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Join us for one of our Kayak & Snorkel Tours where you get can get up close and personal with the wildlife and sea life in this stunning area of outstanding natural beauty. Studland has been named as one of the top ten spots to snorkel in the UK, and is one of the only places you can see seahorses in the wild!
Our guided tours combine a Kayak Tour of the Bay seeking out the wildlife and bird life above water and a snorkelling adventure underwater, taking advantage of this rare opportunity to spot the seahorses and seek out spider crabs, shore crabs and fish beneath the water. As a WISE wildlife safe accredited operator you can rest assured that we work responsibly, without disturbing the wildlife and sealife.
Snorkelling with us is made easy by taking snorkel equipment with you aboard the kayaks and paddling out towards Old Harry Rocks stopping at one of the key breeding sites in the UK where the sea horses can be found. The sea stacks, cliffs and caves around Old Harry Rocks are easily reached from our location on Middle beach by kayak where you can explore the underwater world further with one of our qualified BSAC and BCU guides and spot rare sea birds from the surface.
Snorkelling is a great fun activity for all ages and a brilliant way to build up your confidence in the water and get the whole family involved to discover the underwater world, or if you are due to head off on an exotic holiday, come and learn properly by booking one of BSAC snorkelling course before you go and put your new skills into practice abroad.
Open sessions Half Day From £40 Per Person Full Day From £70 Per Person We also can run bespoke sessions subject to dates and times please call or email for availability!
Sessions are all inclusive. You will get personalised service, the use of our quality equipment, (snorkels, mask and fins, 5mm warm winter wetsuits, wetsuit socks, Buoyancy Aids if required, weight belts is appropriate) and a qualified BSAC snorkelling instructor. A guided session is the best way to try out the sport in the knowledge that your safety is taken care of, our guides have the experience of reading the water currents and tides to keep you safe, whilst taking you to the best spots and showing you the wildlife and sea life inhabiting this area of outstanding natural beauty. We also have group discounts if you are looking to organise a bespoke session catered to your own specific requirements and needs.
Unless otherwise stated all of our snorkelling sessions run from our base on Middle beach in Studland. Half day sessions run from 09.30-12.30 or 13.30-16.30, Full day sessions run from 09.30-16.00 with a stop for lunch, please bring a packed lunch with you. Please allow enough time for your journey and arrive 5 minutes prior to ensure a prompt start, as we cannot hold the session for latecomers.
We are located on Middle beach down the slope from the National trust car park. Either ensure you have a national trust sticker for free parking or bring some change for the machine.
Our consent forms state that you must be able to swim a minimum of 50 meters to take part in one of our snorkelling sessions, however we do offer bespoke sessions where we could tailor the activity to suit your ability and you could be fitted with a Buoyancy Aid. Please be assured that we take every precaution to minimise risks and provide a safe and enjoyable experience.
You are welcome to bring your own equipment and use it at your own risk, however if our instructors consider you're equipment unsuitable they will provide you with some of our own equipment to use.
You will need to bring footwear (old trainers or aqua shoes are fine), bathing suits or shorts can be worn underneath our wetsuits, bring sunscreen, a change of clothes and a towel and something to eat and drink.
The majority of our sessions consist of beginners or those who have tried snorkelling once or twice. All sessions will commence with a safety briefing and an introduction to the equipment followed by some instruction with your guide on the water. Our instructors are on hand throughout the session to help you and ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience with us.
We hold an AALA licence which allows us to take under 18's without parents present. The minimum age for our open tours is 12 if accompanied by an adult, we don't set a maximum age limit but please remember this is a physical activity, if you are concerned about your level of fitness feel free to call us to discuss your options or we can run bespoke sessions subject to availability catered to your specific requirements, these are ideal for larger groups or families with very young children as young as four.
We have yet to encounter a problem as we have a wide range of kit and our sizes range from x-small up to x-large, if weight and size are an issue for you please contact us to discuss this so that we can reassure you.
Pre booking is essential as spaces are limited, we would recommend you make your reservations as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Holidays and weekends book up quickly, so be sure to book in advance. You can book online through our website, if you need further assistance please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01929 450430 or 07977 179941.
Anytime! Our main season runs from February - November as temperatures can sometimes be brutal past then. Our guides favour the autumn with calm, glassy waters, no motor boats, and fewer crowds. Springtime brings the warmer climate and colourful wildflowers and array of wildlife & sea life. Summer is our busiest time of year, with the warmer sea temperature proving to be more inviting for some. We run trips year round, there's a season to suit everyone!
Whilst every effort is made to ensure activities go ahead as scheduled, in certain circumstances where the weather would deem the activity to be unsafe we may have to cancel sessions last minute or change venue, we would let you know before 7am in the morning so please ensure you do provide a contact number we can reach you on the day, however we would endeavour to let you know the day before where possible.
If your activity is canceled you will be offered a full refund or another booking on a different date. In the event of cancelation by Studland Sea School we will not be liable for reimbursement of travel or associated cost's incurred.
Yes, we carry full public and employers liability insurance for all of our activities, if you are arranging a session and require copies please contact us and these can
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