Kayak Hire

Single and double sit-on kayaks.
Discover St. Mawes & The Roseland under
paddle power- it’s magical.
Fun and stable sit-on kayaks,
one of the easiest ways to get afloat.
We’ve all you need to get paddling.
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Mini Cruises & Water Taxi

RIB (rigid inflatable boat) trips for up to
9 passengers, and a water taxi service
aboard Paramour 2.
Take a fast ride out into the bay,
head up the River Fal or down to Helford.
Maybe you’d like an evening pick-up in St. Mawes, Falmouth or elsewhere in the Carrick Roads?
More fun than the bus!
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A film, made by Zack, showcasing a little of the St Mawes Kayaks, Mini Cruises & Water Taxi experience
All videos are on the Video Page.


Coronavirus Information – updated 29th. May.

 In view of new Government guidelines, I am able to update you as follows-

Good news!
Truro Harbour, my licensing authority, is licensing the kayaks from Wednesday the 17th. June. They are now out on the slipway and are raring to go…

Now more than ever it is imperative that you book in advance, so that I can allocate time slots and minimise people waiting. Depending on demand I may also call in Will, my Kayak Assistant, early if required. When I confirm your booking you may pay by BACs in full, or pay a deposit by BACs and the remainder by card / cash on the day. Any payment made will be fully refunded should we have to cancel due to weather, or restrictions being reimposed.
We will be operating under the current guidelines and will cordon-off the slipway to try to keep the 2 metre physical distance as much as possible. There will be no waiting on the slipway. We will complete the hire form for you and pass you your yellow copy, you will not be required to sign, just acknowledging receipt of your copy will suffice.
We will have dry bags and charts (maps) as usual, but you may wish to have your own for the time being. Paddles and buoyancy aids will be sprayed and wiped down with disinfectant between paddlers. You are welcome to use your own hand sanitiser of course.
It goes with out saying that you should not be going afloat if you feel at all unwell. You should also be agile enough to embark / disembark the kayaks without physical help from us.

With regard to “Paramour 2”- she has been licensed since March for essential trips. Now we are moving into this new phase I am able to offer pleasure trips for up to five passengers (same household / family) using only the stern bench (3 pax) and two single jockey seats. As above, please book in advance (same terms as above apply). Stainless steel handles and lifejackets will be wiped down after use. As above, you must be agile enough to embark / disembark without help, and must not go afloat if you feel at all unwell.
Water Taxi trips to / from boats (out of St. Mawes Harbour Taxi hours) and trips to Place (before the Place Ferry begins) are also possible (max five passengers). Hopefully, as the rest of the hospitality industry is able to open-up, there will be the opportunity to take you to / from all the usual haunts.

Final note- We are outdoors in (hopefully) the sunshine. This is arguably the best place to be in the current climate- the risk of catching the virus is very low and we are told that ultra-violet kills the virus on surfaces. We will do what we can to mitigate any risk; however, there are limits. If you are at all unhappy with the measures in place please do not go afloat in the kayaks, or the RIB.

Please use the contact form, or email address, to enquire / book. Check all information and tariffs beforehand.

Many thanks and hope to see you all again soon, Mark.



Paramour 2, heading to Helford on a beautiful summer’s day last year.
Let’s hope there are more days like this to come in 2020.
Thanks Rebecca for the picture.

Over the last few years the RNLI has seen a huge increase in the number of call-outs to rescue inexperienced kayakers and paddle-boarders. So please listen to our advice on the day, paddle within your limits, stay close to the shore, think about the paddle back (it will be more difficult against wind and / or tide), and be aware of changing conditions.
We have never had any serious incidents, and I would very much like to keep it that way!

Always check the FB page for up to date information (weather / events / news etc…) Go to it by clicking the Facebook icon at the bottom of the page, or the “News” tab at the top (you don’t need a FB account to view my page. If you do have one, don’t forget to “like” my page while you are there- thanks).

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