Gannel Estuary Paddleboarding (SUP) Tour in Newquay

Gannel Estuary Paddleboarding (SUP) Tour in Newquay

£ 60

Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Beginner & Intermediate
Family-Friendly, Guides & Tours
Minimum age: 8
Newquay, Cornwall, UK
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
Start time(s): 09:00, 12:00, 15:00
Duration: 0 hours
£ 60

Activity Highlights:

This serene adventure that will take you away from the hustle and bustle of Newquay, gliding through the calm waters of the beautiful Gannel Estuary. Our friendly and experienced instructors await you for a 2-hour Estuary SUP Tour.

Our SUP tour is perfect for everyone, regardless of prior experience. Starting with a comprehensive safety briefing and an introduction to correct paddleboarding techniques, we ensure you are ready and confident before setting off on your tranquil journey. We foster an encouraging and pressure-free environment where you can progress at your own pace.

The Gannel Estuary

The Gannel Estuary, a tranquil waterway bordered by verdant overhanging trees and majestic sand dunes, offers an idyllic backdrop for your SUP adventure. It’s a peaceful setting rich in history, where crystal-clear waters gently guide you towards Crantock beach.

As you glide along the estuary, your SUP board becomes a viewing platform to observe the rich and diverse wildlife of the Gannel. With no swell to negotiate, it’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about the inhabitants of this unique ecosystem.

The Gannel Estuary is steeped in history. As you paddle along, you’ll encounter Penpole Creek, a historic port where goods were once sailed in and transported to southern Cornwall. Stay attuned to local legends and haunting cries that add to the estuary’s mysterious allure.

Why Choose Us?

Our dedicated centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable and fun-filled day. From hot outdoor showers and heated changing rooms to secure lockers and separate male and female toilets, we’ve got you covered.

After your SUP tour, extend the fun by checking out our range of hire equipment.

Book your adventure online today or connect with the Adventuro team via our online chat. Our friendly team is ready and eager to answer any of your questions. Your next great adventure is just a click away!

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What's Included:

  • Informative and relaxed Gannel SUP tour
  • Qualified and knowledgeable SUP instructors
  • Equipment - wetsuit, buoyancy aid, SUP board and paddle
  • Heated changing rooms and secure storage for your valuables
  • Hot outdoor showers and male & female toilets
  • Full safety briefing, kit familiarisation and weather condition checks
  • Option to meet at the River Gannel if preferred
  • River Gannel wildlife watching and identification
  • Tales of the area’s rich history, biodiversity and heritage
  • Discount card for apres SUP 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!


Storage locker
Changing rooms available
Showers Available

Frequently Asked Questions

Stand up Paddleboarding or ‘SUP’ for short is one of the fastest growing waters sports in the world. Using a very large, stable board (similar to a surfboard) and a single-blade paddle you can navigate your way along coastlines, rivers and lakes.

Rain is no problem for a water-based activity! In fact, there’s no better way to make the most of a damp day than to get wet anyway! You will get changed into your wetsuit in our warm, dry changing rooms, then when you have your wetsuit on the rain isn’t an issue.

No need to worry, it’s all part of the learning process and can actually be quite fun!  You can climb back onto your board relatively easily, but if you struggle your instructor will be there to help out.

Everybody is different and the conditions on the day can greatly affect how quickly you will learn the basics. In calm conditions, most adults will learn to effectively knee paddle in the first 10 minutes and be stand-up paddling within half an hour.

You need to bring a towel and swimwear. Footwear will also be required so bring either a pair of trainers that you don’t mind getting wet or wetsuit boots. If not you can hire from us for £5.

Yes. We require that anybody taking part in any of our water sports, including SUP, is able to swim 50 metres.

Sessions last for approximately 2 hours from when you have got all your kit on. You can expect to be with us for around 2 and half hours overall.

We primarily use inflatable boards, however we do have some hard boards for more experienced paddlers to use.

Providing you meet the minimum requirement of 50 metres swimming capability and you have no current health issues or injuries preventing you from taking part in physical activity you can come. Don’t worry, it’s not a race and your instructor will make sure the group moves at the pace of the slowest paddler and will assist weak paddlers when needed.

All of our SUP Instructors are qualified British Canoeing Paddlesport leaders. They are also Beach and Surf Safety Lifeguards. They have years of personal experience in the water, and attend regular site-specific staff training. We also work in closely with the RNLI to ensure your safety in and out of the water.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts