Situated besides the iconic Forth bridges, just outside Edinburgh, Port Edgar Watersports offers a range of watersports for everyone. We run sessions in sailing, canoeing, sea kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, windsurfing and powerboating.
Whether you are a family, a couple, a group of friends or an individual our friendly, highly qualified instructors will help you get out on the water. Our aim is to grow your knowledge and confidence while having a lot of fun.
Come along and try something new with one of our 2 hour taster sessions, gain a qualification over a weekend, or spend the week with us developing the skills you need to get to the next level.
The Firth of Forth offers spectacular views of Edinburgh and Fife, a wealth of nature, and a stunning natural environment so there really is no better place to grow your love of watersports.
At Port Edgar Watersports, we believe the friendly community and healthy lifestyle gained from watersports can help everyone. As a social enterprise we are dedicated to supporting people from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain access to watersports to make a real difference to their lives. When you use the Centre you are supporting us to achieve this.
We are a registered RYA and British Canoeing / SCA training centre, recognised by Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), and all our instructors are checked through Disclosure Scotland’s PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme.
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Shore Based courses including first aid, sea survival, marine radio, and day skipper
There are no minimum requirements for the beginner courses and taster sessions. You will spend most of your time on the water so good health and a degree of water confidence is needed.
The maximum ratio we used is 1 instructor to 8 participants. This varies depending on the activity.
The minimum age we teach is 8 years old but there is not maximum age.
All the equipment you need will be provided. The only thing you need to provide are shoes that can get wet.
What you will need to bring:
A change of clothes
Shoes that can get wet
Warm clothes, hats and gloves
Sun cream and a sun hat
Male and female changing rooms with showers
Two lecture rooms
A large car park for cars and mini buses
A café at the Marina