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Coasteering Cumulus Outdoors

Coasteering

One of the best ways to explore and enjoy the Dorset coastline, exciting and exhilarating, this one is an awesome adventure! 

Overview

1 in 5 GO FREE!

20% off for all group bookings made and taken between 22 September and 28 October 2018*
Take advantage of our late season adventure offer and make the most of the warm
sea temperatures around Swanage in September and October
* minimum group size of 5 and subject to availability  

 

 WE GO THE EXTRA MILE TO MAKE THIS A GREAT AND SAFE ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE!

  • We are the only provider with our own private parking, toilet and dedicated change facility.
  • We are bespoke and take the time to make it a better adventure experience (See Trip Advisor).
  • Our ethos ‘Challenge by Choice’ means you always make the choice on how you meet the challenges we present you with.
  • All our kit is top quality including 5.3mm Coasteer wetsuits, specially designed for warmth and protection, buoyancy aids and protective equipment
  • We have 25 years experience in the outdoors.

Experience the Dorset Jurassic coastline with Coasteering

  • Enjoy a fun-filled adventure with qualified experts.
  • Explore the coastline and caves from the sea
  • A unique way to discover hidden coastal secrets
  • Learn new skills and choose how high you jump!
  • Morning or afternoon sessions for all levels of groups or families

Cumulus Outdoors is a member of both the British Coasteering Federation and National Coasteering Charter. We are also HSE licensed to work with groups under the age of 18 years.

FAQs - The Essentials

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Do I need to be able to swim?

Yes, we need you to be able to swim 50m. You will have a buoyancy aid, wetsuit and helmet to keep you afloat and plenty of rest stops

What do I need to bring?

All equipment is provided, all you need is your costume, towel and trainers for the water.

Will I be told what to do?

At Cumulus, we take the time to brief you and constantly make you aware of what is happening and show you what you will be required to do. The training is progressive.

Will I have to do something I don’t want to do?

No. Our ethos is ‘Challenge by Choice.’ We give you the challenges, it’s your choice on how you meet those challenges. So you are empowered to be in control of your session.

Is it far to walk to where we coasteer?

The walk is about 20 minutes of stunning scenery. Every provider has to walk in.

How long does the session last?

The session lasts 3 hours from the time you arrive, till the time you depart. This includes the walk, changing, safety briefs etc. You’ll actually be in the water for one hour. That’ll be enough for you.

What is the experience of your instructors?

We pride ourselves on our professional ability. We look the part and act the part in the water.

You’ll be able to spot our guides instantly as we all wear a uniform and have a safety tube in the group. This enables the guide to point to the exact location of the jumps and tow any participant who is tired.

Our guides tend to be on the more mature side and have undertaken quite extensive training in conjunction with the National Coasteering Charter. We always have a minimum of two guides per a maximum of sixteen participants in one group.  Normally, in practice, a group size is around two guides per ten participants.

Do you have male / female changing facilities?

Yes, plus private parking, toilet and the dedicated changing facility. With other Coasteering operators you would be changing in a public car park with no toilet facilities and you would also have to pay for the parking.

Is there a minimum age?

Yes, you have to be 8yrs of age and above to take part.

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Reviews

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5/5 based on 23 reviews
 

Review Entries

5/5

5/5

Excellent Fun - Safe and Interesting

A group of us spent the afternoon of June 25th with these guys. We had a great time and it was a really interesting way to see the cliffs and the sea from a new angle. Their equipment was excellent and gave us confidence to attempt the challenges we were presented. It also enabled us to climb cliffs and explore caves that would have been tricky without. There was no unwarranted urging to try activities unless you wanted to but their confident leadership and the standard of their instructions and safety briefings ensured we were able to take risks within the limits of our own abilities. Exhilarating, good value and entertaining.
June 2016
Horace

5/5

5/5

Fantastic day

A lovely coasteering session with my two teenage sons. Fantastic instructors and guides. Highly recommended, will do it again. Thanks to our guides Tom and Shaun.

5/5

5/5

Coasteer Trip


Had a fantastic Coasteering Trip yesterday with Cumulus. I took four friends and we had TWO instructors for the five of us! Really professional team, with excellent briefings and no compromise where safety is concerned!

