About north clare sea kayaking tours

ireland sea kayaking

with a love of the ocean

Hi I'm Patrick O’Regan

North Clare Sea Kayaking started in 2010, founded and run by Patrick O’Regan from Ennistymon, County Clare.

Growing up for a love of the outdoors, Patrick has been sea kayaking, surfing, mountain biking and hiking his entire life.

Patrick and the North Clare Sea kayaking team is one of Irelands leading sea kayaking tour companies and strives to be the best. Patrick has travelled the world exploring a wide variety of different coasts and cultures. Having many expedition paddles in both sea kayaks and canoes. His most favourite place to paddle is in Canada where he has done a seven day expedition around the northern part of Vancouver island. Also doing many expedition paddles in his canoe in Killarney provincial park and Algonquin provincial park in Ontario Canada. Along with many expedition paddles in Ireland. He was also lucky enough to live on an island in the middle of Lake Huron giving him the amazing opportunity to paddle the many waterways making up the Great Lakes.

Setting up sea kayaking business in Ireland was a life long dream for Patrick  Ireland, his home, home to the world’s most diverse coastline (and  the world’s longest defined coastal route – the Wild Atlantic Way).  From soaring Cliffs of Moher to quiet, white sand beaches, our coastline is unique. Patrick’s experience and vast knowledge of local history and wild life is sure to provide all our clients with extraordinary memories to take home with them. Patrick was also an active member of the Irish coast guard Doolin unit. Based in Doolin county Clare and has many climbing and power boat skills achieved with his reading at the base in Doolin.

Patrick is a member of the International Sea Kayaking Guide Association and is committed to finishing his advance guide training.
* British Canoe union level 3 paddler.
* British canoe union level 4 in training
* Irish canoe union level 2 instructor in training
* ISKGA Sea survival
* ISKGA Expedition Skills (gale force 9!!)
* ISKGA Coaching
* ISKGA Incident management
* Child protection certificate
* Cycling Ireland sprocket rocket instructor
* British cycling union trail cycle leader
* leave no trace Ireland member.

North Clare sea kayaking has trained sea kayaking guides over the last thirteen years that have gone on to guide tours in locations such as Malta, Greece, Norway, Canada, Scotland England and Wales.

Our mission

North Clare sea kayaking provides customers with a world class visitor experience in a safe and fun fashion that is socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable.

North Clare sea kayaking strives to be a leader in the paddling industry, and to do it in a way that promotes safe, healthy and sustainable outdoor endeavors, and is a positive influence on the lives of our clients, our employees and the members of our community.

North Clare sea kayaking strives to provide employees with a great place to work by offering an environment that is fun, challenging and promotes teamwork and mutual respect.  

Our values are safety, integrity, respect, skilled staff, fun, teamwork, friendliness and service.