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“Unforgettable experience ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ardmore Adventures

Ardmore Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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“Unforgettable experience ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Killian & Danny led a stand-up paddle boarding session around the foot of the cliffs. The instructors were very professional, knowledgeable and fun. During the trip we meet numerous basking sharks. Meeting these gentle giants in the wild was a truly unforgettable experience. We also got the opportunity to explore the sea caves and saw the wreck of an old ship. We also got the opportunity to do some cliff jumping. I'd recommend Ardmore adventures to everybody. Thanks guys.

Visited May 2016
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Kasota
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“Castles and caves by water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Killian did a nice job of showing us a few castles from the Blackwater river, and after lunch, we saw a small part of the shoreline from the ocean. The copper mine was a treat! For so early in the season, we were provided excellent equipment, and were quite comfortable. Thank you as well to Ronan, for the quality gear used.

Visited March 2016
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ArdmoreAdventures, Manager at Ardmore Adventures, responded to this review, 18 April 2016
J & B thank you for your review and for booking your Kayaking trip with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the sights and history along the Beautiful River Blackwater and Ardmore Coastline.
Thank you for the words of praise for our equipment, we pride ourselves on only using the best equipment on the market and keeping it in excellent condition for our customers.

We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Ronan & Killian
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“Relaxing day on the Blackwater. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time cruising down the Blackwater with Cillian. It was a great way to kick-start our morning. It was a great experience and I'm looking forward to going back in a few months to try the sea kayaking. Ronan and Cillian couldn't have been more helpful and I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

Visited February 2016
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Dingle, Ireland
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268 reviews
90 attraction reviews
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“Great morning on the water!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

My boyfriend originally booked us in for sea kayaking, the weather wasn't super cooperative (massive waves!) so the guys changed the plan for a kayak down the Blackwater River. Both Ronan and Cillian were great, and very entertaining. I would highly recommend Ardmore Adventures for any outdoor pursuits, hands down!

Visited February 2016
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Great afternoon kayaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We went on a family kayaking session, 2 adults and a 5 and a half yr old. Booking was easy, we just called into the centre, and all the staff we encountered were pleasant and friendly. Dad and child had never kayaked before, and shared a 2 seat boat, with a paddle each. The session lasted about 2 hours and included wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy vests, brief instruction and then into the sea. We paddled along the coast at a leisurely pace, with various pauses to play some games, to look at features on the cliffs and to go into a sea cave. There were two instructors with our group, and they were very friendly and informative. The 5 year old loved it, she was so excited and the trip really lived up to her expectations! She was able to take part in the various activities which included things like standing up, getting out of your seat etc. She was very keen to end up in the sea and insisted on trying to swim back to shore at the end of the trip. The instructors dealt with her increasing giddiness with charm and patience, and when her swimming efforts failed after about 30 seconds in the water she was hauled into one of their boats and given a lift back to land. It was certainly the highlight of her holiday and the first time we had done any sort of 'adventure activity' as a family. We adults enjoyed it as well, and could happily have stayed out for another 2 hours. I would say that the activity is suitable for pretty much any age or ability, it was not strenuous and you don't need any prior experience. Probably not great for experienced kayakers and thrill seekers, but as a family activity I really couldn't fault it. It is quite expensive but we felt it was value for money.

Visited August 2015
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