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When thinking of the best places in Ireland to kayak, think of Cork. Where else could you enjoy kayaking in the Atlantic Sea whilst also taking in the warmest of hospitality?

Clayton Hotel Silver Springs is ideally located for those taking a sea kayaking break in Cork as its excellent location allows easy access throughout Cork and the rest of the country.

There are various schools and groups that offer packages for those wishing to adventure out to the Atlantic Sea. Kayaking trips are available all year around from many locations with wide ranges of different scenery.

Atlantic Sea Kayaking, a West Cork based school offers the following kayaking experiences:

Urban Kayaking Tours (Cork City & Cork Harbour)

This is a fascinating guided kayaking tour through Cork City starting on Lapps Quay (11 km from the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs). Sail down the beautiful River Lee, under Patrick’s bridge and on to Blackrock Castle. This tour is recommended as a great bonding and group building exercise and ideal for stags and hen parties. The evening tour starts at 18:30 and finishes at 21:00 and costs €50 per person.

Kayaking in West Cork

Kayak Marine Safaris, exploring the beautiful coastline.

  • Light to Darkness Trip: A very special magical experience on the water
    Seaweed Foraging Experience – Learn how to identify and sustainably harvest Ireland’s glorious seaweed, and enjoy a picnic on a remote beach.
  • Dawn & Evening Bird Chorus Kayaking: Running between March and the beginning of July, before sunrise, or in the evening as the sun begins to set.
  • West Cork Starlight Night-time Trip: This atmospheric trip starts one hour before darkness so you may experience the magnificent sight of the sun setting in the sky. You will and see the reflection of the moon bouncing off the sea all from a kayak on the calming coast. This trip was praised in 2011 by the National Geographic. This unique kayak experience, was praised by National Geographic magazine in 2011 and voted in the world’s top 10 alternative tours by Trip Advisor. The tour is 2 hours and costs €50 per person including all equipment.

Why not book one of our excellent offers at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs for your kayaking adventure today.


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