Try something new, test exhibitor products and simply have some fun when you get yourself out on the water for FREE at Southampton International Boat Show.

Get Afloat is located in our On the Water Zone and is your go-to for a try at dinghy sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Experienced instructors from the Rockley Watersports team are on hand to make sure everything is perfectly safe, to give first-timers a hand or to sharpen up existing watersports skills for more experienced visitors.

Anyone aged eight and upward can try out the following in a 1-hour session on the water. Rockley Watersports will provide all equipment including wetsuit, buoyancy aid and instruction.

  • Kayaks
  • Paddle boards (SUPs)
  • Wide choice of dinghies

Just bring a towel and lots of enthusiasm! 

For the safety of our visitors, Try-a-Boat and Get Afloat  require pre-booking while you’re at the show. The booking area is super easy to find between the Watersports and Dinghy Zones.

 

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Don't forget to take your Lateral Flow Test!

All show attendees over the age of 5 are required to present evidence of a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours before arrival at the show gate

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