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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"!

"A great afternoon on the water, with expert guides. 3 guides for our group ensured we were all safe and well looked after (with paddling tips as well as wildlife and local history info). A quick warm up paddle, followed by a longer session to Fowey (time for a snack and wander) then back up the river to Golant. A must is the homemade cakes and tea/coffee available back at base when safely back on dry land. We saw herons, egrets, cormorants, oyster beds, as well as a close encounter with Serena the local seal! Finished the day with a huge smile on my face - was a highlight of our holiday."
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