Activities for Groups at Ocean Sports Centre

AT OCEAN SPORTS CENTRE OUR GROUP ACTIVITIES ARE THE PERFECT WAY TO ENTERTAIN AT THE BEACH.

Our traditional four-man and six-man Hawaiian canoes are great for getting teams of people out on the water and messing around. As are our giant SUP’s.

Our group activities are none stop fun packed multi-experience packages. A smorgasbord of water sports are to be had from single SUP and MegaSup Races to kayak chaos and Hawaiian canoeing with a bit of walking the Ama for thrills – with half day and full day options available we are able to cater for all your needs whether you are a small group, an extended family, a school or stag & hen groups looking for some daytime entertainment.

Want something more? We can head out to the Hayle bar and surf waves in the canoes! or try our Giant SUP (for up to 8 adults)

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Our group sessions are created by working with you and coming up with a bespoke set of activities tailored to your group’s requirements and abilities. If you would like to just book a single activity please scroll down the page and choose from one of the off the shelf options. If you would like something a like more special, or you have a group that is too big to fit an off the shelf solution please contact us using the form below. We would love to help you.

Have a holiday to remember – go for the adventure…

Carbis Bay is perfect for our multi activity breaks for you and the family – jump right in with the fun on our Giant SUP, or explore the stunning coves teaming with marine life in our Hawaiian Canoe or sign up for our SUPwise programme, you can even go sailing. With as sense of adventure and fun your experience with us will leave you not only more skilled but with a new found understanding of the ocean and the marine environment.

Want to unwind without the kids, bring them down to our Summer Kids beach club or want to keep in shape while away, sign up to our unique SUPfit classes – a whole new way to keep fit while out on the water.

For unforgettable beach parties packed with fun and frolics, book your kids birthday parties with us at the Ocean Sports Centre. The tranquil waters of Carbis Bay are perfect for playing and exploring on our Giant SUP, Hawaiian Canoe or even try Sailing – we can even throw in a BBQ for you. You can be certain that your child can truly treat their friends to a full-on, hands-on ocean-bound adventure.

Although not all activities require the ability to swim we do ask that youngsters are able to swim 50m and they’ll be set to see the coast like never before. Session length is up to two hours, a minimum group size of five, minimum age 8yrs+ (under-eights to be accompanied by a parent/guardian).

We keep safety at the core of all your fun and shenanigans with group ratios to 1:8 (8+ = two instructors, 16+ = three instructors etc). Book now or call for more details and how to customise your party.

Our fully qualified discipline-specific and NARS Beach Lifeguard qualified instructors are DBS checked so they can safely work with youngsters at children’s birthday parties.

Want something truly unique? try our exclusive SUP safari micro adventure (minimum of two maximum four people) – book now or call for details.

Carbis Bay is a unique learning environment allowing you to experience Fun filled group activities with the flexibility to develop water confidence, learn more about the marine environment and beach safety. Or we can run the socks off them all afternoon with our very special Beach Olympics!

Half day or full day options can include:

Eco Rock Pool Exploration

  • Explore the amazing local marine environment
  • Search for sea creatures and who eats who
  • Understand how we can preserve habitats
  • Gruesome marine animal facts

Beach safety

  • How waves travel light years to arrive at the beach!
  • What are rips and tides and how we can recognise them
  • How the oceans were formed?
  • Who are lifeguards and what do they do?
  • Beach safety signals, flags, arm and whistle signals
  • Basic first aid

Giant SUP

Side-splitting fun, your legs won’t stop wobbling and you won’t stop laughing either. The Mega SUP is a massive version of normal SUP but it can take up to eight people.

Kayak chaos

Fast, fun and furious! Paddle as individuals in a group, or in double kayaks. Our Kayaks are perfect to develop paddling confidence while exploring our coastline either as a first time experience or to help develop skills.

Stand up and paddle

Simply the coolest way to move around on the water Hawaiian style! Small groups learn the unique experience of walking on water, a great way to see the bay without necessarily getting wet!

