Water Based Activities
As you would expect from a centre based by the sea we love watersports and we want you to enjoy them as much as we do! Our location is quite special too – in 2011 the famous Americas Cup yacht race was staged in Plymouth Sound and under our expert guidance you can sail, windsurf and paddle across these waters.
Stand up Paddleboarding – Have a go at the worlds fastest growing watersport in Plymouth! We offer SUP'ing to Stag and Hen groups, School groups and Summer Holiday adventure SUP Days. Whichever course you choose you'll be guaranteed a safe and friendly introduction to SUP within the sheltered confines of the Cattewater Harbour.
Kayaking and Canoeing – We’re passionate about paddling at Mount Batten and we have some of the finest coastal paddling in the country right outside our front door! So whether your a primary school party looking to experience kayaking for the first time, a canoe club looking for British Canoeing Star award provision or after an open boat day trip we have the solutions.
Dinghy Sailing – With an impressive fleet of both single and double handed dinghies and the sailing playground of the Plymouth Sound within easy reach of the centre the sailing opportunities from Mount Batten are plentiful. As an RYA accredited centre we offer dinghy sailing training from beginner to advanced.
Windsurfing – A most rewarding of sports, windsurfing offers something for everyone. Within a days tuition we can get you windsurfing across the wind and returning to where you started from. But along the way we can guarantee that it will be wet, wild and full of laughs.
Keelboat Sailing – Take a trip in one of our Hawk 20 Keelboats, extremely hard to capsize, ideal for those who would rather stay dry. A fantastic craft for day trips, sail across to Cawsands Bay in Cornwall for a picnic on the beach with ice cream.
Coasteering – Navigate your way around the rough terrain, climbing rocks, jumping into the sea, and having a great time. As a double bonus our coasteering site is only accessible by powerboat so you get a powerboat ride as well.
Powerboating – Experience the thrill of Powerboating with the Mount Batten Centre. We offer structured RYA courses, as well as experience sessions for those looking to take their first step into powerboating. Stag/Hen parties and corporate events are also catered for.
Gorge walking – Be at one with nature as you scramble, crawl and climb your way up the River Plym or River Erme Gorge. Please have a look at the video for a sneak preview!