Private Paddleboard Tour

Private Paddleboarding Tour

From £85 to £130 pp

2 hrs
1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4
Over 3
 Fun SUP adventure with a one-to-one focus
 You dictate the pace of the tour
 Full safety briefing and lesson in correct techniques
 Private expert instructor & all kit included
Stand up paddle boarding can be as relaxing or as adrenaline fuelled as you like, but one thing remains the same; it’s always fun! Join Newquay Activity Centre and experience the world’s fastest growing water sport with your own private instructor.

What's Included

  •  Private SUP tour around Newquay’s dramatic coastline
  • Qualified, experienced and insured SUP instructor
  • Wetsuit, buoyancy aid, SUP board and paddle provided
  • 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
  • Tales of history and heritage along the route
  • Comprehensive leadership and wildlife information
  • 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
  • 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!


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 kicks off with a unique and exhilarating perspective from which to view Newquay’s dramatic coastline. From the sheltered smugglers coves of Towan Head to the harbour and Newquay Bay; Newquay has SUP locations and coastal routes perfect for SUP adventures of every description.


You’ll be provided with your own paddle board, paddle, wetsuit and buoyancy aid at our purpose-designed centre, just a short walk from Towan beach. After a water safety briefing and a lesson in basic paddle skills, you’ll launch from a sheltered section of coastline and begin your private stand-up paddle board adventure in Newquay!

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.

Witness Cornwall’s dramatic coastline from a new perspective as your private instructor takes you on a tour of Newquay’s many bays, caves, cliffs and coves. Learn about the fascinating history synonymous with this part of the county and experience some native wildlife up close in its natural habitat.

By the time you step back on dry land, our Private SUP Tour should have transformed you from complete newbie to confident paddler within a few short hours. Our experienced instructors will take you through the motions of standing up with a step-by-step guide on balance and control.

Starting out on your knees, you will get a feel for this exciting new sport before advancing to a stand-up position when you feel safe and confident. We’re committed to an entirely relaxed and pressure-free environment so feel free to take things at your own pace.


As Trip Advisor’s number one provider of water sport activities in Newquay, our team of instructors are experts in providing tailored experiences specially developed for your requirements. Together you’ll explore the secret coves and tidal inlets of our coastline whilst learning all about Newquay’s dramatic history.


Our HQ, just a short walk from Towan Beach, is the perfect place to prepare, change and keep your belongings safe whilst enjoying your own private SUP Tour. We’re easily accessible with a number of pay-to-park options nearby. We are also within walking distance from the town centre and its many surf shops and cafes.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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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