Watersports Club

Find your sense of adventure and join us for our watersports activities.

Our Activities

Lighthouse Watersports Club provides opportunities for people of any age and ability with the opportunity to enjoy paddlesports at an affordable price. Please see membership details below, however you do not need to be a member to enjoy a paddle with us, just check out the calendar and book your place.

 

Our year round kayak trips are an ideal introduction to tidal waters on our beautiful local rivers.  SUP trips are also available during spring, summer and autumn when we also provide taster sessions on rivers and at Siblyback Lake as well as heading out to the coast for a sea trip on either a sit on top kayak or SUP. 

 

We also provide introductory group sessions for clubs, schools and work events, please contact us for more information. All our trips are suitable to both beginners and experienced paddlers, offering an ideal opportunity to explore local rivers like the Lynher, Fowey and Tamar.

 

For new paddlers we recommend attending one of our taster sessions before going out on a river/sea trip.  We usually head out from the following locations with qualified instructors who will make your journey enjoyable and fun: Lostwithiel, Lerryn, Wacker Quay, Halton Quay, Fowey and Saltash.  The rivers are very beautiful all year round, even in the winter we appreciate the thought of heading out onto the water might not appeal quite so much however, the river offers some of its more stunning views on a crisp Winter’s day. Enjoy the fresh Winter breeze during a peaceful meander along the river’s calm waters, reducing stress and improving health.

 

Whatever your preference, Kayak or SUP, we have a session that will be perfect, just for you!

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What You'll Get

  • Free taster session when you are interested in joining or want to bring an interested friend or family member

  • Training and support provided by our team of British Canoeing qualified Instructor and Leaders

  • A range of boats and equipment available to use during club activities

  • Club Paddles once a month on the Lake throughout spring, summer and autumn

  • Paddles at nearly half the price all year round

  • Twice yearly tour trip with food included

  • Training opportunities

  • Children welcome – minimum age 7 years and upwards

  • Make new friends in a fun, healthy and enjoyable environment

About Our Club

We are an active group of members who meet regularly to go paddling and develop our skills. We are a friendly group, who welcome both new and experienced paddlers to the club. 

The club is affiliated to British Canoeing, the national governing body for paddlesport, and has achieved Club Mark status. The BC Club Mark Award demonstrates a high level of commitment to young people, along with the provision of safe, high quality activities and coaching programmes.

 

In the spring, summer and autumn months from April to October, our monthly paddle sessions take place on an evening at Siblyback Lake. These provide the opportunity for an enjoyable paddle, along with specific training objectives, and are led by our Instructor and Leaders.

All year round we are out on the water most weekends at various locations on local rivers and sometimes the sea, these trips are half price for our members which is a massive saving.  We also head out on 2 longer trips (tours) during the year with our members which includes a stop off for food.  All equipment is provided.

See the calendar for details of events.

Membership Costs

Annual Subscription Costs (Membership runs from January to January)

Adult: £30  |  Junior: £25  | Family: £55 (Includes 2 adults & 2 children - for additional children please get in touch to discuss)

Why Join Our Club?

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Our Locations

Find out more about where we hold our Watersports sessions

 
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Venue Details

  • Lostwithiel: Head for Lostwithiel Co op on Quay Street PL22 OBS, then turn right and drive through the car park until you reach the slipway just before the overhead bridge. We will be in a big white van. Free parking.

  • Lerryn: You can park in the free car park beside the river PL22 0PT. Meet us beside the river, big white van, turn right as you leave the car park, a little way down the road beside the river.

  • Halton Quay: PL12 6SL follow Sat Nav to Halton Quay, St Dominick. We will be in the car park beside the old chapel. White van, Free parking.

  • Wacker Quay: Antony, Torpoint PL11 3AH. We will be parked in the layby beside the road as there is a restricted height barrier going down to the river. Parking in layby or down by the river.

  • Fowey: Park in Caffa Mill Car Park PL23 1DF, if it’s full there is another car park just up the road, Passage Lane PL23 1DY. Both car parks are chargeable. We meet at the slip way beside the Ferry departure point.

