Snorkel Super SUP Safari

Snorkel Super SUP

£85 pp

2 hrs
Over 8
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.
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What's Included

  • 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!


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.

We launch and land from two of Newquay’s lush, semi-secret coves. The start to experience is an adventure, as we walk down a rock path to the water’s edge. It’s worth it as the scenery is breath taking, there is some incredible coastal wildlife in the area, and you really are experiencing the best of Newquay’s coastal fringe. We take the walk down to the water slowly, the Super SUP will be waiting in the cove for you.

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.


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.


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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