sailing family days out

Take to the waves and be at one with the wind. For a great family day out come to Galloway Activity Centre - probaby the best sailing experience in Scotland.

sailing days out kids

give it a try

Specially designed Laser "Fun Boats" are the perfect way to find your sea legs. Simple, beginner friendly boats which do exactly what they say on the tin!

sailing days out family instructor

RYA sailing courses

Take the next step! Whether it's mastering the basics or getting to grips with more advanced techniques, our fully qualified and experienced staff can help you on your way to becoming a certified sailor.

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qualified staff

All our enthusiastic staff hold Internationally accredited RYA Instructor qualifications.

sailing days out equipment


As a recognised Laser centre we have a huge fleet of equipment - from Bugs and Picos to high performance Asymmetric Dinghies and Cat's.

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day sailing adventure trips

Keep those feet dry - our lifting keel day boats are perfect for groups of any age or ability.

disabled sailing

disabled sailing

We cater for regular disabled sailors at the centre with our specialised HANSA access dinghies and Challenger trimaran's.

book now 01556 502011

sailing taster session Activity

You can enjoy this activity as one of our taster sessions. We run two half day sessions each day at the following times. The timings include getting kitted up with wetsuits and equipment:

10.00 - 13.00
14.00 - 17.00

Book Now!

To book or for more information contact us online or call us now on 01556 502 011

Sailing Taster Session Activity

We'll provide you with a wetsuit (although you'll need your own shoes) and then give you a introductory brief before letting you loose on the water! There'll always be one of our enthusiastic RYA Dinghy Instructors on hand in a power boat to offer tips and keep you safe while you're on the water.

Please note that during the pandemic we unfortunately do not have any indoor changing facilities or showers

Sailing Taster Session Activity

There's no strict age limit but during the coronovirus outbreak most activities are suitable for 8 years and upwards.

sailing taster session activity

We run sailing sessions most of the year. We strongly suggest booking which you can do by phoning 01556 502011. We ask for payment at the time of booking.

Book Now!

To book or for more information contact us online or call us now on 01556 502 011


This activity costs £50pp including equipment and wetsuits. Combine with another half day experience for a 25% discount!


Cancellations are only accepted a week or more prior to arrival. In the event of a cancellation, we charge a 10% cancellation fee.

stay a while

Galloway Activity Centre offers a wide range of eclectic accommodation, from our bunkhouse lodge (sleeps 20) to Loch Side Cabins, Mongolian Yurts and much much more. Check out all the accommodation options available and make a stay of it!

Turn a family day out into a sailing holidayA perfect base for a sailing holidayBeautiful views to check the wind before heading out sailing!You don't have to walk far from our Loch Side Cabins to go sailing