Newquay Sea Kayak Tours: Take In Breathtaking Views, Explore Secret Coves And Investigate Smugglers Caves.

It’s the best way to appreciate Newquay’s incredible coastal environment with each tour being different due to the changing weather conditions. Our tours are great for all ages and abilities.

With no prior experience required for any of our kayak tours, we embed the essential skills to get you started and upskill you as you move through the tour. The focus is on exploring the coast from this unique perspective and moving at your own speed under the guidance of our experienced, qualified and outgoing instructors.

We’re proud to be Tripadvisor’s No.1 provider of water sports adventures.


Choose from one of our growing selection of sea kayaking options and explore the beautiful Cornish coastline:

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Kayaking Sea Kayak Tour Cornwall

Sea Kayak Lesson & Tour

Join us on our scenic Sea Kayak Lesson & Tour in Newquay as we navigate Cornwall’s coastline up close and personal from sit-on-top kayaks. Explore smugglers caves, inviting coves, imposing cliffs and epic landscapes along this exciting kayaking route.

Snorkel Kayak Tour

Snorkel Kayak Tour

The cliffs and caves along Newquay’s craggy coastline play host to an abundance of wildlife – but there’s also an incredible amount to be discovered below the water’s surface too.

Family Sea Kayak Tour

Family Kayak Tour

Are you looking for something new and exciting on your next family holiday? Our latest kayaking adventures are guaranteed to blow you away with stunning scenery, unbelievable stories and incredible fun for all ages!

Private Kayaking Tour

Private Kayaking Tour

Personalised, bespoke and unique… Our private kayaking tours are designed especially with you in mind. If you’re after the ultimate solo or couple adventure that perfectly fits your needs, look no further!

Gannel Kayak Tour

River Kayak Tour

The Gannel Estuary is a tranquil contrast to the ever-popular beaches of Newquay. Located just south of Towan Headland, its meandering tidal waters are flanked by woodland and sand dunes making it a unique home for native wildlife.

Eco Sea Kayaking Cornwall

Eco Kayak Tour

Newquay’s native wildlife and coastal flora take centre stage on our unique, environmentally-focussed eco kayaking tours. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery from your own sit-on-top kayak!

Heritage Kayak Newquay

Heritage Kayaking Tour

Hidden in the crevices of Newquay’s coastlines are secrets just waiting to be uncovered. Join us on our exclusive Heritage Kayak Tour as we travel back in time to dramatic storms, shipwrecked sailors, sea-faring pirates and secretive smugglers.

Kayak Fishing

Kayak Fishing Tour

Turn your kayak into a unique fishing platform in this fun and interactive activity. Celebrate Newquay’s incredible marine life and feel energised, accomplished and closer to nature.

Kayak Coasteering

Kayak & Coasteer

Looking for a double-strength injection of both adrenaline and coastal cruising? Our Kayak Coasteer will seriously hit the spot. Combining two of our most popular activities, it’s a souped up, high-energy version of our best bits.

Private River Kayak

Private River Kayak Tour

Book a private bespoke river kayak lesson and benefit from focussed tuition at a pace that suits you. You’ll enjoy a unique river kayak adventure that’s tailored to you or your family’s exact needs under the watchful eye of our expert instructors.

River Snorkel Kayak Tour

Snorkel River Kayak Tour

Explore what lies beneath the scenic Gannel Estuary – the jewel in Newquay’s crown and a preserved area of marine conservation. Learn how to navigate your kayak along the river before pausing to snorkel below the water’s surface.

River Bushcraft Kayak

Kayak & Bushcraft Experience

If you were stranded in the wilderness for a night, would you have what it takes to survive? With a bit of luck you’ll never need to find out. However, our controlled experiences are here to teach you everything you need to know just in case.

River Kayak Cornish Picnic

Kayak Paddle & Picnic

Are you a keen kayaker looking for adventure with a twist? Are you also looking to sample the delights of locally sourced Cornish picnic fuel?

River Kayak Paddle & Prosecco

Kayak Paddle & Prosecco

If you’re looking for a celebration with a difference, book onto our Kayak Paddle & Prosecco Tour for an exclusive experience with a sophisticated twist.

Whether you’re an adventure loving family, wild group of stag and hens or an adventurous individual looking to explore; we have the best range of kayaking activities for you.


