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Encounter Cornwall

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Since 2006 Encounter Cornwall have been running daily guided canoe trips and kayak hire on the beautiful Fowey River Estuary in Cornwall. We have two 3 hour trips which include a 30 minute refreshment break. Our Creeks & Backwaters tour paddles...more
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The Boatshed, Golant, Fowey PL23 1LW, England
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All reviews kayak trip the river local wildlife took great care evening sundowner great kayaking ship inn single kayaks jumping fish getting wet amazing morning different perspective enjoyed every minute lots of fun change of clothes highly recommended for all ages safe hands
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Thank you David for a lovely post Christmas paddle. We had the place to ourselves and enjoyed every minute of it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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EncounterCornwall, Owner at Encounter Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

You are very welcome! Winter can be very special on the water, and it’s been very still and calm of late. We’re very glad you had a good time - it’s pretty special at any time of year, but we may be biased!

Reviewed October 10, 2018

Had a brilliant time kayaking with Carol as a family of four earlier today. Really enjoyed the whole experience. The view from the river provides such a different perspective, an opportunity to slow life down, relax and notice life around you at a different pace....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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EncounterCornwall, Owner at Encounter Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write. It was a lovely trip, and you were all very good paddlers! We hope to see you again, and show another part of the river, with hopefully less windy conditions next time!

Reviewed August 26, 2018

Myself, my son and my mother-in-law took a 2 hour sundowner trip with Dave, our guide. The village of Golant is picturesque and an ideal place to begin. My son (9 years) had never kayaked and the two adults were hardly experts, but we were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EncounterCornwall, Owner at Encounter Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, and its so good to hear when first time kayakers enjoy their experience, and you were also able to link things like the clay transport, which gives you an appreciation of the whole area, not just...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

The whole experience with Encounter Cornwall was nothing less than exceptional. We have done several sea kayaking trips over the years, but this was the first on an estuary. Given our previous experience getting dressed in drafty shacks, the Golant boatshed itself blew us away,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EncounterCornwall, Owner at Encounter Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for your very kind review, and for spending the time to write about us. It is so gratifying when we hear back from customers - we do our best to try and make it as interesting a visit as we...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Just had a very enjoyable afternoon in a Canadian canoe on the river. Lots of wildlife to see and time to practice your J strokes. Great quality canoes of all types,very good advice from Dave and all the staff, with wonderful home made cakes in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EncounterCornwall, Owner at Encounter Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you so much for writing, and we're glad you enjoyed your trip exploring - and that you also enjoyed Karen's cakes too! We look forward to welcoming you back at some point, so you can explore a bit more!

Reviewed August 9, 2018

We had never kayaked, and I called up a couple of times with niggling doubts before getting there - at all times, David was quick to respond, and give me the information I needed. So we booked a sundowner with David and his crew. And...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EncounterCornwall, Owner at Encounter Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you Aaron for such a lovely review, and for taking the time to write it. It is really lovely to hear that we managed to deal with your concerns and you enjoyed yourselves and felt comfortable - even if you did get a bit...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018

We had a great 'creeks and backwater' guided tour on the Fowey river from Golant past the 'Wind in the Willows' creek to the picturesque village of Lerryn where the kids swam in the river and we enjoyed some yummy ice-cream. With great kayaking tips...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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EncounterCornwall, Owner at Encounter Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Hi Ruth, thank you so much for making the time to write - we really appreciate it. We're really glad you all had fun - yes, the ice cream is fab - we have personally sampled all flavours! Hopefully, you will visit us again, and...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Took a guided trip up the river last year. This year we hired kayaks and paddled down to Fowey. If you've never ever kayaked before, I would recommend the guided trips. However in good conditions the route is pretty tame. Provided you have common sense...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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EncounterCornwall, Owner at Encounter Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thanks for your review - we don't get many about hire, and we do like to know that you can handle a kayak because of tides and at low tide, mud! Sticking to the banks is a good policy, and we're glad you had a...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We brought this experience for my brother in laws birthday and went as 3 adults 2 teenagers. Their was some nerves before we went as some of us hadn't canoed before. However we all thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it. The instructors made...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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EncounterCornwall, Owner at Encounter Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

We're so glad you had a good time, and thank you for taking the time to write about it. It's also good to hear that although you were nervous you found your paddling enjoyable. We agree that the chicken pasties are fantastic! We've also got...More

Reviewed July 19, 2018

This was our first experience of kayaking and it was amazing, thank you David for sharing your experience and knowledge with us. We were lucky it was just myself and my husband on this trip from Golant thru Fowey harbour to Polruan where we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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EncounterCornwall, Owner at Encounter Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write - and it's always good when complete beginners enjoy themselves enough to want to do it again! Hopefully, you will have the opportunity to return, and we can show you the rest of the river!

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Hi Fae, it's less about the size, more about if the dog will be happy in the kayak. Some dogs are fine and just sit happily, others want to jump out constantly! We recommend choosing a 'Creeks and Backwaters' trip if you... More
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