If you have done all the usual Cornwall attractions, and tired of the beach, then we recommend that you give Encounter Cornwall a try.
They run guided Canoe trips on the River Fowey. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never set foot in a canoe before. Everything can be provided, from equipment to instruction.
If you are an experienced paddler, then canoe and kayak hire is available to explore on your own.
If you’re new to canoeing and not thought of doing it with your family before, then we suggest you read our guide on Canoeing with Kids. This is a great family activity and something you might want to take further after a day out with Encounter Cornwall.
You can choose between the 3 hour Creeks and Backwaters trip on the high tide, or the Harbours and Beaches tour on the low tide. Custom trips can also be arranged.
The River Fowey and Harbour are gentle waters, and make an ideal family canoe trip.
Everyone is provided with a buoyancy aide, and there are plenty of sizes to fit children.
The two-person kayak is quite stable and easy to paddle, and the seats adjust. They also provide some double sit on top kayaks, which may be better for larger paddlers, or those that don’t like to feel enclosed.
Single kayaks are a little less stable and so are reserved for experienced paddlers or hire customers. If someone wants a single kayak they must be booked in advance and there’s a surcharge of £5.
Prices & Tour Times
Both the 3 hour trips were priced at £25 an adult and £12.50 a child (under 16) when we last checked. Payment is normally on the day of the trip by cash or cheque.
If just kayak hire (experienced paddlers only) it was £15 for 4 hours with a double kayak, or £20 for a single kayak.
The tour times depend on the tide and so trips could start anywhere between 9am and 5pm.
Please check their website for the latest trip times and prices.
Getting in Touch with Encounter Cornwall
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Where to find Encounter Cornwall
Sat Nav Postcode: PL23 1LD
Latitude: 50.3663864, Longitude: -4.6414161
Detailed directions will be provided when booking.
Encounter Cornwall, Riverside, Golant, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1LD.Show on Google Maps Show on OS Maps
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