2 hour eco-focussed guided river kayak UK lesson
Explore the River Gannel - a protected area of marine conservation
Discover rare estuary birds
No prior skills needed - all abilities welcome
From crashing ocean waves to the serenity of rivers in the UK, our Eco River Kayak Tour takes a tranquil approach to river kayaking. Perfect for nature lovers, explore Newquay’s peaceful River Gannel, enjoy the beautiful estuary view and discover the wildlife that inhabits it.
British birds identification
On the river bank, you’ll learn basic kayaking skills before our guided instructors take you on a leisurely river cruise. Paddling with the tide, you’ll navigate your way through lagoons and under overhanging trees whilst identifying native UK wading birds including egrets, herons and cormorants. You may even spot rare estuary birds such as spoonvilles or dalmatian pelicans.
Throughout the tour, you’ll have opportunities to pause and explore the sand dunes and salt marshes where the Gannel estuary’s native wildlife lives. Learn more about this site of special scientific interest, and soak in the beauty of the flora and fauna - all whilst developing key kayak paddling techniques.
Our reviews on Trip Advisor rank Newquay Activity Centre as number one for Cornwall activities and we’re proud double golden winners of the Cornish Tourism awards.
Drop us a line or give our team a call and we’ll arrange the best activity for you! Call 01637 877722, lines open from 8am-10pm.
2-hour River Gannel eco-focussed kayak lesson and tour
Insured, qualified and knowledgeable kayak instructors
Full safety briefing, kit familiarisation and weather condition checks
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayak and paddles included
Gannel wildlife watching and identification
10% off our other adventure activities
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)