  • Siblyback: drive through all car parks, around the back of the main buildings and down to the slipway PL14 6ER. Free car parking. Big white van.

  • Looe Island: Meet at Hannafore PL13 2DJ. We normally use the slipway but will depend on how busy it is. Look for big white van along Hannafore road, free parking.

Payments Will Need to Go into our Watersports Account:

Lighthouse Watersports Club

 

Sort Code: 30-98-97
Account Number: 85326468
Our Bank: Lloyds Bank

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Our Watersports Sessions

Find details of upcoming sessions, prices and locations for 2022

 
Group Kayaking Trip

February 2022

Sit on top Kayak

When: Sunday 13th February at 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Where: Fowey Slipway

Prices: £14 per person (Members £8)

8 places available

March 2022

Sit on top Kayak

When: Saturday 12th March at 11.30am - 1.30pm

Where: Lostwithiel Slipway

Prices: £14 per person (Members £8)

8 places available

Mixed Paddle

When: Wednesday 23rd March at 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Where: Siblyback Lake

Note: This is a Members Only Club Paddle

Contact us to become a member.

April 2022

Sit on top Kayak

When: Sunday 3rd April at 8.00am - 10.00am

Where: Wacker Quay

Prices: £14 per person (Members £8)

8 places available

Kayak Tasters

 

When: Saturday 16th April 

Where: Siblyback Lake

Prices & Times: 

9am-10am - £14 per person (Members £8)

10.15am-11.15am - £14 per person (Members £8)

Sit on top Kayak

When: Sunday 17th April at 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Where: Halton Quay

Prices: £14 per person (Members £8)

8 places available

Mixed Paddle

When: Wednesday 20th April at 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Where: Siblyback Lake

Note: This is a Members Only Club Paddle

Contact us to become a member.

Paddleboard Tasters

 

When: Saturday 23rd April 

Where: Siblyback Lake

Prices & Times: 

9am-10am - £14 per person (Members £8)

10.15am-11.15am - £14 per person (Members £8)

Sit on top Kayak

When: Sunday 24th April at 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Where: Lostwithiel Slipway

Prices: £14 per person (Members £8)

8 places available

Things to Know

Discover important information for you to know before you take part.

 
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Things To Know

Age:

Suitable for ages 7 years and up. Under 18's must be supervised by an adult.

Fitness:

All paddlesports require basic fitness and it is the paddlers responsibility to assess whether they are able to manage the time duration of their chosen journey.  Kayaking requires being sat in a low position for the duration of the paddle. It is also the paddlers responsibility to assess whether they will be comfortable with this activity.

Weight:

The Maximum weight for our paddle boards is 115kg and the maximum weight for our kayaks is 120kg.

Clothing:

Wear clothing suitable for getting wet (ie: shorts, wetsuit, t-shirt swimming costume etc).

Don't forget the suncream in the summer weather and warm clothes during winter.

Items:

We suggest bringing along a drink, sunglasses if sunny weather and a snack if the activity is long in duration.

Afterwards:

You'll need dry clothes and a towel.

Policies & Consent Forms

It is important that you are familiar with our policies and that you download the consent form, complete and bring along with you on the day. Don’t worry if you are unable to do this, we will have some with us.

 

Policies 

It is important that you are familiar with our policies. Please read and get in touch if you have any queries.

Please download and complete the consent form and bring along with you on the day of your activity.

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Reviews

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“Fantastic, fun, enjoyable, professional and most of all great qualified coaches! My children had an amazing time today with them while keeping safe. They can’t wait to go again. Thank you. Highly recommend!”

 

“What an awesome experience! I booked my 14 year old son onto a SUP session with his friend, and I ended up going in with them - these guys are so accommodating, great at what they do and really have fun with it. We all had a fabulous time on the river at Lerryn! I can’t recommend them highly enough!!”

 

“If you're looking for a friendly, relaxing and safe way to get into kayaking, then Lighthouse Watersports comes highly recommended. Fantastic sessions today run for our Scout group at Siblyback. The sessions were great fun, highly enjoyable and we look forward to getting out on the water with you again in the future. Our thanks again from all at 2nd Saltash Scouts”

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