By Nadia Hall

Like that classic idiom, “It does exactly what it says on the tin,” it’s both a simple direction and the perfect solution. Just Add Water, an East End company specialising in water sports and other activities had a fantastic first year in business and 2015 saw the opening of their own Water Street boutique. Faith Bridges and Neil Moncrieff have been on a fast mission to enhance the experience for guests since starting with vacation rentals only three years ago. “We felt a responsibility to provide something for guests to do in St. George’s,” Neil explains with an attitude not uncommon of many a discerning local. You can understand the obligation if you’ve ever felt inclined to apologise to visitors when the weather has been less than favourable, as if it were within your power. The pair put an emphasis on the business being experience driven above all things. “We do amazing tours,” they tell me confidently. It’s true. Each one is a bespoke journey, tailor-made for groups of all sizes. Their two main tour guides, Craig and Cheesy, are experts in their respective aquatic fields, Jet Ski tours and Stand up Paddleboards.

“And from the water sports sprung the shop,” Neil goes on to explain. They needed a centre from which to conduct all bookings and why not fill the space? On site, you will find a good selection of men, women and children’s apparel. Labels such Animal, a popular UK brand focused on surfwear, and Quiksilver boardshorts and jackets for the guys, alongside Roxy jackets and tees for the ladies. Helly Hansen, Bodyglove and rash guards are available for purchase as well as handcrafted artisan jewellery and locally made products, friendship bracelets and books. The shop also sells ATX stand up paddleboards for the repeat enthusiast. They have everything you may need to start your own adventure. Pick up a beach towel, snorkel gear, hats and sunscreen before you hire a boat or kayak for the afternoon. Water shoes and flip flops are also available as well as bicycle rentals for exploring the Olde Towne and beyond.

Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm / Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm