Dorset Water Sports

Water Sports

Whilst the majority of Dorset Water Sports including wind/kite and wake boarding takes place within the Poole Harbour, a wide range of water borne activity can be found across the area. Several marinas, numerous yacht and sailing clubs as well as a number of boating companies and water sports shops offer a full range of all things ‘nautical’.

For detailed information on the harbour area itself, the byelaws and navigation information, go to, the site of the Poole Harbour Commissioners.

Top attractions:

Sightseeing Cruises

Get the most out of this wonderful stretch of coast by taking a relaxing and fun trip.

Our cruises include the World Heritage Jurassic coast and Swanage, a lovely jaunt up the River Frome to historic Wareham.
Or why not use our Maid of the Islands boat which is perfect for picnic excursions, or to watch some fireworks or the red arrows – the possibilities are endless.

Rockley Water Sports

Rockley Water Sports is a family run business established in 1976, run by husband and wife team, Peter and Lis Gordon. Peter and Lis are assisted by some of the most experienced and qualified watersports staff in the country!

We pride ourselves on having created sailing centres based in some ofthe most beautiful parts of Europe and our aim is always to offer outstanding training and family holiday experiences.

With 40 years experience in delivering excellence in the watersports leisure industry, Rockley has grown to include 2 training centres in the UK and 3 activity centres in South West France. We provide career training, outdoor classroom adventurous learning for schools and groups and professional instructor training, all delivered by an enthusiastic, passionate team of qualified experts.