WATERSPORTS ON DERWENTWATER

Platty + is a small friendly family run water sports centre.
The centre, equipped with changing and toilet facilities, is based on the shores of Derwentwater.
We offer a high standard of hire and tuition which includes powered safety boat cover.
We are experienced in dealing with individuals and groups, children and adults (including those with special needs), families with young children, corporate groups and school parties.

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KAYAK

Kayaking is an amazing way to experience total independence, in the stunning surroundings of Derwentwater. We use a range of touring kayaks, singles and doubles, ideal for use on the lake.

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CANOE

Canoeing is an exciting way to enjoy the amazing scenery of Derwentwater, whether it is technical solo paddling or a gentle potter with family. Paddle in a solo, tandem, family, rafted or voyageur canoe.

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PADDLEBOARD (SUP)

All the cool dudes want to SUP. Stand Up Paddleboarding the latest “must do” sport available to everyone which does not need to involve falling in the water all the time.

Dragonboat

DRAGON BOAT

A Chinese Long Boat for up to 20 people. With one of our experienced helmsmen the challenge is to get everybody paddling together, in time, that’s not as easy as it sounds!

Sailor

SAIL

We have sailing boats to offer everything from adrenalin fuelled excitement to a relaxing tootle. Experience the thrill of going solo or the comfort of sailing with family and friends.

Eric the Viking

VIKING LONGSHIP

This is your chance to live the fantasy adventure and sail like a Viking. Crew one of history’s most iconic boats in the stunning fjord land of the Lake District.

We also offer...

Raft Build | Powerboat | Voyageur

OPEN 1ST MARCH TO 31ST OCTOBER FOR HIRE

IF YOU REQUIRE ANYTHING OUTSIDE THIS PERIOD

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LATEST NEWS

R.Y.A. Seamanship Skills

Fiona Forster Thanks for having me! Great couple of days in beautiful sunshine... watch out for me sailing backwards down the lake next time I'm across! We can run...

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Courses for 2017

Powerboat

Looking for a course, dates now set for early summer check out in events. RYA powerboating RYA Sailing for adults or children or a Viking Experience with the children.

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VHF Short Range Certificate

A gang of Platty +​ staff and friends attended a @RYA VHF Short Range Certificate course to update ourselves on the new advances in the radios we use to...

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Maryport Junior School

Maryport Junior in Gift of the Gael Maryport Junior School visited us for the first time to experience a Day as a Viking. Two year 5 classes come on two...

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KIND WORDS FROM OUR GUESTS & VISITORS

Amazing morning dragon boating and canoeing with a big group aged 3 to 70+!
John was a fantastic guide and paddling coach!
So friendly and welcoming thank you!Leanne Shaw
Thank you so much for the Paddle Sport for Women and Girls “Come and Try”

Canoe Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Day

– it really was a great experience for everyone. The feedback I am getting is excellent.Cumbria Canoeists Regional Development Team ~ Sue Brighouse

We had a fantastic day with you and the children have come away with a raft of knowledge about the VikingsMaryport Junior School - Alex
We just wanted to say thank you so much again – for an amazing day that we spent on the water.
On the last night of our stay everybody agreed that was their favourite day of the holiday!
We’re looking forward to coming again. You can’t keep us away!
Looking forward to seeing you next year!Henry, Claire, Avery and Nora
Just to say a big thank you for the paddle boarding tuition.
We had a great time and will see you again.John Newhouse
I wanted to thank you and Ryan again for an excellent day.
Derwentwater is incredible and the activities really made the weekend!Andrew McDonald
We treated our two girls to an afternoons kayaking on Monday 6th August and would like to thank you all for a brilliant time. Niamh and Sophie were the girls in question and even after their experience they were still full of excitement. Emma, The Instructor who accompanied them was brilliant too, and made sure the girls got the most out of their two hour kayak sessionNiamh, Sophie, Russ & Bev
Thank you very much for dealing with our first sailing lesson during the recent half term in such a friendly, reassuring and professional manner.Chris
In the car on the way home from our holiday, some days after Platty+, Niamh and Sophie both rated Platty+ as the highlight of our trip and cant wait to come back next year.Russ
We always love going to Plattyplus, its such a perfect part of the world – always a highlight of our trips to the Lakes.Jane McDowell
We booked with you last summer and my family really enjoyed the experience.Angela Fenton
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