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Kayak tours/hire & SUP lessons
on Cornwall's Fowey Estuary
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Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Cornwall

We are a British Canoeing Go Paddling Centre and BSUPA SUP School offering Kayak Trips, Kayak Hire & Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons & Tours, and MEGA SUP Hire in Cornwall on the stunning Fowey Estuary, AONB.

Cornwall Tourism Award winner Encounter Cornwall has been running guided  kayak trips and kayak hire since 2006 from The Boathouse in Golant at the heart of the Fowey Estuary and now with the addition of Cornwall Tourism Award Winners Paddle Cornwall SUP we are adding Stand Up Paddle Boarding lessons and Tours, two fun ways to get out on the water. Fancy something a little different, why not try the MEGA SUP available for hire daily.

Our kayak trips and SUP lessons and tours are an ideal introduction to the Fowey’s tidal waters, and are suitable for both beginners and experienced paddlers, offering an ideal opportunity to explore the Fowey Estuary. Kayak hire is also available to experienced paddlers.  

For those who have never tried SUP our New 2 SUP is the perfect session for you. If you have tried SUP before then a SUP Taster & Tour could be the way to go, an opportunity to hone your skills and gain tidal knowledge. For those who are no stranger to SUP you may prefer a Tour and Explore Session with a qualified instructor as your guide.

Whatever your preference, Kayak or SUP, we have a session that will be perfect, just for you!

Encounter Cornwall Members Paddle CLUB!!!

We are very excited to introduce our brand-new members Paddle club! Check out this list of benefits below!


Based on BSUPA Ready to Tour and BC Start/Discover award, this course aims to help you gain experience and confidence when planning your solo sessions, with weather and tidal info along with technique. (RRP £80). 

· Preferential rates on Fowey Harbour paddle licenses for all members

· 10% Discount on all future sessions booked

· 10% Discount in the café 

· 10% off all STAND. Merchandise and other branded items in the Boatshed shop 

· Access to “Paddle” club WhatsApp group 

· E Mail alerts on upcoming offline sessions and events 

· FREE use of Boatshed facilities for social gatherings by appointment 

· FREE monthly Instructor led tour

£120pp for 12 months

If you are interested in finding out more ping us a message on [email protected]

British Canoeing Paddle Start Award!!

Experience your first 1 hr session on the water; learning useful skills for an enjoyable paddling experience. It aims to provide you with the basic knowledge to enable you to safely get in and out of your boat and board, make it move and return to your start point. This is your first step into the world of paddling, ensuring you feel safe, confident and ready to progress to the Discover Award.


Available dates are on our booking page now!



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