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Raft Building

Raft Building is a brilliant activity that everyone can have a go at. The challenge is to build a raft, float it and paddle it around a course.

The key aim is to build a raft that can carry the whole team across a body of water without falling apart. If there is a big group then we can build two rafts with two teams and have the ultimate raft race at the end of the building period.

This is a great team building activity that everyone can take part in. We can make it as hard or as easy as you wish, we can include rules and restrictions to make the challenge even harder.

Location Description Price pp Duration
Newquay Take the challenge to build a boat and sail it. You will need a team or two if you want to have a race.  £45 up to 2 hrs
Padstow Take the challenge to build a boat and sail it.  £55 up to 2 hrs

Discounts available to large groups and families - click here for details

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Why choose Vertical Descents?

Vertical Descents is the only company to offer raft building in the Newquay area, so get in quick before all of these exciting sessions get booked up.

Who's it for?

Everyone, young and old. All you need is enthusiasm and want to have some fun, building and splashing around in the water. This is a great team building activity and fantastic for corporate days. 

Why choose Vertical Descents?

Our team of experienced expert staff will look after you every step of the way, highly qualified, safe and fun. We provide exceptional quality as well as excellent value. We have showers and changing facilities at our HQ in Newquay, as well as a cafe, bar, widescreen previews of your day's photographs, bbq and sun terraces over looking Newquay's stunning coastline. A great place to relax after your day with us and take in the views with a relaxing drink or two.

What's included?

  • All Equipment - Full Wetsuit /Helmet / Float Jacket / Raft Building Kit
  • Fully Qualified Expert Instructor - Lifeguard
  • 1.5 Hour
  • Beach & Water Safety / Planning Time / Build Time / Rafting / Session Review
  • Showers & Changing facilities available at HQ   


" Raft Building is not the normal Stag activity but we all loved it and had great fun racing our various water crafts fashioned from the stuff we were given. A fun activity that everyone can get involved in and well worth the crack.." Robbie - Essex 

Please find more FAQs below 

Essential Info

Please use the above links to take you to specific Activity pages where you will find all the information you require.  If you prefer, just contact us and one of our friendly, expert staff will be happy to help.

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When? See individual page for specific water activity - follow links above
Who? See individual page for specific water activity - follow links above
What do we need to bring? Something to wear under a wetsuit, swimming attire is best(!), some trainers (to get wet), a towel and warm clothes for afterwards. Sense of adventure and fun. If you are booked on to full day trip please bring food and water for the day.
Where and when do we meet? See individual page for specific location and time - follow links above
How much? We offer family and group prices - please follow links above for specific activity prices.