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Questions?

 

1. Where are you located?

We are located in Doolin, in County Clare, on the West coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. Doolin is located in the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark – more info on the Geopark here.

2. Is sea kayaking safe?

Yes, sea kayaking is a very safe sport. All of our guides are trained in kayak rescue, CPR/first aid, and carry all the necessary safety equipment on their kayaks. We also use only the best safety equipment and kayaks. Prior to all tours, our guides will go over all our safety procedures with you.

3. What are the group sizes?

We work on a ratio of one guide for every 4-6 kayakers, and take up to 14 kayakers out at one time, though larger groups can be accommodated with advanced notice.

4. Is experience necessary?

No. All of our tours are designed to accommodate any experience level from novice to expert. Please make us aware if you have any health concerns before going out on the water to ensure your comfort.

5. Are the tours suitable for children?

Children from age 6 and up can accompany their parent in our tandem kayaks for our Wild Burren or Enchanted Lake and River tour.  Special arrangements can be made for children with kayaking experience.

6. How should I go about booking my tour?

To book a tour with us, you can book online, or ring us at 085 119 5489, or email us at northclarekayaking@gmail.com, and we will respond to you as quickly as possible and make the appropriate arrangements. We will do our best, at this time, to answer any questions you may have.

7. At what time do the tours run?

Our half-day tours run daily at 10am & 2pm, with another tour at 6pm during the months of May, June, July & August. Full-day tours would start at 10am.

8. How do I get to Doolin?

For bus timetables and directions via car, please see our Links section for times and maps. There are also plenty of sustainable transport options – for a comprehensive guide – check out www.burren.ie or download the App here.

9. What should I bring on the tour?

Since we provide you with all your necessary equipment, including a wetsuit and jacket (if needed), all you need to bring is a snack/lunch, water, towel, camera and a smile!

10. What kind of wildlife might I see on my tour?

The West coast of Ireland is filled with a huge variety of sea animals and birds. Along our tours, we will have a chance to see seals, otters, and dolphins in their natural environment as well as an abundance of sea birds including; Gannets, Razorbills, Puffins, Petrels, Kittiwakes, Great Shearwaters and many others.  For a great website featuring the birds and wild life of County Clare, please visit: http://www.alifeattheshoreline.com/