Situated at Sale Water Park, Trafford Watersports Centre is the location in Manchester for canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, and stand-up-paddle boarding. So come along and make a splash!
We've got activities for children and adults. What will you choose? For enquiries call 01782 722226
Location: Trafford Watersports Centre, Rifle Road, Sale, M33 2LX
Nearest Manchester Metrolink: Sale Water Park
Open daily 10am-4pm
Boat Hire available Weekends, Banks Holidays and School Holidays - 10am-4pm (last hire 3pm)
Other pre-arranged times available with advanced bookings, for more information call us on: 0161 9629893
Hire a kayak (£10), canoe (£15), or katakanu (£20) by the hour and go on your own adventure!
We'll kit you out with paddles, buoyancy aids and get you started. Advanced booking is not required, turn up and have a go (please be aware that availability may be limited during busy times).
Launch your own vessel
For those with their own equipment we have facilities for launching.
Windsurfing: Day Ticket - £12.00 per board. 10 Launch Card - £90.00
Sailing Dinghies: Day Ticket - £20.00 per dinghy. 10 Launch Card - £150.00
Paddle sports: Sit on tops, kayaks, open canoes and stand up paddleboards are welcome.
Day Ticket - £6.00 per craft. 10 Launch Card - £45.00
All paddle sports are restricted to a zoned area (within Orange buoys)
Third party insurance is required if you are launching your own craft. Please be aware that 3rd party insurance cannot be obtained from the watersports centre, this must be acquired prior to launching at Trafford Water Sports Centre.
3rd Party insurance for windsurfing can be obtained from the Royal Yachting Association Royal Yachting Association
3rd Party insurance for canoes can be obtained from the British Canoe Union. Please note: Buoyancy aids must be worn at all times. All launching charges include use of the changing facilities and showers. A manned Safety Boat is available to people launching who are in danger.
Trafford Watersports Centre - British Rowing Accredited Centre