Water Sports Family Fun - Cornwall

Sometimes it's difficult to find something that everyone will enjoy, and that's why we created family fun sessions. Everyone loves to splash about, see a cormorant dive, be amazed as fish pass under the SUP and enjoy the expectation of just maybe a seal bobbing up behind you.  

Suitable for children 6+ who have water confidence. 

(Children under 10 take part in private sessions, either on their own board or on a competent adults.  Contact us to discuss)

We look forward to more SUP-ing and give SUP in a Bag our whole family recommendation (a rare thing).

You tell us about your family and what you are interested in:-

  • have a base somewhere beautiful and muck around near the shore

  • Have a journey, exploring, playing games, swapping around and refreshment stops along the way

  • Choose one of our magical locations across mid Cornwall or tell us about your favourite spot.

We provide a qualified Guide who will truly look after your family and will adapt activity to make it as enjoyable as possible.

We provide all the equipment, including high quality children's paddles and life jackets for the little ones / buoyancy aids for the competent swimmers.

By the end of the session paddlers will be up and standing, paddling forward, able to turn and able to trim the board. The more confident paddlers will be showing off their dance moves in fun and wet balance challenges.

Fun Taster Sessions - 1.5 hours

Suitable for 10+ 

1.5 hour Family Fun

Parent + Child £60

Family of 4 - Private session £150

6 years + can take part in private sessions in calm conditions

Family fun adventure - 2.5 hours

Suitable for older children 14+ or those with lots of water confidence / watersports experience.

Parent + child £75 (Join a group - less than 8 people)

Private Family Session £175 (based on a family of 4 people)

1/2 days & full days available on request

Bring along a picnic on a beach

Gift Certificates available

Choice of Locations

  • The Gannel Esturay, Newquay & Crantock

  • River Fal, Truro & Falmouth

  • Portmellon near Mevigissey in St Austell Bay

  • Porthallow on the Lizard

  • Camel Estuary, near Padstow

Find out more about the launch locations

People say nice things about us, checkout our testimonials 

Contact us to book and to discuss options

If the adults would like a bit of a getaway why not join us on a scheduled SUP Tour or if you have 4 or more people create a Group SUP Tour


The Gannel Estuary, Newquay At high tide a large sheltered saltwater lake is formed, providing a unique habitat for local wildlife and a stunning backdrop.  A perfect spot for beginners, paddling towards the sea, crabs and shoals of fish pass under you and suddenly the view opens up as you reach Crantock Beach.

Truro catch the tides and an enjoy a trip down the Fal passing stately homes, thatched Cornish Cottages, shoaling fish, kingfishers on this beautiful tree lined River.

Falmouth Leave the bustle of Falmouth in style, taking in the maritime history and admiring the many leisure craft.  Have a break in Flushing or travel into Carrick Roads, perhaps to the water sports mecca of Mylor.

Portreath a spectacular backdrop, caves, remote beaches and a spectacular north coast back drop.  We regularly see seals on this trip.

Helford  - River and Creeks or Coastal adventure.  Head West up the Helford exploring the creeks or East around the coast enjoying the crystal clear waters and inaccessible coves.  Enjoy one of the local water side Pubs the Shipwrights Arms or the Ferry Boat Inn.

Other locations available dependent on the ability of the group and conditions:-

Roseland  There is a huge variety of launch sites providing both coastal and river experiences. 

Porthallow, The east shores of Lizard are protected from the swell, and so popular with divers because of the crystal clear waters and variety of sea life.  The Manacles provides a back drop, home to more than 100 shipwrecks.  Why not make a weekend and camp atPorthkerris Dive Centre and SUP all weekend or add a snorkel or wild life spotting boat trip? 

Have a look at some of our favourite pictures

In the event of a cancellation due to extreme weather conditions such as winds Force 5 and above a postponement or full refund are available.

In wet conditions the option to rearrange within the current season, will be made available.