Hawaiian explorer

The ultimate paddling experience, in our unique Hawaiian canoe work as a team, to explore beaches around the St. Ives Bay, looking for fools gold and passing sunfish.

We keep safety at the core of all your fun and shenanigans with group ratios of 1:8 (8+ = two instructors, 16+ = three instructors etc). Book now or call for more details and how to customise your school trip.

We are a one-stop-shop for your stag or hen party because we can arrange a wide variety of unique activities tailored to your group. We can take care of your whole day or half; with fully qualified staff with a full range of activities from Ultimate Stag or Hen, Giant SUP, Hawaiian Canoe or simply cruise out on our SUPs or kayaks. We keep safety at the core of all your fun and shenanigans with group ratios of 1:8 (8+ = two instructors, 16+ = three instructors etc). Book now or call for more details and how to customise your party.

Want something truly unique try our exclusive SUP safari micro adventure (minimum of two maximum four people).

We keep safety at the core of all your fun and shenanigans with group ratios to 1:8 (8+ = two instructors, 16+ = three instructors etc). Book now or call for more details and how to customise your party.

Group Activities Mega SUP

MEGA SUP

Do something different with your family, friends or colleagues, get them outside and in the ocean. The Mega SUP group activity is the most fun you’ll have on the water and is a great opportunity to get everyone outside, reconnecting with nature and on the water in a safe, enjoyable way.

All our group activities start with a safety briefing, a quick lesson, and guided kit tour. Once on the water we can spice things up with the option to add extras such as; racing and team games. On request, we can end the event with a BBQ on the beach.*

*BBQ supplied at additional cost. Please request at the time of booking.

  • Safety Briefing
  • Giant SUP Board
  • SUP Paddles
  • Changing facilities on the beach
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Group Activities Kayaking Tours

Kayak Explorer Tour

Our sit-ontop kayaks are the perfect craft to get up close and personal with the magical coastline of St Ives Bay. Your tour guide will be able to take you over toward the bustling harbour of St. Ives taking in Bamaluz and Porthgwidden beach.

On the tour, you might see some of the colony of seals who frequent Porthminster point and if you are really lucky a sighting of dolphins as they play around the bay.

The Kayak Coastal Explorer lasts for approximately 2hrs and will give you a unique view of the St Ives Coastline… don’t forget your GoPro!

From £20.00 Per Person

  • Fully qualified guide
  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Life Jacket
  • Changing facilities on the beach
  • Reduced Wetsuit hire if required

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Group Activities Coastal Explorer Safari in an Outrigger Canoe

Coastal Explorer

The ecological diversity of the marine inhabitants in Carbis Bay never ceases to amaze. Our four and six man Outrigger Canoes, also known as Hawaiian canoes, provide stable viewing platforms as we take you on a magical exploration of the local coastline within the bay or extend further out toward the bustling harbour of St. Ives taking in Bamaluz beach, Porthgwidden and even Porthmeor beach (dependent upon conditions). We often see Scholes of Mola Mola or Sunfish to you and me – it is not uncommon to see pods of dolphin buzzing the local fishing boats off the ‘Island’.

The Coastal Explorer lasts for approximately 1hr 30mins

From £20.00 Per Person

  • Fully qualified guide to steer your boat
  • Outrigger paddle
  • Life Jacket
  • Changing facilities on the beach

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If you would like any information about booking a group, please email us with as much information as possible (click the email button below) or you can call us on 01736 794782.
We keep safety at the core of all your fun and shenanigans with group ratios of 1:8 (8+ = two instructors, 16+ = three instructors etc). Please remember that while we will always accommodate your group and ensure you have a great time, we can’t control the weather, so in some cases and in the interests of safety, we may need to modify or even cancel specific activities.
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Opening Times

In Season:
7 days a week
9-00am to 6-00pm

Out of Season:
By Appointment and Club times only

CONTACT US

Phone 1: 01736 794782
Phone 2: 07533 695 031

Email: thebeach@oceansportscentre.co.uk