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3 Day Mid Week Trip - Kerry
Try Sea Kayak Day - Kerry
Try Sea Kayak Half Day - Kerry
1 Day Kingdom Kayak Trip - Kerry
2 Day Weekend/Mid Week Kayak Trips - Kerry

Other West Coast Adventures

Donegal Islands Weekend.

Sea kayak with us off Ireland's North West frontier. A treasure trove of beaches and deserted islands await discovery by sea kayak along this Atlantic wave sculpted coastline.
Donegal - Weekend Trip
Discover Donegal - 1 Day Trip

Connemara Islands Kayaking Adventure.

Explore deserted islands, coral beaches and unique wildlife under the ever-present backdrop of the Twelve Bens:
3 Day Mid Week Trip - Connemara
2 Day Weekend/Mid Week Trip - Connemara
Try Sea Kayak Day - Connemara
Half Day Trip - Connemara
1 Day Island Hopping Trip - Connemara

More Information

Read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about where to meet the group and what to bring.

Valentia - Puffin Island, Co. Kerry.

Into the Kingdom


Take a look at some of our photos from previous Kerry trips

Puffin bound, Co. Kerry
Puffin bound, Co. Kerry

Shearwater Sea Kayaking will guide you on an expedition into the heart of the Kingdom of Kerry. Discover one of Ireland's premier sea kayaking locations. Supreme Atlantic coast kayaking , spectacular cliff scenery, memorable wildlife encounters and early Christian monasteries. This trip is timed to coincide with the Summer profusion of wildflowers and the return of breeding Puffins, Gannets, Storm Petrel and Manx Shearwaters along this stretch of coast.

Our base will be on Valentia Island. After a day on the water, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation in close proximity to a range of pub and restaurant facilities. We can promise a unique experience. Valentia Island's location has been a magnet to settlers since Stone Age times. Being on the Gulf Stream coast, its flora is subtropical and lush, its wildlife and fish is abundant, its maritime landscape awe-inspiring. Valentia is internationally renowned as the site of the first Trans Atlantic Cable Station and for the quality of its quarried slate which can be found on the roofs of many European public buildings. Whether your interest is fossils, food, fishing or fun, Valentia has it all!

Level of Proficiency

Most of these trips are suitable for kayakers who have achieved Level 2/3 Sea Kayak proficiency. However, if you are a beginner, do not despair! We have some Try Sea Kayak Days in our scheduled which are designed to cater for absolute beginners.

If you have your own equipment and/or do not wish to avail of the accomodation option, please send us an email and we will be happy to quote you a reduced price.



3 Day Mid Week Trip

Puffin Island landing, Co. Kerry
Puffin Island landing, Co. Kerry

€450 Per Person.
This includes:

  • 3 full days at sea under the care of expert guides with top class instruction in style/technique and natural history guiding. Clients will be encouraged to practise their rescues and rolls and will be gently challenged if they wish.
  • Hire of all the necessary equipment - sea kayak, paddles, buoyancy aid, shortjohn wet suit, waterproof cag and spray deck.
  • 3 nights quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation, 3 packed lunches and 3 dinners in one of the local seafood restaurants.
  • Entry to the Skellig Interpretative Centre.

Proposed Schedule

Evening Before Arrive Monday evening. Settle in to accommodation. Introductory talk and welcome dinner. (8.30pm approx.)
Day 1 Depart Knightstown, site of the first Transatlantic Cable Station and explore by sea kayak the Gulf Stream islands of Valentia, Beginish and Church. The evening will be spent sampling the food, “ceol, caint agus craic” in the traditional pubs of Portmagee before retiring for a good night's rest.
Day 2 Meet at the busy fishing port of Portmagee at 10:00am. Explore classic sea kayaking under the dramatic cliffs on the southern and western approaches to Valentia, Horse, Long and Lamb Islands. The superb rock architecture and awesome scenery will guarantee you a quality day at sea. Again, our day will finish off relaxing over a hearty warming meal in sociable surroundings.
Day 3 Explore St.Finians Bay and spectacular Puffin Island. A memorable sea kayaking experience with classic wildlife interest awaits you. Puffin Island is a Birdwatch Ireland Nature Reserve and proposed National Heritage area. Let us guide you through its teeming seabird colonies and help you identify its many breeding species. The island cliffs come alive both by day and night to the raucous calls of the seabirds, the moaning of Grey Seals, piping Oystercatchers and softer purring of Storm Petrels. A circumnavigation of this distintinctive whale backed island is guaranteed to delight any seakayaker. All going to plan, our day should finish 5pm approx.

