If you have just booked your kayak tour with us, or need more information before booking your Mevagissey kayak tour online this is the page for you. It contains details about where to find us, when to arrive, what to wear and what to expect.
Where to find us
Our office is located on the Mevagissey East Quay. We occupy the old public utilities building, which overlooks the main fishing harbour. You can often find parking right along the harbour wall (pay and display), with only a short walk to the East Quay. On arrival at the harbour parking area, head towards the east side of the quay, where you will find our offices. For Satnav follow for postcode: PL26 6QQ
Should parking on the harbour be full, use any of the Mevagissey main car parks and walk towards the main town and harbour. Keep left on arrival at the waterside and follow the edge of the harbour heading out to sea.
When to arrive
Whichever tour you have booked on, please consider arriving at least fifteen minutes ahead of your departure time. This will allow your guide to receive your registration and to prepare you and your party for your tour. We have pre-arranged time slots for leaving and entering the harbour and so your prompt arrival is essential to get the tour underway.
At the end of the tour, you will be asked to return all of the on-loan safety and paddle equipment before leaving the office.
What (and what not) to wear
Kayaking is a wet sport. Please wear comfortable non-cotton clothing that is warm and quick-drying*. Examples of suitable clothing include; wetsuits and tracksuits. On windy days, a waterproof jacket or cagoule will protect you from spray and or rain. On your feet, good footwear can consist of; Trainers, Crocs, Surf-shoes or similar.
*A changing area is available at our office on request.
Valuables – It is advisable not to bring valuables that you cannot afford to lose or get wet. Obvious maybe but worth mentioning as we can not accept responsibility for your items.
What to expect
You can expect to have a great safe time, paddling out of the harbour walls and along the coastline of Mevagissey. The tour will very much depend on the wind, tide and swell conditions on the day. After all, that is why we call ourselves guides. For a taster of what’s to come, view our photo gallery.
What we do want to do, is to give you a unique experience kayaking through a beautiful natural environment. As we paddle along one of Cornwall’s most famous and historic coastlines, we will find time to explain the local history of the area. We will also seek to identify the fauna and flora that we find along the way.
We will ensure that you are able to keep pace and help you stay steady along the way. No one will get left behind, whatever your ability.
Should you capsize, you can expect our guide to get you back onto your kayak promptly and without a fuss. Unfortunately we can’t promise to keep you dry.