Kayaking Adventure - Frenchman's Creek

The Helford, Cornwall
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    Daily, all year round

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    2+ hours

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    Price from

    £270 per group (up to 6 people). Prices from £45pp

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    Suitable for

    Adults & children aged 5 years+


Explore the stunning South coast of Cornwall in an immersive guided tandem kayak adventure. By disconnecting from our daily schedules, this slow-paced experience allows you and a partner to become at one with nature to reap the mindfulness benefits.

Koru's South Coast kayak adventure is on the Helford, once busier than the Thames with merchants and pirates, and is now a stunning conservation area home to an abundance of wildlife, banks of ancient oak trees, shipwrecks, mansions, and small fishing villages. The tides and direction you take to mean you can have a different adventure time and time again. There's even the chance for a wild swim, mooring up off the stunning creeks or secluded beaches. And on one of our kayak adventures, we kayak along Frenchman's Creek, the inspiration for Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name.


After launching, follow the guide who will stop at various points on route sharing information and stories with the group


We often moor up and there is a chance for a wild swim or to explore the shore.


You'll have lots of tales to tell from spending time out in the water.

To secure your experience - contact the team today

Why this experience is great for you

  • It's suitable for individuals, couples, and families, with no previous experience necessary!
  • Our tandem kayaks allow you to have a shared experience with a loved one
  • Kayaking is great for your fitness and mental wellbeing – we've been told it's as relaxing as having a massage!
  • You'll not only learn a new skill, but also learn about the history and heritage of Cornwall's Coast
  • Your mental well-being will benefit from being out on the water
  • It's an excellent opportunity to see wildlife in their natural environment
  • You'll get to experience nature's beautiful bird song



Facilities and additional information

Equipment needed: Swimwear, a water bottle, towel, warm change of clothes, wetsuits and wetsuit shoes (although we can provide these if you don't have your own)

Weather: Experiences run in the rain and sunshine. 

South Coast Kayak Adventures can be cancelled if winds too strong. However, usually the Helford Kayak Adventure will go ahead in most weather conditions, as we get protection on the river. 

Parking: There is free parking at the Budock Vean Hotel.

Buses: For the Helford & Frenchman's Creek Kayak Adventure, take the number 35 from Falmouth to Helford Passage / Trebah.

Food & drink: Budock Vean Hotel offer light lunches 12-2pm, afternoon teas 3-5pm and dinner 7-9pm. There are several pubs nearby, including The Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage and The Red Lion in Mawnan Smith. There is also a Spar shop and coffee shop in Mawnan Smith.

Toilets: In the hotel reception or at the foreshore there is one toilet by the changing room and boatshed. 

Additional info: 

For the tandem kayaks, groups can be up to 6 people. All children will need to be accompanied by an adult when in tandem kayaks. 

Please be aware that you do need some degree of fitness for this experience, especially on the North Coast Kayak Adventure where you will paddle 4 miles along the coast and back.

Advance booking advised around the school holidays.


To secure your experience - contact the team today