Sea Kayak Tours Cornwall

Guided Sea Kayak Tours around Cornwall, launching from St Ives Bay and the Lizard peninsula.

Glide through emerald seas to explore hidden bays and caves on an unforgettable sea kayak tour in Cornwall. Learn about the local wildlife and natural history, as you view the coast from a completely different perspective.

The sea kayak tours launch daily from St Ives Bay, where we are based at North Quay and on the Lizard peninsula, where we run out of the picturesque coves of Cadgwith and Mullion. Delivered by our sister company Lizard Adventure, the kayak tours are 2-3 hours long and include the hire of a warm wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet. Once changed your expert guide will help you to choose either a single and double sit-on-top kayak, both are very stable and suitable for all ability levels.

**Children between 8 and 12 must share a double kayak with a parent or carer.**

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what our clients say

Thea Schuler
Thea Schuler
2023-10-04
We went kayaking with Matt and we had the best time on the water. Matt was able to tell us so many stories and sealife details. He also showed us a lot of caves and we were lucky to see a seal, lots of jellyfish and even some mackerels. Thank you Matt for making it so much fun and taking the time!
Sarah S.
Sarah S.
2023-08-27
Had a surf lesson with Ian, who was a skilled and thoughtful teacher, encouraging and hilarious. Made all of us first time surfers ranging from mid-forties to seven, extremely comfortable, counting it as one of our favorite days on a family holiday. Thank you to the team!
Wendy McFarlane
Wendy McFarlane
2023-08-27
Another amazing lesson with Justin in Hayle 😊 He’s very good at guiding and helping you better your kayaking skills and he is very knowledgeable about a lot of things! I would highly recommend Justin, this is my 3rd lesson with him and have booked my fourth, can’t wait 😁
Melissa Drayson
Melissa Drayson
2023-08-17
A fun paddleboarding adventure on a beautiful afternoon at Mullion Cove. Stephen was a great guide, who looked after our mixed ability group well and taught us lots of new techniques. We saw seals and cormorants at Mullion Island and enjoyed a bit of complementary coasteering, swimming through one of the many caves along this stretch of cliff.
James Wray
James Wray
2023-08-16
Went coasteering with Global Boardriders and Chris with my two sons, 12 and 15. It was a private booking, so just the four of us. It made for a great day out and was tailored to our abilities. Loads of interesting info and a really unique perspective on the coastline. It was the boy's favourite day of the trip, and my youngest was very happy he'd made the jumps. Highly recommended, I would do it again.
Nicola Everett
Nicola Everett
2023-08-12
Great experience. We paid £40 for a 2 hour beginner lesson including equipment hire for our son. First and foremost we had a friendly, welcoming service from the lady in the reception area and we were really pleased that the 2 hour timer began when the lesson started, once on the beach! The instruction was a thorough induction to surfing! inparticular a shout out to a great teacher Louie! To top it all off they included a free hour of surf board use after the lesson. My son thoroughly enjoyed it!

What the experts say

"As the head Kayak Guide, I've led guided tours throughout Cornwall with Global Boarders and Lizard Adventure for the last decade. It's immensely rewarding to introduce both beginners and seasoned paddlers to our stunning coastline from a fresh perspective. There's nothing quite like gliding across calm ocean waters in the summer, away from the hustle and bustle of crowds. My personal favourite route is our Mullion Island tour on the Lizard Peninsula."

MATT HOLYER
Head Sea Kayak Guide
Sea Kayak Tours Cornwall

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Sea Kayaking The Lizard Peninsula

The sea kayaking tours on the Lizard Peninsula run from Mullion Cove and Cadgwith Cove; both are picturesque fishing villages with offshore islands, caves, gullies, seals and other wildlife.

The choice between these two sites depends on the sea conditions, with the location confirmed the day before your trip.

  • Book a group kayak tour for – £50.00 per person.
  • Book a private kayak tour (3-5 people) – £60 per person.
  • No previous kayaking experience required.
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Sea Kayaking Hayle Harbour

The sea kayaking tours from Hayle Harbour (in St Ives Bay) launch from our waterfront base at North Quay. Gracefully glide across the calm waters of the Hayle estuary and explore the area from a different angle. The 2 hour trip is the perfect introduction to sea kayaking.

  • Book a group kayak tour for – £50.00 per person.
  • Book a private kayak tour (3-5 people) – £60 per person.
  • No previous kayaking experience required.
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Single and Double Kayak Hire

We offer single and double sit-on-top kayak rentals from two locations: Hayle Harbour on the north coast and Mullion Harbour on the Lizard.

The rental price includes all necessary safety equipment, along with a comprehensive briefing before you set out on the water. While wetsuits can be provided, please ensure you bring swimwear and suitable footwear (such as wetsuit boots or old trainers) to protect your feet while in the water.

  • 1 hour, 3 hour and multi day hire available on request.
  • £15 per person per hour.
  • Kayak delivery service, If you can’t make it to us then we can deliver the kayaks direct to your beach location.
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