Watersports at Rutland Water

Whether you're looking to sail, windsurf, kayak, canoe or paddleboard, we've got activities, courses and days out to suit everyone. 

Located on the North Shore of Rutland Water, our Watersports Centre is an AALA, British Canoeing and RYA certified training school. Our friendly, enthusiastic and highly qualified instructors are sure to give you an unforgettable experience. 

Follow the tabs below to book your activity now. 

Please note: Rutland Watersports is closed every Tuesday and Wednesday from November through to March and no launching of craft will be permitted on those days. 

Tel: 01780 460154

Email. rutlandactivities@anglianwater.co.uk


Opening times

  Open Last launch (off water)
April 9:00 17:00 (18:00)
May - August* 9:00 18:00 (19:00)
September 9:00 17:00 (18:00
October (1st - 27th) 10:00 16:00(17:00)
28 October - January** 10:00 14:00(15:00)
February** 9:00 15:00(16:00)
March** 9:00 16:00(17:00)

* During these months, use of the slipway and launching of boats and paddle craft in Whitwell Creek is prohibited until 10am on Sunday mornings due to weekly open water swimming sessions.

**Watersports Centre closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during these months.


Pay and play

Available to book online or over the phone. Hire stand-up paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, rowing boats, and more - all year round!

Rutland Water Watersports Equipment Hire

Join a course

Whether you're a beginner or expert, learn and develop new and existing skills from our experienced tutors.


Rutland Water Watersports Tuition

Have a go

Get to grips with using new equipment and fine-tune your skills with the guidance of one of our instructors in our Paddle Club or Taster Sessions.

Rutland Water Watersports Shops

Launching and storage

Enjoy the freedom of using your own equipment out on the water. Whatever your choice of sport, we have a range of options to suit you. 

Rutland Watersports Launching & Storage

Rutland Canoe Club

Rutland Canoe Club is an inclusive, welcoming club for everyone interested in canoeing or kayaking irrelevant of age or ability. Under the watchful eye of the experienced leaders, the club is the ideal choice to ensure safe and enjoyable access to Rutland Water.

Rutland Watersports Canoe Club

Rutland Sailing Club

If you're keen to join a club, why not explore the Rutland Canoe Club or the Rutland Sailing Club, where you can also find Rutland Sailability.

Rutland Water Watersports Sailing Club
Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.