Encounter Cornwall Canoe Trips and Kayak Hire
Cornwall Tourism Award winner Encounter Cornwall has been running guided canoe trips andkayak hire since 2006 from our quiet, safe and sheltered village base in Golant at the heart of the Fowey Estuary.
Our all year round kayak trips are an ideal introduction to Fowey’s sheltered 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. Both trips last 3 hours, with a 30min stop for refreshments. In the Summer months we also run a 2 hour evening Sundowner trip, and during school holidays and advertised weekends we also open 'Cafe Kayak' at our base at the Boatshed, serving all sorts of Cornish & homemade goodies! We welcome well behaved dogs, but please just check with us first.
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"!
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2016/17 Wildlife Friendly Business - Bronze
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15 - Wildlife Friendly Business - Commended