Private Estuary Kayak

Private Estuary Kayak

From £85 to £130 pp

2 hrs
1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4
Over 3
 Private guided kayak lesson along the beautiful Gannel Estuary
 Develop key technical skills including efficient kayak paddling strokes
 Tailored river kayak adventure to suit your needs
 No experience necessary - suitable for complete kayaking beginners
Book a private bespoke river kayak lesson and benefit from focussed tuition at a pace that suits you. You’ll enjoy a unique river kayak adventure that’s tailored to you or your family’s exact needs under the watchful eye of our expert instructors.
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What's Included

  • Informative and relaxing private river kayak lesson and tour
  • Qualified and knowledgeable kayak 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!


Our private river tours take in the most beautiful stretches of the Gannel estuary. Witness friendly native wildlife, blue lagoons and golden sand banks away from the hustle and bustle of popular beaches. Our instructors will move at a pace that suits you, stopping at areas of interest to investigate more closely or answer any questions.

We’ve worked with historians, conservation groups and the local community to deliver an unforgettable river kayak experience. Whether you’re interested in the native river wildlife, the River Gannel’s history, or you want to try river snorkelling, we’ve got it covered! Just let us know if you want to add these options to your package.


Our travelling HQ (the Newquay Activity Centre van) will provide a nomadic base from which your private group will receive their kayak equipment and safety brief. Set up on the banks of the estuary, you will admire a backdrop of stunning scenery whilst kitting up in a Rip Curl wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet.

After grabbing a paddle and a kayak, your experienced 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.


Our Private River Kayak Tours are the perfect place to hone your skills and get the most from our expert instructors. Armed with over 20-years worth of experience and knowledge, you will have the opportunity to tap into the mind of a professional and boost your confidence on the water.

You will learn essential kayak skills including correct paddle techniques, efficient stroke patterns and how to use the weather to your advantage. Using a combination of kayak position and river flow to get from one bank to another is known as ‘ferry gliding’. This is a fun and technical skill that you will have plenty of time to learn and practice during your private tour!


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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