We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bala Adventure and Watersports

Opens in 20 min: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00

Bala Adventure and Watersports
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (60)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“gorge walking”(10 reviews)
“great fun”(12 reviews)
“buoyancy aids”(5 reviews)
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...more
Opens in 20 min
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Bala Lake Warden Pensarn Road, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7SR, Wales
+44 1678 521059
Improve This Listing
Reviews (88)
Filter reviews
87 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gorge walking great fun buoyancy aids different activities incredible views rya level paddle boarding thanks guys safety gear group of friends christmas present car park staff were friendly making sure whole experience watersports canoe
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 87 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We have previously hired kayaks here during our last visit to Bala, then we had no problem and had a lovely time. This week we visited twice to hire kayaks again.. The first time we arrived around 2pm and the office had a sign on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank F C
superser, Owner at Bala Adventure and Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Hi Thank you for your review, I can only apologies for your inconvenience. We were flooded 10 days ago and we have all been busy moving equipment, computers etc to dry stores so we have been away from the Centre and not been at the...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

We booked our paddle boarding tuition session during the summer, for September. On the day the sun was nowhere to be seen. The rain lashed down, the wind howled and the lake flooded over the car park. We were in doubt as to whether or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Haze P
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I visited with a group of friends having pre-booked a 2 hour paddle boarding session. We were greeted by friendly staff who kitted us out with wetsuits as needed (at a small extra cost of £3) and buoyancy aids. We were then given boards and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CarolABooth
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Thank you so much for the fabulous 2 day sailing course that we completed this week. We were complete novices and found the level of instruction perfect for our abilities: with just the right level of teaching and hands on experience. Our instructor Owen was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank briggsj34
Reviewed 16 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank samwchambers
Reviewed 13 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wendywomble
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mark D
superser, Owner at Bala Adventure and Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

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

Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Neil P
superser, Owner at Bala Adventure and Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

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

Reviewed 5 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marcus p
Reviewed 21 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Duck772015
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
White Lion Royal Hotel
498 reviews
.13 miles away
Plas Yn Dre
156 reviews
.15 miles away
Pale Hall Hotel
329 reviews
3.61 miles away
Plas Derwen Country House
20 reviews
11.24 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 24 nearby restaurants
Cyfnod Cafe Bistro
154 reviews
.18 miles away
713 reviews
.21 miles away
Aran Hufen Ia
58 reviews
.03 miles away
Ty coffi
112 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 26 nearby attractions
Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake)
300 reviews
.00 miles away
Byd Mary Jones World
49 reviews
.82 miles away
Stori Beer and Wine CYF
79 reviews
.05 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
4 October 2017|
Response from superser | Property representative |
Sorry the Number should b 01678 521615
17 July 2017|
Response from superser | Property representative |
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