Cornwall Kayaking Trips with Arvor Sea Kayaking


Cornwall is famous for its beautiful and varied coastline, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than by sea kayak.  Explore natural rock caves, quiet sandy beaches and calm estuaries.

If you’re a beginner, we can introduce you to the adventure of sea kayaking with some gentle rock hopping from Meanporth to the Helford passage area.  If you’re more experienced, whole day trips can be run from Maenporth to the rugged Manacles peninsula.  Every trip is designed to enable you to improve your kayaking ability and experience the best of Cornwall’s magnificent coastal environment.

All equipment such as wetsuits, buoyancy and cagoule jackets are included in the price.

Sit on Tops - £50 ½ day - £70 full day

Sea kayaks  -  £55 1/2 day - £75 full day

Maenporth – Manacles (full day kayak trip)

An 18 km trip for physically fit intermediate to advanced paddlers.  The trip starts at Maenporth beach where you can see the wreck of the Ben Asdale, which went ashore in a storm in 1979, costing three lives.

You’ll paddle past the cove of Porthallow and onto the fishing cove of Porthhoustock, a short distance from the Manacles.  This area is infamous for its rocky outcrops – perfect for paddlers exploring in kayaks but not so good for ships: with over 200 recorded wrecks in this area, the most famous was the Mohegan, where 106 drowned when she struck rocks in 1898. 

Maenporth – Helford Passage and return (half day kayak trip)

A 12 km trip for beginners and intermediate paddlers.  The trip starts at Maenporth beach where you can see the wreck of the Ben Asdale, which went ashore in a storm in 1979, costing 3 lives.  You’ll paddle past the gorse-covered Rosemullion Headland, where there are excellent opportunities for spotting local marine wildlife, and then onward to the Helford River.

This area is renowned for its deep sheltered valleys and ancient oak woodlands, hidden creeks and century old villages – perfect for paddling under low-hung branches and taking in the riverside wildlife and breath-taking views.  The sub-tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan are clearly visible as you paddle down the Helford towards the Ferry Boat Inn, where you can stop off to relax on the beach, eat a picnic or visit the pub.

Kuggar – Lizard and return (full day kayak trip)

A 13 km trip for intermediate to advanced paddlers.   Kennack Sands lies on the less exposed east side of the Lizard.  The high cliffs along this stretch of coastline are made up of serpentine, a reddish or greenish-brown stone so-named because it resembles a snake’s skin when wet. You’ll paddle past the thatched cottages of Cadgwith and onto the Devil’s Frying pan, a large rocky arch leading to a collapsed cave.  The Lizard Headland is a paddler’s playground with numerous caves, arches and inlets to explore. 

Falmouth Harbour – St Mawes (full or half day)

A 4 km -14 km aimed at beginners. The gentle tidal flow of the River Fal offers endless opportunities to explore, and this trip is ideal for novices who want to build their confidence in calm, sheltered waters. Falmouth harbour is the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and as well spotting seals, cormorants and other coastal wildlife, you’ll get a great view of the twin castles of St Mawes and Pendennis, constructed by Henry VIII to guard the approach to the Harbour.