Atlantic Sea Kayaking
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Atlantic Sea Kayaking

Atlantic Sea Kayaking
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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. We also hire sit on top kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards. We include cultural and wildlife experiences.
Cork, County Cork, Ireland

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Sandra H
Thompsonville, MI276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This was on my bucket list from years ago. I had read about this particular tour on Lough Hyne during the night so that you can see the bioluminescence, which is a unique experience on the only salt water lake of its kind in Europe and the first marine reserve since 1981. I highly recommend bringing your own black light flashlight so that you can see the glowing shrimp on the bottom (although our guide passed one around). A decent level of experience with kayaking will help, especially with the limited visibility. The guide has a lamp in which you follow. Putting your paddle in the water and drawing it forward brings a shimmer that I wish I could have captured with a photo, but alas it was too dark. Dress warmly and they do provide gear to keep you safe and warm as well. It runs between April-October and the three of us felt it was a cool experience not to be missed!
Written 2 November 2023
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piloto28
Limerick, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I did the night kayaking on Lough Hyne, with Jim as a guide. It was a slightly foggy night and that added a mystical property to an already enchanting experience. It was absolutely beautiful, even before we saw the bio-luminescence. But when we did it brought the experience to a whole new level. Absolutely brilliant, an experience not to be missed.
Jim was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable about the lake and a very interesting character.
I will be back.
Written 17 October 2023
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paulaD
Amsterdam, The Netherlands20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This trip was beautiful. Kieran and Ross were helpful, informative and fun. Great experience. I had to cancel last minute due to illness and the company very kindly gave me a code for the follwoing week.
Written 2 October 2023
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Onefatlady
San Francisco, CA34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Exceeded expectations which were already high! Jim immediately put everyone at ease and filled us with confidence for the adventure ahead! We were so lucky with the weather and the location is hard to beat anywhere in the world. This was a magical experience full of beautiful scenery, myths and legends, wildlife and as it got dark lots of sparkles. It was a truly special experience which I will remember forever.
Written 8 September 2023
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Karen C
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Our family recently got to experience the Night Kayaking Trip at Castlehaven Bay. It did not dissapoint, it was the most magical experience for us. It was our first time seeing the Bioluminescense and it is something we will never forget. Jim and Tadgh were amazing. I would highly recommend.
Written 26 August 2023
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fionaduffy60
Wicklow, Ireland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Had a great trip. Unfortunately only saw a tiny bit of bioluminescence but Declans knowledge, quips etc and the scenery and new experience of kayaking made it all worthwhile. But I would like to highlight how amazing Alan was to two older non kayakers. He went above and beyond to help and guide us. Thanks again Alan.
Written 13 July 2023
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Hi Fiona , Thank you indeed for the great words. So glad it all went well . Our guides are great and are passionate about people and their kayaking . I will pass it on to them . Jim
Written 13 July 2023
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Marianne L
Perth, Australia88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
What a truly magical experience. We had a wonderful still and overcast night. Ciaran and Allen were wonderful hosts. The Lough in the dark is serene and beautiful. The Bioluminescence is so much fun. The sparkles and twinkles. Go and do it, no words or YouTubes will prepare you for the magnitude of this experience. Exceeded expectations. Thanks 🙏
Written 27 June 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know all went well. I will let Ciaran and Alan know what you said . Jim Kennedy
Written 13 July 2023
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Ruth K
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Night kayaking on lough hyne was really great. The bioluminescence was very obvious, better than expected but doesn't photograph well, I wouldn't both trying you'll only ruin your night vision. The pace of the kayaking was very calm, boats very stable. They give you waterproof gear so you should be dry ish getting out. Guide really interesting about the history of the lake, local folklore etc. Get out of the water after midnight so probably need to stay pretty local. Highly recommended.
Written 12 June 2023
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such a good review , Thank you.. Good advice as well. Jim Kennedy
Written 13 July 2023
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shawnt1801
Columbus, GA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We took the sunset city kayak trip. What a beautiful quiet ride on the River Lee. I don’t remember their names, but the guides were fantastic - informative, a great conversationalist and helpful. One of them even fixed my crooked steering that I’ve had before I got here. :) If you’re looking for an exciting adventure or on the opposite extreme, a history lesson on every aspect of the river and city, this probably isn’t it. But what we found was a quiet break where the guide is knowledgeable about various sites you’ll see while paddling along the river away from the crowds.
Written 4 June 2023
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Naoise and Karl were your guides . They are great . Thank you for your kind words . Happy you enjoyed the trip . Jim KEnnedy
Written 13 July 2023
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Sage B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We highly recommend this tour for the night. We really enjoyed the bioluminescent lake and the interesting history of the area from the guides.
Written 25 May 2023
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Delighted you enjoyed it . Thank you for saying it is important to us . Jim Kennedy
Written 13 July 2023
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