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Guided Family Full Moon Canoe Trip

March 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

£24 – £30
Canoeing the Tamar

Guided Family Canoe Trip under a Full Moon on the River Tamar 

Duration: 4  hours

Suitable for: Complete Beginners  (minimum Age 3 years)

To book call: 01822 833409

Join us on this mini-adventure, exploring the river Tamar under a full moon  as the sun goes down and the moon rises. Its a magical time on this esquisite river, to take in the landscape and the wildlife. At the half way point we will stop at our river bank meadow for a camp fire, a hot drink and some marshmallows.

If you are looking for a truly relaxing way to enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife that the Tamar Valley has to offer, then there is simply no better way to do it than with a Canoe Tamar safari.

Our guided family canoe trips all start and finish from Cotehele Quay.

Cotehele Quay is part of the National Trust property based around Cotehele House, Cornwall. The Shamrock, a fully restored Tamar barge is moored there. There are tearooms in the Edgcombe Arms on the quay and delicious local organic ice cream for sale.

On our canoe trip you will paddle past the steep woodlands of the Cotehele estate and the chapel built by Sir Richard Edgcumbe to mark his escape from the Roundheads. A sharp bend in the river take us past Danescombe House, built for a mine captain and once a hotel. Boatyards and moorings bring us to the famous Calstock viaduct completed in 1907 which we paddle underneath. The viaduct is still in use by the Tamar Valley rail link from Gunnislake to Plymouth, and our halt at the village.

The river then winds it way up past Okel Tor Quay and Gawton Quay, once part of a large thriving copper industry with ships taking the ore from the 19th century mines along the valley. There is evidence of the mining activity all the way, with ruins, chimneys and disused small quays.

You will need to come wearing clothing suitable for the evening weather – warm hats, fleeces and windproofs! Plus a snack or picnic for our stop. And our qualified instructors will provide buoyancy aids, paddles and a waterproof container for valuables.

Cost: Adults £30, Under 18’S £24, under 5’s are free.

To book call: 01822 833409



March 31, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£24 – £30
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Canoe Tamar
01822 833409


Canoe Tamar @ Cotehele Quay
The Boat Yard @ Cotehele Quay, National Trust, St Dominick, near Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6TA United Kingdom + Google Map
01822 833409