Kayak in Cornwall to discover its hidden secrets
Discover Cornwall a different way
With a wrap around coast of almost 300 miles, kayaking around Cornwall’s dramatic coastline, with its hidden coves and caves discovering the delights of its inland waterways, has to be an adventure worth undertaking. What better way than with a guided tour?
Offering 2 hour sessions or a full day guided kayak adventure on tandem kayaks with back supporting seats, are Tom and Hetty Wildblood of Koru Kayaking. Both passionate about the sport, they recommend their adventures for solo explorers, families and couples as well as being great for team building. Children are also welcome, albeit accompanied by an adult.
Koru’s Kayaking Adventures
“Koru’s Frenchman’s Creek Kayak Adventure launches from the Budock Vean Hotel foreshore. We kayak along Port Navas Creek, along the Helford River past banks lined with ancient oak trees. On a high tide we kayak down the serene Frenchman’s Creek, the inspiration for Daphne du Maurier’s novel and also the location for international pop sensation Kylie Minogue’s pop video ‘Flower.’ On a low tide we enjoy the beaches on the Helford River and kayak up towards Gweek and Polwheveral Creek. Egrets, herons, kingfishers and cormorants are often spotted on the kayak adventure.
Koru’s North Coast Kayak Adventure launches from the picturesque Trevaunance Cove in the village of St Agnes. This part of the coastline is a World Heritage Site and we enjoy kayaking to the East or the West of the cove dependent on sea and weather conditions. Cornish mining has left behind stunning bright green (copper oxide) and red (iron) rocks unveiled by the mining can been seen all along the coastline, most notably at Hanover Cove. A geologist’s delight! ‘The Prison’, a walled beach, has to be seen to be believed and there are plenty of secluded beaches to moor up and have a swim. Grey seals, basking sharks, sunfish, dolphins, shags, oyster catchers and guillemots have all been spotted on this kayak adventure.”
“I have been out with Koru Kayaking twice now and am looking forward to at least another dozen trips. Both experiences have varied enormously from the very exciting to the absolutely enchanting, but the kayak mode of transport offers unique opportunities to explore and experience the coastal coves.” Ridge, Trip Advisor
No experience necessary!
All tours are led by an experienced guide. No experience is necessary, as a full briefing will be given prior to all kayak adventures.
Buoyancy aids and water are provided, wet-suits are available for hire and the guide takes safety equipment with them on every tour.
Tom and Hetty also take photos on all their kayak adventures which can be followed on their Facebook ‘Koru Kayaking’ and twitter ‘KoruTom’ pages.
A DVD of your kayak adventure will be available for purchase.
Here’s what other people thought:
“Can’t recommend this enough. Well run, quality equipment, superb location. Suitable for anyone who is fairly active and fit. Seals, tunnels, hidden beaches, a swim in clear blue water. Really enjoyable and definite value. Would do it again.” Rich T
“Very well organised. Lots of communication. Had to change locations of the trip because of rough sea. But still a great couple of hours. Well worth a go. Relaxing trip lots of laugh do another next year.” Peter E