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Here at Mersea Island Watersports we are Mersea Islands's first and only dedicated windsurfing and paddleboard centre. We are based right next to the water with a launch ramp a stones throw from our door. This gives us access to the water at all...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Mersea Island 110 Coast Road, Colchester CO5 8NA, England
+44 1206 381859
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All reviews paddle boarding taster session all ages year olds great teacher loved every minute life jackets instructor lesson mark kayaking confidence kit fun tuition teaching instructions
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We have taken our 5 and 2 year olds before and the 5 year old asked for his birthday party to be here. Jack agreed to take on 7 five year olds and a 2 year old. They all had a fantastic time. Great with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic evening in the water for three teenagers - excellent value for money & highly recommend - we have booked again!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mandyladams
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Booked a kayaking taster session and Mark was great. A mixed group, with children too, pitched just right, relaxed, enjoyable and it inspired me to do more, although I was a bit eager to take off! I will be back to hire one and go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Justine O
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I booked a family session (all newcomers to SUP). We had the biggest laugh together with really good tuition and expert knowledge provided. Jack was particularly good with challenging youngsters. I will definitely book again and am taking friend with me next time too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sally M
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Six of us went paddling - three teens and a forty one year old that had done it before and two novice teens - we all rated this 5/5 for fun. More challenging than our previous paddling on lakes with a gentle current in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kate C
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Had the best weekend with a learn to sail two days with Henry at Mersea Island Watersports. The sun was shining and the wind perfect which I'm sure MIW somehow managed to organise (they really are that good). Henry, the instructor, was charming, friendly and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dodi38
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Our children (all age 7-9) and their friends enjoyed a watersports party. They did half an hour paddleboarding and half an hour kayaking which they all loved. The instructors were very relaxed and friendly. We had party food afterwards at the venue which we bought...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank lovetoskitoskitoski
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our taster paddle boarding session with Mark, great teacher with brilliant facilities definitely be going again. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn paddle boarding.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 429brian
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Mark was a brilliant teacher, he got us kitted up and up on the boards in no time. We'd never done it before but he put us at ease and explained everything really clearly. He gave us loads of excellent tips. Everything he said made...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kate B
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I booked my husband and some of his friends a 2hr session on the Saturday for his birthday....having never done any kind of water sports there were definitely some nerves. On arrival we were greeted by Mark & Jack who were both very friendly, welcoming,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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15 July 2018|
Response from ERL1995 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you go onto their website they will have contact details/ email +phone number to book.
Kate C
1 May 2018|
Response from MarkMin |
Hi Kate have you emailed as well? Many thanks
16 January 2018|
Response from MarkMin |
Hi. We have you booked in already. We are open at the weekends and have been out nearly every Sunday over the winter. We have lots of warm wetsuits, changing and shower facilities. Also coffee and got chocolate Let us... More