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.
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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!


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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