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Southampton Water Activities Centre - Active Nation

Floating Bridge Road, Southampton SO14 3FL, England
+44 23 8091 5753
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Great week in the summer holidays

My two teenagers went to SWAC every day for a week in Summer 2017 and really enjoyed it. This is... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Caroline W
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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My son has attended SWAC on many occasions to achieve his RYA sailing certificates. He has enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
669Derien
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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 communication. Our purpose built facitlity boasts exceptional access for the disabled so we can cater for all abilities from age eight upwards.
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Floating Bridge Road, Southampton SO14 3FL, England
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Reviewed 27 August 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.

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Reviewed 8 June 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
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Reviewed 2 June 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 !!

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Reviewed 7 May 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
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Reviewed 23 April 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.

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Really enjoyed completing RYA Level 3 Sailing course! Instructors actually allow you to learn instead of shouting at you or treating you unfairly. SWAC really impressed me and would defo go back again for another course as I felt very comfortable during my time at...More

Thank Hayley H
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

I completed the PBI course last week and I would just stay many thanks to the entire team. From first impressions on getting down there, it looked and is a very professional outfit. They have a large range of power boats and engine sizes that...More

Thank Tony7226
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I have always wanted to learn how to sail properly and then I found this lovely Water Activity centre. I decided to go for the week long course. The instructors were friendly and informative and I learnt how to get a dingy ready for sailing...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

On the water for a half day sailing in Laser Stratos dinghies. Not a great deal of wind but a fun morning with a lovely instructor. Wet clothes supplied. Decent hot shower afterwards. Good fun.

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Reviewed 19 June 2015

My kids have been going to SWAC during the summer holidays for 2 or 3 years and they love it. They have lots of fun and the instructors are always really good. As an adult I have attended several courses there and have always found...More

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