West Cork

West Cork

Join us, Atlantic Sea Kayaking, in Ireland’s south west, on The Wild Atlantic Way,  to explore this jewel of Ireland’s coastline by sea kayak. The area stretches from the Old Head of Kinsale and encompasses the tranquil, sheltered bay of Glandore and Castlehaven, embraces Carbery’s Hundred Isles and the Fastnet Rock, and curls around the Mizen Head.

Gliding on the Gulf stream currents, we will introduce you to the very varied marine life in this pristine and beautiful area. We will visit uninhabited islands and beaches, explore sea caves, learn about the magical culinary and beauty properties of seaweed and view the magnificent West Cork coastline from our aqueous perspective.

Our Moonlight-Starlight Experience is an extraordinary trip which begins at sunset and immerses you in the uniquely beautiful experience of darkness on the water. The moon, the stars, the night smells and sounds, and at times astonishing bioluminescence will feed your soul.

You will have many opportunities to sample the best of West Cork’s local artisan produce, West Cork being the good food capital of Ireland.

You can get to see Ireland’s answer to Stonehenge - Drombeg Stone Circle, a Bronze age stone circle which is aligned to the Winter Solstice setting sun. You can wander amongst the stones and commune with the pagan gods.

We use mostly double sea kayaks and our expertly trained guides will share stories of our fascinating heritage and assist and advise on your kayaking technique en route. Our distance and pace will be geared towards your comfort. An average level of fitness is all that is required, as our trips are run at a gentle pace to suit the group.

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

The Irish Times

Testimonials

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.

Justin D

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