Follow Us



If you would like to receive exclusive offers, news and inspiring ideas in Plymouth, sign up to our free e-newsletter










 

Sunset paddle & night-time rock pool safari

South West SUP
Royal William Yard
PLYMOUTH
Devon
PL1 3RP
Sunset paddle & night-time rock pool safari

Prices

Ticket Type / Ticket Tariff
Adult£50.00 activity
Child (ages 11+ only)£50.00 activity

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

About us

Join a serene, sunset paddle and night time wildlife experience unlike any other.

Launching with South West SUP, from just outside the iconic Royal William Yard, we paddle along the historic shoreline of Plymouth as the sun dips to the West and the sky changes colour. Drifting past Firestone Bay and towards the lights of Plymouth Hoe, the moon can be seen rising in front of us over Jenny Cliff.

We land in a small bay, tucked beneath the illuminated Smeaton’s Tower, where The Rock Pool Project CIC will explain the next adventure that awaits. With their special waterproof cameras and UV torches, a friendly marine biologist guide helps to reveal the mesmerising world of rock pools by night!

Many of the species found here are nocturnal or crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk). They hide away in the daytime to protect themselves from predators such as curlews, oystercatchers, turnstones and gulls.

However, when the sun sets and these predators return to their roosts, some of these secretive creatures of the rock pools are free to come out in to the open! Even more spectacular than that, however, is the astonishing array of wild, glowing colours your UV torches will reveal – when you are shown where to look by your expert marine biologist guides, of course…

After recording your finds on camera, helping The Rock Pool Project CIC with their citizen science research programme, we share a cosy, delicious hot chocolate on the beach together.

Hopping back on the boards, we head back West now, under moonlight, following the shoreline calmly towards Cornwall and the welcoming lights of the Royal William Yard.


 

Experience Details

Length of visit: 2.5 hours
Booking essential: Yes
Groups accepted: Yes
Maximum group size:          12
Minimum group size:     4
Parking: Free at Devils Point or pay at Royal William Yard

 

 

 

Share your images

Book Tickets

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Season (7 Sept 2022)
DayTimes
Wednesday21:00 - 23:30
Season (7 Oct 2022)
DayTimes
Friday21:30 - 00:00

* General Opening Text

Related

South West Stand Up PaddleBoarding, Plymouth

Coastal walk & rock pooling on a hidden Cornish beach, PlymouthTake a trip on the Cremyll Ferry over to Mount Edgcumbe where the guided walk will begin on the South West Coast Path to the beautiful beaches of Kingsands and Sandways.

What's Nearby

  1. Make at 140

    Make 140 is a workshop space and shop making and selling lovely things.

    0.07 miles away
  1. Ocean Studios

    Ocean Studios offers a space to create, providing affordable studios and managed workshop…

    0.08 miles away
  2. Mayflower Marina

    Mayflower Marina, located in Plymouth, offers both permanent and visitor berthing…

    0.22 miles away
  3. Cremyll Ferry

    Take the ferry to the beautiful mount Edgcumbe country park, service operates all year

    0.26 miles away
  4. Millbay Docks


    A couple of minutes' walk further along West Hoe Road brings you to the long grey…

    0.55 miles away
  5. King Point Marina

    Found at the heart of Plymouth's Coastal Quarter in the Millbay area is the stunning and…

    0.56 miles away
  6. Roomsmiths Escape Rooms

    Release the puzzling skills and talents of your team! And enjoy the excitement of the…

    0.56 miles away
  7. Drake's Island

    Set foot on Drake's Island for one of the most unique guided tours in the South West…

    0.64 miles away
  8. Plymouth Albion R.F.C

    Plymouth Albion Rugby Football Club are a rugby union club who play in Plymouth.

    The…

    0.69 miles away
  9. West Hoe Park

    West Hoe Park is a park with a large childrens play area, a miniature railway and putting…

    0.73 miles away
  10. Devonport Guildhall & Column

    Discover Regency splendour in the heart of historic Devonport
    Fast becoming Plymouth’s…

    0.76 miles away
  11. Plymouth Raiders

    The Plymouth Raiders were established in 1983, and now play in the British Basketball…

    0.76 miles away
  12. LOOK II

    Antony Gormley is one of the world’s most celebrated artists working today.

    To…

    0.77 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles