1-to-1 or 2-to-1 private guided river kayak lesson
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, expert 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.
Your own, private instructor
On the banks of Newquay’s secluded estuary, the River Gannel, you’ll get a full safety brief from your own private instructor. Learn essential skills such as efficient paddling techniques and sweep strokes, and using the weather to navigate effectively from one side of the river to the other (a technique known as ferry gliding).
Focussed tuition in a small or private group will help you develop your skills quickly.
Tailored private kayak adventure
On hitting the water in your kayak, you’ll put those land-based skills into practise. Your instructor will point out areas of interest on the river and focus on what interests you the most.
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 ask us if you want to add these options to your package.
Our reviews on Trip Advisor rank Newquay Activity Centre as number one for Cornwall activities and we’re proud double golden winners of the Cornish Tourism awards.
Drop us a line or give our team a call and we’ll arrange the best activity for you! Call 01637 877722, lines open from 8am-10pm.
2-hour river kayaking lesson and tour
Your own expert, private instructor
Full safety briefing and weather condition checks
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks and paddles included
Exploration at your own pace - decide on the focus of your adventure
Wildlife watching and identification
Tales of the River Gannel’s rich history
10% off our other adventure activities
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)