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Kayaking in Cornwall

Vertical Descents offers kayaking at various locations in Cornwall.

Kayaking is an exciting and fun activity that's relatively easy and accessible for everyone. Our sit-on-top inflatable waveskis can be used for scenic wildlife estuary tours or for riding the waves in our waveski trips. We have single and two person, rigid, highly manoeuvrable sit-on-top kayaks also.

We can teach you how to enjoy them on flat water and progress you out into the waves. Paddling down the face of a wave with your buddy or on your own is a wild water experience not to be missed, a great way to enjoy the surf.

We also offer tours on our sit-on-top kayaks around the estuaries of Cornwall - see below for details. We also offer beginner kayaking sessions in the harbour where we can play games and have a lot of fun in a safe enclosed environment. 

Why not try our Kayak Coasteering Combo Trip - see below for details of all our kayaking trips.

Location Description Price pp Duration
Crantock - Kayaking, Gannel Estuary  A lovely estuary trip in the heart of Newquay takes you up and down the lovely historic River Gannel. With heaps of wildlife to see and waves to ride at the end this is a great trip. High tide only.  £55 2hrs
Crantock - Kayak Coasteering Kayaking and coasteering combined for the ultimate thrill.  £85 2hrs
Fowey -  Kayaking Kayaking trips up the River Fowey from Fowey. Full and half days available.  £55 2hrs
Padstow -  Kayaking Kayaking trips up the River Camel from Padstow. Full and half days available. £55 2hrs
A FULL DAY Spending a full day with us kayaking and waveskiing really teaches you how to advance your skills.  £95 2x 2hrs

Group and family discounts available upon request

Who's it for?

Kayaking and waveskiing is suitable for everyone. Our tandem boats enable us to take both young and old, experienced or not. We can teach you everything you need to have a great time and if you can't get to grips with it you can always enjoy spending your session with one of our instructors on a tandem kayak. 

Why not try our Kayak Coasteering, a combination of the best water activities available. Kayak to our coasteering site, moor up the boats and jump off the cliffs and check out the caves. A great combination of activities.

Why choose Vertical Descents?

We offer both flat water kayaking and waveski sessions but only on the high tide so times are planned out well in advance and availability is limited to the number of boats which we have, so get in quick before all of these exciting sessions get booked up.

Our team of experienced expert staff will look after you every step of the way, highly qualified, safe and fun. We provide exceptional quality as well as excellent value. We have showers and changing facilities at our HQ in Newquay, as well as a cafe, bar, widescreen previews of your day's photographs, bbq and sun terraces over looking Newquay's stunning coastline. A great place to relax after your day with us and take in the views with a relaxing drink or two.

What's included?

  • All Equipment - Full wetsuit / Float Jacket / Helmet / Boat / Paddle
  • Fully Qualified Expert Instructor 
  • 2 Hour Sessions
  • Beach & Ocean Safety / Warm Up & Practice / Kayaking / Lesson Review
  • Showers & Changing facilities available at HQ   


" Kayaking around the Gannel Estuary followed by surfing waves at Crantock Beach was brilliant and we all had a great day with Sam and the Boys." Robert - Birmingham 

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