The Adventure Islands
The Adventure Islands
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Nature & Wildlife ToursSpeed Boats ToursKayaking & Canoeing
00:00 - 23:59
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00:00 - 23:59
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
About
We have many different activities for you on Collanmore lodge. Our adventure company provides Sea Kayaking with a high speed rib transfer to the island. The adventure capital of Ireland. At “The Adventure Islands” and Collanmore Island Lodge we encourage you to experience the fun, exhilaration and camaraderie of our adventure activity programs in safe, well managed environs.
Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

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Clare G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Be honest! We have all been putting off catching up with family and friends since covid. We got used to our own company and skipping the annual gathering. Well no need to put off the family gathering, reunion with friends, stag/hen any longer. Collanmore island is the spot for you. Take the reins as the family social committee and Ciaran will not let you down.

I organised the stay for my extended family (Ages 11 plus) for a two night weekend trip in July. Just to firstly note that the island was well beyond our expectations (even though I had very high expectations in the first place). From the views to the massive hot tub. The bedrooms to the pub. Everything was amazing! I'm surprised Ciaran actually rents it out and just doesnt keep it to himself to live. I would never leave the island if I lived there.

Firstly, we started our evening with a family BBQ. After that we moved onto a few drinks with chats and games in the cocktail bar area and personnel pub! It was a late night to say the least. The next morning we had an amazing kayaking session which is a must do. Ciaran made it super fun by including challenges throughout and taking us around the bay. We spend the rest of the day lounging in the sun, enjoying the massive hot tub and hiking to the viewpoint. A few final jumps off the pier into the sea, our takeaway was delivered by boat for us all to enjoy before a few drinks around the camp fire for our last evening. If I have not sold this to you already as the perfect getaway for a big group there must be something wrong.

Ciaran and his team went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. They really went the extra mile. For example they went out of their way to get an extra takeaway for one of our family members that had dietary requirements. Special thanks to Nigel too that was brilliant helping our with the kayaking session and delivering our takeaway by boat!

We will definitely be back. A weekend that we will never forget. I know its always going to be a topic brought up at every family gathering. 10 out of 10 experience.

Clare
Written 19 August 2022
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Neil R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We had a Stag party with 22 Brave Souls on the Island. The Lodge was really well equipped for a big group and Ciaran was happy for us to bring a gas BBQ for the Wkend, he was incredibly accommodating and I felt well assured that the group were in good hands for the activities we booked in. Ciaran was great craic out on the boat and also made sure everyone was safe at all times. Ciaran was great to work with when organising the stay and helped at every turn to make it an easy procedure. Would highly recommend the Island for any occasion, a really great place to spend some time 👍
Written 10 May 2022
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Claire B
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
I’ve taken two school groups here this year and I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough. Ciaran is terrific and couldn’t do enough for us…. very professional in regards to safely but allowed the students have great fun. We’ll be back!
Written 5 May 2022
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Louise G
York, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We have just come back from a Hen weekend on Collanmore island and I couldn’t recommend it more. The house is perfect for a large group with a massive open space kitchen and 2 bar areas where we spent most of our nights partying away. Ciaran and Eoin took us Kayaking and Paddle boarding on the Saturday, they were great craic and made sure we all had fun. We were so lucky to get such amazing weather and the views from the island are unreal, you won’t want to leave.
A massive thank you to Ciaran and his team for being so accommodating, for all the boat trips and for delivering us a Chinese on the Saturday night. The whole weekend ran so smoothly.

Our group are still raving about our private island trip and we can’t wait to come back!!
Written 11 March 2022
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KyN
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
It is difficult to see how this place has good reviews. I spoke to the owner Ciaran via message on Air bnb who advised a certain weekend early next year was free. He then asked me to call the number on the website the following day to discuss the details of our booking as it was for a large group of 20+ people. I was asked for a €500 deposit via Revolut which I duly paid without delay, think my booking was secure.

I received my deposit back that night at 11.03pm with the following message attached to the payment on Revolut, ‘Sorry was booked already!’. I didn’t receive a phone call, a text message nor an email apologising for the mistake or pre warning me that my deposit was being refunded. He stated that he didn’t see a deposit from another group coming in hours before mine. If, like me they paid on Revolut I’m sure he got the notification of payment.

