Try Stand Up Paddleboarding

Private River SUP Tours

Private River SUP Tour

From £90 to £130 pp

2 hrs
1:1, 1:2
Over 3
 Bespoke river SUP cruise with your own private instructor
 Enjoy fun and games against a scenic backdrop
 Learn key paddling and navigating techniques
 All kit and insurance included
Discover the beauty and seclusion of Newquay’s River Gannel on your own private river SUP tour. Tailored to your exact needs, you set the agenda depending on what aspects interest you the most.

What's Included

  • Private River SUP tour along the scenic Gannel Estuary
  • Qualified SUP instructors experienced in teaching all ages
  • Wetsuit, buoyancy aid, SUP board and paddle provided
  • Heated changing rooms and secure storage for your valuables
  • Hot outdoor showers and male & female toilets on site
  • 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
  • A dog sitter if you require it. Just contact us for more details.
  • 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 on the bank of the river, then the tour kicks off with a unique and relaxing perspective from which to view Newquay’s breathtaking Gannel Estuary.


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 to do so. We’re committed to an entirely relaxed and pressure-free environment so feel free to take things at your own pace. Our instructors are there to guide you with a step-by-step lesson in how to progress from kneeling to standing.


Our Private River SUP Tours have 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.



Our friendly instructors know everything about the River Gannel – from its wildlife inhabitants and rare plant species to its rich heritage and secret spots. We can focus solely on helping you become a SUP pro through detailed and technical instruction – learn at your own pace. Our instructors will also be there to introduce you to local wildlife, teach you about the interesting history of the River Gannel and answer any questions you may have about stand up paddle boarding.


Or, if you don’t have a preference and want to discover a bit of everything, they’ll cover all aspects. Your SUP is the perfect platform to take in the beautiful scenery and if you’re lucky, witness a stunning Gannel sunset!

Newquay Activity Centre takes SUPing 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 Private River Stand Up Paddle Boarding 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 SUP with us but they should be accompanied by an adult and book onto a private or family group tour.



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 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 SUP 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 stand up paddle board booking due to adverse weather, we will let you know in advance. (No need to call us). We appreciate your understanding.



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!

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