Stand Up Paddleboarding is an amazing way to experience the beautiful Helford River. The 2 hour SUP adventure starts from the stunning Budock Vean Hotel private beach where our guide will give tuition and provide you with all the equipment. For beginners we have the sheltered Port Navas Creek which is steeped in amazing history with beautiful river fronted houses and magical wooded smaller creeks. For experienced paddlers we will take you to the famous Frenchman’s Creek or to the secluded beaches and cave near Durgan depending on wind direction and tides. The serene surroundings on calm waters are amazing with incredible history and wildlife in an area of outstanding natural beauty. On sunny days there is an opportunity to swim in the soft waters of the creeks, before paddling back to Budock Vean.
The Helford SUP Adventure
Budock Vean Hotel, Mawnan Smith, Near Falmouth
"Experience the amazing Helford by Stand Up Paddleboard"
The SUP adventure lasts approximately 2 hours and on sunny day includes a swim on secluded beaches. We can take a maximum of 5 people on each trip and the minimum age is 12 years old.
Before we start the SUP adventure the guide will go through a detailed safety briefing with all participants and a health questionnaire will also have to be filled out. We run our SUP adventures on the mid and high tides which changes on a daily basis so please contact us to find the start times on your requested date.
The Famous Five SUP Adventure Competition
To celebrate the launch of Koru SUP Adventures (stand-up paddle boarding for the uninitiated) we’re running a joint competition to win a SUP trip for 5 people to try this fun sport and a truly amazing way to explore the tree lined creeks and secret spots, followed by lunch back at the hotel as no doubt you’ll have worked up quite the appetite!
Click the link below to enter, and win a day to remember for your Famous Five! Terms and conditions can be found on the Budock Vean Hotel website.
Safety is our number one priority. Stand Up Paddleboarding requires a reasonable level of fitness and if you are unsure, please contact us. On the morning of the SUP adventure we will check weather conditions and determine whether it is suitable to go. The guide takes safety equipment on all SUP adventures. At the point of booking you will be emailed an online Health Questionaire so the Guide is aware of any medical situations.
We use Gladiator Stand Up Paddleboards and adjustable paddles. We provide buoyancy aids, paddles, wetsuits and wetsuit boots. Please bring your own water bottle. The guide will take a camera on the adventure and we would recommend you only bring your phone if you have a waterproof case and at you own risk.
Koru runs SUP trips from April through to October when weather conditions permit. We run the trips run on the mid and high tides which change on a daily basis. Please book in advance to get exact times and to avoid disappointment.
Budock Vean Hotel, Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5LG. Meet us at the hotel foreshore which is TEN MINUTE stroll from the carpark. Here is a video – How to get to the foreshore. Head through the hotel past reception, down across the lawn and follow the road down to the foreshore. Public Transport – The No 35 Bus drops off passengers 1/4 mile from Hotel at Helford Passage and goes to Falmouth & Helston. You will need to disembark there and there is a 10 minute walk around the corner to the Budock Vean Hotel, whose sign you will be able to see clearly from the road. Walk down the driveway and follow the signs to the foreshore. You are welcome to walk through the hotel too and enjoy a light lunch served between 12-2pm or cream tea served between 3-5pm daily!
Koru Kayaking strives to be sustainable and we have a policy of collecting marine litter on all our kayak and SUP trips. Our kayaks and SUP’s are of an excellent quality and well maintained and can be used for many years. We support the charity Surfers Against Sewage and no fuel is used on the tours as the SUPers and kayakers are the motors.