How the owner thinks this is good enough is beyond me. I phoned him twice that night to no avail & I then text him after receiving the funds back to my account as I had been left in the lurch without much hope of securing accommodation elsewhere in Westport for my group that same weekend.

He offered another weekend earlier in the month ‘free of charge’, which I dismissed knowing well it wasn’t sincere.

Bear in mind when booking - your deposit means absolutely nothing & like me, you will be left without a booking.
Written 30 September 2021
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Hi, (No name given) It is our policy to take the first deposit paid. When we seen that a deposit was paid a few hours earlier that day we sent your deposit back that moment. We offered you a free weekend worth €2900 but you refused our offer. Best regards, Management of Collanmore Island
Written 4 October 2021
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Michelle G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Stayed here for 2 nights for my 30th birthday in June. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend. My friends and family all had the best weekend and will remember it forever. The lodge is beautiful, we had so much fun in the cocktail bar and Tom's bar makes you feel like you've left the house and gone to the pub. On the second night we had the trad band and it was amazing to hear live music again!! We also booked kayaking which was such a good laugh! We definitely would have loved another night or two!! Ciaran was a pleasure to deal with and we cannot wait to go back!!
Written 18 August 2021
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Hi Michelle, Many thanks for your review, hope to see you again sometime.. Best regards, Management Collanmore Island Lodge
Written 4 October 2021
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Eoghan Regan
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Its difficult to see how such a seemingly idilic place could cause such issues, but honestly, I will never find out how idilic it is - as the owner gave our dates away to someone else, on a whim, without letting us know, despite the booking having been made 7 months previous.

I booked for a party of 20+ in January 2021, with the idea that when we emerged from lockdown I could see my friends and that we could all have an amazing weekend August 13-16.

Just one month out - we were informed that our dates (which we had paid 500 euro to hold) had been given away.

We were offered Chinese food and two midweek dates, taken from another guest's booking-time, as compensation. All members of my party work and some are abroad, letting us know that we could take two alternate dates midweek, that we had not agreed, detracting from someone else's stay, was in no-way compensation.

Also, I was ignored for two months in the run up to month prior to us being told about this issue.

The owner has booked the island out every night, every day of the year for the next year - so he explained to me. This would lead me to believe that he gives zero time, or doesn't have enough resources to accommodate any of the bookings correctly.

Just remember when booking - your deposit means nothing, your dates mean nothing and you may be left without any weekend at all.
Written 9 July 2021
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Hi Eoghan, just seen your review now. As I explain the other booking was made before yours and it was a double booking. It was a mistake on my behalf and I am very sorry that it happened. We have being fully booked a year in advance before Covid and with all the changes with dates around the pandemic I made a mistake. Sorry again. Collanmore island lodge.
Written 25 July 2021
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Marie G
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
we visited collanmore a few weeks ago as a group of friends. I could not recommend it highly enough, from start to finish we had a ball. Ciaran made everything from booking to dropping us back to the pier so special and memorable. The lodge its self is amazing and we had such a good time. we are already planning our next trip.
Written 27 August 2020
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Lcorbett
Western Ireland, Ireland8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Visited Collanmore Island with group of friends and would highly recommend it. It's a private Island experience while being very accessible within a short trip into Westport. We ate, swam, kayaked, sat around the campfire, all while enjoying the spectacular views of Clew Bay.
We are already planning our return visit.
Written 18 August 2020
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ginglash
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Had the most amazing stay on Collanmore Island, it is probably one of the most magical places in Mayo. It is located on the entrance to clew bay and surrounded by spectacular scenery including Croagh Patrick. The house itself is fantastic, it has its own private bar and is extremely spacious. It was clean and comfortable. The host Ciaran was most helpful especially as the host of our kayaking trip which was so much fun. The logistics of the day were well planned and we always felt safe on the boat journeys and on the water. It's a destination I will definitely revisit and recommend to many.
Written 6 August 2020
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