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Family Kayak Tour

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Family Kayak Tour


Fun & explorative kayak family adventure!
Epic safari of Newquay's coast including cave exploration, paddle games, wildlife watching and wave negotiation
Full safety briefing and tuition in correct techniques
Qualified & insured family-friendly kayak instructors

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! You will learn brand new skills, witness an abundance of wildlife and experience the coast like never before.


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.



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. 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.



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.

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.



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.



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!


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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!
Please allow roughly 3 hours for your total visit

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