Secrets of Seaweed Tour


Time: tidal dependant – duration: 3.5 hours

Ability level: beginner +

Minimum age: 16+

Availability: for groups on request.

LOCATION: We are located in West Cork, 1.5 hours driving time west of Cork city.  Click here for Castlehaven Bay – Google Maps link



During low tides, when the sea exposes its garden treasures in the form of sea vegetables, we run special half day excursions to where they grow in abundance and learn to identify them, how to pick them sustainably, and their culinary, cosmetic and medicinal uses.

  • Time:  tidal dependant – duration:  3.5 hours
  • Ability level: beginner
  • Minimum age: 16+
  • Availability:  for groups on request.

Advance booking necessary online or by phone.

Location: Reen Pier, Castlehaven Bay

Costs: €75 pp using double kayaks

All necessary safety and kayaking equipment provided

Safety Information

Safety Information

To respect the privacy of our clients we ask people not to take recording equipment out on the kayaks please. We have a no alcohol policy for the safety and enjoyment of all, this includes prior consumption.

If you feel unwell or have come into contact with a case or suspected case of COVID-19, please reschedule or cancel your trip.

Our first priority as always, is the health and safety of our guests and staff. We have comprehensive procedures in place for Covid-19.

Further Information



If you are running late or lost, contact 00353 83 872 2495.

With any other queries please contact the office on 00353 28 21058.

Please be on time (not early) for your trip! If you are more than 20 minutes late for your trip, you will not be able to join the trip.

Directions to Reen Pier from Union Hall:

Go to the Catholic Church in Union Hall and follow the sign for Reen Pier (2miles). About 200m before Pier turn right at the Atlantic Sea Kayaking sign and go to the end of the sand spit where we will meet you.

Coordinates 51 31 57.8”N 9 10’03.0”W

Toilet Facilities:

Please note that the last toilet facilities are in Union Hall. There are portaloos at the location.

Suggested clothing:

Comfortable outdoor clothing such as fleece/tracksuit, soft shoes, perhaps a hat and a drink of water. We supply waterproof gear.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel your trip, please be sure to let us know at least 3 days in advance via email (or by phone during office hours). We will reschedule your trip as availability allows. Without 3 days notice and in the event of not showing up, the full amount will be charged to your card.
  • For groups of 6 or more we require two weeks notice via email.
  • Rain will not postpone the tour, but occasionally we have to cancel due to strong winds. As forecasts are changeable we do not make our final decision re: cancellation until the previous day or morning of the tour. We will text, email or call you with this information to the contact details you supplied at time of booking. Following a cancellation by us, you will be reimbursed or may choose to rebook for another date. We reserve the right to cancel tours without prior notice for safety reasons, this could be due to a sudden change in weather conditions.

Looking forward to seeing you on the water!

Atlantic Sea Kayaking


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