Yesterday's ultra-low tide allowed us to explore a cave, the entrance to which is usually hidden below the waterline!

I have now been out with Cumulus four times, all at Dancing Ledge and each time has been very different and special in its own way.

Cumulus get a big Thumbs up from me!
Eric

5/5

5/5

First Time Coasteering!

We signed up for this activity on a whim not knowing what we were getting ourselves into, and it was hands down the best part of our road trip!
Great staff, who were friendly and very supportive of our needs at every turn, both in the water and out!
The coasteering was great fun, and even though we all felt nervous at first, our guide Mike was really encouraging and made us feel really safe. We got on really well with him, and had a great laugh whilst making our way around the site!
Dancing Ledge is stunning, and especially in the sun it was a perfect venue to try out coasteering for the first time- I would definitely come again!
Thank you to everyone at Cumulus for such a fantastic experience!
Visited May 2016

5/5

5/5

Expert Tuition

We decided to try coasteering last August and received expert tuition combining experience with local knowledge from Cumulus. This was a fantastic morning jumping off rocks and exploring caves from the sea. I can't believe this is on my doorstep and I haven't done it before.
Highly, highly recommend.

5/5

5/5

Amazing Day!

Cannot fault the instructors, simply a brilliant day coasteering. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to do something challenging that is a little different. Will definitely go back again.
Visited August 2016

5/5

5/5

absolutely brilliant!!!!

We were a group of 4 people ranging in age from 11 to 56.
We were all thrilled with the experience. We felt safe at all times and rose to the challenge of jumping from the
highest point which felt exhilarating.The fun bit was swimming through the caves feeling a bit like explorers.
Super, super!!

5/5

5/5

Great Introduction to coasteering

Great bunch of people, very friendly and informative, clearly passionate about their activity.
This served as a good introduction to the sport, a relative level of fitness required and no pressure to do anything you would be uncomfortable with.
It is a twenty minute walk to the cliffs but across pleasant country and coastal path so really adds to the experience.

August 2016

5/5

5/5

Variety & adrenaline packed activities that challenged us both

I booked a multi activity package for myself & my 10 year old grandson. It was packed with interest, variety & adrenaline packed activities that challenged us both.
We did a day & half of Bushcraft with an extremely capable & affable RM instructor Ian, building our own shelter & making our own fire, learning lots of fascinating tips about trees, plants, game & outdoor living along the way.
Then the adrenaline rush of Coasteering followed by rock climbing & abseiling.
Throughout the instructors led by the highly professional Russell Thompson, exuded positivity & engendered confidence in my young grandson on his first real challenge in life. He passed with flying colours & made me very proud at what he overcame & achieved thanks to Cumulus Outdoors.
I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone irrespective of age or gender.

5/5

5/5

Bag Of Nerves!

As I was getting very tired of being unable to jump into water from a height all my life, which came to a head at an adventure race a few weeks ago when I just couldn't bring myself to jump from a plank into a lake, it was time to sort myself out. A couple of other coasteering organisations had totally failed in the past but as soon as I met Russell and Sam, I knew I was in safe hands. From the comprehensive safety briefing to the initial gentle dunking where they needed to confirm I was OK in cold water, we progressed from very low jumps to a bit higher. Somehow, they were extra brilliant on how to handle a nervous older adult and they got me to do it. I felt completely safe with two instructors, and even when we got into the waves, they made sure I was OK at all times. For anyone who wants to learn the basics away from the pressure of being with others, I can fully recommend a session with the Cumulus instructors on your own - worth every penny!

5/5

5/5

Coasteering

Matty and Benny took great care of us at the Dancing Ledge near Swanage in Dorset.
It is a bit of a walk to get down there, but the scenery and activity is worth it, plus it serves as a great warm up for the activity. Having never done Coasteering before I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was really interesting to swim in the caves and exhilarating to push yourself and jump off the highest rocks.
I would do again!

5/5

5/5

Amazing Afternoon!

An amazing afternoon with great instructors (Dan 'the ginger one' really looked after us) and made sure our two children (9 & 10) were enjoying themselves and felt safe. Brilliant fun for kids and adults with flexibility to get as adventurous as you wish!

