Paddlefish Adventure's Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide safe, enjoyable and high quality marine adventure days. We strive to provide a platform for both the keen angler or the whole family to uncover the hidden gems of the North Cornish coastline, all the while respecting the local environment and wildlife, and cultivating a "green" philosophy in our guests.
Bob & Kelly Broderick, Partners
The partners of Paddlefish Adventure, Bob and Kelly Broderick (father and daughter) have both worked on or around the sea for their whole lives and boast a comprehensive knowledge of the local environment and coastline.
Bob has been an RYA qualified skipper for over 40 years, having worked as both a tripping boat skipper and a commercial fisherman in Newquay. He is highly skilled within his domain and knows everything there is to know about tides, currents, navigation, fishing and his home turf - Cornwall! He is an absolute mine of information and can tell endless and fascinating tales about the coastline that we explore.
Kelly, as a fisherman's daughter, was virtually brought up at sea! Her enthusiasm for, and dedication to, fishing and water sports in general enable her to be a highly competent and motivated skipper that will ensure you enjoy your day as much as possible. In 2011 she passed the prestigious RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification to become the first female skipper in Newquay Harbour for 50 years and is also a qualifed diver and kayak guide, both further enhancing her knowledge of the sea.
Bob and Kelly are both qualified in first aid and sea survival and hold your safety, comfort and enjoyment as their paramount concern during your time aboard "The Adventuress".
"The Adventuress" is a specially adapted "Lochin 33" workboat with twin 318bhp engines. There is an overhead canopy which provides shelter for rainy days, areas to sit and also a fully flushing marine toilet on board! A stock of cold drinks, water, chocolate bars and crisps are available to buy on board and "The Adventuress" is a fast and fun, yet very steady, boat on which you are far less likely to be seasick than some other types of boat!