2-hour above and below the water river SUP safari
Expert SUP tuition from our friendly instructors
Snorkel in sheltered lagoons
Explore Newquay’s River Gannel and its wildlife-rich habitat
We’ve combined river snorkelling with our SUP tour. We want you to experience the wildlife-rich River Gannel, above and below the surface. There’s so much to see including crabs, fish and even shipwrecks!
SUP on the River Gannel in Newquay
Usually associated with the warmer waters of the sea, river snorkelling is easy yet often overlooked. Just grab a snorkel mask and see what lies beneath. You don’t have to dive deep or have any previous diving or snorkelling experience!
Ideal for beginners with no prior experience, your instructor will guide you through the basics of stand up paddle boarding. Starting on the banks of the river, you’ll get an introduction to the SUP - its components and how to hold your paddle. Learn how to paddle efficiently, get to your feet and make basic turns.
After an in-depth safety brief, you’re ready to put those skills into practice!
River snorkelling - what you’ll discover
Leave the river bank behind and embark on this peaceful, low intensity tour. Paddle across the calming river water under your instructor’s guidance. Discover the beauty of the Gannel estuary while identifying river wildlife, UK wading birds, and flora and fauna.
You’ll then moor up your SUP, grab a snorkel mask and discover what lies beneath the river’s surface. Explore the Gannel’s fascinating wildlife habitat as you search for fish including crab, mullet and sea bass - you may even encounter the giant gobi that inhabits the reeds at Penpol Creek!
And for history fans, we’ve got a little bonus for you! Head downstream and moor up your SUP at the site of a river shipwreck. Dive into the depths and see if you can find it. As the water becomes clearer, you’ll see the spooky remains of a sunken boat. Using the boat’s buoy and rope to climb back to the surface, enjoy a leisurely wild river swim before paddling back to your start point.
If you loved snorkelling in the river, why not try a sea snorkel SUP tour? You’ll get 10% off when you book with us. Bonus!
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.
2-hour river snorkel SUP adventure
Wildlife exploration and identification - above and below the surface
Snorkelling masks and instruction
Expert tuition and kit familiarisation
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, snorkelling kit, super SUP and paddles included
10% off our other adventure activities
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)