Family Kayak Tour
£310 + £50 per additional person
- 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!
- About This Lesson
- Centre Of Excellence
EPIC FAMILY ADVENTURE
Drawing from over 20 years worth of experience, our instructors have developed a family-friendly 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 workout for the kids as their minds race with stories of pirates and treacherous tales during an adventurous and exciting paddle.
KITTING UP FOR ADVENTURE
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 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.
HANDS-ON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
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.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS EXTREME WEATHER?
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 takes kayaking seriously; we have the qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and fun. We are a two-time Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards. Our kayak lessons and adventures in Newquay are days-out to remember!
With safety at the forefront of our lessons, we must advise that children under the age of 8 are accompanied by an adult or guardian during our Family Kayak Tour.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS EXTREME WEATHER?
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 may need to change the time or location of your tour. Alternatively, we can move your booking onto a different activity, safe from unsuitable or dangerous kayak conditions.
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. If we need to amend your kayak booking due to adverse weather, we will let you know in advance. (No need to call us). We appreciate your understanding.
NEWQUAY ACTIVITY CENTRE
Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. We’re not in the business of just making a quick buck. When you book with Newquay Activity Centre, you get the care, attention, knowledge and feedback that you need.
On site we have hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male and female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your lesson. Extend your days fun and check out our hire equipment.
Book online today or contact us via our online chat where our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s activity today!
- About This Lesson
- Centre Of Excellence
ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN TO SURF?
Have you always dreamed of learning to surf? Is riding inside a tube on your bucket list? Or maybe you’re interested in what all the fuss is about with this surfing malarkey. Well look no further, visit our Newquay Surf School and prepare to get truly addicted! Here at the Newquay Activity Centre Surf School we offer an exhilarating Taster lesson aimed at first time surfers of all ages and abilities.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our Taster Surfing Lessons introduce you to this super-cool and fun sport, teaching you the basics from beach safety to stand up surfing. You’ll get suited up in toasty-warm Rip Curl wetsuits and ID vests in our heated changing rooms. We also have safety lockers to store your clothes and valuables before heading down to Towan Beach. We use premium quality Swell foam surfboards for our Taster Surfing Lessons as they offer the most stable platform on which to learn.
THERE IS NO BETTER TIME TO START SURFING
“Am I too old? …I’m terrible at sport!” I hear you cry. Well, in fact, it’s never too late OR too early to start surfing! Regardless of age, background, experience or even balance, surfing is an enjoyable and accessible sport for everyone. With our highly qualified and enthusiastic instructors, we’re confident that you’ll have an enjoyable first blast – and we’re sure you’ll be coming back for another fix! Be warned, it’s addictive!
The Newquay Activity Centre is the longest running surf school in Newquay. We use a 1:8 ratio of teachers to students so surfers can receive the attentive tuition they need. We’re also a certified Surfing England Centre of Excellence.
All our surfing lessons and courses have been designed by British Surf Team Coach, Rob Barber. This means that when you learn to surf with us you’re guaranteed the highest level of unparalleled tuition in the industry.
We have a brand new centre, designed in 2021, conveniently located near Towan beach. We have hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male & female toilets, lock boxes for valuables and clothing storage. We also boast a brand new hire centre for all of your post-lesson ocean needs.
We recommend booking in advance, especially if you’re planning on visiting during peak season. Book online today or contact us via our online chat and our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s adventure today!
If you don’t see availability for the date you would like then please contact us using our Online Chat or by calling 01637 877722