Visited August 2016

5/5

5/5

Conquering Fears

I have now done three sessions of Coasteering with Cumulus, one time with a stag party! then I took my daughter and now with my daughter and a group of friends on our camping holiday, on all three occasions I found them to be very friendly, professional and patient, we all had a fantastic time and several of the kids conquered fears and stepped outside of their comfort zone, so a massive thank you to Russell and Sam for a great experience. We will be back next year.

August 2014

5/5

5/5

Absolutely fantastic day with Tommo and Chris. Will be back next year!

Simply can’t fault the amazing day my two teenage daughters had with Tommo and Chris. Expert knowledge of their craft, as well as the local area, fun, motivational, supportive and extremely safety conscious. So glad we came. Please see my Trip Advisor review for more info:

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/members-citypage/SarahW2510/g186266

5/5

5/5

Fantastic Experience, very well organised.


Came down with a group of 16 and had a great time. The sea got a little rough at times but both guides made us feel safe at all times. Coasteering is a great way to explore the coast and challenge yourself.
Overall, highly recommended!
Visited September 2016
Lisa M

5/5

5/5

Superb morning. Tons of fun.

Can’t recommend these guys highly enough.

5/5

5/5

Fantastic!

We had a fantastic afternoon Coasteering with Cumulus for an adventurous hen party. It was one of the most exciting things I've ever done - a real challenge and a massive thrill all in one. The coastline was gorgeous too, and we all felt like we had really achieved something afterwards. If someone had shown me what we would be doing I might not have dared to do it - but Shane and Mikey were such great instructors that we had so much fun and felt completely safe and well looked after the whole time. I can't recommend this experience highly enough - especially if you're lucky enough to be guided by the two legends that are Shane and Mikey. BRILLIANT EXPERIENCE WE WILL NEVER FORGET! THANKS GUYS!!!! XXX
13 Sept 2016

5/5

5/5

Amazing weekend of activities

Thank you to the team at Cumulus for looking after us so well. Tomo, Simon and other instructors were all incredible. Over 1 and a half days we did climbing & abseiling at Dancing Ledge, followed by mountain biking through the Rempstone Estate, to Old Harry's Rocks and over Ballard Down, then the next morning was coasteering at Dancing Ledge. Our group of 9 had an amazing time. Highly recommend Cumulus!
Shaun May 2017

5/5

5/5

Adrenalin Buzz!

We went on a weekday in a very small group. Very good safety briefing and felt totally safe at all times. Instructors (Tomo and Mikey) were great and read our ability level very well. Highlights were the 5 meter ledge and swimming through the caves. Invigorating, a good adrenaline buzz and stunning scenery.
Visited May 2016

5/5

5/5

Amazing Coasteering Time

We had an amazing time Coasteering with Cumulus for the first time. We are an "average family", parents over 40 (not so fit!) and two children aged 13 and 11 who haven't really done anything like this before. We booked it for a challenge and we were not disappointed, being very well looked after by Danny and Shane. My youngest was very reluctant at first, but with a bit of encouragement he took part and had a great time. My eldest had a bit of a panic in the cave, but again she was gently looked after and really enjoyed her experience. It was fun, exciting and we were gently encouraged to challenge ourselves, but never forced to go beyond what we were comfortable with. Excellent equipment and H & S talks and I never felt my children were placed at risk. Really couldn't praise this experience highly enough. Would definitely book again if we are in Dorset again.
Thanks also to Jackie in the office who made the booking process simple and gave excellent instructions. Brilliant!

Visited July 2016

5/5

5/5

Amazing Time!

Adding this for my fiancé who had a great time coasteering for his stag do.
His brother organised the weekend and Shane
and Simon were great guys with a good sense of humour.
All the guys felt safe and enjoyed the experience. Feedback from all who took part is "what an amazing time, such good fun!"

Would highly recommend this event.

5/5

5/5

Absolutely Brilliant!

Absolutely Brilliant!
My husband and I went coasteering with a group of my collegues. It was a 3 hour session including instructions and activities. It was great fun jumping off the cliffs and we were able to go into quite a few caves. The instructors were very professional and took great care of us the whole time. Will definitely go again one day and would suggest it to everyone. You do need to be a fairly confident swimmer though.
Visited August 2016


5/5

5/5

The best thing ever I did it with NCS

I really enjoyed it and best experience ever both instructors were great and thanks to NCS for the opportunity

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