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“Unforgettable Experience”

Atlantic Sea Kayaking
Ranked #1 of 31 Outdoor Activities in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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. You can paddle along the tranquil River Lee in Cork City (rated #3 Top City to visit in the Lonely Planet)or explore the shores of West Cork by sea kayak.
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Not in a thousand years would my husband and I have contemplated kayaking in the dark in the middle of a miserable Irish winter. But, a "Thank you" pressie saw us both do just that and, oh my goodness, what a delightful and memorable surprise. It has to be the most stand-out original gift voucher to get or, for that matter, to give to that special someone.
We already knew Lough Hyne as a hiking setting; it’s a magical place; a sea lagoon surrounded by sheer woods and steeped in history, folklore and mystique. Our Winter Solstice passage around the lake began just before sun-down. Jim’s calm presence and careful prepping dispelled our apprehension and the quality craft they use all add to making this a delightful adventure.
Others have mentioned the magical bio-luminescence as you paddle and, for me, the serenity and interaction with nature was really special. An unforgettable experience!

Thank WCRamblers
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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi .
Thank you very much for the comment . Really glad you enjoyed the trip , Hope to see you again on the water.
Jim Kennedy

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

The idea of kayaking out on a lake in October and in the dark might sound a bit mad but this truly is an amazing experience. We went out with Declan and Emily and everyone in our group felt comfortable and safe despite the strangeness of our surroundings. The bio-luminescence has to be seen to be believed - I've certainly not seen anything like it. Couldn't recommend this trip highly enough - if you're in the area make sure you do it!

3  Thank Marooned04
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AtlanticSeaKayaking, General Manager at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Hell marooned , Glad we were able to rescue and make you feel safe.
Thank you of the great comments ,
JIM

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Found out about this trip through trip advisor. We went to Lough Hyne which is a salt water lake. It was a night trip. The plankton in the water sparkled with any movement. Truly amazing. My only complaint is that I could not hear our instuctor speaking. There were 7 kayaks plus the 2 instructors and it was difficult to stay close enough to hear being that it was so dark. So we felt we may have missed out on information about the lake. But we felt very safe, and they were willing to answer any questions we had.

1  Thank NicuRN17
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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you for the mention , Delighted you enjoyed it . . Distances are difficult to estimate in the dark ,
You wouldn't have missed anything we always make sure if it is relevant all get to hear it , Sometimes we may be answering a question which someone asks>
Tanks again for the comment
JIm

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

An opportunity to kayak on a unique salt water lake in the dark and seeing the most beautiful bio-luminesence, like hundreds little twinkling stars, created by our paddles was a truly magical experience. Jim and Emily were great guides - both fun and patient - and they ensured we were stayed warm, safe, kept well informed, and were able to enjoy the experience to the maximum. All waterproof clothing was supplied (and slipped on easily over our warm clothing) and the kayaks were both comfortable to sit in and easy to paddle and navigate even for complete novices like us. A light rain and mist, and the splashes of grey seals as we paddled along, added beautifully to the somewhat surreal atmosphere. It is an experience that we remember forever.

1  Thank NewZealandMidwife
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AtlanticSeaKayaking, Owner at Atlantic Sea Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Fabulous comment s ,
Thank you for taking the time ,
We love it and always do our best to help our visitors enjoy this magical experience.
Thank you
Jim

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Booked the evening paddle for sept a few months ago. Unfortunately they mixed up the start time on the booking and so we werent there in time. Thankfully they came up with a plan to get us out from reen instead and while the paddle was shorter we were absolutely delighted to get out! It was amazing, it turned out to be better than expected just the 2 of us and a guide. It was beautiful, between the stars, the tranquility, and the magic of the plankton glowing! Definitely a memorable experience! Thank you so much for being so flexible and giving us a chance to experience a lovely night under the stars!

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