Above and below water exploration of Newquay’s stunning coastline
Paddle, dive and laugh together as a family
Perfect for all ages and abilities
Industry leading instructors and first-class equipment
Give your family a double shot of adventure by combining two awesome activities in one. Experience the sheer adrenaline, hilarity and group buzz of super stand up paddle boarding (SUP) – think up to eight people on a humungous SUP - then dive below to discover an underwater world teaming with marine life. It’s twice the fun, twice the experience and twice as memorable!
Why stick to just one activity when you can do two? Aimed at families looking to take their together time to the max, this supersized safari hits the spot at every level. Adrenaline, discovery, games, education…it’s got it all going on and more.
We’ll start out at our Towan Beach HQ to get you togged up then it’s time for an energetic warm up before an ocean safety brief and practice run through covering all the paddle strokes, kit and manoeuvres. Now let’s hit the water…
One, two, three…everybody scramble onto the SUP and get paddling. Laugh-till-you-cry moments will be coming in by the bucket load as you work as a family to get your strokes in sync and head out around the bay to the Gazzle, a beautiful 2km stretch of coastline rich in both looks and character. Home to an array of nooks, crannies, caves and caverns, you’ll navigate the board around this rocky playground and hear tales of its smuggling and shipwrecking past.
Let the games commence
The whole family will be in and out of the water as we turn the SUP into a dive board for a series of games and competitions. Who will make the biggest splash? Who will be the last person standing? If past experience is anything to go by, it won’t be Mum and Dad; our youngest adventurers always seriously impress in this ‘King of the SUP’ activity.
An underwater world
Things slow down for our second activity. With snorkel masks on we transport into the underwater marine ecosystem below. As you explore this conservation area and protected Seahorse breeding site look out for fish, crabs, seals, starfish and lobsters.
There’s the option to explore Cribbar Reef, a renowned big wave surfing spot in the winter months but more often, the tranquil home to a rich array of reef loving wildlife. Just a stone’s throw from the Gazzle there isn’t a better place to see Newquay’s rocky reef structure and incredible marine habitats.
Paddle closer into the headland and you’ll be in the cove of Little Fistral, just 200 metres along from the world famous Fistral Beach. Its rock pools and lagoons host an abundance of miniature sea life and with the iconic Headland Hotel overlooking the snorkel site, it’s a view like none other.
Industry leading instructors
Under the guidance and tuition of some of the most qualified, experienced and insured instructors in the country, adventures with Newquay Activity Centre are all about practical learning and exploring our coastlines up close. With us, families of all ages are encouraged to push their boundaries whilst safe in a supportive environment.
Here at the Newquay Activity Centre Cornwall we take safety seriously. We’re a certified ISA and Surfing England Centre of Excellence and two times winner of the Cornwall Tourism Awards. We ensure the highest standards of adventure leadership and outdoor safety for all ages and abilities.
So drop us a line or give our team a call and we’ll sort you out with the best activity for you, proper job! Call 01637 877722, lines open from 8am-10pm.
Super SUP and snorkelling tour specially designed for family groups of different ages and abilities
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, boards, paddles and snorkelling equipment
Full safety briefing, kit checks, signs and signals before launch
Comprehensive instruction on correct techniques for paddling, balance and snorkelling skills
Open water adventure and exploration of smugglers caves, tidal sections, natural rapids and rocky inlets
Wildlife spotting and identification both above and below water
Fun paddle races and games
Heated changing facilities
Secure storage for belongings
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)