File 201Mark 2017Welcome to St Mawes Kayaks, Mini Cruises & Water Taxi.
Owned and operated by licensed skipper, Mark Bower.

"I began boating in the early 1970s, when my parents purchased a wooden motor cruiser (called “Paramour”), and a mooring at Dale in Pembrokeshire. I started out in rowing dinghies, untilFile 1533 I was allowed a little 2hp outboard! I learnt to sail in a “Mirror”, and bought my first RIB in 1987. It’s fair to say I caught the boating-bug early, and have enjoyed being on the water ever since.

I relocated to St. Mawes in 2005 and set-up St Mawes Sit-on Kayaks in 2007. In 2009 I expanded into RIB (rigid inflatable boat) rides and a water taxi service, and took on an assistant during JuFile 1223ly / August. In 2010 I launched my first XS RIB “Paramour” (sold in December 2018), and in March 2019 I launched "Paramour 2"; a 200HP, 7.2 metre RIB, once again built to my specification by XS RIBs in the UK, and fully licensed for nine passengers.

So whether it's pottering with a paddle, or a blast into the bay, I look forward to getting you waterborne from St. Mawes very soon.”

Safe boating, Mark.

Pictures: Top- "Paramour" & our old 1964 Series IIA Land Rover, circa 1979 at Dale.
Middle- Dad & I in "Jola" circa 1980 at Dale. Bottom- First RIB, Maestral 18SD- 1988 off Watwick beach, near Dale.


Open 7 days / week 0900 - 1800. Later for Water Taxi.
Easter / April 1st. (whichever is earlier) - October 31st. inc. Weather and sea state permitting.

Also some summer evenings for kayaking- an evening paddle can be delightful!

Always book in advance if possible

Paramour 2's Winter Season begins November 1st. - early January.

The Quay
St. Mawes
TR2 5DG.
Tel: 07971 846786.

The kayaks and RIB are fully insured by Groves, John and Westrup through Lloyds of London, we have up to £3,000,000 Public Liability cover. We are inspected annually by The Truro Harbour Master, under authority from the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) and Head of Cornwall Maritime. We are licensed by Cornwall Council.

At Black Tar Beach, River Cleddau, Pembrokeshire. August 1988-

At St. Mawes Harbour. March 2019-