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Thrill a minute

If you are happy in open water and clambering up rock faces this is the perfect mini adventure... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Annabel D
Fun Trip

Enjoyed our first time coasteering with Duncan, Josh and Scott. They showed lots of patience and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carr-Weinberg
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Derby
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No.1 Adventure Activity Centre. We are the specialists in water,rock,wind & land based activities across Newquay and Cornwall.Vertical Descents is ideally situated for your fun packed day out wherever you are. We run over 20 activities with our Coasteering Centre, Surf School, Kite School, Kayaking & Surf Rafting Centres. With numerous other activities we have your holiday adventure covered for all groups, ages and abilities to suit your needs. With trips running an all year round we offer tailor-made packages including multi-activity days, stag/hen packages including accommodation, military adventure training, school/scout group residential's and corporate events. With centres also across Scotland too. All our centres are AALA Licensed to take juniors on adventurous activities.We are also a part of the National Coasteering Charter.
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“these guys” (28 reviews)
“great fun” (24 reviews)
“raft building” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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South Quay Hill | 4 Treffry Centre, Newquay TR7 1HT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are happy in open water and clambering up rock faces this is the perfect mini adventure. Preceded by the ubiquitous crab sandwich at the shack at the top of the hill we donned our wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets. Grant and Nick read...More

Thank Annabel D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our first time coasteering with Duncan, Josh and Scott. They showed lots of patience and adapted the route to meet our abilities in quite heavy conditions. Great fun 😀

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Easily best thing in Cornwall will be sure to go again. The guys, Sam, Ben, Scott and Duncan were all brilliant and really friendly. Felt safe all the time and they made the experience all the more enjoyable. Highly recommended

Thank Ben O
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Eden S, General Manager at Vertical Descents Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review. Was great to have you join us. We do hope you may visit us again for some more awesome adventures. See you soon :)

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Professional instruction felt safe but pushed throughout the coasteering experience. The quality of the equiptment improved the experience ten fold as we were in 8 degree water. Would 100% recommend this centre!!More

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Eden S, General Manager at Vertical Descents Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You were brave and did great. Was a pleasure to have you come and join us for some great Coasteering. We are so luck to share our amazing coastline and wildlife with you. We hope you visit us again soon and check out some more...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

For many years I had wanted to do coasteering on the British coast, and the team lead by Sam and Scot finally helped make that a reality for me! Whilst it was February and we were limited by the high north east winds, the team...More

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Eden S, Manager at Vertical Descents Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again in summer :) all the best

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I booked this the night before we did it on the Boardmasters weekend and they were very helpful. We were a group of 5 girls and luckily there was no one else in our group! Most of us had never worn a wetsuit before, one...More

Thank Lauren C
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Eden S, General Manager at Vertical Descents Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review, very kind of you. We had a great day with you too. You all did great. We look forward to you returning next summer :)

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Booked coasteering for 4 of us. It was great fun and the guides were awesome. We have all done similar things in the past and this exceeded expectations. One suggestion for improvement is for the guides to film it all on go pro which other...More

Thank TheGinge123
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Eden S, General Manager at Vertical Descents Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thanks so much for your review and comments. We do offer film and water photographs which is booked in advance with our pro. We look forward to you coming and joining us for one of our many other activities. See you again soon : )

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Booked this trip for a group of 5 people aged between 20 to 26. Everyone had a great time and the trip catered for all levels of confidence! The guides were awesome at giving us advice and teaching us techniques to keep ourselves safe as...More

Thank nadiawarren96
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Eden S, General Manager at Vertical Descents Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thanks so much for your review and comments. We look forward to you coming and joining us for another one of our many routes and other epic activities. See you again soon : )

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Amazing experience jetski coasteering with the team at Vertical descents. Clambering around the Pentire headland at Newquay, jumping into pools and swimming through caves with the added thrill of being dragged on a board off the back of a high powered jetski through the swell...More

Thank alexmull
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Eden S, General Manager at Vertical Descents Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Ah thanks so much for your review and comments. We look forward to you coming and joining us for another one of our many routes and other epic activities. See you again soon : )

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

me 52 yrs old and my son 17 yrs old had a brilliant morning with the group on the 30th August. Turned up at the meeting point and Al and Dunc were waiting for us, quick introduction, very thorough safety brief, forms filled in and...More

Thank Christopher G
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Eden S, General Manager at Vertical Descents Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

You guys were awesome! Thanks so much for your review and comments. We look forward to you coming and joining us for another one of our many routes and other epic activities. See you again soon : )

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