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Address: | Porthmellon, TR21 0NE, England
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+44 1720 424919
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Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, Stand-up paddle boarding, instruction &...

Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, Stand-up paddle boarding, instruction & hires. We are the only licensed water sports provider in the islands. Scilly is a watersports paradise!

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A Fantastic Experience

I've long harboured a desire to learn to sail properly, so when my wife told me she'd booked me on to a sailing course during our usual holiday in Scilly I was thrilled. I had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I've long harboured a desire to learn to sail properly, so when my wife told me she'd booked me on to a sailing course during our usual holiday in Scilly I was thrilled. I had two full days of one to one instruction from Jed, a fantastically knowledgable and friendly instructor, and in what seemed like no time at all... More 

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Sheffield, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We rented kayaks from the centre and had a very fun time in the sea and could venture very far out which we all enjoyed. The staff where very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend to families or couples.

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Thank Tom M
STOCKTON ON TEES
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I have just had a windsurfing lesson with the guy with the dreds, had a brilliant time, instructor was really good, I came away having learnt much more than I expected and being able to do the basics! I thought I would have been still swimming more than wind surfing! But no the instructor was brilliant and really helped! Thanks... More 

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Thank STU B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

On a calm day, it is a wonderful way to see the islands. Richard's helpful and constructive advice on where to paddle ensured we had a top day. The kayaks were stable which meant we could enjoy the views without worrying about "man overboard"! The beauty of the activity was that we could go from beach to beach and island... More 

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Thank Roger B
west of england
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Visited the premises several times only to find them closed. Eventually found someone there who said we could hire equipment and go across to the next beach. Went back ready to go and another staff member said we had to stay in view of the boat shed. Not very exciting! Far too restrictive and detrimental to the spirit of adventure.... More 

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RAPMS, Owner at The Sailing Centre, responded to this review

Dear Luxuryaddict I m really sorry that you are so unhappy with our setup and feel we are "unreliable". Please call me on 01720 422060 so I can try to find out exactly how we have failed you and apologise in person, or if you would rather email me sailing@sailingscilly.com We are open 6 days a week May to October... More 

Landerneau, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We wanted to hire a kayak to go and explore the surroundings, but unfortunately they told us we had to remain in sight, so we could go "straight ahead" but weren't allowed to go along the coast, where it would have been nicer than crossing the whole bay to Tresco. Nevertheless, we had a nice time but were a bit... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Josh our instructor was happy and welcoming - great trip out even though we were short on wind, definitely worth doing.

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Thank Jayne M
Leicester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Had originally booked this for one day but when the weather began to look less than ideal, the centre were very helpful in rearranging the time. I booked a sailing lesson for 2 7 year olds, discerning customers at the best of times. The instructors were very patient and friendly and the children throughly enjoyed themselves. Both children had sailed... More 

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Thank 115hudson
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

The St Mary's base (they also operate from Old Grimsby on Tresco) is on gently shelving Porthmellon beach, next to the gig sheds, great for easy launch and recovery. The RYA school is staffed by young, enthusiastic and helpful instructors. As well as small dinghies for mucking about in the harbour they have a couple of day boats ideal for... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Friendly and helpful staff who cared about our enjoyment and safety. Beautiful sense of freedom as we sailedto and from Samson.

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