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Falmouth Coasteering Adventures

WEEKLY ADVENTURES: During the season (Opening Hours) Gylly Adventures runs WEEKLY Adventures at fixed times. These Adventures are open to anyone and are ideally suited for individuals, pairs and Small groups. WEEKLY adventures are better value than a NEW GROUP adventure.

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NEW GROUP ADVENTURE: If the WEEKLY adventures aren’t convenient then you can make a NEW GROUP booking. NEW GROUP bookings must be a minimum of 4 people. At Gylly we would never put a Stag group with a Family booking, however please don’t mistake a NEW GROUP booking as being exclusive.

ACTIVITY EXCLUSIVITY: At Gylly Adventures we try very hard not to put missed match groups together. Should you want to guarantee an activity will be for your group only, we provide ACTIVITY EXCLUSIVITY as an optional extra. ACTIVITY EXCLUSIVITY is only available for NEW GROUP BOOKINGS and costs £10pp.

Overview: Once kitted up, you’ll take a short 15-minute walk to the Coasteer circuit at Stack or Pendennis point depending on the tide and conditions on the day. From here your coasteering guide will have you do climbing challenges, sea swimming in gullies, exploring dark caves and of course cliff jumping your way along the coast. As well as all the action we regularly encounter a range of coastal wildlife, seals and coastal birds including Oster Catchers and Cormorants. Occasionally dolphins and porpoises can be spotted too. Every coasteering adventure starts with a safety brief and helpful tips so no previous experience is required.

Age restriction: Anyone below the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian accompany the child on the activity. The minimum age limits for WEEKLY GYLLY BAY COASTEER ADVENTURES is 12yrs, for NEW GROUP GYLLY BAY COASTEER ADVENTURE the minimum age is 9yrs.

Venue: Gylly Beach

Price: GYLLY BAY COASTEER ADVENTURES
WEEKLY (Ideal for individuals, pairs and Small groups)  NEW GROUP (Minimum 4 people)
£40pp £45pp (groups of 4 – 6)
£40pp (groups 6 – 12)
£35pp (12+)
Weekly Gylly Bay Coasteer, Book Now!
Gylly Bay Coasteer, Book Now!

For further information please refer to the FAQ’s below.

Overview: It would be a shame to do just one great activity! Gylly Adventures offers combining our two most popular activities in one. We combine our ‘Caves and Shipwreck Adventure’ with our ‘Gylly bay coasteer’. Coasteering from either a Paddleboard or kayak allows you to explore gullies and Jumps otherwise difficult or inaccessible from the land. Every Adventure starts with some basic paddling tuition and a safety briefing. No previous experience is required on a kayak coasteer combo; however, we recommend a paddleboard lesson before joining a SUP Coasteer combo.

Age restriction: Anyone below the age of 18 must have a parent / or guardian accompany the child on the activity.  The minimum age limits for NEW GROUP SUP/KAYAK COASTEER COMBO is 9 yrs.

Venue: Gylly Beach

Price: SUP / KAYAK COASTEER COMBO
NEW GROUP ( minimum 4 people)
£50pp (groups of 4 – 6)
£45pp (groups 6 – 12)
£40pp (12+)
SUP / Kayak Coasteer Combo, Book Now!

For further information please refer to the FAQ’s below.

Overview: If Cliff Jumping wasn’t fun enough, doing it at night makes it even more of a rush! Exploring Caves, gullies and stacks whilst swimming in the pitch black is a seriously exhilarating adventure.  The dark can play tricks with your mind and jumps that were easy during the day now seem bigger. The night coasteer is combined with our ‘LED night kayak adventure’ experiencing the best of our coasteering and the hypnotic LED light which illuminate the water around your kayak. Although it will be dark, our experienced guides know the area like the back of their hands and are equipped with waterproof safety lights should you need some reassurance.

Age restriction: Anyone below the age of 18 must have a parent / or guardian accompany the child on the activity. The minimum age limits for all night activities is 12yrs.

Venue: Gylly Beach

Price: NIGHT KAYAK COASTEER COMBO ADVENTURE
NEW GROUP ( minimum 4 people)
£55pp (groups of 4– 6)
£50pp (groups 7 – 8)
Night Kayak Coasteer Combo, Book Now!

For further information please refer to the FAQ’s below.

Times and Availability:
Night Coasteer Adventures run to the following times.

Month Arrive Adventure Starts Departs
January 5.15pm 5.30pm 7.45pm
February 5.15pm 5.30pm 7.45pm
March 5.45pm 6pm 8.15pm
April 7.30pm 7.45pm 10pm
May 8.15pm 8.30pm 10.45pm
June 8.30pm 8.45pm 11pm
July 8.15pm 8.30pm 10.45pm
August 7.45pm 8pm 10.15pm
September 6.30pm 6.45pm 9pm
October 5.45pm 6pm 8.15pm
November 5.15pm 5.30pm 7.45pm
December 5.15pm 5.30pm 7.45pm

Overview: Our Big Jump Coasteer is for those that really want to go big! This nerve testing adventure is only available at certain tides. This is an exhilarating Adventure that takes you to the biggest jumps in Falmouth, that are otherwise not easily found. We kayak to the hidden big jumps, so like our ‘kayak coaster combo’ you also get the best of two activities. Gylly Adventure adopts a ‘challenge by choice’ policy. Meaning at no point will you be forced to jump, our experienced guide will always offer alternative route if the nerves get the better of you. Every Adventure starts with some basic paddling tuition and a safety briefing. Our sit-on-top kayaks are all fitted with comfy back rests and are very stable and easy to paddle. No previous paddling experience is required.

Age restriction: Anyone below the age of 18 must have a parent / or guardian accompany the child on the activity. Minimum age limits for the BIG jump Coasteer is 12yrs.

