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MAI on the tamar

Mai Adventures operates from the Tamar Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty straddling the county border of Devon and Cornwall.

We love our adventures out on the river and along the coasts, and enjoy having the freedom to explore these beautiful waterways on our paddleboards. 

Paddleboarding is accessible to everyone and is the perfect way to escape from the stress of everyday life. We would like to help you experience the same natural high and enjoy time on the water. 

Our founder Mel lives and  breathes her connection with blue space and  is an experienced Paddle boarder and a qualified and  insured SUP instructor. Mel's love of the water and  adventure makes her the perfect guide. Expert in safety and a highly skilled paddle boarder she will lead you on an unforgettable journey.

Mel is passionate about the benefits of 'blue mind' health, carefully weaving her knowledge and expertise through every trip.


She is effortlessly aligned with the professional practice and philosophy of blue health coaching and  is a  certified Blue Health CoachTM.

Elegantly observant, her subtle approach to coaching has grace and  nuance, warmly welcoming insight to flow.

Mel's intuition paces the rhythm of the natural world inviting unguarded conversation and  reflection and a gentle awakening to the joy, creativity, wisdom and   endless adventures offered within awe inspiring watery locations.

Qualifications of Mel

Level 1 Enclosed Flat Water SUP Instructor

Level 2 Exposed Waters SUP instructor

Safety and rescue

SUP fitness

ITC Level 3 outdoor first aid 

Blue Health Coach

L2 Mental health awareness 

L2 Mental health awareness in children and young people

Safeguarding Young People

Food Hygiene


“Without any doubt, this has been the highlight of my year! Mel, you are an amazing instructor and made this experience so memorable for all of us. We laughed, we stepped out of our comfort zone, we relaxed, we grew in confidence. And we'll certainly be back! Thank you.”


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