Snorkelling Tour


£45 pp

1.5 hrs
Over 8
 Epic water adventure – both above and below the surface
 Snorkel in sheltered coves and discover rich marine life
 Unique perspective of Newquay’s cliffs, caves and caverns
 All kit is included and no prior experience is necessary
Ready to get your fix of outdoor adventure? Strap on a mask, snorkel and fins and discover the vibrant marine life and hidden caves along Newquay’s coast. You'll glide through the water and dip beneath the waves, witnessing a dazzling spectacle of fish, sea life and hidden treasures. The 90-minute group tour is sociable and affordable - a great option if you're short on time!

What's Included

  • Epic snorkel adventure around Newquay’s marine-rich coast
  • Qualified, experienced and insured instructors
  • Heated changing rooms and secure storage for your valuables
  • Hot outdoor showers, plus separate male and female toilets
  • Full safety briefing, kit familiarisation and weather condition checks
  • Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, snorkels, masks and fins
  • Tales of history and heritage along the route
  • Information and identification of local marine life
  • A 10% discount on further Newquay Activity Centre activities
  • Discount card for apres-snorkel food and drink at local bars and cafes
  • A 15% discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl store
  • A dog sitter if you require it. Just contact us for more details.
  • Excellent bad weather options in case of adverse conditions – we’ll get you guys in the water! This activity can go ahead in the rain – no worries!


Get ready to dive into Newquay’s awesome coastline, exploring hidden caverns and getting a unique, up-close perspective on its marine life.

With the correct safety advice and instruction, snorkelling is quick and easy to learn. Our Snorkel Tour has been designed to teach you many core skills. First, our instructors teach you the basics. Then we’ll set off to find some of Newquay’s most interesting underwater worlds with some unique and adventurous snorkelling.  

We launch and land from two of Newquay’s lush, semi-secret coves. The experience kicks off with adventure, as we follow a rocky path to the water’s edge. It’s worth the trek down here, as the scenery is breathtaking and there is some incredible coastal wildlife in the area – you’re about to experience the best of Newquay’s coastal fringe. We’ll take the walk down to the water slowly – the ocean will be waiting for you.

There is no pressure on our Snorkel Tour. Feel free to enjoy the session as you wish – it’s entirely up to you! Our experienced instructors are there to help – no matter your skill level.


Newquay’s coastal scenery is simply stunning, but delve a little deeper and you’ll discover the markings of a history that’s rife with mystery and drama. From gin-plundering pirates to raging storms and shipwrecks, yesteryear’s gripping past is etched into the landscape of today.

You’ll explore the coastline above and below the water’s surface, navigating your way through caves once occupied by seafaring pirates. Keep an eye out for forgotten treasures beneath the waves.


Jump in and peer into our natural marine ecosystem just minutes from Towan Beach.

Due to the abundance of marine life around the shores of Newquay, you needn’t venture too far down to witness the magic of the ocean. Our Snorkelling Tour comprises a relaxed surface swim where you can see plenty of wonder with your snorkel safely above the water line. You can also use this time simply to chill out and enjoy the views if you prefer – the choice is yours!

Our exclusive Snorkel Tours offer a different perspective of the seascape and a glimpse into the marine environment below. Whether you’re passionate about nature and the outdoors, are simply curious about our coastline’s marine environment, or want to try something unique, this is the adventure for you.


We are super fortunate to operate many of our activities in the shelter of Towan Beach. We choose the tide and weather times that deliver the very best conditions for Snorkeling  Tours. However, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and sometimes she may have different plans for us. We always check the forecasted conditions but if the wind or swell picks up unexpectedly, we will move your session on to our Super SUPs. This will ensure you still cover the same route and session content but will be on a craft that is more resilient against the conditions.  Alternatively, we may offer a different time or location for your tour.

Over 95% of our tours go ahead unaffected by the weather but, in the unlikely event that we can’t run your tour, we have excellent back-up options for you to choose from. We appreciate your understanding.


Our coastal adventures are developed to be the perfect combination of adrenaline fuelled fun and essential sea safety. Tides, rip currents, rocks, the role of lifeguards and basic first aid; once you know about them, it is hard to forget them.

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 Coastal Adventures 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. We are also a British Canoeing Delivery Partner which is a testament to our constant high standards of paddlesports delivery.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

  • International Surfing Association Level 1 or  Level 2
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • Training delivered during our 3 month Outdoor Activity Instructor Course
  • Ongoing inhouse 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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