23 to 29 August

Portland Week 2021

Try paddleboarding in Portland

Fun for the whole family

Join us for a week of messing around in boats!

Portland is an amazing place to get afloat from and we want to shout about it! That's why we're showcasing every which way you can get in, on or under the water from our marina. Seven whole days of fun, frolics and festivities on and off the water. 

Try boating for the first (or millionth!) time with a sailing or powerboating taster, give paddleboarding a go, and get the kids involved at our kids club activities. There's truly something for everyone! If that all sounds a bit too exhausting, get your zen on with a SUP yoga session or simply kick back and relax on our waterfront terrace with a cold drink in hand and fantastic view out over the marina and Portland Harbour.

At the end of the week we bring it all together with the boatfolk Folk Boat, an afternoon of music from the decks of our very own tall ship 'Moonfleet' anchored in the middle of the marina. Jump in your dinghy or pump up your paddle board and join us for a floating folk extravaganza, dancing is encouraged but be prepared to get wet! 

Portland Week is more than just a jam-packed week of floatable fun though, there's a serious message too. Our seas and marine wildlife are choking on thousands of tons of plastic pollution and we need your help to do something about it so that our watery playground is still there for future generations to enjoy. We've invited a host of experts in various fields to educate us with talks and workshops, we'll be out getting our hands dirty on beach cleans and our eco market will be stocked full of environmentally friendly plastic-free alternatives. We're supporting beach clean warriors Clean Jurassic Coast during the week, raising funds and awareness so they can keep up their great work.

Find out more about what's happening and book sessions on the Portland Week events page.

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