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Kayaking Newquay

Vertical Descents offers kayaking and waveskiing in Newquay.

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

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 Gannel Estuary of Newquay, see below for details. 

Why not try our Kayak Coasteering..

Location Description Price pp Duration
Crantock - Waveski Riding the waves of crantock beach £65 2 hrs
Crantock - 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 2 hrs
Crantock - Kayak Coasteering Kayaking and coasteering combined for the ultimate thrill.  £65 2 hrs
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 Trip, a combination of the best water activities availble. 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 flat water kayaking 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 Newquays' stunning coastline. A great place to relax after your day with us and take in the views with a relaxing drink or two.

Whats included?

  • All Equipment - Full wetsuit / Float Jacket / Helmet / Boat / Paddle
  • Fully Qualified Expert Instructor 
  • 1 or 2 Hour
  • 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 

Please find more FAQs below 

Essential Info

Please use the above links to take you to specific Activity pages where you will find all the information you require.  If you prefer, just contact us and one of our friendly, expert staff will be happy to help.

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When? All activities start at either 9.30am, 1.30pm or 4.30pm unless otherwise arranged. Specific times will be allocated to you on booking your activity but it is always best to be at least 10 minutes early
Who? Age restrictions of 12 yrs or over do apply, however it is more dependent on whether the child fits into our smallest wetsuit and safety equipment. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. You do not need to be fit, however you do need to be physically and mentally able to be comfortable in this sort of outdoor environment. 
What do we need to bring? All specialist equipment is included in the price but you will need to bring something to wear under a wetsuit, swimming attire is best, some trainers (to get wet), a towel and warm clothes for afterwards. If you are booked on to full day trip please bring food and water for the day.
Where do we meet? See above for specific location. Exact details of who to meet will be given with your booking confirmation. 
How much?

Please look above for specific activity prices. We offer group and family discounts on all of our activities please follow this link to our price list.

Discount available for extra days book. Discounted packages also available when booking alongside other activities and accommodation.