• The centre is open all year round.

    Ideally located between Poole/Bournemouth and Swanage on a family beach 100 yards from the Poole-Swanage Ferry. We also have class training rooms.

  • Power Boating is an exhilarating water sport

    At Shell Bay we can help you to enjoy the sea in safety. Our training boat is a Ribeye 650 Sport, fitted with a 150HP Yamaha outboard engine giving a top speed of approximately 50 MPH

  • The centre is uniquely placed near Poole Harbour

    Windsurfing is one of the cheapest and most popular sailing activities in the UK and Shell Bay is ideally situated to introduce you to the sport or develop your skills.

Welcome to Shellbay Watersports - The home of RYA Powerboat & Windsurfing training courses in Dorset



Powerboating & RIBS


Power Boating is one of the most exhilarating water sports. At Shell Bay we can help you to enjoy the sea in safety. Our training boat is a Ribeye 785, fitted with a 250HP Yamaha outboard engine giving a top speed of approximately 50 knots.


Skipperd Charter

Our Ribeye 785 is available for Skipperd Charter with up to 11 customers on board, (we can arrange for other boats to allow for greater numbers) for cruises where you choose.


Popular choices are along the Jurassic Coast and Lulworth Cove, The Solent and Isle of White or just a pleasant cruise with stunning scenery around the islands of Poole Harbour. Enjoy swimming and picnics whilts ancored in one of the many secluded bays along the coast.


For those over the age of 12 during your charter, you can try water sports such as tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding and knee board. Wet suits and bouyancy aids are provided for these activities.


Evening charters to hoepfully see the Puffins and or Dolphins are available and can finish with one of the waterside Firework displays in either Poole, Swanage or Bournmouth.


You can have a go at the helm under the supervision of your skipper. The boat is available by the day, half day, or hour.


Contact us by Email: info@shellbay.co.uk or direct by phone on Tel: 01929 450 339.

Practical Courses


Level 1
- An introduction to launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and safety equipment.

Level 2
- Learn close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations.

Intermediate
- Pilotage and passage planning by day on coastal waters using traditional and electronic navigational techniques.

Advanced
- Driving by day and night in known or unfamiliar waters, and boat handling in more demanding conditions.



We provide lessons, RYA Tuition and equipment hire for Windsurfing and Power Boat & RIB Handling courses for individuals and groups.