Albert Quay, Fowey, Cornwall
I would like to say what a great afternoon was had by myself and my son.
Ben was the man in charge today and after the H and S was out of the way into the water we went.
We did the 3 hour guided tour and it was very relaxed with regular breaks. During these breaks Ben shared his local knowledge with us. We had a longer break about half way into the trip which gave time for drinks and food.
I would highly recommend the trip and the team and we can't wait to come back and do it again.
I would recommend, that unlike me, you do not wear long trousers as your legs will almost certainly get wet, especially if your in the rear seat of the two man kayak.
Thank you for a great afternoon.
Jason Evans, Rotherham, Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
Absolutely fantastic day out exploring the Fowey estuary.Good H and S talk before we started and excellent instruction on managing our 5 person tiller. Would highly recommend this as a great activity for all ages .
Ruth Pye, Brentwood, Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
Absolutely fantastic time, be prepared for a wet bum change of clothes and a towel are compulsory. Can't wait to go again
Jonathan leigh, St Austell, Sun, 28 May, 2017
Very highly recommend If you get the weather unbeatable environment to explore.
David Monroe, Newquay,, Wed, 7 Dec, 2016
Hugely appreciated the effort and knowledge Brett gave to us on our first ever boating experience. Our second family holiday in Fowey and i wanted to explore the river this time round. I booked online a couple of months before our arrival, Brett called the week before to confirm things and check i knew their location. On arrival day everyone was fitted with buoyancy aids, I was run through the controls of the boat and designated "captain". A very helpful boat pack with maps, tide times and route instructions was included. Finally Brett gave me a brief on how to and where to moor for the week. We had a fantastic week of adventure's and highly reconmend.
See you Next Year.
Rick Booth, Newton, Dorest, Tue, 22 Nov, 2016
Just had a superb morning in the company of Luke, Owen and Ryan from @foweyriverhire. I'd definitely recommend their guided kayak expedition, no experience needed and includes a free upper body workout. Cheers chaps.
Mark Kane, Nottingham, Thu, 25 Aug, 2016
AMAZING!!!!! Fowey river hire deserves their excellent rating. This was the best kayak tour I have ever been on! My husband and I did many things during our stay in Cornwall but kayaking and paddle boarding in Fowey was the best part of our trip!!!! Our tour guide Harry was incredibly fun, professional, and showed us the best time. They provided nice, clean and tidy equipment and we stopped at a really great place for lunch. This excursion was worth every single penny and is definitely a great memory that we will never forget. You just have do this tour while in Cornwall !!!
Sam T, Bredbury, Thu, 25 Aug, 2016
Amazing trip on the river, such a friendly and helpful team who were able to answer all of our questions!
Gabrielle Brown, London, Thu, 11 Aug, 2016
Stunning day out on the river today! Whole family loved it!! Thanks for being so friendly and helpful.
Jenny Wood, Fleetwood, Thu, 11 Aug, 2016
The four of us had a great day exploring the river Fowey by Kayak in a group of 20 despite a couple of light showers, our excellent guides looked after us and taught us everything we needed to know on our first kayak experience and were very informative, sharing local history and wildlife tips. Would definitely do it again.
David, Wimbledon, Fri, 5 Aug, 2016
Highlight of our holiday, were not sure how hard it would be (with an 8 and 6 year old) so we did the guided tour with a safety boat first, 3 days later we came back to do a half day going up river (against the tide!!) on our own.
The kids loved it and want to do it every holiday!
Gavin, Essex, Thu, 21 Jul, 2016
We had a great time kayaking the Fowey River. You didn't have to be an expert paddler to enjoy the trip. The water was crystal clear and very refreshing (we chose not to wear wetsuits). Before we got on the boats, they let us leave our valuables in a safe locked place.
Will do it again and highly recommend.
Ben Hemsworth, Dundee, Thu, 7 Jul, 2016
Had another great time on a kayak on the River Fowey in mid-May. Started up river in the last 90 minutes of an incoming tide launching from Albert Quay, much easier than last time when the tide was going out. The kayak was very stable and despite the inevitable dripping from the paddle onto my legs, the rest of me remained dry. I went up the river past the Bodinnick ferry and the clay boat berths and had a good look at a magnificent 360-foot long clay boat (from a respectful distance) and then up to Golant, exploring the creeks, Penpoll Creek is wonderful, had a great time going round a few old decaying wrecks at the edge of the creek.
I saw two herons, and glimpsed a kingfisher amongst the tree roots opposite Golant. Passing traffic was light, and easily avoided, and the odd cormorant came by. Coming back down I went around the harbour into Pont Pill (Polruan side) and had great views of the town and harbour. It's hard work to go kayaking, the tides mean that you always have to do something, and keep an eye out for 'steam', but a quick spin round is easy. The sights are fantastic and the whole thing feels very safe. I only did 3 hours, but time flew by. Tips, wear old clothes and bring a towel and a change of clothes for when you get back, and keep your legs moving regularly.
You get a good kayak, buoyancy aid and a briefing and help getting launched, and you can get extras like a waterproof bag. This was, and will be next time, the highlight of my holidays in Fowey, an exhilarating trip, and I'm sure I burned off the doughnut I bought in Nile's to fortify myself for the trip.
Ed McFarlane, Harborough, Leicestershire, Sun, 22 May, 2016
Loved our day boat hire in Cornwall. Kayaking next time.
Zhang Lu, London, Thu, 19 May, 2016
We had a great day on the river, it was beautiful and peaceful. Thanks to Brett and Aiden for all of their help, making the trip very informative. Would recommend this experience to everyone.
Amanda Dalton, Humberside, Sun, 15 May, 2016
Very impressed! Will come back again for sure... Highly recommended!
Sam Boex, Cornwall, Thu, 7 Apr, 2016
If you visit Fowey and you want to properly explore the river and harbour you need to hire a kayak from these guys. Really helpful and friendly , explaining where the best places to go to. Up river we saw Kingfishers and Ospreys ! Yey!! Fab afternoon out . Recommended to everyone.
Kate Sutherland, Fowey, Thu, 7 Apr, 2016
Nice paddle today, saw two kingfishers. Had a pasty. Ideal
Richard Greet, Fowey, Thu, 7 Apr, 2016
Had a great day,Many thanks.
Adrain Smith, Northampton, Thu, 7 Apr, 2016
We had a great time! Our first time in a kayak and it's tougher and wetter than we expected. We paddled against the tidal flow which was hard work but with the flow on return. Rachel, our guide, was very helpful, knowledgable and told loads of stories about Fowey and the river, pointing out the wildlife, naming birds and keeping us out of harms way. We'll do it again, next year.
Terry, Bristol, Thu, 7 Apr, 2016
Whilst wondering through Fowey we saw the advertisement for Fowey River Expeditions and on spec decided to book for the following day. My wife was not keen but my two teenage children were well up for it and after some carefully applied “pester power” we booked for the following day. The tour starts in Fowey and involves kayaking about 90 minutes up the river to a local pub for lunch and then Kayaking back. All the equipment is supplied and we were accompanied by a safety boat and an experienced Kayaker. The trip is suitable for novices as there are stops every 10-15 minutes where our tour leader David regaled us with interesting stories and facts about the river and local area. You are advised to have a change of clothes as you will get a little wet and there is a dry box in the safety boat for valuables. In total the trip was about 4 hours long including the lunch stop. We all agreed this was probably the best thing we did in Cornwall, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone.
Nick, London, Thu, 7 Apr, 2016
We had an awesome time hiring out Kayaks and exploring the harbour - best day of our holiday!
Pete, Cornwall, Tue, 15 Mar, 2016
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