Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a gentle, enjoyable and easy way to get on the water when the weather is good and the water is flat. You don’t even have to stand up or be super fit, it is just as much fun sitting on the board. Please note: it is not recommended for non-swimmers.

If you have tried a paddleboard before, you can hire paddleboards at Anstey’s Cove during the Summer months. Flow Studio runs regular paddleboard outings and even paddleboard yoga. These all need booking in advance and are weather dependent. For more information, see: www.flowphysio.co.uk

There is also a new café/paddleboarding centre down by the marina, near the pavilion, called Wedo where you can hire paddleboards or take lessons. Book online at: torquay.wesuphq.com

Speedboat rides, Waterskiing, Ringo Rides and Boat Charter

Ring Skiwest Watersports. Ring 07767 830413 for more information or just turn up at the Princess Pier, behind the Princess Theatre. Speedboat rides start from £8 per person.

Jet skis

Jet Set Go, based in Torquay harbour, offers tuition and jet ski hire either for a half or full day. For more information ring: 07983 919483

Kayaks

Sea Kayak Torbay provides kayaks and clothing and offers kayak tours all over Torbay. No experience is necessary and prices start from £25 per person. For more information: www.seakayaktorbay.co.uk or ring 01803 912963

Mackerel Fishing

If you enjoy fishing, Razrfish is a 10m boat which offers two-hour fishing trips leaving from Princess Pier. Rods and tackle are provided, including mini rods for children. You can keep your catch or throw it back. Telephone 07551 377236 for details or see: www.razrfishfishingtrips.com or try Sea Witch Fishing Trips, tel 07342 273445 www.mackerelfishingtorquay.co.uk