Explore Cornwall by kayak
Discover hidden Cornwall
With the Atlantic and Celtic seas to the north and the English Channel to the south, as well as a network of scenic inland waterways, exploring parts of Cornwall by kayak reveal many hidden treasures not reached by land.
Tom and Hetty Wildblood of Koru Kayaking, certainly agree. Koru offer 2 hour or full-day guided kayak adventures on-board tandem kayaks around both the dramatic north coast and the serene and calm waters of the south, mainly along the Helford River and Frenchman’s Creek.
What to expect
Experience isn’t necessary and equipment such as wetsuits are available for hire. The guides fully brief everyone prior to setting off as safety is paramount. The kayaks themselves are comfortable with back supporting seats and buoyancy aids are provided.
Tom and Hetty are passionate about their sport and take photos during all expeditions which can be followed and shared via their Facebook page, ‘Koru Kayaking’ or on the ‘Koru Tom’ Twitter page. Personal dvd mementos are usually available to purchase. These trips are ideal for couples, families, solo explorers as well as being perfect for team-building events. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult on the kayak.
Koru’s North Coast Kayak Adventure
Launching from a World Heritage Site at picturesque Trevaunance Cove in the village of St Agnes, you might set off to explore either the east or west of the cove, depending on sea and weather conditions.
Grey seals, basking sharks, sunfish, dolphins, shags, oyster catchers and guillemots have all been spotted on this kayak adventure. Seek out the bright green (copper oxide) and red (iron) rocks and marvel at the caves carved into the rock face and archways left behind by Cornish mining. The most notably is at Hanover Cove. Moor up on secluded beaches and take a swim or view ‘The Prison’, a walled beach and a geologist’s delight!
Koru’s Frenchman’s Creek Kayak Adventure
Setting afloat from the Budock Vean Hotel foreshore, near Falmouth, this adventure will take you along Port Navas Creek and down the Helford River past banks lined with ancient oak trees where on a low tide you can explore the beaches and kayak up towards Gweek and Polwheveral Creek.
On a high tide you can explore serene Frenchman’s Creek, the inspiration for Daphne du Maurier’s novel and also the location for Kylie Minogue’s pop video ‘Flower.’ Egrets, herons, kingfishers and cormorants are often spotted on this kayak adventure.
What do other people think?
“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
“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
“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