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Activities on the Isle of Wight

Pack your island holiday with fun ACTIVITIES

The Isle of Wight’s sunny, moderate climate makes it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts – cycling routes, hiking trails, and outdoor adventures abound. Try surfing or paragliding, watch for wildlife, or take it indoors for a cooking class. 

Anderson Boat Cruises

Refurbished in 2018 with a fully-licensed bar on board, the Coral Star is a beautiful wooden passenger boat that hosts tours down the Needle Channel as well as sailings between Lymington and Yarmouth. 

Isle of Wight Gun Club

Isle of Wight Gun Club

For more than 120 years, the Isle of Wight Gun Club has been one of the best shooting locations on the Isle of Wight, specialising in clay pigeon shoots. 

Island Clay Breaks

Island Clay Breaks

A family-run business with more than 60 years' experience in clay pigeon shooting. 

Top Targets

Top Targets

An established shooting ground that places emphasis on safety, comfort, and having fun. 

Freshwater Bay Golf Club

Freshwater Bay Golf Club

Overlooking the English Channel, this seaside links-style golf course is 5,725 yards long and a challenging par 69. 

Cowes Golf Club

Cowes Golf Club

Cowes Golf Club is a friendly club offering competitive, social and junior golf and is a great course for golfers of all experience levels. 

Osborne Golf Club

Osborne Golf Club

Osborne Golf Club offers a 9 hole golf course of 6358 yards from the Championship tees. Its parkland setting is noted for the red squirrels you're likely to see as you play through. 

Newport Golf Club & Course

Newport Golf Club & Course

A challenging 9-hole course featuring rolling greens and a lush backdrop

Ryde Golf Club

Ryde Golf Club

An 18-hole, par 70 course offers some challenging moments and fun play for all levels. 

Westridge Golf Centre

Westridge Golf Centre

Westridge Golf Centre comprises a fully covered floodlit golf range powered by Toptracer and Power Tee, with a large putting green and practice bunker. 

Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club

Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club

Just 20 minutes from the East Cowes ferry terminal, this is a friendly, fun social club for all levels of golf ability. 

Ventnor Golf Club

Ventnor Golf Club

Ventnor Golf Club is the oldest club on the Isle of Wight, founded in 1892. The course features some of the best views on the Island, providing panoramic vistas over the surrounding country side, to the mainland and English Channel.

Wight Karting

Wight Karting

Wight Karting offers 500m of outdoor floodlit go-karting track for the adrenalin junkie. Race your friends and family at this thrilling Formula 1-style karting course.

UKSA

UKSA

If you want to get started on the water, improve your existing skills, or gain RYA qualifications, UKSA offers training programs in windsurfing and other water sports. Learn the correct techniques to enjoy a lifetime of fun on the water. 

Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Tree climbing with Goodleaf is a unique activity – it's not a high ropes course, so you’re unlikely to have ever done anything like it before. It’s loads of fun, a brilliant way to enjoy the great outdoors and perfect for families and groups.

iSurf

iSurf

No experience required – join one of our group surfing lessons to kickstart or progress your existing skills under the guidance of qualified instructors.

Bembridge Marine Ltd.

Bembridge Marine Ltd.

Bembridge Marine Ltd's  fleet of six RIBs can be hired for the day, week or month from Bembridge, Seaview or Cowes Yacht Haven on the Isle of Wight.

Splatter On Paintball

Splatter On Paintball

Enjoy a range of paintball games suitable for birthdays, stag/hen parties, corporate and team building exercises - or just a fun day with a group.

Island Paintballing

Island Paintballing

Isle of Wight's longest established woodland paintballing site is a perfect for a fun group activity. 

High Adventure Paragliding

Experienced paragliding instructors offer a range of instructional courses and tandem flying experiences. 

Butterfly Paragliding

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with tandem flights and on-site accommodations. 

Solent Rib Charter

Solent Rib Charter

Solent Rib Charter own Europe's largest fleet of Ribs and is the market leading provider of Rib Hire, Rib Charter, Commercial Rib Charter and Bareboat Rib Hire services. Our Ribs are fast, fun, safe, new and immaculately presented.

Solent Marine Events

solent marineevents

Solent Marine Events' Sunseeker Charters are perfect for special occasions and groups. Cruise the Medina River and sightsee from the water. 

First Contact Boat Charters and Sea School

First Contact Boat Charters and Sea School

Established in 1998, First Contact Boat Charters and Sea School  offer private RIB and Powerboat charter from Solent Harbours. Choose from half-hour trips to full day excursions. 

Solent Boat Charters

Solent Boat Charters

Join your skippers for a full day on the Solent with no previous experience required. Just bring yourself and a packed lunch, we will do the rest.

C2 Ribs

c2 ribs

C2RIBS offer powerboat hire, RIB Charters, RIB Hire and Boat hire, based on The Solent. Each Charter is tailored to your specification whether out with friends, corporate clients or family.

Rebel Marine Rib Rides and RYA Training

Rebel Marine Rib Rides and RYA Training

Groups of up to 12 can enjoy rib trips and charters in luxury rib, Lightning Rebel. Trips can be organized from any port in the Solent. 

UKSA

Solent Rib Charter

Whatever yachting skills you want to learn and however far you want to progress your qualification, you’ll find the ideal course at UKSA. Learn the correct techniques to enjoy a lifetime of fun on the water. 

Griffin Marine Services

Solent Rib Charter

Choose from half-day and full-day rib charters for groups up to 10. See sights like the Needles lighthouse, Hurst Castle, and much more. 

Customer Reviews

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Great service going over, did not realise we had booked priority loading so was fab, 2nd coming off the ferry at Cowes.
Previously mentioned overcharged on way back
Tue, Jul 16 2024
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On time, went well.
Tue, Jul 16 2024
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The service we get is always excellent
Tue, Jul 16 2024