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Address: The Abbey | Skibbereen, Cork 0000, Ireland
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+353 28 21058
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Based in the South West of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way and...

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 tranquil River Lee in Cork City (rated #3 Top City to visit in the Lonely Planet)or explore the shores of West Cork by sea kayak.

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Amazing, one of the best things to do in West Cork!

Myself and my boyfriend went moonlight kayaking in Lough Ine. We were welcomed with open arms, we got a great h&s demo and straight out on to the water. Jim and Declan... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend went moonlight kayaking in Lough Ine. We were welcomed with open arms, we got a great h&s demo and straight out on to the water. Jim and Declan (instructors) brought us around the lake and told us stories about the lake and it's legacy, it was amazing. Then when it got dark we could see the... More 

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this review

Hi Ciara , Enjoyed meeting up with you all , Thank you for the kind words , It is important to us that people enjoy the experience . We take it personally . Jim / Maria and all at Atlantic Sea Kayaking More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner joined a guide and 2 others to do sea kayaking on Lough Hyne in December 2016. It was an absolutely amazing experience despite it being winter! The company is well prepared for the cold weather and you stay completely dry and warm even in the middle of the lake. We were warned that it is a... More 

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this review

Thank you guys for taking the time to join us and then to take the time to pass on a comment , We love to hear from our friends , All comments are taking very seriously. Really glad you enjoyed the experience, as it really is a unique experience . The bioluminesence is only a little part of this as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My dad died on June 30 so each year on that day I do something he would have loved. Night kayaking with this group was something he would have loved. We were two guides and six people setting out at 10 pm on a cloudy night. Within an hour we could see the sparkles of the biolumenescent creatures. They took... More 

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this review

Hi Wendy , I am sure your dad was with you that night , A special memory I am sure, Thank you for including us in the memory . JIm More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Jim made the amazing scenery even more enjoyable with his vast knowledge of all things naturist. This was my 4th trip and enjoyed it as much as the first time. Magical!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Out kayaking last night on Lough Hyne. Beautiful night, beautiful place. The peace and tranquility were truly amazing. Jim our guide set the tone, with just enough history and information to enrich the experience. Plenty of time to embrace the experience. The bio luminescence was magical - a fabulous experience - even if you're not confident in water - you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We went and did the nighttime kayaking at Lough Hyne which was amazing. Kayaking in the darkness and absolute quiet was quite the experience. We were also lucky enough to experience the bioluminescence which was great. Jim was a fantastic tour guide and very knowledgable about the area and had some great stories. The experience was very relaxing and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We chose to do this tour because of the hype over the bioluminescent plankton and was not disappointed. Lough Hyne is beautiful both at night and from above if you choose to make the trek up to the lookout. There you'll experience stunning panoramic views and see exactly where you kayaked, the island, and where the ocean feeds into the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We did the night kayak on Lough Hyne over the bank holiday weekend. It was amazing. Weather was great. Jim was lovely, an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. Lovely relaxing way to spend a few hours. The bioluminescence was amazing. Highly recommend it.

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Thank you very much for the kind words , Delighted you enjoyed the visit. Jim More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I really am lost for words at how beautiful Loch Hyne is, and kayaking around it is of course the only way to experience it. And doing so during and after dusk is the best time to do this. Declan, our host on the water, was very informative and added some good Irish humour to the evening; he's a top... More 

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this review

We feel the same about the Lough and indeed all of West Cork , Thank you for letting people know you had a good time , Jim More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I did the night time kayaking trip in Skibberdeen. I was so excited to see the bio-luminescence and was not disappointed! I am an experienced kayaker, but this trip could easily be done by beginners. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. he did a great job. A nice mix of keeping the group engaged and on task,... More 

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you thought , Great to have met up . Jim More 

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