Adventure Activities UK run coasteering, kayaking and paddleboarding from the best locations around the South East, including the Isle of Wight, Lulworth and Durdle Door. They also run expeditions and training courses all around the UK, and beyond.

The team have been involved in delivering high quality outdoor education to a wide client group for lots of years.

Why Adventure Activities UK for Coasteering:

Adventure Activities UK are the South Coast's 'real adventure' specialists; the team originally brought Coasteering to the South Coast many years ago and were the first to run coasteering adventures in Dorset and the Isle of Wight. The Adventure Activities UK team act as technical advisors for other providers in the Southern region and have set the standard that the others are working hard to catch up with. They are also the only team to run coasteering in both of the South East's coasteering venues of Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

Adventure Activities UK run coasteering from both Dancing Ledge near Swanage and from the stunning Durdle Door near Lulworth Cove as well as from Freshwater on the Isle of Wight.

Why Adventure Activities UK for Kayaking:

There are very few outdoor centres in the UK that have kayaking staff that have not been trained by one of the Adventure Activities UK team.

One of the team, Howard, has been involved in the development of the BCU sea kayaking awards for over 25 years. He has trained and assessed many of the top sea kayak coaches operating in the UK.

Owen has led the development of the use of Sit-on-Top kayaks across the UK for a long time. Its no exaggeration to say that the team are the UK leaders and specialists in the use of SOT kayaks in the coastal environment. Owen is the chair of the 'British Canoe Union' technical committee that advises the canoeing governing body on the use and development of Sit-on-Top kayaks.

We are the only provider of the WSA (Water Skills Academy) SOT Kayak Coastal Leader Award in the South, in fact one of our team developed the award, wrote the syllabus and is the award's assessor trainer, responsible for training other deliverers.

Our strategies, safety advice and leadership methods have guided how the other providers in UK operate on the Sea in Sit-on-Top kayaks.

Why Adventure Activities UK for Paddleboarding:

Adventure Activities UK is one of the few WSA (Water Skills Academy) approved centres in the South and the only Instructor training centre.

One of our team, Owen, has been in charge of developing the British Canoe Union stand-up-paddleboarding award and has been closely involved in the WSA Instructor, Coach and Leadership awards for SUP.

Without doubt, within our team are among the most experienced SUP coaches in the UK. We bring this experience to Paddleboard training in the Adventure Academy.


What else does Adventure Activities do:

Adventure Activities UK run Adventure Activities in Sussex, Essex, the Isle of Wight and Dorset – and Adventure Camps and Adventure Expeditions across the the whole of the UK.

We run the Adventure Academy for training new instructors, and for providing qualifications for instructors already working in the outdoor world. Our team have led the development and been involved in many outdoor awards that are in common use in the UK and so are very well placed to offer the best training and guidance.

Our senior team incorporates some of the most experienced providers and instructors in the industry, with senior coach trainers, outdoor centre safety inspectors, experienced qualified teachers, sports scientists and psychologists. We provide training and technical advice to many other outdoor centres, local authorities and organisations working in the outdoors. We bring this passion and expertise to everything we do.





Our Mission

From our Isle of Wight Head Office which sits on top of a hill overlooking the English Channel on one side, Swanage and Poole Harbour on another and the Solent on the other side, we are working hard, plotting and designing new ways to live up to our name – Adventure Activities UK.

We plan to increase our network of Adventure Activity providers with more branches coming online as we find more and more of the best people to work with us and drive forward our lofty ambitions of greatness and world domination.