UKSA Watersports Activity Centre Isle of Wight

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South East

Arctic Road, Cowes, PO31 7PQ

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8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

UKSA enjoys a waterfront location in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and is the perfect location for residential and non-residential water-sports and team building for students from 8 years upwards.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Curriculum Subject / Activity Type | Residential School Trips | Water Sports | Team Building | Personal Development-Mentoring | Outdoor Pursuits | Outdoor Education | Ships & Maritime Museums | Duke of Edinburgh Award | Boat Trips | Tours and Trips | Accommodation & Residential | Science | PE (Physical Education/Sport) | Mathematics | Geography | Citizenship | Adventure Activity Centre

What we offer

Visitor's safety and security is of paramount importance. All instructors at UKSA are experienced and fully qualified. Ratio's for on the water activities are 1:6. Teachers and group organisers do not need to have experience of watersports prior to the visit as our instructors take care of all activities afloat.

We are a ten minute walk from the heart of Cowes and the foot passenger ferry to the UK mainland. Many school groups enjoy getting a boat directly to our pontoons, which we can arrange.

Come and try our watersports and accommodation with our compliments on a teacher preview. We welcome visits from teachers, youth leaders and school governors - it gives you the chance to try the facilities and see first-hand all the benefits of choosing UKSA.

What makes us a great choice?

The wider benefits of participation in watersports are widely recognised and include inspiration, enjoyment, teamwork, boosting self-confidence and self-reliance, as well as the making and sealing of friendships. We can incorporate Skills For Life into our four-night residential activity visits.

UKSA are delighted to be celebrating our 30th Birthday this year and continues to make a positive difference to the lives of young people across the UK. Our continued growth and development ensures that the charity maintains its position as the largest provider of our type in the world. #WeAre30!

Accreditation and Awards

UKSA is accredited by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Our site, facilities and activities have all been evaluated for learning and safety by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.

Group Sizes Catered For

We have accommodation for up to 270 people so groups large and small can be catered for.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

We can tie our visits in to either PE curriculum (for example, many schools have focused on kayak or dinghy sailing for GCSE), geography, or even maths.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes, although with our proximity to the water we don?t always recommend children bringing cameras and other expensive electronics. Teachers are welcome to take photos of their school group.

Risk Assessment Details

We have risk assessments for all of our day and evening activities, as well as all sites used. We are more than happy for teachers to complete their own risk assessments and ask the team any queries they may have.

Education Officer Information

We have a dedicated Schools and Group team who can be contacted on  or 01983 203045.

Pricing Information

Day visits from £35 per student
Please contact UKSA for latest prices.

Clothing Requirements

We provide all safety equipment, wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets. We ask students to bring shoes they don?t mind getting wet, a rash vest or T-shirt to wear under their kit and casual warm clothes for coming off the water.

First Aid Information

All our watersports and evening entertainment instructors are fully qualified first aiders.

Available Facilities

In-house catering, dining room, indoor heated swimming pool, classrooms, cyber cafe, bar, pool table and dedicated children's area with air hockey and games.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

We have lifts in our main buildings and a hoist for the pool. We are also able to take disabled people out onto the water. Please speak to our course advisors when booking, so we can ensure we meet your needs.

Opening Hours & Information

All year round, with the exception of a few days over the Christmas period.


To all the staff at UKSA. Thank you for a wonderful week. Our students (and staff) really enjoyed themselves and all achieved more than we had expected. The staff at UKSA were fantastic and all went the extra mile to ensure our students were able to access everything. It was a week we will all remember

The effort, enthusiasm and empathy that the staff at UKSA have shown to our pupils is second to none. Thanks for the brilliant Week

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