Water Fun

Make A Splash

From tranquil fishing and escorted canoe trips to the raw power of rib boats, the many waters of Fowey offer all of the activities you love. Fowey’s heritage and history was built on the estuary of this most magnificent Cornish coastline, so with a little help from mother nature you can enjoy roaming the rivers and exploring the seas… from both above and below.
With a little imagination many family friendly and free water based activities are available all year round. If your looking for a little more adventure there are plenty of trips, excursions and activities that can be chartered in and around Fowey. So relax away your day on a river cruise, take a boat trip around the rugged coastline or simply snorkel in that secret cove.
Swimming

Swimming

Guests staying at the Retreat to Fowey apartments may access unlimited use of the 12m indoor pool at the Fowey Hall Spa, a family favourite which is only a 5 minute walk away.

Fowey Spa

Fowey Spa

As a ‘Retreat to Fowey’ guest you can relax and enjoy unlimited access to the Fowey Hall Spa outdoor hot tub. Bubbles and sea views, available 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Explore Sea Life To the North of Porthkerris Cove, low rocks just break the surface of the water, making them superb for snorkelling and discovering what’s under the sea.

Kayaking

Kayaking

The Fowey river is surrounded by wooded slopes, wildlife and water meadows mostly owned by the National Trust. Get closer to nature by quietly paddling by.

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing in the Fowey area offers a wealth of different fish species and sport, you can choose to fish by boat out at sea, from  the harbour or on the Fowey River itself.

Crabbing

Crabbing

Experience harbour life at it’s most traditional. Good spots for catching crabs are abundant in Fowey, with lines, buckets and bait all available locally. Don’t forget to buy some bacon!

Sailing

Sailing

Fowey is ideally placed to access the relatively unspoilt waters of St Austell Bay. Wether you’re learning to sail or just cruising Fowey offers thoroughbred sailing waters.

Rib Boats

Rib Boats

With friendly instructors, first class equipment and facilities and our coastal location which is breath taking! You can enjoy the waters of Fowey in spectacular fashion.

River Cruise

River Cruise

Recharge your batteries with an unforgettable trip on the Rivers and Seas surrounding Fowey. With a wide choice of trips, cruises and tours there’s something for everyone.

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