2-hr river kayaking lesson and River Gannel Tour
Picnic including traditional Cornish pasties and drinks
Chilled out, slower paced adventure
Discover points of interest on the river - local wildlife, history, flora and fauna
What better way to enjoy the serenity and beauty of Newquay’s River Gannel than a leisurely river kayak tour and picnic.
Ideal for families, hen and stag parties, and those who want a slower-paced activity, you’ll develop essential kayak paddling techniques while exploring the habitat of this protected conservation area.
After kitting up and getting a full safety brief on the banks of the River Gannel, follow your instructor as he/she guides you to the peaceful lagoon of Penpol Creek. Guide your kayak underneath overhanging trees, and admire the serenity of this secluded spot.
River Picnic in Newquay
Moor up your kayaks at Penpol Creek - the site of an old lime kiln and shipyard where ship building took place until 1872.
From there, you’ll head into the secluded woods towards the picnic site at the top of the hill. Soak in the stunning estuary views while tucking into one of Cornwall’s most famous delicacies - the Cornish pasty. Disconnect and enjoy a well-earned rest before retrieving your kayak.
Before heading back to the tour’s start point, practise your new kayak paddling skills or dive into the soothing water and chill out with a little swim.
Discover the beauty of the River Gannel which runs to the sweeping shores of Crantock Beach. Paddle with the receding tide back to your start point and admire the stunning houses of ‘millionaires row’ which overlook the river.
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.
Scenic river picnic with locally sourced Cornish pasties and drinks
Guided instruction on kayak paddling techniques
Wildlife and history highlights
Full safety briefing and guided instruction on river kayaking techniques
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayaks and paddles
10% off our other adventure activities
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)