Choose from one of our many kayaking options, from exploring the rivers and lakes of Connemara to sea kayaking the crystal-clear coral waters of Mannin bay, and the deep waters of Killary fjord or finding the hidden coastal sea caves. Include a spectacular summer evening sunset kayak. Each a unique adventure!
BLUEWAY SEA KAYAKING ON the northern shores of KILLARY FJORD from delphi valley
For a chilled-out experience, take a paddle through the flat waters of the stunning Killary fjord. The fjord is in the heart of Connemara which forms a natural border between counties Galway and Mayo. It is 16 kilometres long and in the centre it is over 45 metres deep. On this Blueway Kayaking session, you’ll see the beautiful coastline from a whole new perspective. The northern shore boasts spectacular views of Mweelrea Mountain; Connacht’s highest, rising to 814 metres, while to the south are the Maumturk Mountains and the Twelve Bens.
We offer a session of flat water kayaking to give you the basic techniques. You can choose from a sit-on-top kayak (perfect for those who may be a little nervous), or the traditional closed cockpit version. Either way, the view is just as beautiful. This is a unique lifetime experience, and we would highly recommend it to all!
SEA KAYAK THE FJORD on KILLARY’s southern shores
Kayaking on Killary fjord is suitable for persons aged 8 years and over who are comfortable in deep water. Individuals and groups catered for. Popular with everyone – individuals, schools and youth groups, families, corporate groups, stag and hen parties, groups of friends. You will be given your own single kayak and instruction from our staff before heading out on the water. You will then have time to get used to paddling before playing some games or taking a trip on the Fjord. You will need to bring a swimsuit, towel, old runners to wear in the water and warm clothes for afterwards. We will provide you with a wetsuit, helmet and buoyancy aid.
SEA KAYAK TO CONNEMARA SEA CAVES
Kayak the sea caves in Cleggan or kayak the blueway at Mannin Bay’s coral strand in Ballyconneely,. Kayaking to the caves is a beautiful coastal journey exploring to find the amazing hidden sea caves in Connemara. We believe they are Connemara’s hidden gems and each have their own uniqueness. Groups catered for. Morning, afternoon, evening sessions available. We will provide you with all the necessary equipment including sit on top kayaks, paddles, wetsuits, buoyancy aids and snorkeling gear. All you need to bring are your swimming togs, a towel, a pair of trainers you don’t mind getting wet and lunch when booking a full day trip
SEA KAYAKING MANNIN BAY
Sea Kayak the crystal-clear waters of Mannin Bay along the Wild Atlantic Way for an adventure experience you will never forget. The spectacular white sandy beaches hold the secrets of the past. A closer look with show you the remains of a type of coralline seaweed and the skeletal remains of barnacles, molluscs and sponge. The bright white sand and crystal-clear water allows a clear view of the marine life passing under your kayak. A highlight is a visit to the local seal colony in the bay. Beginner to advanced kayakers welcome. Available all year around. Morning and afternoon sessions available.
Our guides will bring you safely in and around the bay. All necessary equipment is provided including sit-on-top kayaks, paddles, wetsuits, buoyancy aids and snorkelling gear. All you need to bring is your swimming togs, a towel and a pair of trainers you don’t mind getting wet. And perhaps a waterproof camera.
SUNSET SEA KAYAKING MANNIN BAY
The summer sun is beautiful to witness and to feel the warmth and glow washing over you. There is no better way to spend a summer’s evening basking in the sunset’s beautiful colours and enjoying it from a kayak on the sea. Sunset kayaking in Connemara is the perfect way to round off your holiday in Ireland, enjoying the beautiful scenes of the inky evening sky and the orange glows of the sun. Either with a group of likeminded adventurers or with your own group of friends. Enjoy sunset kayaking from the atmospheric and glimmering water of the sea.
As every sunset and sky is different from the previous, you will enjoy a sunset experience like nobody else that has been before you. The sun’s rays will glance through the clouds or over an entirely clear blue sky, letting you enjoy the scenic Atlantic coast before you retire for the evening.
RIVER KAYAKING ON CORRIB RIVER AND LAKE KAYAKING ON LOUGH CORRIB
Get adventurous and kayak up Corrib river from Galway City. Enjoy the rich wildlife and amazing views from a different angle.
Set off along the Corrib river to the largest lake in Ireland. The kayak is the perfect craft to take in this natural wonder close-up. The Corrib river runs through the centre of Galway town, connecting Lough Corrib to the sea. At 170sq.km Lough Corrib is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland with more than 1,000 islands and islets to explore.
This Corrib tour is a mix of open water paddling, island hopping, navigating rocky and reedy channels, observing nature and enjoying stunning vistas. Within reason the trip is aligned to the abilities of paddlers.