2-hour SUP tour along Newquay’s River Gannel estuary
Environmentally focussed experience
River wildlife spotting and identification
All kit included
Discover the peaceful river waters of the Gannel estuary – a protected marine conservation area. It’s a tranquil haven for wildlife, rare birds and unique flora and fauna. Away from the buzz of Newquay and the town’s crashing waves, the Gannel is a popular spot with stand up paddle boarders. And with no ocean swell to negotiate, it’s the perfect place to learn how to SUP or develop your skills!
River stand up paddleboarding
You’ll get a full brief from our expert SUP instructors on the banks of the river. Learn how to paddle, navigate your SUP, change direction and self rescue. From paddling on your knees to perfecting the art of standing, you’ll develop those SUP skills in no time!
Unique native wildlife
Embarking from the river bank, our instructors will guide you across the river at a leisurely pace. From the elevated platform of your SUP, you’ll spot and identify rare UK wading birds such as egrets that inhabit the tree-lined river bank. Your instructor will also point out the Gannel’s unique flora and fauna along your journey.
Discover the peaceful lagoon at Penpol Creek where you’ll glide amongst overhanging trees and enjoy the serenity of this sheltered spot.
This low intensity tour gives you plenty of time to pause and soak in the gorgeous scenery. The Gannel estuary meanders north out to the sweeping sands of Crantock beach, where you’ll pass salt marshes and spectacular sand dune formations.
Our reviews on Tripadvisor rank Newquay Activity Centre as number one for Cornwall activities and we’re proud double gold winners of the Cornish Tourism awards. Our Individual Stand Up Paddleboarding adventures in Newquay are days-out to remember!
Drop us a line or give our team a call and we’ll sort you out with the best activity for you, proper job! Call 01637 877722, lines open from 8am-10pm.
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2-hour River Gannel eco-focussed SUP lesson and tour
River wildlife identification
Expert tuition from our friendly SUP instructors
Full safety briefing, kit familiarisation and weather condition checks
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, SUP and paddles included
10% off our other adventure activities
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)