Our HQ is conveniently based close to Towan beach, the gateway to the Gazzle Peninsula and less than a one-minute walk to Newquay’s town centre. With car parks close by, eateries up the road and the beach just below us; you’ll be in prime position for a day out to remember with Newquay Activity Centre.


Whatever your age, ability or group size, we will provide the perfect kayaking tours and coastal adventures in Newquay for you.


Contact our expert team of professionals for more information and experience our Newquay kayaking adventures. We have developed tours for all ages and abilities to get the absolute most out of Newquay’s breathtaking coastline.



The Gazzle is a cliff-line steeped in history. Smugglers caves, natural rapids, craggy inlets and hidden coves; our coastline holds a host of secrets just waiting to be discovered.


Newquay Bay is one of the most sheltered stretches along Cornwall’s northern coastlines. At low tide, the pristine sand stretches all the way from Newquay’s harbour to the cliffs of Lusty Glaze beach. Seals and dolphins regularly frequent these waters and once out of Towan’s harbour, we’ll lead you along sections of coastline otherwise inaccessible by land.


Together with your experienced and qualified instructor you will assess the conditions, learn the fundamentals of beach and ocean safety and perfect your kayak skills before launching your craft into the water. Your tuition will be land and water based and pitched at a level to suit all group members.


Every adventure differs depending on the weather and swell conditions of the day, so get ready for an action packed paddle along Newquay’s scenic coastlines.



  • Informative and exciting sea kayak lesson and tour
  • Qualified and knowledgeable kayak instructors
  • Heated changing rooms and secure on-site storage for your valuables
  • Hot outdoor showers and male & female toilets
  • Full safety briefing, kit familiarisation and weather condition checks
  • Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks and paddles included
  • Wildlife watching and identification
  • Tales of the area’s rich history, biodiversity and heritage
  • 10% off further Newquay Activity Centre activities
  • Discount card for apres kayak food & drink at local bars and cafes
  • 15% off at Newquay’s Rip Curl store
  • 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!
  • Please allow roughly 3 hours for your total visit



Newquay Activity Centre’s base near Towan Beach is the perfect place to park your gear and get kitted out for your exclusive kayaking adventure. We provide heated changing rooms and safe storage for all your belongings, giving you peace of mind before, during and after hitting the water. We’ll hold the fort whilst you’re out enjoying our kayaking tours and coastal adventures in Newquay!


We sit in the heart of Cornwall’s adventure capital above Newquay’s Towan Beach, just moments from Newquay town centre. Within walking distance there is a host of car parks, eateries and bars for winding down after your action-packed kayaking adventure.


You will be issued with a discount card at the end of your session which will provide you with up to 25% off at local bars/restaurants and 15% discount from the Rip Curl Store.



Whatever the age, ability or group size, our team of expert instructors tailor every experience to you.


We provide everything you will need for our kayaking tours and coastal adventures in Newquay. With a huge range of warm wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and the most buoyant and user friendly kayaks; you’ll be ready to learn the core kayaking skills and begin your ocean adventure.


Whether you’re a group of friends, family, stag and hens, corporate colleagues or Military, Newquay’s dramatic coastline is the perfect playground for pushing personal boundaries and building team dynamics.



Newquay’s varied coastline plays host to a huge array of native wildlife and is steeped in incredible history. We’ve developed our kayaking routes in collaboration with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, meaning our instructors can provide you with an in-depth guidance of the native flora and fauna along the coastlines. We’ll also regale you with tales of history, myth and legend.


During a recent eco-coasteer we found over 80 marine species along the Gazzle stretch alone.


Preserving the quality of our coastal environment and ensuring its protection is a number one priority of the Newquay Activity Centre.


We live to enjoy everything the coast has to offer and having clean, litter free waters is vitally important for the health and safety of native wildlife, as well as our own. Ask our team about our current environmental strategies and find out how you can help contribute towards looking after our coastlines.



Our fantastic team are industry experts with a wealth of international experience. Every route has been tried, tested and risk assessed by our instructors to ensure our kayaking adventures and coastal tours in Newquay are the perfect combination of enjoyable and adrenaline-fuelled fun.


Our award-winning activities sit top of the Tripadvisor rankings with 95% 5-star reviews. Check out our humbling list of accolades …




We’ve partnered with awesome local businesses including Rip Curl, Loafers and Walkabout – so our visitors get some amazing discounts, priority bookings and super service …ssshhhh don’t tell the others!


So what are you waiting for? Get in touch and try the best adventure activities in Newquay.