Terms and Conditions

How to Book
To make a booking please use the booking facility on this website. Alternatively you can use the contact us page to submit a request.

Our trips and hire options are limited in numbers and are therefore subject to availability. School and Bank holidays are often busy as are weekends, so whilst late bookings are welcomed, book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

We normally take full payment online at the time of booking through our Paypal account. 

Trip Information and Joining Instructions
When you book you will receive information and joining instructions for your trip, directions on how to get here, what to bring and other useful local information. Once your booking is confirmed and payment received we guarantee there will be no price alterations or surcharges.

Cancelling your Booking or Changing your Dates
If you cancel your booking up to 24 hours before departure you will receive a full refund less a £10 per person cancellation fee (we do not refund those who cancel within 24 hours of departure).  If available you can transfer to another date up to 24 hours before departure for a £10 per booking transfer fee.

Cancellations by Encounter Cornwall
We will run trips and offer hire providing two or more people book. So they will run unless there are circumstances beyond our control – such as adverse weather conditions. If we do cancel you will be able to choose an alternative date or receive a full refund.

Your safety and enjoyment is of prime importance to us.

As part of the booking conditions you must agree to follow the instructions and guidance provided in our information and by our staff. In addition you must act sensibly and prudently at all times with regard to your safety and of others and their property.

You must advise us of any medical conditions in your party that may affect their ability to paddle.

Parental Responsibility
Parents or legal guardians of children under 16 undertake to take full responsibility for their children and supervise them at all times. To satisfy current legislation, children under 16 will not be allowed to undertake Encounter Cornwall trips without their parent or legal guardian accompanying them.

If you do have any problems concerning your trip you should contact us immediately and we will do our best to resolve the situation immediately. If we are unable to do this, complaints should be put in writing to our office as soon as is reasonably practical and within 14 days of the end or the trip.