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Wonderful Guided Kayaking Tours on gentle sea waters at famous Dalkey, Co.Dublin only 20mins by Dart from Dublin City Centre. Tours suitable for complete beginners of all ages. Enjoy the peace, tranquility and beauty of Bono's home town. Meet the friendly seals and walk on Dalkey Island. You can book online. All gear and equipment provided. We also run tours and classes in other locations.
Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland

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Hadara P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Our Kayaking tour guide was awesome, he was so kind and all the rules were straightforward! He did an awesome job at guiding us and kept up with our pace- even when we slowed down. It was such an amazing experiencing seeing seals so close to us in their natural habitat, knowing they’re safe and protected but being able to be close to them was awesome. I really loved kayaking, there was so much history and passion being told from our kayaking guide- it made our vacation so much more fun & genuine. I hope to come back to Ireland soon!
Written 25 September 2023
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SeattleGal2015
Seattle, WA54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a great trip! Even though the weather didn’t cooperate for a trip to Dalkey Island, the guides rearranged our tour time to make it happen. And they constantly checked in to ensure everyone was comfortable in windy conditions - the wetsuits were great so we all wanted to keep going!

It was fun to learn the local history and see marine life. Paddling the Harbor was much more fun than just walking along the shore. I’d love to go back on a sunny day for another adventure!
Written 24 September 2023
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Christy W
New York, NY18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Wonderful!!! Our guide Phillip went absolutely above and beyond. My 70 year old mom kept up just fine. One of the highlights of our trip.
Written 21 September 2023
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danca_paderova
Brno2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We had such a great time in Dun Laoghaire harbour! Guides were amazing, we saw some funky seals and everybody had fun! Really recommend the experience to everybody - we were not an easy group to handle (children, water sports newbies as well as quite advanced folks) but everybody enjoyed the time spent on water! 🦭👌
Written 19 September 2023
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Michaela R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This was such a fun tour! We saw soooo many seals and they came right up to us. Felt like an explorer getting off at the island and seeing the animals. Guides were very friendly and fun.
Written 12 September 2023
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Almostgreynomad
Sydney, Australia1,081 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Been on my bucket list for a while ... just needed my planets to align ! Today was the day.

All kitted up in wetsuits and bouyancy vests, we were given instructions on shore and then headed out to the inner harbour to practise.

Gentle leisurely paddle, and yes, we saw seals ! Bobbing in the water ...

Interesting light history, biology and geology commentary along the way from the guides. Our guides were Phil and Jenny.

Oh, and the sun shone all afternoon !
Written 3 September 2023
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chloebyrnes
London, UK23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Dangerous outlet. There are far better organisations in Dún Laoghaire or Wicklow. Also possible to go to Dalkey Island by ferry
Written 28 August 2023
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Kim M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful time. Hamish, Rowan & Phil were excellent guides, nothing was a problem. Terrific insight into the history of the area & the seal colony. We would highly recommend this activity to anyone
Written 17 August 2023
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Patrick G
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Excellent experience. The trip takes you along the coast and out to Dalkey Island. Lots of seals and birdlife. First class guide in Hamish. We live locally and the trip gives you a new perspective on the coast and its environment. Highly recommend.
Written 14 August 2023
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Amy R
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
What a great experience! The guides were wonderful, patient and informative.
We had some rough waters that day but James even towed us for a bit to catch up!
We were able to see plenty of seals that day!
I'm in average shape not very athletic, so I was worried about the distance but the tour makes little stops along the way to sightsee or explain landmarks, so it wasn't exhausting.
The small downside of the day was that we almost missed the whole excursion because we couldn't find them. Read your itinerary carefully as the meeting place is separate from where you actually launch from. Ours also stated that the meeting place on viator is wrong. Several of us agreed that signs would be helpful.
If you can, a go pro or water camera would be great to capture memories. The guides will gladly take photos and send them right to you but they can only do this briefly (understandably).
Thank you Hamish and James for your patience and kindness. This was the highlight of our trip!
Written 10 August 2023
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