Beginners Sailing and Windsurfing


Want to learn how to sail or windsurf, but don’t know where to start? Our beginner’s sessions which run throughout the school holidays are designed for you! Our courses will take you from absolute novice and have you ready to join in the standard muck-in sessions in just 5 days.


Each two-hour session includes all the kit you need as well as top notch tuition from one of our instructors.



31/07 - 04/08

14/08 - 18/08


Our Windsurfing instructors are passionate about the sport and have windsurfed all over the world. During the beginner’s sessions, we will teach you the basic techniques of balance, turning around and starting to sail. Join one of our groups or bring a group of your own as you will pick it up a lot more effectively when you have others to watch and learn from. 



07/08 - 11/08

21/08 - 25/08


Never sailed before? Or feel a bit rusty? We’ll show you the ropes and get you afloat in no time. Our beginner's sessions will teach you about launching, recovery, steering, parts of the boat, rope work and capsize drills/avoidance.


Our beginner's sessions are suitable for all ages, yet groups may be divided depending on age. 


Ratio 1:6 maximum


Cost: £130 for 5 two hour sessions


Kit: All kit provided

CJ's Adventures at Tackt-Isle

By Katherine Wheeler

"In February 2016 I purchased a taster experience at Tackt-Isle Adventures for myself and my son.


"I explained that my son has severe autism, limited speech and limited understanding. He has no concept of danger and needs 1-1 support at all times.


"We had an amazing morning kayaking (well my son sat in the kayak playing with the paddle in the water) and he rode a Segway. The smile on his face was priceless.




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Test out a Freshwater Bay SUP this weekend


Join us this Saturday 8th April from 10:00 - 14:00 and try the latest SUP boards from Freshwater Bay Paddleboard Company, a local company that is fast becoming a big UK SUP brand. Freshwater Bay Paddle create high quality Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) and accessories.




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All aboard for an action packed Easter! 


With Spring in swing, now is the perfect time to find your sea legs and give something new a go. This Easter, we are running beginner’s courses designed for you to get on the water and experience something new.



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Give the gift of an adventure this Christmas


We’ve all got family members and friends that we find impossible to buy for at Christmas, those people who have everything. Thinking of things to get them which they haven’t already got can be a challenge...


So this year, rather than resorting to the classic socks or smellies combination, why not give the gift of an experience that they’ll never forget?




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Another string to our bow: Bushcraft at Tackt-Isle


Fast becoming a Tackt-Isle favourite, our Bushcraft sessions are designed to give you the basic skills required to survive in the outdoors. James, our fully qualified Bushcraft instructor has a passion for the outdoors and loves to encourage people of all ages to get out in the open and learn how to make fire, build shelter, prep caught and foraged food and even learn basic knife skills.


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Join us on a Tackt-Tyre Adventure




The Island was named as one of the top 10 cycling destinations in the world by the Lonely Planet and it’s easy to see why. With varying terrain, beautiful countryside and trails suitable for a range of experience it’s a brilliant destination for all ages and abilities, but if you’re unsure of where to go exactly, you may miss it best bits.


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Windsurfing, whatever the weather


February traditionally is cold, gloomy and grey, but who's to say you can't still go out on the water and have some fun? A bit of wind and rain has never scared one of our most loyal customers Andrew... 


Andrew Penny


"Eighteen months ago I stumbled across Tackt-Isle whilst walking on The Duver in St Helens. Intrigued by the fact they were open on a grey and windy October day, I popped in to see what activities they had on offer. There I met Ben who told me that they had recently started offering windsurfing lessons, and, as this was something I had enjoyed doing once in my youth, I signed up for a refresher session.


"After that I was immediately hooked and I have become something of an addict ever since. The great thing for me is I just need to turn up and Tackt-Isle do the rest. I go out with Ben about once a week whenever there is wind, come rain or shine, summer and winter.


"Ben has been a fantastic instructor, and my skills have improved beyond recognition thanks to his patience, knowledge and enthusiasm.


"Today we were out in mid February, in arctic conditions with driving rain and overcast skies. But the wind was perfect and the water flat, and it was two of the best hours I have ever had on the water. I am still buzzing with the sheer exhilaration that the sport offers and would recommend it to anyone of any age!"


Andrew Penny


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Calling all Tackt-Isle Adventurers


With February Half Term in touching distance, the crew at Tackt-Isle Adventures are on the hunt for a team of Tackt-Isle Adventurers to join us for an action packed week of exciting activities.



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Fancy adding something different to your event?


Our popular Segways are available for hire and they soon draw a crowd! If you’ve got some space, we can bring both our on-road and off-road Segways to weddings, school events and even your workplace. Prices start from just £20. Contact us to find out more!


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