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Half Term fun with Koru Kayaking!

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The sun is forecast next week and so what better way to enjoy half term than getting outdoors and enjoying wildlife in Cornwall on Koru’s Frenchman’s Creek Kayak Adventure!

heron flying


Enjoy the tranquil waters of Frenchman’s Creek, inspiration for Daphne du Maurier’s novel, as buzzards sour above us, herons and egrets hover in the overhanging ancient oak forest and the bright blue of a kingfisher flashes by.

Frenchmans Creek, Koru Kayaking, Conrwall, Helford River

Your guides will tell you the local tales of yonder year, tales of shipwrecks, hidden chapels and oyster farming. Then moor up an enjoy a nice hot chocolate and biscuit.

Frenchmans Creek, Koru Kayaking, Conrwall

Frenchman’s Creek Koru Kayak Adventure times this week:

Monday 10am, Tuesday 10am, Thursday 1pm, Friday 1pm

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The Budock Vean Hotel, where we launch from, welcomes our customers to enjoy their facilities and serves morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon tea.

Koru’s North Coast Kayak Adventures will be available from March, advance bookings are being taken.

Koru Kayaking at St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat Station Open Day

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RNLI Lifeboat Station Open Day


On the 25th May there will be an Open Day for the RNLI Lifeboat Station at St Agnes and Koru will be demonstrating kayak safety at 10.30am.  The day will be informative and entertaining with training exercises including surfing and kayaking safety.  This is a free event but donations to the RNLI are most welcome.

We look forward to seeing you at Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes on the 25th May 2014.

Koru excited to be part of Outsid’er – St Agnes Outdoor Festival

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Koru Kayaking are looking forward to a weekend filled with Outdoor Events. The festival was a huge success last year and this year it’s back with even more outdoor events!


Big fans of the outdoors we will be offering North Coast Stunning Guided Kayak Adventures from Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes on Friday and Saturday. Then on Sunday we are acting as the buoys in the popular raft race, were the vets are ready to defend their title! The raft race kicks off at 1pm on Sunday, kedgeree in the beach brunch feast (advance tickets required) and bacon butties at Breakers are all available.


Koru are also taking part in the Outsid’er Soundbytes, which includes 15 minute talks from explorers, kayakers through to walking the Camino de Santiago alone!



Other events include Wild Food Foraging, Sundown Opera, Stargazing, Outsid’er Word Games, sand sculptures. For more details www.st-agnes.com/outsider and come and join in the fun!


We have started Kayaking in Cornwall

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Tom and Hetty the Koru team arrived back from their winter adventures in South East Asia and have already started kayaking in Cornwall.  Eight students from Tremough Campus (Exeter University) joined Koru on a Frenchman’s Creek Adventure on Sunday and had a fantastic 2 hours on the kayaks.

Koru Kayaking Feb Students


We have more bookings on Frenchman’s Creek for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and have availability for every day this week.

Get rid of your Winter Blues and join Koru on a Frenchman’s Creek Kayak Adventure.  To book call 07794321827 , email enquiries@korukayaking.co.uk or book online on our website www.korukayaking.co.uk

Koru Adventures in Thailand – January & February 2014

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“The Beach” made famous by Leonardo De Capprio – Ko Phi Phi


Restaurant with a view on Hat Khlong Hin beach on Ko Lanta


Kayaking around Ko Chueak south of Ko Lanta


Hetty & Tom in a cave in one of the Trang Islands


Kayaking around Trang Islands


Beautiful azure seas with coral reefs off the island of Ko Ngai


Sergeant Major Fish following Hetty snorkeling


Lots of Sergeant Major Fish!


Swimming through 200ft cave to get to Emerald Cave


Arriving at Emerald Cave on the Trang Island



View from Ko Ngai to the Trang Islands


Stunning coral with plenty of marine life


Amazing Thai street food in Phuket Old Town


Lively Sunday Street Market in Phuket Old Town


Amazing beach at Hat Nui on Ko Lanta



A great way to watch the sunset after a day kayaking – Ko Lanta

If you are considering going to Thailand or would like to hear further details of our great adventure in Thailand please email Tom & Hetty at enquiries@korukayaking.co.uk

Koru Adventures in Vietnam – January 2014

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 Kayaking Cat Ba Island & Halong Bay

Kayaking Vietnam

Floating Villages

Kayaking Vietnam

Kayaking to our hotel on Num Cat Island

Kayaking Vietnam

Stunning beach near Cat Ba Island

Kayaking Vietnam

Monkey Island

Kayaking Vietnam

The reason why it’s called Monkey Island

Kayaking Vietnam

View of our hotel from one of the many limestone islands

Kayaking Vietnam

Archway to “The Hidden Lagoon”

Kayaking Vietnam

Entering the Hidden Lagoon

Discovering the caves in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Adventures Vietnam

