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

Year Round Kayaking 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 the Fowey’s 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"!

"Encounter Cornwall deliver the kind of customer service that is very rare in outdoor sports these days. To them you are not another nameless group but a group of adventurers who deserve their support and care. They were interesting people and so free with their time. They couldn't have done enough for our group. The estuary is simply stunning. The children were in awe of the wildlife, we felt like we were on a water Safari. The Tregothan Tea back at base was the best cuppa I think I've ever had and the Cornish cake with yarg and honey - oh my! So so good. True Ambassadors for the Cornish Tourist industry. Thankyou."
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