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Corporate Cornwall Castaway

Corporate Cornwall Castaway

£99 pp

6 hrs
Over 8
 Experience bushcraft, super SUP and coasteering skills on our awesome coastline
Enjoy team building fun through exciting shipwreck scenarios!
Physical and mental challenges ideal for corporate team building
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Your excited workforce will embark on a re-enactment of one of Newquay’s most famous shipwrecks, will they have what it takes to survive?
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What's Included

  • Expertly qualified & industry-leading SUP, wilderness and coasteer instructors
  • Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, rash vests, super SUP and paddles provided for your team of castaways
  • Coastal awareness, safety briefing and kit checks before launch
  • Comprehensive instruction on correct techniques for paddling, bushcraft and coasteering skills
  • Ultimate adventure as you test your wild swimming, cave survival and coasteering abilities
  • Hot outdoor showers and separate male & female toilets
  • On-site storage and lockers for valuables
  • 10% off further Newquay Activity Centre adventures
  • Discount card for apres adventure food/drink at local eateries and bars
  • 15% discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl store


In December 1917 a terrible storm battered the coast of Newquay. The Osten, a local fishing boat, got caught in the storm and was washed over the notoriously dangerous Cribbar reef – a modern day big wave surf spot where waves of up to 40ft break over shallow jagged rocks.

The alarm was raised and horses pulled the lifeboat to the slipway on Towan Headland. However, on arrival at the scene, the lifeboat’s new coxswain refused to launch in such weather and waves. Despite the coxswains orders, former cox Gill resisted saying he had been out in worse and formed a maverick crew of volunteers to rescue the Osten.

Much to the delight of onlookers, the lifeboat set sail under Gill’s command, but the boat was soon tipped by huge waves. Her sails quickly filled with water so she could not self-right and the crew were washed overboard and into the cliffs.

The storm raged for the following 3 days and 3 nights forcing the crew to weather it out in a nearby cave. The men foraged for seagull eggs, crabs and shellfish and built fires from driftwood to cook and fend off the onset of hypothermia. When the storm finally passed the crew were rescued and awarded RNLI gallantry medals on their return to land.

Would your team have the knowledge to survive in such an unforgiving environment?


Your team will be challenged on every level in a myriad of wilderness bushcraft & adventure scenarios. These will include wild swimming, coasteering, survival skills and navigating a rescue craft back to shore. It’s no easy feat and to become a true Cornwall Castaway you must successfully complete every wilderness & adventure challenge.

Does your workforce have what it takes?

On arrival at the Newquay Activity Centre one of our qualified experienced instructors will kit your team out in Rip Curl wetsuits, buoyancy aids and safety helmets before leading you to the beginning of your Cornwall Castaway adventure.


Shortly after being ‘shipwrecked’, your objective is to make dry land by means of wild sea swimming, traversing your way along rocks, low-level climbing and riding nature’s natural rapids. Allow your team to encourage each other and boost confidence with incredible leaps into deep-water plunge pools. Take the healthy competition to the next level and see who has the nerve to go the highest!


On making it to Dead man’s cove, you’ll take on a host of wilderness & adventure survival skills. Here you will forage, collect fuel to build a fire and also learn how to identify our fascinating marine and bird life.


Once your belly is full and your energy recharged, it’s time for your workforce to escape Dead man’s cove. Fortunately for your team, a life raft (a.k.a our huge Super Stand Up Paddleboard) will be somewhere in the vicinity as a means of escape. Here, working as a team, you’ll learn how to launch & land the castaway raft, perform efficient paddle strokes (both standing up and kneeling down), steer & control the craft and navigate our craggy coastline back to the safety of the shore.


All of our team building activities in Cornwall are entertaining, inclusive and full of healthy competition. Forget the conventional ways of forcing your team to spend time with each other, pack your flip-flops and come and have some real fun! A happy workforce equals a productive workforce. Corporate team building retreats are a great way for your team to break through the boundaries of the office and really come into their own, all the while making new friends and boosting confidence.

It’s not just action, adrenaline and heaps of fun; you will also walk away having learnt invaluable coastal survival skills and a tall tale to tell for the next 100 years!

Come and see how a day on the Cornish coastline could benefit your team today!


Newquay Activity Centre takes the fun of corporate away days seriously; we have the qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and enjoyment.  Our team building activities in Newquay are tons of fun.  They are the perfect mix of adventure, fun and working together.  We have years of experience in dealing with corporate groups of all sizes. 

Our team of professionals have years of personal experience underpinning their qualifications and a wealth of knowledge to share. You’ll gain more than just new confidence on our coastal adventures in Newquay.


We take huge pride in providing the best activities and offering an amazing experience for our guests.  Don’t just take our word for it though, our reviews back this up!  We have over 3000 5 star Tripadvisor reviews and some amazing Google reviews…

We’re number one rated for Outdoor Activities in Newquay for a reason!


We are licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and are a recognised Training centre for SLSGB (Surf Life Saving Great Britain), the only one in Newquay.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

  • International Surfing Association Level 1 or  Level 2
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • Inhouse trained to use GoPro’s and to deliver specific Newquay Activity Centre lesson packages
  • Instructors have followed our 3 week Intensive Surf Instructor Course or our 3 month long Outdoor Activity Instructor Academy Course
  • Many of our surf instructors are also signed off in house to deliver video analysis and surf skate training


You can learn more about our instructors qualifications and what they mean on our blog.


We are 3 x Cornwall Tourism Awards Winner and 1 x South West Tourism Awards Winner

As well as the general public we have also delivered activities for a number of special clients including:

  • The England Rugby team
  • England Surfing Team
  • BBC Radio One
  • The Gadget Show
  • The Sunday Times
  • Cristian Dior


We are the number 1 choice for all local schools including:

  • Newquay Tretherras
  • Newquay Treviglas
  • Newquay Junior School
  • Mawgan in Pydar School
  • Cornwall College


Our safety record is unblemished, as we work alongside the RNLI to ensure conditions and activities are appropriate for our activities.  We also hold an Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority Licence (AALA) which ensures our standards are maintained at all times and checked by external bodies, we hold extensive public indemnity insurance with up to £10,000,000 cover, so you know you’re in safe hands, whatever outdoor activity you decide to do with us.

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