2-hour above and below the water river super SUP safari
Combined tranquility with adrenaline fuelled fun
Explore Newquay’s peaceful Gannel estuary on our giant super SUP
Snorkel in sheltered lagoons and explore the spooky shipwreck
Discover the beauty and serenity of the Gannel estuary from the perfect platform for your group - a supersized stand up paddle board. Equipped with snorkel masks, you’ll dive below the surface and explore the wildlife and heritage-rich River Gannel.
About this lesson
After a safety brief and land-based instruction, you’ll leave the banks of the river Gannel and paddle with your group to navigate the ebb and flow of the river. The peaceful, calm river waters make it an ideal environment to hone your paddle skills under the guidance of your instructor. You’ll learn how to paddle together efficiently whilst discovering the natural beauty of Newquay’s hidden gem.
Following your instructor’s lead, you’ll head downstream from Penpol Creek and moor the super SUP at the site of a local shipwreck. Not something that you’d necessarily associate with rivers! Equipped with snorkelling masks, dive off the super SUP and into the depths where, at high tide, you’ll encounter the spooky remains of this sunken boat. Take a chilled out, leisurely swim above the surface before paddling back upstream.
Below the surface
Snorkelling’s perhaps not something you’d associate with a river but believe us, the Gannel’s a fascinating place to dive into! It’s home to a fascinating ecosystem of plants, wildlife and mammals. And with such rare species inhabiting the area, you never know what you’ll see on a snorkel river super SUP tour! Look out for crabs and cat sharks (not as scary as they sound!) and if you’re lucky, you might see the giant Gobi fish that lives in the reeds at Penpol Creek!
Games and challenges
If it’s more adrenaline-fuelled fun you’re looking for, we can do that too! We can 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 snorkel super SUP adventure
Above and below the surface wildlife exploration and identification
Expert tuition, kit familiarisation and weather condition checks
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, snorkelling kit, super SUP and paddles included
River Gannel Newquay tour
10% off our other adventure activities
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)