The river Tamar borders Devon and Cornwall.
The area both as beautiful scenery, as well as reminders of its old mining and industrial past. The Tamar used to be a shipping highway. Now it’s a gentle flowing river.
Canoe Tamar run family guided canoe trips from the quay at Cotehele in Cornwall, and into the wilds up river, using Canadian Canoes.
If you are not familiar with canoeing, don’t worry – it’s really good fun and something you may wish to take up following your trip with Canoe Tamar.
Read our guide on Canoeing with Kids if you want to find out more about taking up the hobby, types of boats, etc.
Tamar Canoe Tour Details
Canoe Tamar run trips daily between April and September, and starts from Cotehele Quay, which is a historic dock and part of the National Trust property, Cotehele House.
Paddlers must be aged 3 and over, with a weight limit of 127kgs or 20 stone.
The Canadian canoes can take up to three adults, so make a great family boat. They are not difficult to paddle, and the Canoe Tamar trip flows with the tide, which means you will have the river current working for you.
You will be provided with buoyancy aid, paddle, and a waterproof bag (for camera, phone, car keys, etc.), and any instruction that’s required. Where clothing appropriate for the weather (e.g. sun hat and sun cream, or wind and water proofs).
Bring a picnic. Some trips have picnic stops; others you eat on the canoe.
When we last checked the prices adults were £25 and under 18’s £21. Note that children aged 5 and under are free.
As the trips go with the tide the times vary, and could go from anywhere between 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Please check their web site for the latest prices and trip times. Ring their phone number to book (full payment expected in advance)
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Where to find Canoe Tamar
Sat Nav Postcode: PL12 6TA
Latitude: 50.4948311, Longitude: -4.2258115
Here are some directions from Canoe Tamar "Our trips start from Cotehele Quay. Cotehele is on the Cornwall side of the river, about three miles south of Gunnislake. Follow the brown tourism signs to Cotehele House from the A390 between Gunnislake and Callington. Please meet the guide in the National Trust car park by the river."Show on Google Maps Show on OS Maps
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