Please note: Weather conditions will be monitored continuously. Occasionally, we may have to alter the proposed schedule if wind speeds are unfavourable.

Bookings

Please select a trip below to book:
We're sorry - there are no upcoming 3 Day Mid Week - Kerry trips. However we are always adding new dates so please check this page again soon.
Group discounts available. If you wish to bring along a group, contact us to discuss by email at info@shearwaterseakayaking.ie


Try Sea Kayak Day - Kerry

Suitable for those with no previous kayaking experience.

To Skellig and beyond!!
To Skellig and beyond!!

€95 Per Person.

Come and join us on a day trip along the spectacular coast of Valentia where we will explore hidden coves and beaches and enjoy the wildlife by sea kayak. The emphasis of these trips will be on exploration but we will teach you some of the basic strokes necessary before heading out from harbour.

Bookings

Please select a trip below to book:
We're sorry - at the moment there are no Try Sea Kayak Day - Kerry trips scheduled. However, we're constantly organising new trips so keep an eye on the website as it is regularly updated.


Try Sea Kayak Half Day - Kerry

Suitable for those with no previous kayaking experience.

Foilnagearagh Cliffs, Co. Kerry
Foilnagearagh Cliffs, Co. Kerry

€55 Per Person.

Before venturing out from the shelter of harbour, we will spend some time coaching you in the basic strokes. As you gain in confidence, we will start our trip by sea along this spectacular coastline.

Bookings

Please select a trip below to book:
We're sorry - at the moment there are no Try Sea Kayak Half Day - Kerry trips scheduled. However, we're constantly organising new trips so keep an eye on the website as it is regularly updated.


1 Day Kingdom Kayak Trip - Kerry

Suitable for those who have achieved Level 2/3 Sea Kayaking Proficiency.

Landing on Puffin Island, Co.Kerry.

Landing on Puffin Island,
Co.Kerry.
€95 Per Person.

Enjoy classic sea kayaking under the dramatic cliffs on the southern and western approaches to Valentia, Horse, Long and Lamb Islands. The superb rock architecture and awesome scenery will guarantee you a quality day at sea. If sea conditions allow, we may even make a trip to Puffin Island where a classic wildlife experience awaits you.

Bookings

Please select a trip below to book:
We're sorry - at the moment there are no 1 Day Kingdom Kayak - Kerry trips scheduled. However, we're constantly organising new trips so keep an eye on the website as it is regularly updated.


Kayak the Kerry Coast Weekend

Amongst the Gannets, Sceilig Bheag, Co.Kerry.

Amongst the Gannets, Sceilig Bheag,
Co.Kerry.
€320 Per Person.
This includes:
  • 2 full days at sea under the care of expert guides with top class instruction in style/technique and natural history guiding. Clients will be encouraged to practise their rescues and rolls and will be gently challenged if they wish.
  • Hire of all the necessary equipment - sea kayak, paddles, buoyancy aid, shortjohn wet suit, waterproof cag and spray deck.
  • 2 nights quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation, 2 packed lunches and dinner on Saturday evening in one of the local seafood restaurants.

Proposed Schedule

Previous Evening Late afternoon/evening arrival. Settle in to accommodation. Introductory talk and welcome dinner. (8.30pm).
Day 1 Visit the Skellig Experience Centre before leaving the busy fishing port of Portmagee. Enjoy classic sea kayaking under the dramatic cliffs on the southern and western approaches to Valentia, Horse, Long and Lamb Islands. The superb rock architecture and awesome scenery will guarantee you a quality day at sea. Our day will finish off relaxing over a hearty warming meal in sociable surroundings.
Day 2 Explore St.Finians Bay and spectacular Puffin Island. A memorable sea kayaking experience with classic wildlife interest awaits you. Puffin Island is a Birdwatch Ireland Nature Reserve and proposed National Heritage area. Let us guide you through its teeming seabird colonies and help you identify its many breeding species. The island cliffs come alive both by day and night to the raucous calls of the seabirds, the moaning of Grey Seals, piping Oystercatchers and softer purring of Storm Petrels. A circumnavigation of this distintinctive whale backed island is guaranteed to delight any seakayaker. All going to plan, our day should finish 5pm approx.

Weather conditions will be monitored continuously. Occasionally, we may have to alter the proposed schedule if wind speeds are unfavourable.

Bookings

Please select a trip below to book:
We're sorry - at the moment there are no 2 Day - Kerry trips scheduled. However, we're constantly organising new trips so keep an eye on the website as it is regularly updated.
Group discounts available. If you wish to bring along a group, contact us to discuss by email at info@shearwaterseakayaking.ie