On the Water

Try something new at Portland Marina

Try something new at Portland Marina
Conquer the seas in Portland

Seas the day!

Whether you’re just finding your sea legs or a seasoned sea dog, there are several sea schools locally offering RYA and MCA accredited courses for sail, power, theory and shore-based learning. 

  • Based out of our sister marina in Weymouth, Weymouth Sea School offers RYA sail and motor cruising, powerboat and shore-based courses.
  • Also Weymouth based, BH Marine offer RYA Motor Cruising, Powerboat, Shore-based and STCW courses.
  • The Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre is based just next door in the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and offer RYA dinghy sailing, powerboat and shore-based courses as well as performace sailing in foiling dinghies.
Pump up the adrenaline with coasteering

Explore Portland with Adventure4All

For a new perspective afloat, jump on a paddle board or kayak and go wherever your paddle takes you. Find your zen with SUP yoga or ramp your adrenaline levels up a notch with coasteering at Portland Bill all under the expert tuition of Adventure4All. If you'd rather keep your feet on dry land whilst getting your adrenaline fix, Adventure 4 All also offer rock climbing either on Portland's limestone cliffs with stunning views or on their new portable climbing wall at the marina.


Moonfleet sailing off Durdle Door

Moonfleet Adventure Sailing

Take to the high seas aboard Moonfleet, Portland Marina’s very own tall ship and enjoy a swashbuckling adventure. Or just sit back and relax and let the crew do all the hard work whilst you take in the magnificent views of Portland Bill and Durdle Door. 

sail tortuga

Luxury sailing in Weymouth Bay with Sail Tortuga

Kick back and relax onboard Tortuga, a 40' Fontaine Pajot catamaran, whilst your skipper takes you on a tour of Weymouth Bay. Short, day and sunset cruises available and if you're feeling adventurous, why not try e-foiling or wing sup-ing as part of your trip? 

Portland pontoon party

Everyone’s welcome at Portland Yacht Club

We all have one thing in common at Portland Yacht Club – We love having fun afloat! That’s the only pre-requisite for becoming a member. We’re a sociable bunch who enjoy nothing more than sharing our stories over a glass of something chilled, so come and join us!

Skin Deep Diving at Portland Marina

See the underwater world from Portland Marina

Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter! We’re blessed with crystal clear waters at Portland and an abundance of coves and wrecks to explore; perfect for beginner and experienced divers alike. See our dedicated diving page for more information of dive charter boats based out of the marina.

Fins Up

Fishing fun with Fins Up

As our local dolphins, Will and Harry, will tell you, Portland has the tastiest fish around and you don’t need to own a boat to bob about on the high seas with your hook over the side. Join our fishing charter boat, Fins Up, for a day with top notch kit and expert tuition.

Take flight on Portland Harbour

There's good reason why water sports enthusiasts flock to Portland, in the prevailing South Westerly wind the harbour is butter smooth with a consistent wind; perfect for skimming across the water with the new breed of foiling sports. Whether you're staying low on a wind or wing surfer or flying high hooked into a kite, there's several providers locally who offer lessons and kit hire;

  • CS Boardsports is located in Victoria Square and teach from Kite Beach by Billy Winters. Offering BKSA accredited courses from beginner to advanced coaching as well as kit to purchase or hire once you've mastered the skills!
  • The OTC is not a Californian teen drama, but the Official Test Centre! Based out of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy they offer wind and wing surfing and foiling as well as e-foiling lessons, kit hire and purchase.
  • Just up the hill in Wyke Regis you'll find the 109 Watersports shop and their sister school 110 Kitesurfing. They offer kite and wing surfing lessons with 109 covering all your watersports needs from wetsuits to SUP's to kites and wings and everything in between.
CS Boardsports 2

Portland Port harbour dues and permits

Your berthing fees cover your harbour dues for your craft whether you're an annual, flexi or short term visitor, but you'll need a permit from Portland Port for any small craft (paddle boards, dinghies, kite and windsurf boards are all included in this), and specific permits for fishing and towable watersports to play in the harbour.

A little something for everyone

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