Cable Ski Marbella is an amazing way to learn to wakeboard as a family or improve your skills in a sheltered, controlled way. It is a stunning place, with an enormous lake in the middle of a large park and offers some of the best facilities of its kind in Europe. It’s also open all year round, so it’s ideal for an offpeak holiday, as well as a summer visit.
They have nine cables running across the large lake (over 2,500 foot), so nine people can try at once. The smooth pulley system will pull you into the water and you can choose to simply practice standing up, or go for some tricks using their ramps, rails and tubes.
This is a very unusual family activity, but is an excellent way to introduce you to wakeboarding and is recommended before you take to the open water. So if one of your kids has been hassling you about trying wakeboarding, but you’re not sure whether they would be able to do it, head down to Cableski Marbella first.
Insider’s Tip – If you are a beginner, then you need to book a lesson, rather than assuming people will be on hand to help out. The lessons are reasonably priced at 15€ per hour and the instructors are all excellent professionals who will help the whole family enjoy the experience. Up to four people can have a lesson with one instructor, so this is a good option for a family. Email the team to book a lesson firstname.lastname@example.org
If the rest of the family doesn’t fancy trying wakeboarding you can hang out at the pool or the bar. There are sunloungers or hammocks so you can chill out and enjoy watching your kids trying out the wakeboarding. However, there have been some complaints about it being a little run down. This isn’t a 5* experience, but it’s excellent at what it does and any watersports fans will really enjoy the day.
How much does it cost?
You can pay per lap, or for a half day or full day. 5 laps is 15€, half a day is 35€ and a full day is 45€
You can hire equipment by the hour or day. The costs are 10€ per hour, 20€ for half a day and 30€ for a whole day.
Cableski Marbella is located in San Pedro, within easy reach of Nueva Andalucia, Puerto Banus and Marbella. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 2.30pm and then 4pm to 7.30pm. It’s easy to find and there is ample parking.
Kids must be strong swimmers to try this activity. We recommend this for families with teens, looking for an affordable and manageable way to try wakeboarding or improve their skills all year round. Find out more on their website