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Guided Canoe Trips & Kayak Hire
on Cornwall's Fowey Estuary
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Welcome to Encounter Cornwall

Kayaking and Paddleboarding in Cornwall on the Fowey Estuary

Cornwall Tourism Award winner Encounter Cornwall has been running guided canoe trips and kayak hire since 2006 from our quiet, safe and sheltered village base in Golant at the heart of the Fowey Estuary.

Our kayak trips are an ideal introduction to Fowey’s sheltered tidal waters, and are suitable for both families and those new to kayaking. We also hire to experienced paddlers.  Explore its Creeks & Backwaters on the high tide – or on the low tide venture down to view it's Wildlife and historic Waterfronts.  On both trips you will be paddling through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Marine Conservation Area teeming with wildlife that includes kingfishers, herons, egrets, cormorants, various waders and if you’re lucky a seal or dolphin.

Our price includes all necessary equipment, leaving you free to enjoy an experience which for many is the highlight of their holiday in Cornwall. We operate throughout the year and only need a minimum of two people to run a trip. 

With options for everyone from the complete beginner to those who want to be challenged - come and join us on the Fowey and as we say "go with the flow"!

" This is an excellent introduction to kayaking. My children, aged 12 & 10, had not been on a kayak before. Karen & David were very friendly, informative and encouraging. The trip was well safe and organised and yet felt relaxed. We kayaked for a couple of hours but because we were going with the tide it was not at all difficult. The scenery was lovely and the children liked stopping in Fowey for a pasty, I would recommend this to any families looking to try something a little different."
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