Welcome to the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre

Stand Up Paddleboarding sessions at Mount Batten Centre
2022 School Holiday Sessions Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre
2022 school holiday sessions for secondary school pupils Mount Batten Centre
Fit and Fed Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre

The Centre commands stunning views looking out towards Plymouth’s historic Barbican area, the Hoe and across to Mount Edgcumbe. It is perfectly situated on the tidal estuary of The Sound, making it an ideal, and safe, location for the thousands of people, of all ages, that use the Centre each year – whether for recreational or professional use.

The Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre has a small, friendly, dedicated and highly experienced team, always on hand to ensure that visitors have an enjoyable time in a safe and welcoming environment. The Centre prides itself on its exemplary health and safety record.

Charter Boat Owners are welcome to apply for an annual license to pick up divers from our Private Pontoon who are either staying in our own accommodation or to pick up those divers staying at the Mount Batten Hotel or local B&Bs – it’s convenient, it’s easy.

Latest News

MBC turns 25!

MBC turns 25!

The Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre celebrates its 25 years this month, having been opened officially by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on 23rd June 1999. For the past quarter of a century, the Centre has been a cornerstone of the Plymouth...

Plymouth to host Junior International Pilot Gig Championships

Plymouth to host Junior International Pilot Gig Championships

PRESS RELEASE FROM CORNISH PILOT GIG ASSOCIATION: We are delighted to announce a new event for the 2024 season for junior members of the gig rowing community on Saturday 12th October. Held at the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre in Plymouth, the Junior...

2024 World Cadet Championships heading to Plymouth

2024 World Cadet Championships heading to Plymouth

Teams from across the world will be heading to Plymouth, one of the most historic and important naval towns in the UK, this summer for the Cadet World Championship from 3rd to 10th August 2024. The event will see teams of young people aged from seven to seventeen,...