Swanage, in Dorset, is a small coastal town located at the end of the Isle of Purbeck. The town became a seaside resort around the Victorian era, and today tourism is the main industry for the town. Boat trips, including sightseeing and angling boats, operate from the town's pier. Also scuba diving is available in the area. Nearby areas of interest are the beautiful Studland Bay, Old Harry Rocks, and Durlston Country Park. Swanage railway also connects Swanage with Corfe Castle.
Watersports (ie Bodyboarding, Canoeing, Coasteering, Diving, Kayaking, Kitesurfing, Powerboating, PWCs, Rafting, Rowing, Sailing, SUP, Surfing, Swimming, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Windsurfing) in Swanage, Dorset, includes the following:-
(Other places in Dorset are: Boscombe, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Hythe, Lyme Regis, Poole, Portland, Studland, Swanage, Wareham, West Bay, Weymouth)
Jim Oakley Adventures - SAILING Hire/Charter, Holidays | CANOEING Hire, Courses | KAYAKING Hire, Courses | DIVING Holidays | POWERBOAT Hire/Charter | COASTEERING. - 07969 970341. Jim Oakley adventures offers a personalised outdoor guiding service for Coasteering and kayaking in a variety of locations to suit your needs. Also specialising in climbing and abseiling.
Lulworth RIB Rides - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter. - 01305 849225. The BEST way to see the Jurassic Coast! Come and join us for a trip along the beautiful Jurassic Coast. From the water you will get a unique view of the 185 Million year old rock formations as well as Stair Hole, Man O' War, St Oswalds Bay and of course Durdle Door. Based in picturesque Lulworth Cove our boat 'Karelisa' runs daily (weather permitting.) Our most popular trip is to Durdle Door which takes approx 15 minutes. Adults £6 and Children £4, there is no age restriction or pre booking required. If you are looking to explore further afield or for private charter, water taxi, School groups or for photography/film etc. then please call to discuss. 01305 849225. 'Karelisa' is a 9m RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat,) which can carry 12 people plus crew and Karelisa is equipped with all necessary safety equipment.
Brenscombe Outdoor Centre - CANOEING Courses, Activities | KAYAKING Courses, Activities | WAKEBOARDING | WATERSKIING | POWERBOAT Hire/Charter | RAFTING Activities. - 01929 481222. RIBSkippered RIB charter for 3 hour or 6 hour sessions. Two 7.5m Ribeyes available for Poole Harbour, Solent and South Coast. Also waterskiing and wake boarding as well as guided fast-blast trips along the spectacular Jurassic coastline. Canoeing and KayakingWe offer canoeing and kayaking in several locations, a secluded lake, Wareham River, or Poole Harbour. You can paddle in either kayaks or canoes, in pairs, on your own or in rafted canoes. Our instructors can provide you with a great introduction to paddling, fun and games, a journey around the harbour or up the river, seeing some local sites and being taught new skills along the way, short breaks can be included to play some exciting kayak games and competitions to give you a chance to put your paddling skills to the test. For those of you wanting to improve existing skills we can coach you to achieve BCU skills awards. We can offer Paddle Power Awards in our watersports sessions for 8 to 15 year olds. These awards are designed as a fun introduction and progression to paddlesports. Each of the five awards has a certificate of completion. For over 14's, star awards are available. We can provide 1 to 3 star in canoe and kayak. One and two star are generic awards, taken in both canoe and kayak. 3 star is a discipline specific award taken in the craft of your choice. These are excellent benchmarks for paddlers of all ages and are pre-requisites for entering into the coaching scheme. Those age 14-15 can choose between the two schemes. Water skiing and wake boardingBeginner or expert, come rip up the water. If you have no previous experience, try the easier option of kneeboarding. Raft BuildingConstruct a raft in teams and then race around the harbour and complete lots of fun challenges. Dragon BoatingDragon boat racing began more than 2000 years ago. Compete against another crew or cruise around the islands.
Swanage Sailing Club - SAILING Courses, Club/Assoc.