Stalactites in Paradise Cave

Adventures Vietnam

Stalagmites in Phong Nha Cave

Adventures Vietnam

Exploring Phong Nha Cave by boat


 The entrance to Phong Nha Cave

Visiting the picturesque town of Hoi An

Adventures Vietnam

Rickshaws on the banks of the river

Adventures Vietnam

Lanterns on the river

Adventures Vietnam

Beautiful architecture surrounds the river banks

Adventures Vietnam

 Hoi An is famous for it’s colourful lanterns

Kayaking and exploring Phu Quoc Island

Adventures Vietnam

Fisherman going out to sea before sunset

Kayaking Vietnam

Beautiful beaches on the North of the island

Kayaking Vietnam

Fishing boats with Cambodian islands on the horizon

Kayaking Vietnam


Enjoying a 2 mile beach on the South West of the island with not a tourist in sight.

If you are considering going to Vietnam or would like to hear further details of our great adventure in Vietnam please email Tom & Hetty at enquiries@korukayaking.co.uk

Koru Kayaking help organise a Christmas Party for War Veterans

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Koru Kayaking have helped out local St Agnes stallwart George Mannell by organising a War Veterans Christmas lunch last Friday at the St Agnes Methodist Church.

Guests were asked to bring presents which were laid around a tree, which was placed in the centre of the party. The presents were then delivered to Little Harbour Children’s Hospice.


Hetty Wildblood & George Mannell

Tom Wildblood delivering the presents to Little Harbour



Koru Calendar 2014 “The St Agnes Coastline taken from the water”

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Koru’s calendar is now available with some of the best photography taken this year of the St Agnes coastline taken from the water.  A £1 donation from every calendar sold will go to Surfers Against Sewage helping them with their “Protect our Waves” campaign.


The Point, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

January – The Point, Trevaunance Cove

View from a cave, Hanover Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

February – Hanover Cove from cave

Orange Cave, Hanover Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

March – Exploring Orange Cave, Hanover Cove

Kayaking through Gadger - St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

April – Kayaking through Gadger

The Prison Cavern, Hanover Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

May – Entering The Prison, Hanover Cove

Gadger Arch, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

June – Kayaking into Gadger

Cligga Head, Hanover Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

July – Covered Cligga Head, Hanover Cove

Hanover Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

August – Hanover heights, Hanover Cove

Sunbathing Seals, Hanover Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

September – Sunbathing seals, Hanover Cove

Archway behind Green Island, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

October – Archway behind Green Island

Waterfall Bay, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

November – Under waterfalls, Waterfall Bay

Seal Cave, Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes Coastline, Cornwall

December – Swimming off Seal Cave, Trevaunance Cove

To purchase your calendar please call us on 0779 4321827 or email enquiries@korukayaking.co.uk or go to the Koru Shop by clicking on the link below:

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The Koru team helps organise 1940’s & 50’s Revival Weekend

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Hetty and Tom helped organise a highly successful long weekend in St Agnes and the surrounding area, remembering the 1940’s and 50’s both in St Agnes and further afield with over £1000 raised for the British Legion and St Agnes Sports Club.

1940's MMI

The event included an incredible exhibition in the Miners & Mechanics Institute with Second World War uniforms & memorabilia, details of the village at the time including the British and US base near St Agnes Head called Cameron Camp and Perranporth Airfield.


On the Friday and Saturday there were informative and emotional talks from those who were children in occupied countries at the time, the development of Farming Equipment in St Agnes in the 1940’s, code breaking at Bletchley and from a bomber pilot to name but a few.

Shelter 1940's

John Turner opened his doors at the Old Station Yard to exhibit his amazing private war time collection including uniforms, motorbikes, weapons and other artifacts.  Children loved his replica bomb shelter where they could experience the conditions families had to endure when the sirens started.

Dancing 1940's

In St Agnes and Mount Hawke there were Tea Dances and a majority of the shops and pubs got in the spirit of the era with 1940’s & 50’s dressed window displays.  There were two 1940’s jeeps outside the Miners & Mechanics Institute where children and adults could climb inside for a small donation.

Jeep 1940's

With singing, dance lessons, stalls, paintings and a visit from the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall every one had a weekend to remember.


Koru Facebook Competition worth £300

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Koru has a great new Facebook competition worth £300 to one lucky winner!FB

womens koru tshirt

The amazing prize is a private kayak adventure for a party of 6 people on either the North Coast Kayak Adventure or the Frenchman’s Creek Kayak Adventure.  Not only do you get to go on an amazing tour all the party will receive a Koru T-Shirt worth £15 each.

All you need to do is LIKE our Facebook Koru Kayaking page (not the post) and SHARE with your friends.  We will choose the winner at random and the winner will be drawn before Christmas.


Good luck and start LIKING.