Creeks & Backwaters
Kayaking from Golant on the high tide, we will normally take you up the Fowey River and into "Wind in the Willows" Creek to picturesque Lerryn village. On some trips we may vary the route and paddle up to St Winnows to visit its salt marshes or to Penpol Creek to view its shipwrecks and ancient woodland.
These are good trips for spotting wildlife in some of the hidden creeks en route, with herons, egrets, kingfishers, cormorants, various waders and shoals of grey mullet seen on most trip. We normally stop for a 30-minute break in Lerryn or St Winnow for refreshments and to give our arms a rest before heading back to Golant on a circular loop through the estuary…
Wildlife & Waterfronts
Our 2–3-hour low tide paddle is a trip of two halves. With the foreshores exposed, the Golant to Fowey Docks section is one of the best places to observe estuary wildlife. Herons, egrets, cormorants and shags are usually seen as are kingfishers, sandpipers and oystercatchers most months of the year. It’s also the place to see our resident harbour seal who often makes an appearance – or if you’re really lucky a migrating osprey hunting for fish.
Fowey has been a port for over 1000 years and its waterfronts are layered in history: the 14th century blockhouses that protected the harbour; Daphne du Maurier’s Ferry side home; and the towers of Place – the county seat of the Treffry family for over 400 years. It’s also home to many marine industries from traditional wooden boat builders to Tom’s Boatyard where modern fishing boats are made and repaired. There's also plenty to tempt your tastebuds when we beach in Fowey or Polruan for our 30-minute break.
Bespoke Tours / Private Groups
Subject to availability, we can offer Bespoke itineraries to friends or groups wanting their own private experience. Most will choose a three or two hour trip similar to those above, but longer trips are possible to allow time for more exploration or a lazy lunch. Prices per person are the same as above but there is a £120 minimum charge for a 3 hour trip.
Whether you’re a group of friends, Corporate, Stag, Hen or Kids Parties, email us with your ideas, dates and plans and we will get back to you with suggestions for a great day out on the river.
Nature By Night
Let your senses experience a completely different and unique kayak tour!
Come and join our dusk to dark 2hr kayak trip with our professional, fully qualified and licensed team of British Canoeing instructors for an experience you will never forget.
Head out on the Fowey Estuary, at twilight, to see the wildlife, gaze at the stars and possibly see the beautiful bioluminescence (all subject to the conditions).
A really amazing, unique experience is available here, on the Fowey Estuary.
Age 16 + in double kayaks. Singles are subject to consultations.
* Child prices are for under 16s
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