Super SUP adventure above & below the water’s surface
Warm wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, rash vests, Super SUP and paddles provided
Perfect for those passionate about the ocean - no experience required!
Open to individual or group bookings
Get the ultimate adventure buzz! Explore above AND below the water’s surface on our Snorkel Stand Up Paddle Safari! Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, adrenaline junkie or coastal wanderer, we guarantee you’ll leave Newquay Activity Centre with a smile on your face, some salt in your eyebrows and a new appreciation for Newquay's shores. Explore secret coastal bays and under-the-radar dive sites on this unique adventure fit for all.
From the comfort of our heated changing rooms, you’ll be kitted up in a toasty warm Rip Curl wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet and snorkel. You’ll then join one of our experienced instructors to launch our super SUP board into the crystal-clear waters around Towan Headland. This rocky playground holds an array of nooks, crannies, caves and caverns to explore. You’ll navigate the board in and around these old smugglers hideouts whilst hearing the historic tales that echo this fascinating past.
Our Snorkel Super SUP Safari 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 Snorkel Super SUP Safari 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!
After successfully navigating the aquatic landscape, your instructor will seek out an area to anchor down and dive a little deeper. Whilst moored up, the SUP becomes a diving board from which to leap into the water in a series of games and competitions! Winners (and losers!) established, it’s time to be transported through the lense of your mask and witness the underwater marine ecosystem below as you explore this marine conservation area.
Experience the wonder as you gently survey a new underwater world full of fish, crabs, seals, starfish and lobsters. This is also a protected seahorse breeding site so keep your eyes open for some unique and magical friends!
Just a stone's throw from Towan Headland and Newquay Activity Centre is the Cribbar reef; a renowned big wave surf spot during the winter months. More often, though, the Cribbar is the tranquil home to a rich array of reef loving wildlife. There isn’t a better place on a calm sunny day to see Newquay’s rocky reef structure and incredible marine habitats.
DEAD MAN'S COVE
Paddle closer into the headland and you’ll be in the cove of Dead Man’s Cove, just 200metres along from the world famous Fistral Beach. It’s rock pools and lagoons host an abundance of miniature sea life, easily watched and examined with your instructor from your Super SUP! With the iconic Headland Hotel overlooking the snorkel site, it’s a view like no other when looking back towards land. Take a moment to appreciate the sights as you flip the classic ocean view on its head.
To find out more, check out our ultimate guide to Super SUP.
Newquay Activity Centre takes SUPing seriously; we have the qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and fun. We are a two-time Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards. Our Super Stand Up Paddleboarding adventures in Newquay are days-out to remember!
With safety at the forefront of our lessons, we must advise that children under the age of 8 are welcome to Super SUP with us but they should be accompanied by an adult and join a Private or Family Super SUP Tour.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS EXTREME WEATHER?
We are super fortunate to operate many of our activities within the shelter of Towan beach. We choose the tide and weather times that deliver the very best conditions for Super Stand Up Paddleboard Tours. However, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and sometimes she may have different plans for us. We always check the forecasted conditions but if the wind or swell picks up unexpectedly, we may need to change the time or location of your tour. Alternatively, we can move your booking onto a different activity, safe from unsuitable or dangerous SUP conditions.
Although we always aim to experience snorkelling as best we can, sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas for us! If water visibility is low during your session, we will always provide more time on the Super SUP instead.
Over 95% of our tours go ahead unaffected by the weather but, in the unlikely event that this does happen, we have excellent back-up options for you to choose from. If we need to amend your stand up paddle board booking due to adverse weather, we will let you know in advance. (No need to call us). We appreciate your understanding.
NEWQUAY ACTIVITY CENTRE - YOUR HOME FROM HOME
Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. We’re not in the business of just making a quick buck. When you book with Newquay Activity Centre, you get the care, attention, knowledge and feedback that you need.
On site we have hot showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male and female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your lesson. Extend your days fun and check out our hire equipment.
Book online today or contact us via our online chat where our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s activity today!
Super SUP tour above AND below the water's surface
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!
Please allow roughly 3 hours for your total visit