The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company

The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company

The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company
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Cultural Tours • Boat Tours • Water Sports • Sightseeing Tours • Kayaking & Canoeing
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09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
About
Be Adventurous with North Clare Sea Kayaking! Come and experience all that County Clare has to offer with our fantastic guided sea kayaking tours along the stunning coastline of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way as well as spectacular lakes within the County. Based in Doolin, just minutes from the Cliffs of Moher, we provide all necessary equipment for our tours, including top of the range Necky brand kayaks! Come and experience the amazing scenery and wildlife that County Clare has to offer!! So join us for a tour, experience isn't necessary but a sense of adventure is! Now offering Guided Mountain BIking Tours in the Burren - experience the Wild Atlantic Way and the Burren in a new way!
Doolin, County Clare, Ireland

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Travellers' Choice
2022

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Peter M
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Not only did Patrick at North Clare Sea Kayaking cover all the basics well -- He was punctual, efficient and brought to the trip the knowledge of safety, kayaking skills and knowledge of local waters that one would want and expect of a kayak guide -- He went above and beyond, providing a wealth of information about local flora and fauna (seals, otters, birds, sea weed), as well as a wealth of knowledge about local history and culture. It was all that one could expect and more. We only had time for a couple of hours, but I would gladly return to do a longer trip. All three members of our party had a great time. It was great to see Ireland from a new perspective, the water and be out in the open air with a knowledgeable and reliable host. It was one of the highlights of our trip. You'll be in good hands with Patrick and have a great time.
Written 28 September 2022
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Andrew G
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
Left us waiting at their site for nearly an hour for our tour as we didn't receive any email informing us that they had cancelled our tour. Called multiple times to no avail and text asking if the tour was going ahead without any reply. When he finally answered he dealt with the situation very unprofessionally and didn't even try to apologise.
Everyone makes mistakes but the handling of this was unacceptable. I'm sure it is a great experience but it completely ruined our evening as everything had been planned around this. Would suggest one of the other kayaking companies in Clare who accommodated us last minute.
Written 22 August 2022
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Ylva B
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Solo
Thank you Patrick for getting us out on the water even though it was a bit windy! He showed us the seals living outside the harbour and told us a lot about the local wildlife, nature and history. It was a great experience that I would recommend to anyone who wants to get out and kayak, no matter how much experience you have! It's the best way to see a new place, or to see a place you know from a new perspective.
Written 24 July 2022
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Emma D
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
Such a wonderful experience. The guides were excellent and super knowledgeable. On our trip we were treated the sight of many cheeky seal pups, lots of sea birds, crabs, prawns, and fishes! This was our second time going out with this company and we will definitely be back again!
Written 21 July 2022
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Brian C
3 contributions
Jul 2022
Great experience on the water, well orgnaised, expert guides, very safe with some seals thrown in to cap it off.
Written 18 July 2022
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Emily M
Philadelphia, PA29 contributions
Jun 2022
This was one of the highlights of our Ireland vacation. We were a group of 3 women, with kayaking experience ranging from beginner to advanced. Patrick and North Clare Sea Kayaking provided an amazing excursion for all of us. The weather was a bit overcast, but that just made it more magical - so even if you don't have "perfect" weather, I still recommend this highly. And we got to sea seal pups! Also - 5+ stars to Patrick for his responsiveness to our questions when we were scheduling our tour, and for taking photos while we were paddling.
Written 23 June 2022
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Jaime S
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
We had an absolutely fantastic time! The weather was overcast but Patrick made the entire trip informative and fun. We paddled to the castle and spotted birds and even a few seals. An epic time that I would love to do again.
Written 18 June 2022
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Tracy T
1 contribution
May 2022
While visiting Ballyvaughn recently, we were lucky enough to book an afternoon with North Clare Sea Kayaking, and had a wonderful time!
Patrick, the owner and his apprentice Dan were absolutely personable, knowledgeable & delightful, and provided all our gear (wetsuits, water shoes & life jackets) as well as a quick lesson before setting off.
Although it was a windy day with a bit of rain, Patrick and Dan managed to take care of us so well and find us lovely calm waters in the bay amidst the waves! Although most of us were not experienced kayakers, we always felt safe~
Our group of four friends count this experience as one of our favorite memories from our trip to Ireland, and highly recommend this company!
Written 30 May 2022
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Sarah E
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
At just over an hours drive from Limerick, I well recommend booking a sea kayaking adventure with North Clare Sea Kayaking Tours - we were on a night away for our wedding anniversary and booked an afternoon trip which was fantastic. I have a lot of paddling experience but my husband not so much. Patrick and Dan were fantastic guides and we had a great time out on the water with them - lots of nature, birds and just enjoyment being out on the water. Boats and gear supplied were perfect for beginners and experienced paddlers - well recommend a trip there this summer.
Written 29 May 2022
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Kathryn
4 contributions
Apr 2022
Patrick was great at communication prior to booking and met me and a fellow kayak client at the appointed time and place in Ballyvaughan with all the equipment needed and some really decent sea kayaks. The whole experience was efficient but laid back - no pressure when getting into the wetsuit, for instance. There was a little cubby for storing snacks etc in the kayak and Patrick looked like he was well equiped with safety kit. He had good knowledge of the bay, tides and sandbars and shared lots of information about how to paddle, about the bay, the Martello tower and various types of wildlife and was a genuinely friendly guy. I had a really great morning and will definitely book again if ever in the area again. We paddled out across the bay and then jumped out for a leg stretch and dig around in the seaweed/rocks to see if we could find anything interesting. Patrick is skilled in matching the experience to the guests' fitness and paddle ability and I think he would be great with total beginners and those who may feel nervous, as well as those up for more of a hardcore adventure (should the group be suited!).
Written 8 May 2022
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