Atlantic Sea Kayaking
Atlantic Sea Kayaking
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00:00 - 23:59
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00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
About
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
2022

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Quest781296
London, UK2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
It was quite simply a trip of a lifetime - sea kayaking in Mexico with the wonderful Jim and Maria Kennedy.

Sleeping in tents under the stars, watching the sunsets and sunrises … swimming with whale sharks. … snorkelling with seals and being looked after 24/7 by full time guides and a chef (and team) who prepared three delicious Mexican meals.
Did I mention happy hour cocktails?
We washed in the sea with pelicans watching and had breakfast with dolphins just swimming past.
A break in La Paz shopping was just the ticket for me and then we all spent some time in Mexico city … all organised by ASK and their Mexican colleagues.
Can wait to do it all again!
Written 8 October 2022
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Mucho Gracias, Delighted you got it and enjoyed it . Thank you for letting us know. We are just back from a joint training with our Irish and Mexican staff in Mexico . Looking forward to January 2023 already hasta la próxima vez Jim
Written 25 October 2022
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Knackered Pigeon
UK63 contributions
Jul 2022
I almost don't want to write this review for fear of too many people knowing about this unique experience. However, it is already difficult to book tickets for the sea kayaking so this can do no harm!
This was the highlight of my holiday. We spent nearly three hours on the water, learning about the loch and, once it was dark enough, finally seeing the extraordinary bioluminescence in the water.
The guides were friendly and knowledgable. You don't need experience kayaking. The pace was relaxed, and there was plenty of time to just drift and look up at the stars.
If I had one complaint it was that I had to share my boat. As I was there by myself, I was with a stranger. But that was a minor issue and it will remain an experience I will never forget.
Thank you!
Written 24 September 2022
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I hope the pigeon is recovered . Thank you for the kind words. Our tours are suited to doubles for safety reason and ease at night. We can live with one complaint against all the nice things you said. Thanks again . JIm
Written 25 October 2022
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Wind4surfing
Cork, Ireland32 contributions
Sep 2022
We took part last Saturday. It was an unforgettable experience. Back for more later and recommending this to all our friends. Thanks!
Written 19 September 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. See you in the future . Jim
Written 19 December 2022
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travelinbluesgal
Cambridge, MA211 contributions
Aug 2022
Jim and Maria are such wonderful people and they run fantastic kayak trips. I took one with my group at night and I got to see the bioluminescence in the water as my paddle hit the water. I've never seen that before and it was lovely and amazing. Jim is a very knowledgeable and fun guide and offers great history and perspective about the area and the nature. You should book a trip with Atlantic Sea Kayaking. You will not regret it.
Written 4 September 2022
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Thank you so much for the generous words and for taking the time to put them to the page. Jim
Written 6 September 2022
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Karen O
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Friends
Spent two days kayaking with a great group of people and coaches this weekend. Tadhg, Fiona and Tash supported each member of the group to reach their own potential within the group with the knowledge and skills they taught us during the two days. The group enjoyed learning new skills and supporting each other in a relaxed and very friendly atmosphere. So enjoyed the experience.👍👍
Written 28 August 2022
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Delighted the course worked for you Karen. We try to make sure people learn at their own pace and leave wanting to stay kayaking . Thank you Jim
Written 6 September 2022
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ZEverett
London, UK8 contributions
Aug 2022
A most magical, mindful experience. Enjoyed a double kayak with my son in late August, being out on the lake in pitch black is fascinating. Learnt lots about the sky, nature, local history and the bioluminescence was the icing on the cake. Highly recommended, thank you.
Written 25 August 2022
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To see a mother and son in the same kayak is good for the heart and soul. Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Thanks for the words Jim
Written 6 September 2022
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cantillonemer
Cork, Ireland104 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Absolutely fantastic experience. The area is beautiful in its own right but experiencing it out on the lake at night makes it all the better. The 2 guides were excellent, good craic and so informative. Lots to learn from this marine biologist haven. Definitely recommend a hike up the hill beforehand to get beautiful view over the lake!
Written 8 August 2022
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We certainly appreciate you took the time to comment . Glad you enjoyed the visit. Thank you Jim
Written 6 September 2022
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ŁUK K
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Thank you so much to all Team, we had a really nice time;) very well organised and secured. The bioluminescence were really nice.
Written 23 July 2022
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We are happy you enjoyed the trip . Thank you for letting us know . Jim
Written 6 September 2022
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Mariann F
3 contributions
May 2022
We had a tremendous, wonderful, amazing time. Guido and Tadgh were brilliant and fantastic guides providing a wealth of information and fantastic stories. We left feeling a sense of magic and endowed with greater knowledge. The night paddle on the peaceful Lough is one of the most memorable experiences we have ever experienced. We were excellently kitted out--critical as our baggage had not yet caught up with us. Wet weather gear was provided and proved essential as it began raining during our paddle. This only added to the magic and the bioluminescent plankton display was enhanced. It was like dancing with the faeries.
Written 28 May 2022
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Thank you for the kind words. We do our best to make every trip a memorable experience. Delighted you enjoyed it . Jim Kennedy
Written 12 July 2022
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bridgeboo
UK19 contributions
May 2022
What a truly wonderful and memorable evening! I am so glad I did this. It was well organised from start to finish, waterproof equipment and buoyancy aids provided. The Lough is truly beautiful and fascinated and our guides provided loads of information about the biology of the Lough and it’s history. We discussed everything from stars to plankton, and took time to enjoy the serene beauty and silence surrounding us. If you get the chance definitely do this. If you have no paddling experience don’t worry because the guides ensure that everyone is well looked after and the paddling is not at all strenuous. I can’t recommend this enough
Written 24 May 2022
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Delighted you enjoyed it , we try and make it a holistic experience and not just a gung ho kayaking adventure. Nature is amazing and we live in a richly historic area . Delighted you understood and enjoyed it. Jim Kennedy
Written 12 July 2022
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