2-hour river super SUP lesson and guided tour
Focussed River Gannel history and heritage adventure
Ghosts, smugglers, bombings and shipwrecks!
Ideal for history loving friends and families and school groups
Explore the beauty and rich heritage of one of Newquay’s hidden gems - the secluded serenity of the River Gannel estuary.
Join us for a heritage focussed cruise on our giant stand up paddle board. Ideal for a group of friends, family or school groups, this unique adventure combines peace and tranquility with adrenalin and fun!
About this lesson
Our supersized super SUP puts the fun factor in our river activities! As a group, you’ll paddle together to navigate the River Gannel using team power, tides and currents. It’s easier than on the sea as there’s no swell to negotiate.
And whilst you’re paddling, you’ll hear tales of hauntings and sunken ships as our instructors share fun facts about this heritage-rich estuary.
Fun facts for history fans
And if you thought shipwrecks only occurred at sea, think again! Following your instructor’s lead, paddle downstream to the site of a shipwreck. Hear the history behind it, discover the haunted creek and hear murderous smugglers tales.
If you’re looking for adrenaline-fuelled fun on your session, we can do that too! We’ll throw in some games such as ‘last man standing’ and a ‘capsize race.’ Are you up to the challenge?
Our reviews on Trip Advisor rank Newquay Activity Centre as number one for Cornwall activities and we’re proud double gold winners of the Cornish Tourism awards. Our Super SUP is unique to Newquay Activity Centre and will be an adventure to remember!
Drop us a line or give our team a call and we’ll arrange the best activity for you! Call 01637 877722, lines open from 8am-10pm.
2-hour River Gannel heritage super SUP lesson and tour
Expert tuition from our guided instructors
Safety brief and paddle techniques
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, kayak and paddles included
History and heritage focus
10% off our other adventure activities
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)