2-hr river kayaking tour and lesson with a foraging focus
Discover the unique flora and fauna of Newquay’s River Gannel estuary
Learn how to forage and sample local wild food produce
All equipment included - buoyancy aid, helmet, kayak, paddles and wetsuits
Discover one of our most popular activities with a new, unique twist! Learn how to kayak and forage at the same time whilst exploring Newquay’s secluded gem - the beautifully scenic River Gannel estuary.
River kayak and forage cruise
Our instructors will brief you on everything you need to know to get the most out of your kayak tour. You’ll learn to paddle efficiently and make sweeping strokes whilst pausing on the way to spot wildlife, points of interest and identify the unique local flora and fauna. Ideal for those who enjoy a slower, leisurely kayak tour and want to learn how to forage.
River foraging experience
Crossing the river to Penpol Creek, a secluded peaceful lagoon, you’ll paddle under overhanging trees to source and sample wild mushrooms known as ‘wood ear.’ Discover a unique form of celery, which is a threatened flora species according to the UK’s Red Plant data list, before mooring up your kayak and heading into the woods for more foraging. Will you discover the UK’s most deadly plant?
At the end of your kayak tour, take a leisurely cruise back up stream while scouring the seagrass beds of the River Gannel - an important habitat for marine life. Soak in the tranquil scenery before heading back to Newquay Activity Centre.
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
Foraging for seasonal produce
Full safety briefing and weather condition checks
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks and paddles included
Flora and fauna identification
10% off our other adventure activities
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)