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Night kayak

The night kayak trip was very informative and funny entertaining besides the bioluminescence that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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A must do activity!!

We did the night tour from Reen pier. Jim and Andy were excellent tour guides providing us with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
The Abbey | Skibbereen, Cork 0000, Ireland
+353 28 21058
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank regina218
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We'd booked the sailing in Castlehaven but unfortunately the day before we were due to go Maria rang to tell us that it was unfortunately cancelled due to weather restrictions. We understand the safety comes first but were devastated and asked her if there was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We specifically planned our trip around this experience, and it was everything we hoped for! Would 100% recommend. Despite the foggy weather, we had a wonderful time and saw plenty of phosphorescence. The guides were brilliant, and pitched the outing perfectly to our group. They...More

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All 4 of us rated the 3 hour seaweed foraging trip with Atlantic Kayaking as the highlight of our holiday. We had such a wonderful time with Maria and Jim-knowledgeabley guiding us. Waterproofs and safety wear are provided- just turn up in comfy clothes and...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ired some Kajaks and went out for a quiet paddle. The advice, service and equipment was excelent!

Thank _erika_treutler
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Excellent, excellent, excellent! Was one of the many highlights of our trip to Ireland!! Ryan and Em, our guides were so cool and friendly. They were also very knowledgeable on everything from the natural environment of Lough Hyne to history of the region to Irish...More

Thank Noelani S
AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you Thank you Thank you Wow Think Id want to do it my self after that fabulous review. Delighted you got it . Hope to meet up in Hawaii some time . We are very grateful you took the time to comment . Jim

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Based on the raving reviews we changed our itinerary in Ireland to include a night in Skibbereen so we could take this kayaking experience. The kayaking at night time, out of Rien Pier, was enjoyable, but we didn't find the storytelling by the guide that...More

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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi and thank you for taking the time to let us know what you thought of your experience. We are disappointed that it did not live up to your expectations. Delighted you dropped by . Jim

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Madeline B
19 September 2018|
Response from Marlene S | 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
Molly M
17 July 2018|
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