Full Day Blueway Tour

Full Day Blueway Tour
Full Day Blueway Tour
Full Day Blueway Tour
Full Day Blueway Tour
Full Day Blueway Tour
Full Day Blueway Tour
Full Day Blueway Tour
Full Day Blueway Tour
Full Day Blueway Tour
Full Day Blueway Tour

Full Day Blueway Tour


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.+

  • Time: 11am -5pm (this can vary)  
  • Ability level: beginner-intermediate
  • Fitness level: medium - high
  • Minimum age: 16+
  • Availability: See calendar for dates. Advance booking necessary online or by phone.

Customised full day tours can be arranged for groups of 4 +

  • Location:  Ilen River Blueway and Bantry Bay - we will confirm the location 2 days before the trip

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. 


Ilen River Blueway

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.

  • Distance: 9 kms
  • Fitness level: medium
  • Lat 51°29'5.28"N, Long 9°22'21.48"W

Bantry Bay - Whiddy Island Blueway

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.

  • Distance: 9kms
  • Fitness level: medium
  • Lat 51°40'41.45"N, Long 9°28'20.97"W

"One of the most magical experiences you can have anywhere in the world"

The Irish Times


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.

NewZealandMidWife , New Zealand

Kayaking the Irish Sea by moonlight on the summer solstice and watching the water light up beneath my fingertips was absolutely magical.

Taylor E, East Hartford, Connecticut

Great instructor (who gave us pointers for kayak purchase) great experience. 100%recommended for all levels of water confidence.

Stephen Duffy, Navan, Ireland

We spent 3 hours in the water and had a great time. Would definitely do this again.

Liam Springwell, Cork

Great fun day out for friends & families. Very safe for children and spectacular views on your trip. We really enjoyed it.

Conal Granite, Cork

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.

Jill T, Cardiff, United Kingdom

An excellent instructor but also just a great guy to have chats and banter with. We all left with a massive grĂ¡ for Cork, for kayaking and for roll neck aran jumpers!

Katie G, Wexford, Ireland

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.

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