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Family Kayak Tour

Family Kayak Tour

£310 + £50 per additional person

2 hrs
Over 3
 Fun & explorative kayak family adventure!
 Epic safari of Newquay's coast including cave exploration, games, and wildlife watching
 Full safety briefing and tuition in correct techniques
 Free photography for you with this activity!*
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!
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What's Included

  • Informative and exciting family kayak lesson and tour
  • Qualified and knowledgeable family-friendly instructors
  • Heated changing rooms and secure 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
  • 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!


Drawing from over 20 years worth of experience, our instructors have developed a family-friendly kayaking safari around Newquay’s incredible ‘Gazzle’ coastline. Explore dramatic cliff lines, sheltered caves, mysterious caverns and smugglers coves on the ultimate family adventure.

Our Family Kayak Tour will be a physical and mental adventure for the kids as their minds race with stories of pirates and treacherous tales during an adventurous and exciting paddle.


From the comfort of our on-site heated changing rooms, your family will be kitted up with Rip Curl wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and paddles. This top quality kit will keep you warm and safe during your kayak tour in Newquay.

Once fully kitted up, your expert kayak instructor will lead you in the basics of paddle strokes, kit familiarity, water safety and signals – finishing with a short warm-up before heading down to the water.

We launch and land from two of Newquay’s lush, semi-secret coves. The start to experience is an adventure, as we walk down a rock path to the water’s edge. It’s worth it as the scenery is breath taking, there is some incredible coastal wildlife in the area, and you really are experiencing the best of Newquay’s coastal fringe. We take the walk down to the water slowly, the kayaks will be waiting in the cove for you.

We pride ourselves in sharing a well-rounded learning experience, which will on many tours see you given the opportunity to experience both a double and single kayak. If you start in a double kayak but want to try a single, we swap mid-way on either one of the secret beaches that we visit or in the ocean environment. We cannot guarantee that you will have a single or a double kayak for the duration of the tour. But will have the opportunity to experience both, or one or the other.

From here, the Family Kayak Tour will move at the group’s pace stopping at areas of interest to answer any questions and to explore the impressive coastline up close and personal. It’s in these moments that Newquay’s history really comes alive as you revisit the routes that sea-faring pirates would have regularly taken to avoid the authorities.

If the tides and conditions permit, you will explore inside and around old smugglers caves that were once used to store exotic plunder. Cast your mind back hundreds of years and imagine yourself in the boots of pirates that shared these very same waterways.

Our instructors will be excited to share stories of Newquay’s dramatic past as well as provide fun family games and challenges. Expect to hear about our historic smugglers, pirates and shipwrecks while upskilling in paddle strokes and coastal negotiation.


Kayaking is the perfect way to explore our coastal habitats. Watch as your kids build new confidence in the ocean environment, engaging with wildlife that call our coastlines home and learning about the history that shaped it.

With paddle skills, epic games and guaranteed smiles, it’s the ultimate family activity! For younger ocean users we can also embed sea safety skills that will improve their awareness of the coastal environment whichever part of the world they travel to in the future.


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 Kayak 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 this does happen, we have excellent back-up options for you to choose from. We appreciate your understanding.


Newquay Activity Centre experience of Newquay’s coastline and the Gannel estuary has seen the development of their signature routes that get the best of the daily weather conditions. Using professional, technical advice from the county’s top level paddle sports expert, John Paul Eatock, the standards of safety while maintaining fun lesson delivery are sky high.

After launching the company in 1996, we have catered for over 200,000 guest experiences. We work closely with the sports governing body, British Canoeing to deliver kayak leader training courses for the Paddlesports Leader Award and as a result have industry leading instructors who have completed our 3 month long Outdoor Instructor Training Course.


We take huge pride in providing the best kayaking tours 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:


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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