Venue: Gylly Beach

Price: BIG JUMP KAYAK COASTEER COMBO
NEW GROUP (minimum 4 people)
£50pp (groups of 4 – 6)
£45pp (groups 6 – 12)
£40pp (12+)
BIG Jump Kayak Coasteer Combo, Book Now!

For further information please refer to the FAQ’s below.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Gylly Adventures will provide all the equipment needed for your activity. (e.g. kayaks, paddles, SUPs). This includes wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets (when appropriate) and an instructor plus all other safety equipment.

CAN I WEAR MY OWN WETSUIT?
Yes. However, we recommend a full-length wetsuit. Shorty wetsuits are okay only on very warm days.

DO I NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?
During the day we are often out on the water or out of reception, therefore where possible booking online is easiest? Most of the information you need should be available in the website FAQ and activity pages. Please email us if you have any further questions. We do take bookings from our beach and over the phone however we strongly recommend you book in advance to guarantee availability.

HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?
Many families and groups with no prior experience successfully take part on our Adventures. However a basic level of fitness is required , for each adventure you can expect to be active for approximately 2 hrs.  Particular consideration should be made if you are supporting a young child on a Double kayak. Participants should be comfortable to swim 50 meters unaided.

CAN I WATCH IF I AM NOT TAKING PART? 
Most of our Adventures follow the coast, therefore you can follow along the coastal path.

WHAT TO BRING?
All Adventures: Please bring any medication you require (e.g inhalers), Swimming Costume, Sun cream, Water Bottle, Towel, Warm clothes to put on at the end. Coasteering and Kayaking: Shoes that you can get wet, Wetsuit boots or old trainers are perfect, crocs and flip flops are not. Note: Some Adventures /lessons can include, if requested, a trip to a café, Pub or Ice cream shop. So, bring a few pound coins if you want any refreshments.

WHAT IS THE WEIGHT LIMIT?
SUPing: In smooth conditions the weight limit for our Paddleboards is approximately 21st/133kg. This doesn’t consider the paddler skill, fitness and sea conditions. These factors also influence the maximum weight limit for successful paddle boarding.  If you are over 18st, please let us know and we can discuss alternative options, if paddle boarding isn’t successful.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WEEKLY AND NEW GROUP ADVENTURES?
WEEKLY ADVENTURES: During the season (Opening Hours) Gylly Adventures runs WEEKLY Adventures at fixed times. These Adventures are open to anyone and are ideally suited for individuals, pairs and Small groups. WEEKLY adventures are better value than a NEW GROUP adventure.
NEW GROUP ADVENTURE: If the WEEKLY adventures aren’t convenient then you can make a NEW GROUP booking. NEW GROUP bookings must be a minimum of 4 people. At Gylly we would never put a Stag group with a Family booking, however please don’t mistake a NEW GROUP booking as being exclusive. ACTIVITY EXCLUSIVITY as an optional extra. ACTIVITY EXCLUSIVITY is only available for NEW GROUP BOOKINGS and costs £5pp.

HOW LONG IS THE ACTIVITY?
ALL Coasteer Adventures are 2 hrs on the water.
Night Kayak Coasteer Combo are 2 hrs on the water

All Coasteer Adventures run to the following times:

Arrive Adventure starts Adventure Finishes Depart
9.30am 9.45am 11.45am 12pm
1pm 1.15pm 3.15pm 3.30pm
4.30pm 4.45pm 6.45pm 7pm

Night Kayak Coasteer Combo Adventures run to the following times:

Monnth Arrive Adventure starts Depart
January 5.15pm 5.30pm 7.45pm
February 5.15pm 5.30pm 7.45pm
March 5.45pm 6pm 8.15pm
April 7.30pm 7.45pm 10pm
May 8.15pm 8.30pm 10.45pm
June 8.30pm 8.45pm 11pm
July 8.15pm 8.30pm 10.45pm
August 7.45pm 8pm 10.15pm
September 6.30pm 6.45pm 9pm
October 5.45pm 6pm 8.15pm
November 5.15pm 5.30pm 7.45pm
December 5.15pm 5.30pm 7.45pm

ARE THERE CHANGING FACILITIES?

Gylly Beach Activities: There is an open Courtyard next to our base on the beach which provides a space for changing. There is also a large public toilet if more discretion is required. We recommend that you arrive already changed into your swimwear. There is also a freshwater shower by the Public Toilets however it is not warm! Your belongings will be kept safe in our containers while you are on activity. We have never had any issues, but we don’t have any lockers at Gylly.

WHERE DO WE PARK AND MEET:

Gylly Beach Activities: Please meet us at our base on the left-hand side of Gylly Café as you look out to sea. There are lots of parking options near Gylly beach. There is a pay and display carpark in easy walking distance, as well as free residential parking if you are happy to walk a little further. Please note that parking directly opposite Gylly beach café is not permitted in summer months and is regularly patrolled by traffic wardens. Sat Nav postcode is TR114PA

DO YOU CANCEL IF IT IS RAINING? 
No

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT TO CANCEL MY SESSION?
If you cancel your booking more than 14 days before the activity session you are entitled to a full refund.
If you cancel within 14 – 5 days before the activity session you will entitled to a full refund minus the 30% deposit.
If you cancel within 5 days before the activity session you will receive no refund.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT IS TOO ROUGH OR WINDY?
If bad weather makes it unsafe to run the session. We will first look to relocate the activity to an alternative venue or offer an alternative activity. If this is not possible, we will offer you either: A credit note to the full value of the session or a full refund minus a 30% deposit. Gylly Adventures will notify you of any venue or activity changes the day before your activity session.

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