Guided Sea Kayak Tours
Our guided sea kayak tours operate according to the guidelines and group ratios (small group sizes of up to a max. 6 people) set out by the Sports Governing Body in Ireland – (Canoeing Ireland ). Tours are run to various locations along the Donegal coastline and islands, and we ensure clients have a safe experience to the remote places we visit whilst minimizing the impact and sustainability on the marine environment along the way.
The sea kayak tours can be physically challenging due to the distances covered and we use 15ft sit inside touring sea kayaks using spry decks. A good level of fitness and water confidence is needed to take part as sea conditions can be challenging with bumpy seas and motion sickness can be a problem. Due to this some tours have been shortened or brought to a halt due to motion sickness and poor fitness levels. A guided sea kayak tour can run anywhere along the Donegal seaboard (between Slieve League and Horn Head) and chosen venues are planned to best suit the prevailing sea and weather conditions.
We only operate one full day sea kayak tour per day and duration of the tour is approx. 4/5hrs . Locations and start times of a sea kayak tour are varied and do not operate according to a set venue or start time. This is due to the ever changing prevailing weather/sea conditions of the Atlantic ocean (wind, tide and Atlantic swell). All sea kayak tours are weather dependent. We try not to cancel tours except in the event of bad weather conditions or exceptional circumstances.
Sea kayak tours are only suitable for adults and older teens (14 years and over). The maximum sea kayak paddler weight limit is 95kg. Prices for a full day sea kayaking tour are €80 per person. Sea Kayaking Donegal cannot take any responsibility for people’s personal equipment eg. glasses, phones, cameras etc. that may be brought along on a tour.
To book a guided sea kayaking tour please leave your details including (number of participants and tel. number) and if you/your group has any previous sit-in /sit on kayaking experience on the contacts page on this website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Advance booking is essential.
Sea Kayaking Donegal is fully registered and affiliated to Canoeing Ireland and British Canoeing partners to operate sea kayak tours and sea kayak training.