Schools & Groups

Our all-inclusive site in Cowes is the perfect place to host residential visits for schools and youth groups. We deliver outdoor and water-based programmes designed to increase life skills.

Rise in self-belief
Improvement in decision making
Increase in communication

Adventures to last a lifetime

We are proud to offer young people of all abilities activities where they can learn skills for life in an aspirational and safe environment. Our bespoke programmes are designed to build confidence and encourage teamwork using watersports and the great outdoors as a catalyst for positive outcomes. We offer unique all-inclusive packages at our waterfront base with ferry travel, accommodation, food and drink, tuition and evening entertainment all included.

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We also cater for all types of groups to use us as a base from which to explore the Island. You can enjoy a fully residential all-inclusive stay or visit us for a day trip, either way your group will enjoy an experience to remember. Starting your trip with a journey to our Isle of Wight base offers all the excitement of a sea crossing, but without the hassle of passports and currency.

Let their aspirations set sail

children wearing life jacket splashing in water

A safe learning environment

The safety, well-being and enjoyment of those visiting UKSA are our number one priority. We are a home-from-home for children and young people and pride ourselves on our exemplary safety protocols that sit within a robust and fully compliant framework.

We train our instructors and staff to an exceptionally high level, with on-going development and training a standard practice at UKSA. We facilitate regular visits from the official bodies and authorities that regulate us, and we are accredited by Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC), the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the British Canoeing (BC).

Children enjoying dingy ride in water

Bespoke visits and activities

We will work with you from day one to find a balance of activities and experiences to deliver the outcomes you require. Whether you would like to opt for one of our popular multi-activity programmes based around various watersports or would like us to design a programme to allow students to work towards an RYA qualification, we can create the right bespoke syllabus for your group.

We have been delivering successful programmes for over 30 years and our expert team can guide you through the whole process, from the initial enquiry to saying a fond farewell at the end of your trip!

Skills for life

Our activities are mapped to our skills for life framework. We share the outcomes achieved and insights gathered with schools in order to measure the impact of the experience on students’ personal development.

1. Communication
  • Conveying information
  • Verbal and non-verbal
  • Giving and receiving feedback
2. Decision Making
  • Gathering information
  • Exploring all the options
  • Evaluating the impact of decisions
3. Participation
  • Getting involved in teamwork
  • Working towards a common goal
  • Widening comfort zones
4. Self-belief
  • Increasing confidence to try new things
  • Boosting the feel good factor
  • Believing in abilities
5. Determination
  • Seeing the goal ahead
  • Establishing a sense of purpose
  • Persevering to complete the task
6. Resilience
  • Meeting new challenges head on
  • Recovering from difficulties
  • Fostering a growth mindset


I would recommend the UKSA experience to any other educational establishment without reservation. The week we visit UKSA is unadulterated fun for all involved. The staff and pupils have such a unique experience which boosts friendships, challenges self -belief and overall builds character.

Blackheath Preparatory School – Residential school Trip

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