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. Why not combine a tranquil kayak lesson with one of our exclusive snorkel tours and take your adventure into a whole new world!
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 before heading down to the water. 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!
The sheltered stretch of coastline known as ‘The Gazzle’ is just moments from our HQ located near Towan Beach. 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.
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.
Newquay Activity Centre takes kayaking seriously; we have the qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and fun. We are a two-time Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards. Our kayak lessons and adventures in Newquay are days-out to remember!
With safety at the forefront of our lessons, we must advise that children under the age of 8 are welcome to kayak with us but they should be accompanied by an adult and book onto a Private or Family Kayak Tour.
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 may need to change the time or location of your tour. Alternatively, we can move your booking onto a different activity, safe from unsuitable or dangerous kayak conditions.
In the event of recent or ongoing heavy rainfall or high wind, water visibility may be reduced or limited when snorkeling. If this is the case during your tour, we will always make sure you're compensated with more time on your kayak tour. The weather can be unpredictable - that doesn’t mean your tour has to be any less memorable, our instructors react quickly to organise the best tour for each daily conditions.
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. If we need to amend your kayak booking due to adverse weather, we will let you know in advance. (No need to call us). We appreciate your understanding.
NEWQUAY ACTIVITY CENTRE
Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. We’re not in the business of just making a quick buck. When you book with Newquay Activity Centre, you get the care, attention, knowledge and feedback that you need.
On site we have hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male and female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your lesson. Extend your days fun and check out our hire equipment.
Book online today or contact us via our online chat where our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s activity today!
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!
Please allow roughly 3 hours for your total visit