Opening Times

We operate daily trips throughout the year. Our trips and hire coincide with the tides. See website for times.


Address: Encounter Cornwall, The Boatshed, Golant, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1LW

Telephone: 01726 832104. Mobile 07976 466123

About Encounter Cornwall Kayak Tours & Hire

Cornwall Tourism Award winner Encounter Cornwall has been running guided canoe trips and kayak hire since 2006 from our quiet, safe and sheltered village base in Golant at the heart of the Fowey Estuary.

Our kayak trips are an ideal introduction to Fowey’s sheltered tidal waters, and are suitable for both families and those new to kayaking. We also hire to experienced paddlers.  Explore its Creeks & Backwaters on the high tide – or on the low tide venture down to view it's Wildlife and historic Waterfronts.  On both trips you will be paddling through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Marine Conservation Area teeming with wildlife that includes kingfishers, herons, egrets, cormorants, various waders and if you’re very lucky a seal or dolphin.

Our price includes all necessary equipment, leaving you free to enjoy an experience which for many is the highlight of their holiday in Cornwall. We operate throughout the year and only need a minimum of two people to run a trip. 

With options for everyone from the complete beginner to those who want to be challenged - come and join us on the Fowey and as we say "go with the flow”!

Offers & Prices

3 hour guided trip - £28 adults, £15 children under 16

4 hour hire - £35 double kayak, £22 single kayak

Categories: Canoeing and Kayaking, Outdoor Activities