Estuary Super SUP

Estuary Super SUP

£85 pp

2 hrs
Over 8
Supersized stand up paddle board adventure on the Gannel Estuary
Exhilarating-yet-serene adventure
 Suitable for all ages and abilities
Expert instructors and first-class equipment
Join Newquay Activity Centre on this unique adventure where epic action meets quiet beauty. Journey’s along the beautiful Gannel Estuary are backdropped by rolling hills, blue lagoons and golden sand banks.

What's Included

  • Invigorating Super SUP Tour of the beautiful Gannel Estuary
  • Qualified and knowledgeable Super SUP instructors
  • Heated changing rooms and secure on-site storage for your valuables
  • Hot outdoor showers and male & female toilets
  • Full safety briefing, kit familiarisation and weather condition checks
  • Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, Super SUP board and paddles included
  • Wildlife watching and identification
  • Tales of the area’s rich history, biodiversity and heritage
  • 10% off further Newquay Activity Centre activities
  • Discount card for apres SuperSUP food & drink at local bars and cafes
  • 15% off at Newquay’s Rip Curl store
  • A dog sitter if you require it. Just contact us for more details.
  • 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!

Teeming with wildlife and sashaying with flicks of diamond blue water, the Gannel Estuary is a stand up paddle boarders dream. The Gannel is positioned just south of Towan Headland where it meets the sweeping sands of Crantock Beach. Our launch location enjoys a sheltered spot tucked away from the buzz of Newquay’s popular beaches.

However, we’re not ones for peace and quiet! We’re masters at whipping up adrenaline levels in even the most serene of places. Weapon of choice? Our awesome Super SUP! Holding up to eight people, our supersized stand up paddle board provides hilariously fun adventures and we have a whole fleet of them!  The Gannel estuary is a perfect playground for groups wanting to mix a dose of action with stunning views.


We’ll get you kitted out in all the gear – wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets – and fill you in on safety procedures and basic techniques. Then it’s time for action.

Our River Super SUP Tour has 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 as a team. It’s natural to begin your River Super SUP Tour kneeling down on the board, many people do. Our coaches are there to guide you step-by-step, helping you along the way. Within no time you will confidently progress from kneeling to standing; by the end of the lesson you’ll be a pro!

We’ll launch our humongous SUP from the banks of the Gannel and work as a group to explore the estuary with its overhanging trees and abundance of wildlife. With no swell to negotiate, it’s easy peasy so it won’t be long till we can pick up the pace and explore every nook, creek and cranny of this amazing habitat.

We’ll share tales of smugglers and fishermen to bring the history and heritage to life. Oh, and if you like games, we can throw in some of those too!


Animated, passionate and fun-loving, our industry-leading instructors seamlessly become part of the group experience; sharing their passion, expertise and first-rate knowledge of the Cornish coastline.


While well known big wave surfers like Jamie O’Brien made the SUPsquatch or Monster SUP famous by catching huge waves in Hawaii, it was NAC who pioneered the craft for touring.

There was no such thing as a Super SUP tour, it was NAC’s brainchild. We even came up with the name Super SUP!

After launching the company in 1996, we have catered for over 200,000 guest experiences. It is guest feedback that helped us to create our Super SUP tours, Super SUP Coasteers, Super SUP snorkel tours and other bespoke experiences. We’re simply re creating what we have spent our lives doing on the Newquay coastline. Director Rob Barber shared his experiences of cave exploration, lagoon snorkelling and sluice ride paddling and the thousands of 5 star trip advisors have been the result.

Having pioneered the development of the Super SUP tour as an activity, and introducing it to the coastal activity market, we have now, using a hybrid of our coasteering and paddlesports training programmes successfully built a module which is delivered within our 3 month Outdoor Instructor Academy qualification.


We take huge pride in providing the best Super SUP 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:

  • Paddlesports Leader award for all instructors
  • Our Senior Instructor is Freddie is Sea Kayak Leader (Non Tidal & Tidal) and Paddlesports Leader qualified
  • Training delivered during our 3 month Outdoor Activity Instructor Course
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • In House Super SUP training course developed by NAC as an industry first


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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