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Albert Quay, Fowey, Cornwall

Meet the team

Our passionate team is always on hand to offer advice and expertise to ensure that you get the most out of your adventure. We are happy to advise you with your equipment selection to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable day that is tailored to your strengths and the environmental conditions.

We have been proudly offering adventure activities on The River Fowey since 1999.

Brett Daniel

aka - Boat Hire Brett

Position - Owner - Licensed to hire and guide.

Role - Everything

I have been on the water most days since i was nine years old in my first boat Mini Magic [it was mini and i thought it was magic]. I spent 14 years working for Fowey Harbour Commissioners doing everything from working on the tugs to policing the harbour by-laws on harbour patrol. I love being out on the water and truly believe that Fowey harbour is one of the most wonderful harbours in the world. From the dramatic narrow harbour entrance steeped by castles. it opens up into a boating playground that hustles and bustles during the summer months, there is always something to see and do. The true beauty of the river is that within a few short moments you can be isolated in wilderness, surrounded by nature. On a beautiful day you feel you could be anywhere in the world.

I just want share the passion I have with this area to other people and see them enjoy it. 

Brett’s Love’s - Boats, any kind.

Ben Pearce

aka - Big Ben

Position - Tour Master

Main Role - To make you fall in love with this part of Cornwall.

I have 3 decades worth of experience on this magical river and can tell you about the wildlife and ever changing history of this port, while guiding you through the local landmarks. 

I Have been a professional boatman for the last 17 years, i accomplished my British Canoe Union level 2 coach award in 2003. From 2005 i worked with the local port authority managing every aspect of river life. Following my mantra of Variety is the spice of life I took the opportunity and followed my dream of becoming a river guide during the summer months and a sheep farmer in the winter. Whenever possible i continue to work with adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. I love sailing and in particular the local sailing races, in 2008 I achieved my Yacht Master offshore certificate.

Ben Loves - The Outdoors.

Harry Smith

aka - Partypack

Position - Licensed to hire and to tour guide.

Main Role - Making sure that you have a fabulous fun day out on the water.

One of the youngest ever to successfully pass the boat man’s license. A big team player who has been on the water from a young age and passionate about the water.

Harry Love’s - Getting wet, and he does all the time.

Aiden Hawken

aka - Boy Wonder

Position - Shop man & lead canoe

Main Role - To make your life easier, lots easier.

Local lad Aiden has lived in Lerryn and Polruan and spent a lot of time on the water so knows the area well. Spent the last season as a lead canoeist on river expeditions and will help you choose the right kit and get you afloat at self hire. Knows the best places to catch fish on the river.

Aiden Love’s - Wildlife and fishing.

Lana Daniel

aka - Loopy Lu 

Position - Your Happy Helper

Main Role - To Make little one's feel welcome. Size you up for paddles and buoyancy aids

Lana loves anything thing to do with water, knows the best place to fish for crabs. Will happily advise you on kit selection and help you launch and recover.

Lana Really Love’s - Her Horse.

Kayaks, stand-up paddles and self-drive boats

"We had an awesome time hiring out Kayaks and exploring the harbour - best day of our holiday!"