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STOP PRESS ------- We will open weekends from April 29th, 10am - 5pm, including the Bank Holiday, until half term when we are open every day.

LATEST NEWS........We are selling Coastal Spring water at Cafe Kayak, which is supporting the RNLI. As we are aware of the problems with plastic litter we will add a donation to the RNLI if you return your bottle to us for recycling. If you have a reusable bottle that you want to take with you we will happily fill it for you, and still make a donation, as you are saving plastic as well!

As our initial trial season last year was such a success, we are very pleased to be able to extend our opening hours of Café Kayak. We will be open seasonally – mainly in the school holidays, and weekends – opening times will be updated on this page, or please give us a ring if you are thinking of coming down. We will be open 10am to 5pm on those days, and at least 30 mins before our earliest trip of the day, and 30 mins before our last trip.

It is run by Karen, along with the wonderful Carol Gabb (who already has her own Trip advisor mentions!). We will be serving as many local and Cornish products as we can – and as many homemade goodies as we have the energy to make! We have sourced more local and Cornish products this year, and we will be using organic flour, and experimenting with gluten free too.

If you haven’t got time to stay after your trip you can have a takeaway, or can pre order a picnic for your trip or hire adventure.  All our takeaway splendours use ‘Vegware’ products, which means they are completely biodegradable and compostable. You can either return them to the Boatshed ot bin them, knowing they won't be around fro decades!

We have coffee roasted in Cornwall (yes, really!), Tea from the Tregothnan Estate, Cornish ice creams, jams, clotted cream (obviously..), homemade cakes, biscuits, scones and more savoury choices than last year. Our other teas come from Char teas in Winchester because their tea bags are biodegradable.

If your trip is earlier or later than the published opening hours, don't worry, we will be open at least 45 mins before your trip so that you can stock up your energy levels!

We are very happy to discuss opening outside our published hours for groups or Birthdays – get in touch and we’ll do our best to help.

We also have a small, but perfectly formed garden around the Boatshed, and you are welcome to come and sit, bring your own sandwiches if you are happy to buy a drink from us, and relax!

Karen has been busy with new designs of cards, framed pictures, tea towels, children's activity sheets and guides.We have a small collection of locally published books and our own honey for sale. We have free reading material including Cornwall Wildlife Trust's magazines for adults & children and games for rainy days, free wifi and a slide show of some of Karen's favourite photos (not all, or you'd never get out on the river!)

We welcome well behaved dogs - there are dog biscuits & towels, and you can try out our dog Jake's favourite walks in our new walking guides for sale.

So come to Golant and join us - you don't have to paddle to be made welcome, and we'd love to share what we think is a very special place with you!

Look out on this page, and our social media feeds for special offers and events throughout the year.