Hen & Stag Parties, Birthdays, Corporate Days and Private Groups
Need to organise a special day for a group of friends or colleagues?
Whatever your plans we can tailor a trip on the Fowey Estuary to suit your ideas. Paddling through its Creeks & Backwaters on the high tide or heading downstream to view its Wildlife & Waterfronts. We can cater for everyone's abilities and tastes, your decision is how you take to the water, via Kayak, Canoe or Stand-Up paddle Board, Strenuous or relaxed we can fit the trip around you and your group - perhaps beginning or ending it with coffee & homemade cakes or a Cornish Cream Tea at our seasonal Boatshed Cafe.
Our children’s SUP parties are very popular offering a maximum of 10 guests to take to the water and enjoy learning the art of Stand Up Paddleboarding and taking part in games such as walking the boards and SUP dodgems! all finished off with a group "Silly Salmon" from the slipway. Refreshment can be supplied by the Boatshed Cafe as part of your group session.
Outside the busy school holidays, we can offer a private version of any of our standard 3 hour trips or 2 hour Sundowners with your own guide (prices are the same but we offer a free place if more than 10 book). Longer trips can be arranged to allow time for a lazy lunch and to explore more of the Estuary.
See our "Guided Trips" page to get more of an idea of what we can offer and use the "Contact Us" page to send us a request.
MEGA SUP - Sessions
Introducing our "Mega SUP" sessions, perfect for parties, stags and hens, corporate events or a family fun day!
Call the office on 01726-832451 for further info and pricing.
Ready To Tour
Learn how to safely SUP Tour the Fowey Estuary with our BRAND-NEW, half day “Ready to Tour” course!
This 4-hr course aims to introduce people to the enjoyment of touring and exploring as well as plotting, planning, and executing a touring experience. Having completed this course students should feel that they are ready to plan their own adventures and have new skills to improve their time on the water.
The course is ‘skill and knowledge focused’ aiming to give students a safe way of getting more time on the water. It is focused on the River Fowey but will also touch on coastal and inland waterways.
By the end of this course, paddlers should be able to:
1. Understand how to safely plan and execute a SUP tour on the Fowey Estuary
2. Gain a basic knowledge of different touring locations, including geographic considerations such as river flow, lag times, rip currents
3. Be able to select the best touring equipment for your needs
4. Practice an improved efficient paddle stroke
5. Gain knowledge of how to plan a trip, including navigation, obstacles, weather, tide, access, 3rd parties, exit options, licenses
6. Understand personal gear you might take with you
7. SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
The first course will be on Sunday 13th March, 12pm – 4pm. This course is for intermediate/advanced paddlers, meaning that you must have either had a previous paddle board lesson or have experience of standing comfortably on a SUP.
Normal price is £80pp, but we’re offering the first 6 spaces at a SPECIAL DISCOUNTED price of £60pp. Course includes teas/coffees and a slice of yummy cake, handouts, land-based and water-based activity and of course, a tour. Come and get paddle ready this season with Paddle Cornwall Encounters!!
If you are interested in being part of this course head to our "Book Online" tab or ping Jules a message on [email protected] and get booked today!
British Canoeing Paddle Start Award
Experience your first 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 or 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.