Snorkel Kayak Tour

Snorkel Kayak

£80 pp

2 hrs
1:8
Over 8
Medium
 Explorative adventure above and below the crystal-clear waters of Newquay
 Kayak safari taking in the cliffs, caves and caverns of the coast
 Snorkel in calm and sheltered inlets
 All kit is included - no prior experience required
The cliffs and caves along Newquay’s craggy coastline play host to an abundance of wildlife – but there’s also an incredible amount to be discovered below the water’s surface too.

What's Included

  • Explorative and exciting snorkel 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!

UNIQUE KAYAK EXPERIENCE

The sheltered stretch of coastline known as ‘The Gazzle’ is just moments from our HQ located near Towan Beach and is the perfect environment for a sea kayak tour. Throughout history it has been shaped by storms and smugglers and now plays host to an array of native wildlife. But peer beneath the water’s surface and you will discover an exciting new world…

Armed with the knowledge and the appropriate gear, our expert instructors will help you navigate the rocky playground from your sit-on-top kayak. Whilst sharing its historic tales of pirates and shipwrecks.

SNORKEL ADVENTURES

Once moored up in a sheltered tidal inlet, you will pop on your masks and discover the underwater marine ecosystem. If you’re lucky you may see seals, dolphins, lobsters and starfish; this marine conservation area is the perfect place to see native wildlife of all shapes and sizes. It’s also one of the UK’s few designated seahorse-breeding areas.

Our exclusive snorkel kayak tours are a luxurious way to appreciate the scenery and get a glimpse into the watery world below. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, curious about our coastline’s marine environment, or just looking for an experience that is completely different; this is the perfect aquatic adventure for you.

KITTING UP READY FOR ADVENTURE

From the comfort of our heated on-site changing rooms, you will be kitted up with a Rip Curl wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet. You will also be provided with a top-quality snorkel mask, snorkel and kayak paddle.

Once fully kitted up, your expert kayak instructor will lead you in the basics of paddle strokes, kit familiarity, water safety and signals – finishing with a short warm-up.

We launch and land from two of Newquay’s lush, semi-secret coves. The start to experience is an adventure, as we walk down a rock path to the water’s edge. It’s worth it as the scenery is breath taking, there is some incredible coastal wildlife in the area, and you really are experiencing the best of Newquay’s coastal fringe. We take the walk down to the water slowly, the kayaks will be waiting in the cove for you.

We pride ourselves in sharing a well-rounded learning experience, which will on many tours see you given the opportunity to experience both a double and single kayak. If you start in a double kayak but want to try a single, we swap mid-way on either one of the secret beaches that we visit or in the ocean environment. We cannot guarantee that you will have a single or a double kayak for the duration of the tour. But will have the opportunity to experience both, or one or the other.

From here, the Snorkel Kayak Tour will move at the group’s pace stopping at areas of interest to answer any questions and to explore the magical world beneath!

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS EXTREME WEATHER?

We are super fortunate to operate many of our activities in the shelter of Towan beach. We choose the tide and weather times that deliver the very best conditions for Kayak Tours. However, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and sometimes she may have different plans for us. We always check the forecasted conditions but if the wind or swell picks up unexpectedly, we will move your session on to our Super SUPs, this will ensure you still cover the same route and session content but will be on a craft that is more resilient against the conditions. Alternatively, we may offer a different time or location for your tour.

Over 95% of our tours go ahead unaffected by the weather but, in the unlikely event that this does happen, we have excellent back-up options for you to choose from. We appreciate your understanding.

OUR EXPERTISE

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.

OUR VISITOR EXPERIENCES

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!

OUR TRAINING

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.

WHY CHOOSE US

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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