Medway Water Sports

Welcome to Medway Watersports

We are a charity providing watersports facilities for the Medway Community. We are able to offer tuition in sailing and Powerboating to Royal Yachting Association standard and Paddlesports including Kayaking, Canoeing and Stand Up Paddleboarding to British Canoeing standard.

We offer tuition for individuals, youth groups and also to commercial groups wanting to offer team building and bonding to their staff.

If you just prefer to just get on the water for fun then we can also help with this.

We have a membership scheme for experienced sailors or paddlers offering discounted prices to enjoy watersports.

For details of courses, activities, venues and price please click on activity heading above or call us on 01634 582100.


The perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors! We are situated right on the River Medway with views over the saltmarsh and mudflats in the estuary.

The River Medway is a tidal river and is a great place to learn or improve on your watersport activities. Our beginners start in Chatham Maritime No. 2 Basin, which is part of the former historic dockyard.

We offer a variety of activities for all ages and abilities, and have a great team of experienced instructors. Medway Watersports offers a flexible, fun and safe environment for you to learn a new sport or improve on your current skills. We provide all safety equipment and have a large fleet of boats and sports equipment.

We teach watersports and land based activities that we love to do ourselves and we work in an amazing area steeped in sailing history and abundant with wildlife, it's difficult for us not to enjoy working in Medway, Kent. Our enthusiasm, experience and excellent local knowledge are key to the operation of Medway Watersports.

Our instructors are qualified to the highest standards specified by national governing bodies such as the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the British Canoeing.

We provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere, which we believe is vital to the learning and enjoyment of our activities.

All year round we go out on the water and grab any opportunity to learn new skills and professionally develop our instructors to ensure our customers receive the best tuition and up to date coaching from instructors who really know their stuff.