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Bala Adventure and Watersports

Bala Lake Warden Pensarn Road, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7SR, Wales
+44 1678 521059
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Really friendly and helpful staff. Great value, we were shocked at the price on arrival. Good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
samwchambers
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great experience!

We’ve done a few different activities with this company being local and always really enjoy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
wendywomble
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Bala, United Kingdom
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Based on beautiful Lake Bala/Llyn Tegid in Snowdonia National Park, Bala Watersports offers a wide range of activities, including canoeing/kayaking, climbing/abseiling, windsurfing, sailing, archery, camp craft, raft building, mountain biking, power boating, hill walking, gorge walking, and whitewater rafting.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“gorge walking” (9 reviews)
“great fun” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Bala Lake Warden Pensarn Road, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7SR, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really friendly and helpful staff. Great value, we were shocked at the price on arrival. Good quality equipment. Highlight of our time here

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We’ve done a few different activities with this company being local and always really enjoy ourselves. My sons and a couple of friends went gorge walking last week- full of twists and turns- they had a very exciting and wonderful time. Yes they were a...More

Thank wendywomble
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A slightly odd experience. A young lad outside the shed seemed to have no idea what a rowing boat was or if he had one available! Thankfully the guy inside was friendly and helpful...to a point! Essentially it was "your boat is over there. Please...More

Thank Mark D
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superser, Owner at Bala Adventure and Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, over the last few weeks it has been very windy so you would need to be able to row (and we would of asked that and asked you to confirm that when signing in) We have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My two kids enjoyed the canoeing and kayaking experience on Monday 6/8/18 but we felt that we were a little short changed. The course is sold as a 1/2 day experience but this was over in less than two hours. We arrived in plenty of...More

Thank Neil P
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superser, Owner at Bala Adventure and Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feed back, I'm sorry you felt short changed and if you'd of spoken to me I could of done something about it. Our days start at 10 am and as you said it is difficult if somebody arrives late but we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened a across this on a trip out. We hired out kayaks and paddle board...all safety gear is included in rental price(which is reasonable). Beautiful views and lake shallow on edges. Highly recommended for a day out

Thank Marcus p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended if you are in the Bala area. Charming setting by the water where you can watch the rafting. The food is excellent home made and well priced. Recommend the baked potato with the chilli. Manon is extremely friendly and she is now doing pizza...More

Thank Duck772015
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Bought by friends as a birthday present, lucky to have fantastic weather, 2 hours on each as I'd done neither before, great experience, nicely pitched instruction I had a great time, thank you.

Thank Freybird
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

A brilliant morning on Lake Bala in the canoe , finishing off on the Paddleboard . Mike , was absolutely brilliant , helpful , informative , lots of local knowledge , patient and encouraging . We bought the voucher as part of our Christmas present...More

Thank ThelmaWillmer
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Booked this for a family member's birthday and 4 of us went 22/04. We absolutely loved it, pushed our boundaries in parts but that's what it's all about. Wasn't as cold as we were warned, so don't let that put you off. Exhilirating and enjoyable...More

Thank Kags1967
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

We stopped by at Lake Bala on our way to Betws-y-Coed! It was a really sunny day and the lake looked beautiful! We decided to stop at Bala Adventure and Watersports - there were lots of different watersports activities that you could do, but we...More

Thank Beth M
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Crystal H
October 4, 2017|
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Response from superser | Property representative |
Sorry the Number should b 01678 521615
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susieb123478
July 17, 2017|
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HI our phones are busy are you using both numbers? 01678 521615 and 01678 521059 If you send me your number I can call you Sarah
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