We run scheduled full day kayaking trips on some of the Blueway kayak trails that we have been instrumental in developing in West Cork, including The River Ilen Blueway between Skibbereen and Baltimore, and The Bantry Bay -Whiddy Island Blueway. A delicious artisan picnic is provided as part of this trip.+
Customised full day tours can be arranged for groups of 4 +
Cost: €100 pp using double kayaks. Singles are available for anyone with intermediate experience.
All necessary safety and kayaking equipment provided.
You will be required to sign a disclaimer on the day of your trip.
We launch our boats at the market town of Skibbereen and paddle down The Ilen River to Baltimore Bay. On the way we will pass Skibbereen Rowing Club, home to Olympian and World Championship rowers, Inishbeg, Ringaróige, Spanish Island and many important historical sites. We will have a picnic along the way.
Setting off from Bantry town, we head out of the Bay and cross over to Whiddy Island. We explore the lee shore of Whiddy Island, stopping for lunch along the way. Whiddy Island has a very interesting history which we will dip into on this trip.
Jim and Emily were great guides - both fun and patient - and they ensured we were stayed warm, safe, kept well informed, and were able to enjoy the experience to the maximum.
Kayaking the Irish Sea by moonlight on the summer solstice and watching the water light up beneath my fingertips was absolutely magical.
Great instructor (who gave us pointers for kayak purchase) great experience. 100%recommended for all levels of water confidence.
We spent 3 hours in the water and had a great time. Would definitely do this again.
Great fun day out for friends & families. Very safe for children and spectacular views on your trip. We really enjoyed it.
What a lovely way to spend the morning. I joined a group for a kayaking trip on Lochyne, waterproofs were provided and basic tuition was given where needed.
An excellent instructor but also just a great guy to have chats and banter with. We all left with a massive grá for Cork, for kayaking and for roll neck aran jumpers!
We would highly recommend it to anyone. Jim was very helpful and friendly. We had never been kayaking before and he was a great instructor.