On The Water

The sea is central to The Idle Rocks experience; our location could not be closer to the water and all its associated joy. Make special memories, and experience adventure, engaging with the great outdoors and the Cornish way of life.

We are delighted to offer our guests a host of water inspired activities, from lazy indulgent fully crewed charters, kayaking adventures through beautiful creeks, learning to sail or paddle board or even the high octane thrills on our rib. Just let us know and we will make all the arrangements.

  • Sailing Tuition

    St Mawes is a sailors paradise, so if you fancy learning the ropes (literally), guests can book sailing tuition with a local sailing experts father...
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

    The newest on the water craze for the more active and adventurous is Stand Up Paddle Boarding or SUP. St Mawes is an ideal location...
  • Kayaking the Coastline

    Kayaking is a perfect way to explore the picturesque creeks and hidden beaches of the Roseland peninsula, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We...
  • Charter a Sailing Yacht

    A trip to St Mawes wouldn't be complete without a day aboard a yacht! "Eve" is a classic sailing yacht based here in St Mawes....
  • Charter the Lazy Lady

    Charter "Lazy Lady", the hotels luxurious motor yacht, for a fully catered personalised day out for you and up to 10 guests, with your very...
  • Hire a Motor Boat

    Fish & Trips in St Mawes has a small fleet of easy to handle motor boats, ideal for family adventures to nearby beaches or along...
  • Falmouth Maritime Museum

    If you love maritime history, Cornish history and all things nautical, then the Falmouth Maritime Museum is not to be missed. With various exhibitions throughout...
  • Hire a Sailing Dinghy

    Our own St Mawes One Design sailing dinghy, Osprey, can be privately hired by experienced sailors.
  • Ferries & Water Taxis

    Place Ferry From St Mawes you can pick up the Place Ferry that will take you over the water to Place Manor where you can...
  • RIB Rides

    If you’d like to get onto the water for an exhilarating whizz around, the 35 minute RIB trip could be the answer. You will see...
  • Fishing for Supper

    Set sail with friendly, local skipper James Brown, on board his traditional fishing boat, the Madeline Rose, for a 2 or 3 hour mackerel fishing...
  • Hire a RIB

    RYA Powerboat Level 2 is required for the hire of RIBS. Falmouth-based Southwest Powerboating run courses and also have charter boats available.

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Book your stay with Idle Rocks online, reserve your restaurant table with us direct or why not have a look at our beautiful partner Hotel, The St Mawes Hotel.
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