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Full Day Expeditions

Looking for a great way to spend a day? Always wanted to try sea kayaking or want to learn more about the sport? Come out and give our new Full Day Expeditions a go!

We offer two options for our Full Day Expeditions, our Wild Burren Tour and our Island Exploration Tour – simply click on the tour of your choice and it will bring you to further details and how to book!

1) On our Wild Burren Tour, we will begin the day in the village of Ballyvaughan, launching from one of two places – either Ballyvaughan’s Old Pier or the Bird Hide. Here we will get your kitted out with wetsuits, jackets, life vests, paddles and boats. Depending on tides, there are a number of different paddling options as the Bay is full of things to see – including sandy coves and hidden islands, rock pools teeming with sea life, round towers and castle ruins, not to mention the amazing, surreal landscape that surrounds us. This full day tours takes us up the coastline from Ballyvaughan to the village of Bellharbour where the tour ends and where our bus is waiting to return us to Ballyvaughan.

2) Our Island Exploration Tour takes us from the mainland starting at Quilty village, out to the abandoned Mutton Island. Paddling across open water means we need great conditions before we set out (we let you know in advance if the tour can go ahead).  After paddling across the narrow channel to the island, our guides will provide you with the fascinating history that surrounds the island and its ruins. Once on the island you will have a chance to explore all the hidden treasures this special island has, including beautiful rare sea birds, a colony of Grey Seals as well as many warm rock pools, perfect for swimming! After exploring the island on land, we return to the water and head back to the mainland.

NOTE: If the specific tour you are looking to book appears unavailable, please contact us directly – northclarekayaking@gmail.com or call us on +353 (0) 85 119 5489.

NOTE: If you are looking to book a tour less than 48 hours in advance of the day you have chosen, please email us northclarekayaking@gmail.com or call us on +353 (0) 85 119 5489.

On Our Expeditions you will:

  • explore the amazing landscape of the Burren and the rugged coastline of North County Clare
  • learn or hone your skills in a variety of different sea conditions
  • discover the huge array of seabirds and wildlife we have in our beautiful region
  • spend 5.5 to 6 hours on the water
  • have an adventure!

 

Details:

  • Free pick up/drop off from Doolin (when available)
  • Price includes use of our top of the range sit in Necky brand kayaks, paddles, lifevests, wetsuits, boots, rain cags
  • We can put together packages for team building, stags, hens, family groups with our sister company Burren Way Mountain Bike Tours, and accommodation providers and restaurants

 

What to Bring:

  • Snack & drink
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking shoes
  • Bug repellent
  • Swimming togs & towel

 

 

 

 


7 Days notice is required for cancellation or the deposit will be forfeit.
*We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule tours due to poor weather conditions, in this case deposits will either be refunded or used towards a rescheduled tour.