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With regular weekly sessions for ages 4+ and holiday clubs in school holidays, there is always an opportunity to get out and have fun on the water, make new friends, learn new skills and build confidence.

Sailing and Windsurfing lessons are available on a private lesson basis by RYA trained instructors.

SHRIMPS (Reception - Year 2)

Our SHRIMPS club is for little ones who can’t wait to make a splash!

These sessions have a 3:1 instructor ratio. Your little one will embark on amazing adventures paddle boarding or kayaking, finding mermaids, pirates and turtles. This is a perfect chance to build water confidence, make friends for life and a great induction to watersports.

No paddling skill needed but a Parent/Guardian must be present

Until 3rd Sept – WEDNESDAYS AT 3PM

From 1st Sept – TUESDAYS AT 4PM


STARFISH (Year 3 - 6)

Our STARFISH club – fun packed sessions – kayaking and paddleboarding!

STARFISH is for primary school aged children. During this fun-packed sessions children will be either paddle boarding or kayaking. The main aim is to improve paddling skills, learn about our island, improve water confidence, make lots of friends and of course, have a huge amount of fun!

Parent/Guardian must be present



Natives (Years 7-11)

NATIVES is a social night for secondary ages!

Natives are for young adults. They are still learning or improving their paddling skills but are maybe ready for a bit more adventure and to come with us to explore all the creeks and marshes on our beautiful island.  Fun is still the number one priority but also learning respect for the environment and the sea.

Parent/Guardian must be present when signing in and out.



Could you be a Champion Crabber? The Perfect Paddleboarder? Or the King of Kayaking?
Why not find out in the summer holidays here on Mersea!

Take to the water on our kayaks and paddleboards, explore and learn about our environment and master your skills on the water!

All of our equipment is the best quality from market leading brands and our attention to safety is second to none with minimum instructor to pupil ratios of 1:5.

Join us this summer to learn, experience and love what Mersea’s great outdoors has to offer!

Every weekday 10am to 12pm and Monday & Fridays 2pm-4pm.

All equipment provided and hot chocolate to warm up at the end!
Minimum age 7. Fully insured. We reserve the right to cut a water session short due to weather conditions or other circumstances.

Children will either kayak or paddleboard (or sometimes a bit of both). Instructors decide on the day according to tide and weather conditions.  If you want to guarantee your child does a specific activity then please book a private session for them.


Check availability, reserve your hire equipment, sign up to a session and arrange your lesson online.

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