Equipment Hire

We hire paddleboards and kayaks for £22 per hour. Advance booking online only.

We are currently open Friday, Saturday and Sunday (out of season). We are open every day on Bank Holidays and in the school holidays (weather depending).

If you cannot see the activity/date you want, please contact the office to organise something to suit you.

Youngsters in wetsuits with paddles

Sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, wingsurfing, powerboating, waterskiing and wakeboarding from our purpose-built centre in beautiful New Quay, West Wales. We hire equipment and offer RYA-certified courses and regular sessions, all with highly-qualified instructors. We are also a recognised AALA centre and can run school and group activities for you.

Our season runs from Easter until the end of September. We launch from the protected bay and can run in most weather! New Quay is home to the largest population of bottlenose dolphins in Europe; we also regularly spot seals, porpoises and lots of seabirds.

Toilets, hot showers, changing rooms, lockers and a coffee machine are available. Wetsuits are £5 to hire; we provide spraytops, buoyancy aids/lifejackets and boots.

We are a charity organisation existing to promote outdoor lifestyles, include more diverse groups on the water, and raise the profile of sailing and all watersports in the West Wales area. We welcome donations and volunteers.

our activities

If you don’t see what you want available, please get in touch and we will try to organise something to suit you.  Contact Us

Youngsters in wetsuits with paddles

We have kayaks for hire by the hour which you can book online. If you would like some instruction, we can offe...

Children on the sea in kayaks
Kids' Activities

Kids can take part in any of our activities, but we do have some especially made for them. Kids’ Splash is two ...

Man on PaddleBoard

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is a fantastic way to see New Quay bay in a relaxed, fun way. You can hire a board ...

Crawford on a powerboat

We run regular courses out of New Quay, with the most popular being the two-day RYA Powerboating Level 2 course, ...


Sailing is a huge amount of fun for all ages and abilities. You don't need to be super fit or a great swimmer, ju...

Man waterskiing
Water-skiing / Wakeboarding

Sadly due to the high cost of insurance we are no longer able to offer water-skiing or wakeboarding.  And to avo...

Person windsurfing

We have the perfect location to learn or improve your windsurfing; New Quay’s harbour wall and the tucked-in...

Person Wingsurfing

Wingsurfing is a new sport which we started to offer in 2022. It’s like windsurfing, but instead of a mast h...

woman looking at map
Land-Based Activities

We run courses to complement all our on-water skills training. If you want to be confident that you can help in a...

What our Customers Say

Here are a selection of recent reviews left by our customers on Tripadvisor

Great Day out
Jun 2022 with Friends

Beautiful view, high quality teaching and equipment - and I’m not just talking about the instructor!

Learning With Laughs
Jun 2021 - Solo

I came here to complete my powerboat course. Very friendly, professional and funny. Teaching very clear and to the point.

Fun paddle boarding lesson
April 2022 - with Family

Great set-up, very well organised and friendly, and the tuition was of a very high standard - we booked a family paddle boarding lesson (children 9 and 12 years old) with instructor Andy. Would highly recommend.

Rachel Claughton
13 June 2024

***** Four adults in their fifties descended for an hours paddleboard hire and had the best time. It was great value for money and the staff could not have been more helpful and patient. We all managed to stand and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, thank you Cardigan Bay Watersports. I cannot recommend them highly enough