Divers Down - DIVING Hire/Charter, Courses. - 07977 142661 / 01929 423565. We have two charter dive boats - Swanage Diver and Smooth Hound - running out every day between March and November, to all the local dive sites including Kyarra, Betsy Anna, Fleur De Lys, Aeolian Sky, Drifts and Scenic.
Le Bourg Divers - DIVING.
Preditor Diving - DIVING.
All Marine Watersports - WATERSKIING Activities | WAKEBOARDING Activities | PWC Courses, Activities | POWERBOAT Hire/Charter, Courses, Activities. - 07551 263434. RYA Training Centre offering both Powerboat and Jetski (PWC) training on the water and VHF and Diesel Engine courses ashore located in Swanage, Dorset. With safety in mind, a great fun place to learn, either on our boats and jetskis or your own.
Surfari - SURFING Shop.
Swanage Boat Charters - DIVING Hire/Charter. - 01929427064. Our full dive schedule can now be found by looking at our website. SPECIAL OFFERS FOR 2009. Offer 1 - Midweek: FANTASTIC NEW MIDWEEK PRIVATE CHARTER FROM ONLY £10 PER PERSON*. Book 5 charters within a diving season at a special price of £120 per charter. Offer 2 - Midweek: 4 or more divers, book 2 dives per day @ £17.50 per person per dive. Offer 3 - Midweek: DIVING PLUS ACCOMMODATION - £85. 4 or more divers, book 2 dives per day for 2 days, (price includes B&B bunkhouse, 2 mins from pier) (local sites only, Kyarra, Firth Fisher, Carantan, drifts, reef & Fleur). Offer 4 - Including Weekends: Training dives within Swanage Bay. For every 4 paying students, 1 FREE place. *Offer based on 12 divers for 1 dive.
Land and Wave Coasteering - COASTEERING. - 01202 460 440. Swim, climb and jump off the rugged coastal terrain of Dorset. Visit caves, tunnels and plunge pools with Dorsets biggest and best coasteering provider. Dorset Coasteering uses a variety of sites within a short journey of Poole, Bournemouth, Swanage and Weymouth. We offer morning, afternoon, evening and moonlight sessions. Dorset Coasteering is the warmest coasteering in Dorset; we're the only company that provides specially designed 5mm wetsuits and wetsuit socks all year round. Dorset Coasteering offer Classic, Eco- and Power sessions. Dorset Coasteering uses stunning locations on Dorset's Jurassic coast, our coasteering guides are the best in Dorset and we are proud of our superb safety and customer satisfaction record. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190727-d1954236-Reviews-Coasteering_with_Land_Wave-Poole_Dorset_England.html
Land and Wave Kayaking - CANOEING Hire, Courses, Activities, Holidays | KAYAKING Hire, Courses, Activities, Holidays | SUP Hire/Charter, Courses, Activities, Holidays. - 01202 460 440. Kayaking in Dorset, one of the finest ways to explore the magnificent Dorset coast. Jurassic Coast kayak tours from Swanage Pier. Paddle to Old Harry Rocks or along the Jurassic Coast, kayak with dolphins and seals. Take a kayak tour around Poole Harbour, a gentle paddle around the islands and creeks of the world's second biggest natural harbour. Kayak along the Jurassic Coast on Dorset's classic sea kayak tour, paddle in and around rocky headlands and through caves and arches like the iconic Durdle Door. Have fun with friends on a kayak session run from one of Poole or Bournemouth's award winning beaches. Dorset Kayaking, a division of Land & Wave Ltd is proud to be Dorset's premier kayaking provider. See the coastline from a completely different perspective, Dorset kayaking runs tours from Bournemouth, Poole, Swanage and Lulworth. We cater for all abilities and our guides will run a session that suits you and your friends or family. Morning, afternoon, evening and moonlight sessions available.
Pierhead Watersports & Sea School - WATERSKIING Courses | POWERBOAT Courses. Powerboat courses, waterskiing, tubing, powerboat rides.