Gannel Kayak Tour
£55pp | River Kayaking Lesson & Tour
2-hour Kayak lesson and safari
Insured, quaified instructors
Safety briefing, kit familiarisation and lesson in correct river paddling techniques. No prior kayak skills required.
All kit included
The Gannel Estuary is a tranquil contrast to the popular Newquay beaches. 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 and a stunning place to explore.
The River Gannel meets the sea on the sweeping sands of Crantock Beach, a vast expanse ready to discover with your expert Kayak instructors.
You’ll navigate your crafts from the banks of the Gannel and paddle with the tide, through blue water lagoons and under overhanging trees whilst soaking up the setting in a peaceful coastal adventure.
The basic skills of kayaking are simple to pick up and easy to perfect as you paddle along the Gannel, sheltered from the swell of Newquay’s Atlantic beaches. The salt marshes and sand banks of the stunning Gannel Estuary provide a unique habitat for Newquay’s bird life. It’s a fragile, protected area home to an array of marine wildlife that you are guaranteed to see from your kayak. Otters and Kingfishers have been spotted in the area and the local seals occasionally swim in the area.
History and heritage
Myth and legend are rife along Newquay’s coastlines, from pirates to witch-hunts there’s a story in every cove. During your kayaking adventure, you’ll discover Penpole Creek, once known as the Port of Truro where goods would be sailed in and transported to the southern coast of Cornwall. The remains of the quay and the moorings of small sailing boats are still visible today, if you know where to look.
Listen out for the Crake, a haunting cry heard day and night that’s said to be sound of a thousand human souls. The legend lives on and is an exciting story to take home.
This stretch of river is known as ‘Millionaire’s row’ for good reason. The properties overlooking the river are stunning.
Our reviews on Trip Advisor rank Newquay Activity Centre as number one for Cornwall activities including kayaking in Newquay! We’re also proud double gold winners of the Cornish Tourism awards.
Drop us a line or give our team a call and we’ll sort you out with the best activity for you, proper job! Call 01637 877722, lines open from 8am-10pm.
2-hour Gannel kayak safari
Insured, qualified and knowledgable Kayak Instructors
Heated changing rooms and secure storage of your valuables
Full safety briefing, kit familiarisation and weather condition checks
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayak and paddles included
Gannel wildlife watching and identification
Tales of the area’s rich and dramatic history
10% off our other adventure activities
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)