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Heritage SUP Tour

Heritage SUP Tour

£70 pp

2 hrs
1:8
Over 8
Low
 Relaxing SUP safari exploring the best tales of Newquay's coastline
Historical focus on the smugglers, myths and legends from Cornwall’s past
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 Explore cliffs, caves and caverns that local seals now call home!
On a calm sunny day, it’s hard to believe that violent storms and seafaring smugglers shaped Newquay’s rugged coastlines. But look closer, paddle into shallower waters and you’ll see history come alive on our heritage SUP tours.
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What's Included

  •  Interesting and informative heritage focussed SUP tour
  • Qualified and knowledgeable SUP 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, SUP boards 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 SUP 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!

LEARN TO STAND UP PADDLE BOARD!

With the correct safety advice and instruction, stand up paddle boarding is quick and easy to learn. First, our instructors teach you the basics, then the tour sets off with a unique and informative paddle around Newquay’s most historically-rich coastline. Many of our SUP tour groups begin paddling on their knees, advancing to a stand up position when they feel safe and confident to do so.

Our Heritage SUP Tour has been designed to teach you many core skills including how to launch and land, stand up and balance, hold your paddle, perform basic strokes and how to make directional changes.

There is absolutely no pressure on our Heritage SUP Tour; feel free to enjoy the session from the comfort of your board, or give standing up a go – it’s entirely up to you! Our experienced instructors are there to help whatever your skill level may be.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE

Despite being sheltered, Towan Head’s caves and crags are notoriously named. Dead Man’s cove and Witches Peak earned their titles for a reason and it’s these stories that bring a new dimension to our dramatic local history. With tales of smugglers, lifeboat rescues and shipwrecks, ours is a coastline steeped in fascinating maritime history!

From the warmth of our on-site heated changing rooms, we will kit you out with a top quality wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet. Once you’re armed with a paddle and a board, you’ll follow your instructor down to Towan beach where the Heritage SUP Tour will begin. In keeping with the heritage theme of your tour, you will paddle in the hidden footsteps of tea, brandy and gin-smuggling pirates.

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 paddleboards will be waiting in the cove for you.

STUNNING SCENERY

The deck of your stand up paddleboard is the perfect way to view our coastlines! Not only is the scenery stunning, you’ll get close enough to touch the cliffs and take charge of the route for the ultimate tailored adventure. It’ll be hard to believe the dramatic tales shared by our instructors.

NATIVE WILDLIFE

An abundance of native flora and fauna call this coastline home. You’re guaranteed to see a range of local wildlife that inhabit Newquay’s marine environment. Keep your eyes peeled for nosey seals popping up beside your board!

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 Stand Up Paddleboard 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

After launching the company in 1996, we have catered for over 200,000 guest experiences. Through 27 years of offering coastal experiences in Newquay, our coastal and Gannel estuary Paddleboarding lessons and tours include signature routes that get the best of the daily weather conditions.

The Newquay Activity Instructors pass through a 3 month long training course prior to starting work in order to deliver our lessons and tours. Using professional, technical advice from the counties top level paddle sports expert, John Paul Eatock, the standards of safety while maintaining fun lesson delivery are sky high. Each of our instructors are qualified as a minimum, with a Beach lifeguard (or equivalent) and a British Canoe Paddlesports leader.

OUR VISITOR EXPERIENCES

We take huge pride in providing the best paddleboarding 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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