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About Saoirse na Mara Sea Kayaking
Exhilarating trips and instruction by sea kayak in the stunning waters of Ireland's Atlantic Coast. Enjoy full or half day trips or opt for our evening sunset trips! An amazing experience. Ali Donald and his team are highly qualified, experienced guides who love their jobs, and enjoy sharing the unique seascapes, wildlife and stories of the area with you. We are a mobile company so we can take advantage of the best weather and locations for the ultimate sea kayaking experience. See you on the water!
Westport, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

We were staying at the Clifden Eco Beach campsite where Ali operates his sea kayaking from. Met up with him and arranged for a family trip the next day - myself, my wife and our 3 boys (13, 11 and 10). None of us had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank conorpokane
Reviewed 24 August 2018

My kayaking trip with Ali was definitely one of my favorite activities during my solo trip to Ireland this month. Ali is not only a wonderful kayaking instructor who made sure the whole group felt comfortable on the water, but he is also a great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We arranged this day trip following recommendation with Ali a while ago. Everything was well communicated before hand and Ali even came to find us the evening before to sort out the kayaks. The trip was well planned and explained and the weather on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Olivine19
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My kids (girls 8 & 10) and I have taken a number of trips with Ali this (and last) summer and we enjoy them immensely. We have progressed enough with him to being able to paddle to off shore islands with the kids in single...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richard O
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Ali Donald, is the real deal, if you are thinking about kayaking in Ireland, this is a must do! We had excellent communication with him, he's very responsive on email. Ali is one of the most warm souls we've ever encountered. Full of knowledge of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ruthann T
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Ali lead a fantastic paddle out to a remote, uninhabited island off the Connemara coast. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a a more advanced and adventurous sea kayaking experience!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Matt S
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Having Ali as our guide was a great choice. Not only that he is a fun and wonderful person to kayak with but also very knowledgeable about the area. My boyfriend and I learned a lot about Ireland’s culture, history, geography and other specifics about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great first time kayaking experience!! Daniel is a great teacher (literally) and very knowledgeable. Would recommend to any level kayaker, beginner to advanced.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kenneth N
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

If I could give 6 stars I would! Brilliant guided trip with Ali who took my daughter and I out this morning. He is so knowledgable about both kayaking and the local area, felt like we had not only a safe enjoyable trip but also...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We are a Family of four who went kayaking with Ali. Ali look after us all and was an excellent and engaging instructor. We were very fortunate to see dolphins whilst out kayaking in the Atlantic. The memory will stay with us. Ali's friendly and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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