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“Brilliant beach fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blown Away Experiences

Blown Away Experiences
West Sands, St. Andrews KY16 9AB, Scotland
07784121125
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Ranked #7 of 28 Activities in St. Andrews
Type: Adventure
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Owner description: Blown Away is a mobile outdoor experience company which specializes in beach based activities. which include Landyachting, Beach Kayaking, Zapcatting, Beach Olympics and many more. Action takes place on sandy beaches and shorelines around Scotland.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant beach fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The Blown Away experience is one not to be missed!
Whether it be land yachting, whizzing up and down the beautiful West Sands beach of St Andrews, or getting out onto the water on the stand up paddle boards or zapcat power boats, the Blown Away boys guarantee an incredible day of thrills and fun.
Even if the weather doesn't hold up, as so common in Scotland, the variety of activities and ingenuity of the boys means there is always something to try and enjoy!
A superb few hours or day out - would recommend to all!

Visited November 2012
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  • Dutch first
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English first
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing family experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

As being a Dutch student doing my internship in St. Andrews it was really nice to have my family over after 4 month. I decided to take my family out for a landyachting experience. Unfortunately there was not a lot of wind that day, but since the twins offer such a wide range of cool activities they took us out stand up paddle boarding instead. It was amazing how my parents (both over the age of 50) as well as my brother and sister really enjoyed this activity! The twins are great fun and make you feel both welcome and safe while doing their activities. They challenge you within your capabilities to get the best out of the experience. I would highly recommend blown away to both tourists and students in St. Andrews. Thanks a lot guys for a fantastic day with my family!

Visited October 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Great afternoon land yachting! Feels as fast as go karting, but much more satisfying. The Blown Away guys are great instructors, and had us up and going in no time.

Unlike the previous reviewer I found their customer service top notch as I had to reschedule several times at the last minute, and they were more than accommodating.

All in all, land yachting is awesome fun, and I'd highly recommend doing it through Blown Away!

Visited November 2012
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“Very poor customer service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I bought a zapcat voucher for my partner through a well known gift site and on redemption of the voucher was directed to this company to booked the experience. Despite calling, leaving voicemail messages and emailing the company directly and through the gift experience company, no one from Blown Away had the decency to return any calls or emails. The gift company had the same response despite having paid this company when I bought the voucher in March. After almost 6 weeks of having to chase firstly Blown Away and then the gift company, I have now had my money refunded after the gift company reclaimed this from Blown Away, although this took quite a bit of discussion and a chat with Trading Standards to make this happen. How this company is still in business is beyond me when no one is ever available to answer the phone or apparently to check and return messages. I was extremely disappointed as my partner would love to try this experience having driven everything else which goes at speed on land and air. They ruined what had been a lovely surprise, thank a million.

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“St Andrew's leaves you Blown Away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Blown away is without a doubt, one of the most fun things to do in St Andrews. Whether you are looking for something that will entertain the entire family or you just want to experience St Andrews from an unconventional aspect, Blown Away has an adventure for you! From the original focus of Landyachts to the more recently added Zap Cats, Sit on Top Kayaks or Stand Up Paddleboards, the choice is endless. Guy and Jamie do an amazing job at making sure you know risk and getting to know your comfort level as well as making sure you have the best of fun. The are extremely professional, a brilliant laugh and almost importantly Ladies, pretty easy on the eyes! :)

Visited July 2012
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