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“lough hyne”(48 reviews)
“jim kennedy”(21 reviews)
“reen pier”(20 reviews)
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Based in the South West of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way and established in 1995. We are Ireland's premier sea kayaking company. We believe in providing a safe, enjoyable and memorable experience for all who join us. You can paddle along the...more
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The Abbey | Skibbereen, Cork 0000, Ireland
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+353 28 21058
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 October 2012

When I lay dying and I'm playing my "final slideshow", my night kayak on Lough Hyne with Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea kayaking will definitely play...outstanding and magical experience! Mother Nature puts on the best show, and the fine people of Atlantic Sea Kayaking make...More

9  Thank Colleen587
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 June 2011

a weekend in cork with a bunch of friends, arranged weeks before, was partially ruined by this company. We had arranged and they had taken a credit card as secuity deposit for a 2 hour Kayaking trip in cork city. we were a group of...More

21  Thank steve c
AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Unfortunately written long before I knew I could respond .

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While researching things to do in Ireland, the Moonlight / Starlight Experience was one of the top attractions, if not the #1 attraction on the TripAdvisor site. It sounded very compelling, offering a unique experience that is hard to find elsewhere in Ireland. The website...More

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Reviews and feed back are essential to us, as in any business so thank you for taking the time to do so. Firstly it seem we are in a stale mate situation where communication is concerned as we tried to phone you next day after...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When people ask us what we loved about Ireland, this is one of several things that I mention loving the most. I forget exactly how I stumbled upon this place but I think it was on someone's blog. I started to see it pop up...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I spent ten days on a road trip vacation in Ireland in September, flying from the U.S. to Shannon, and traveling from Dingle to Cork/ Cobh. While planning the trip, I searched for attractions in the Cork/ West Cork area on TripAdvisor,...More

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Rich for taking the time to comment and let TA and its followers know about us , Hope the rest of your adventure went well . It is really rewarding for our staff to hear the feed back good and bad. Hope too...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

A great weekend with Jim and his team learning the basics of kayaking in beautiful Union Hall - We are delighted with all we learned on this course and will certainly sign up for the next level course with Atlantic Sea Kayaking.

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Great you enjoyed the experience and thank you for letting us know . Hope to see you again . Jim Kennedy

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We did the daytime kayaking in Reen Pier as well as night kayaking on Lough Hyne and I must say we were amazed! Reen Pier is a beautiful location and you get some amazing views during the trip. Night kayaking at Lough Hyne is even...More

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you indeed for the kind words . We do try and make it a great experience. Glad you enjoyed the glowing guides and the amazing plankton. Welcome any time . Thanks again from all of us Jim Kennedy

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

After reading all of the reviews for the night kayaking, my husband and I rearranged our travel plans so that we could do this while we were in Ireland. We are so glad we did. We have kayaked before, but to kayak in this setting...More

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

It means so much to us that we get feed back . Our guides pride themselves on our visitors having the best possible experience in safety and fun . I will pass this on to them . Thank you again Jim Kennedy

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

The night kayak trip was very informative and funny entertaining besides the bioluminescence that was spectacular. Only salt water lake in Europe and the staff made sure everyone was safe and kept dry. Felt they were top notch. Would recommend

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Delighted it was a good experience for you. Thank you very much for recommendation . Hope the rest of you trip was great . Jim Kennedy

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We did the night tour from Reen pier. Jim and Andy were excellent tour guides providing us with local history of the area, explaining the visible planets and constellations and also the wildlife of the bay. Couldn't recommend this tour enough and we will certainly...More

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

When nature puts on a show all we have to do is point it out to people in a sort of mindfulness way . Thank yo for the words Jim KEnnedy

Reviewed 13 September 2018

I am not normally too spiritual, but Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaking found a quiet eddy to stop our kayaks for a few minutes. Jim asked us to close our eyes and feel the calm. Crikey! He was right, and those few minutes were...More

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Spirituality or peace or what ever you call it is always there to be experienced . Sometimes we need mother nature to guide us . Thank you for the kind words. Jim Kennedy

Reviewed 12 September 2018

the Moonlight / starlight kayaking on Lough Hyne was absolutely amazing. Lough Hyne is beautiful in daylight, but simply magical at night time with the stunning Bioluminescence which was just everywhere. We were lucky that the weather was good and we got to see a...More

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Of course your always welcome back . Really delighted you took the time to let us know you enjoyed it . I will pass it on to Andy and Emily . Thank you Jim Kennedy

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Madeline B
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Response from 123marlenes | Reviewed this property |
You may want to consider emailing the company directly for details related to temperature and whether October may change something. A clear night and darkness is what is required, but I can’t speak to if the air/water... More
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Response from Sarah L | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine you would be completely fine if you’re just going out on the lake anyway
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