasserie
675 reviews
.63 km away
447 reviews
.27 km away
The Oxford Brasserie
497 reviews
.62 km away
Grand Cafe
912 reviews
.58 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 285 attractions in Southampton
Solent Sky Museum
674 reviews
.31 km away
St Mary's Stadium
474 reviews
.92 km away
Queens Park
9 reviews
.84 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Southampton Water Activities Centre - Active Nation staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines