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Address: | Middle Beach, Studland, Swanage BH19 3AP, England
Phone Number: 01929 450 430
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At Studland Sea School we offer a wide range of kayaking tours and...

At Studland Sea School we offer a wide range of kayaking tours and hire, kayak fishing, coasteering and snorkeling catering for all levels of ability. If you want to try out a new activity then come and see us, our expert BSAC and BCU Level 3 instructors are here to help you whatever your level of experience is.

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Fantastic Experience!!!!!

Me and my partner decided to book a kayaking trip to Old Harry's Rocks with Studland Sea School and at first, I was a little nervous about kayaking and being at sea. Upon arriving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Ascot, United Kingdom
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We came down to studland for the day with some friends and planned a day kayaking to Old Harry rocks. We are an experienced group although any formal qualifications we have are from our teenage years. We asked to hire 3 single sea kayaks ad were treated with a very flat do you have BCU3* and when we said no... More 

3 Thank Hayley F
Ascot, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Me and my partner decided to book a kayaking trip to Old Harry's Rocks with Studland Sea School and at first, I was a little nervous about kayaking and being at sea. Upon arriving at Middle Beach we met with Dan and Ed and they immediately put me at ease. Dan is a fantastic instructor and makes you feel safe... More 

Thank alisonoram
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Brilliant fun filled morning with Dan and Ed who took us out in a group of 12 (two man canoes) to Old Harry Rocks and back. Dan and Ed are both very friendly and warm making us feel at ease straight away. Th combine being funny and making some serious safety points well. The day itself was grey and a... More 

Thank Nahed A
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Despite booking 6 months in advance, we were disappointed to have our kayak foraging tour cancelled because Studland Sea School prioritised sending their forager to Bestival over honoring our booking. This proved especially inconvenient as we had also booked a non-refundable hotel solely to attend the tour, leaving us significantly out of pocket. Studland Sea School handled the cancellation so... More 

1 Thank Andy B
studlandseaschool, Owner at Studland Sea School, responded to this review

H again Andy, It is with regret that we were expecting such a 'review' from yourself and feel very upset that you felt it necessary to do so as we felt that we have explained now quite extensively why the booking was canceled. Perhaps it was the fact that we would not compensate you to cover 'your disappointment at having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Dan ran us a fantastic tour out to Old Harry's Rocks, in stable sit on top kayaks. You could get really close and see all the stacks and caves we even paddled under a rock arch. Plenty of wildlife to watch around the cliffs.

1 Thank John P
Wareham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I booked for 6 people, originally to go kayaking in August, but hurricane Bertha put pay to that! Re-arranging the trip was no problem at all; the staff were very helpful in sorting out the re-arranged booking. We eventually decided to go at the beginning of September, we were lucky that it was a nice day, not too hot or... More 

Thank Lorna N
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a great time on our kayak snorkelling trip. The tour leaders were friendly and knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. They adapted the tour to suit the ability of the group and the conditions on the day and explained everything brilliantly. Can't wait to go back.

Thank flower40
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We joined Dan for 3 days to refresh our skills and were not disappointed. The kit he provided was good quality and his instruction was spot on. He works very much with you to achieve your goals. We felt challenged but safe and it was a really enjoyable experience.

Thank Jaundice
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Booked a kayaking trip with Studland Sea School. This was our first time kayaking and we all had a great time and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I felt that 3 hours was a bit too long for my 12 year old daughter. On booking this trip it should be suggested at the time of booking to bring... More 

Thank AChara19
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I can't rate Studland Sea School highly enough. We are both new to kayaking and started off just a little nervous| However, we had a fantastic time and were supported at all times by the brilliant Guy who was calm and kind throughout! We will definitely be going again Thank you to all of the team who made the morning... More 

Thank Amanda W

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