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Kayak & Snorkel in Newquay

Kayak & Snorkel in Newquay

£ 80

Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Taster & 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: 2 hours
£ 80

Activity Highlights:

If you’ve ever thought about exploring Newquay’s craggy coastline, where cliffs, caves, and abundant wildlife meet crystal-clear waters, then our Snorkel Kayak Tour is the perfect adventure for you! On this 2-hour guided tour, we’ll take you on an unforgettable journey both above and below the waves. No experience needed – we’ll provide everything you need!

Your day begins with excitement as you gear up in our heated changing rooms. Wetsuits, snorkel masks, and paddles await you, and our instructors will guide you through the basics of paddle strokes and safety before embarking on the adventure.

Launching from Newquay’s lush semi-secret coves, the scenery takes your breath away. Try both double and single kayaks as you explore at the group’s pace, and feel the thrill of discovering hidden secrets beneath the water’s surface.

Get up close and personal with marine life in sheltered tidal inlets. Armed with top-quality snorkel gear, our experts will guide you as you dive into an exciting underwater world filled with treasures and stories of pirates and shipwrecks.

What To Expect

  • Kayak along the stunning coast, taking in the cliffs, caves, and caverns.
  • Snorkel in calm, sheltered inlets to explore an incredible underwater ecosystem.
  • Discover the local marine life, including seals, dolphins, lobsters, and starfish.
  • Enjoy unique opportunities to explore one of the UK’s few designated seahorse-breeding areas.

What About The Weather?

Over 95% of our tours go ahead as planned, but if Mother Nature surprises us, we have excellent back-up options to ensure a memorable experience. Whether on our Super SUPs or an alternative time or location, we have you covered.

Why Choose Us?

Located near Towan Beach, our purpose-designed centre is dedicated to providing unforgettable ocean adventures with safety and fun at the forefront. As a Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and South West Tourism Awards, we offer hot showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, toilets, and hire equipment. We provide the attention, knowledge, and feedback you need to make the most of your day.

Book online today and make tomorrow’s activity an unforgettable one! If you have any questions, just chat with the Adventuro team via the online chat, and our friendly team will be happy to assist you.

Come experience the best of Newquay’s coastal fringe – an aquatic adventure awaits you!

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What's Included:

  • Qualified, knowledgeable kayak & snorkel instructors to guide you.
  • Heated changing rooms, secure storage, hot outdoor showers, and separate male & female toilets.
  • A full safety briefing, kit familiarisation, and weather condition checks.
  • Wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet, snorkel, mask, kayak, and paddle all provided.
  • Hear tales of the area's rich history, biodiversity, and even spot seals!
  • Enjoy discount cards for food & drink at local bars, and 15% off at Newquay’s Rip Curl store.
  • Need a dog sitter? Just ask and we can help
  • Don’t worry about rain or bad weather; we have excellent alternatives to ensure a great time!

Facilities

Storage locker
Changing rooms available
Showers Available
Toilets

Frequently Asked Questions

There’s much more to kayaking than simply paddling in a straight line from start to finish. Your session can include much, much more! Learning advanced paddling techniques. Fun games and races. Exploring smugglers caves. Getting up close with wildlife in the natural environment, especially the local Seal population and possibly dolphins. Navigating narrow gullies and riding the natural rapids created by the ocean swell. Learning about local history and points of interest. Watching our coasteering groups as they jump off cliffs is also a great spectator sport!

With this tour, you will also have the excitement of snorkelling and discovering an abundance of marine life below the water, too!

What better activity to do in the rain than a water activity?  Rain or shine our kayak sessions are the ultimate activity for the family.

As you will be undertaking your session in one of our sit-on-top kayaks, falling in pretty unlikely, and even if it does happen, it is not a problem.  You can just flip the kayak upright and climb back in.  One of our qualified instructors will be on hand to make sure that you are ok and give you any assistance needed.

Plus, with this adventure, you will be getting in the water to snorkel anyway, so you will inevitably get wet! It doesn’t matter how you get into the water… and you can always style it out by saying you spotted a starfish!

We can provide a wetsuit so you only need to bring a towel and swimwear. You can wear your own wetsuit if you have one or if you have your own kayak specific waterproofs you may bring these too.  Footwear will also be required so bring either a pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or you can hire from us for £3 a go.  Most importantly please bring a sense of adventure and fun!

Your trip will take you on one of a couple of different routes that we use.  The main route is along the Gazzle which is a large headland just a short paddle from our centre.  Alternatively, we will take you along a sheltered stretch of river located a short drive from the centre. We are happy for you to let us know your preference, and we will use the conditions on the day to help us decide.

Our ocean-based route along Towan headland is rich in wildlife. Common sightings include Grey Seals, and an array of birdlife. There is also the possibility to see Dolphins, Sun Fish, Lion’s mane jellyfish, and Basking Sharks have previously been spotted in the area (don’t worry, they are completely harmless and have no teeth). Our river-based route in the Gannel estuary is very in rich in Birdlife including Herrings, Iceland and Franklin Gulls.

Providing you have fulfilled the minimum requirement of 50 metres swimming capability and you have no current health issues or injuries preventing you from participating in an adventurous activities you are welcome to come! Don’t worry, it’s not a race and you are not expected to be an Olympic-level paddler! Your instructor will make sure the group moves at the pace of the slowest paddler and will assist weak paddlers when needed.

All our Instructors are fully qualified British Canoeing Paddlesport leaders as well as Beach and Surf Safety Lifeguards. Our instructors have years of personal experience in the water, and attend regular site-specific staff training. We also work in close partnership 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

Flexible

  • 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 

Moderate

  • 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 

Firm

  • 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

Strict

  • 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