Kayaking with the Seals

OPEN 10 till 4 thought June, July and August
(if weather is unsuitable we will lock up, so please book in advance).

Kayak, canoe and row boat rental in the beautiful West Cork waters.

Advice advance booking if you can 0831156672

Take a look at the boats below.

Decide which boat, what time suits you.

  • First boat out 10am, Last boat out 4pm
  • Evening bookings for groups of 5 plus available if booked in advance

We recommend booking, though it is not essential. Call or text your booking

Crystal Clear Waters

083 1156672

You have the freedom to paddle in the sheltered waters of Adrigole Harbour, where seals will follow your kayak and curiously bob up their heads around you – see the gallery.

Explore the little coves and inlets and enjoy watching the numerous sea birds swirling above you or diving ahead in to the clear waters.  If you are very lucky you may enjoy the company of a visiting dolphin or porpoise – they love to play with the kayaks. Quiet early morning visitors to the harbour will enjoy see otters fishing or floating relaxed in the sheltered waters. Float past the flowering gorse bushes and inhale their heady coconut scent.

Orthorn Island is in the centre of Adrigole Harbour and nesting grounds for Sea Turns and Oyster Catchers – we request that visitors DO NOT land on the island during nesting season and enjoy these graceful birds from the water.

  • A selection of wetsuits is available for €3.
  • Buoyancy aids are provided and compulsory (toddler to giant).
  • We do not allow boats out in winds we consider to be dangerous. Rain doesn’t stop us though.
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Safety cover is provided at all times.

Boats, dates and rates

Single Sit on Top€15 / hour
Double / Triple Sit on Top
or Canadian Canoe
€25 / hr
Rowing Boat€30 / hr
4 single kayaks
or more
€50 / hr for 4 and €10 per person thereafter
2 hour morning session
10am to 1pm only
€20 pp
Wetsuits €3 pp

OPEN JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST – Rest of year to advance group bookings only.
We recommend booking, though it is not essential. Call or text your booking.

083 1156672

Single Sit on Top

Self bailing, so will have a little water in the bottom but never fill and cannot sink.  Use a double paddle. Wear with a wetsuit or swim suit. 1 person €12 per per hour

Double or Triple Sit on Top

Also self bailing.  Use double paddles. Team work needed here, heaviest in the back for easy steering. Wear with a wetsuit or swim suit. 2 to 3 people €20 per hour

Canadian Canoe

Sit comfortably upright and use a single paddle. Can paddle fully clothed, wetsuit or swim suit. 2 / 3 adults or family of 4 with small children €20 per hour