Coastal Kayaking at its Best

Come kayaking with us in beautiful Mannin Bay, Connemara. We run guided kayak tours on a daily basis from the back of the Connemara Sands Hotel. Tours last 2.5 hours and are suitable for complete beginners. We provide all of the gear and equipment so all you need to worry about is having fun and saying hello to the friendly seals.

Location
Mannin Bay
Meeting Point
Water site at the Connemara Sands Hotel
Minimum Age
8
Price
Adult €55 - Child €40
Duration
2.5
Times
10 - 12:30pm & 2:30 - 5pm
Equipment You Need
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swimming togs
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a towel
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shoes you don’t mind getting (we have spares)
We provide
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Easy to use sit on top kayaks
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paddles
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warm wetsuits
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buoyancy aids


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Daily Coastal Kayak Tour from Galway

Kayaking in Natural Beauty.

Kayaking gives a unique perspective of the natural beauty, marine life and wildlife that is found along the Connemara coast. Like all our activities, this is accessible for all levels and age-groups; making it an ideal choice for groups or the perfect way to meet others by joining one of our tours.

Paddle the Crystal clear waters of Mannin Bay surrounded by the Twelve Bens.

The coastal kayaking experience offers you stunning views of the surrounding Mannin Bay, with the backdrop of the Twelve Bens and the sheer magic of paddling the bay is something we adore guiding. Our guide will quickly help you master the skills to paddle our user friendly kayaks before heading off on a journey to explore hidden Connemara.  Get a bird’s eye view of the marine life beneath your boat and see Connemara in a unique way.

Each year we have people join us who have been visiting Connemara for years, and everyone is blown away by getting to experience and explore the stunning west coast.

Coastal Kayaking faq

What Will I Be Doing?

Come kayaking with us in beautiful Mannin Bay, Connemara. We run guided kayak tours on a daily basis from the back of the Connemara Sands Hotel. Tours last 2.5 hours and are suitable for complete beginners. We provide all of the gear and equipment so all you need to worry about is having fun and saying hello to the friendly seals.

What Do I Need To Bring?

We will provide you with all the necessary equipment including user friendly sit on top kayaks, paddles, wetsuits and buoyancy aids.

All you need to bring are your swimming togs, a towel, a pair of trainers you don’t mind getting wet.  If you don’t have a pair of wet shoes we have some you can borrow.

What Time Are The Sessions?

Morning 10am – 12.30pm
Afternoon 2.30pm – 5pm

How Much Does It Cost?

1-9 px – Adult –  €55pp  Child – €40pp

10+px  Adult –  €50pp Child – €35pp

What Age Do I Need To Be?

We take children from age 8 and up. Children between the ages of 8-12 need to be accompanied by a guardian on the activities.

If we think the conditions are too challenging for the younger members of the group we will contact you in advance and offer you the option to reschedule or a full refund.

How Do I Get There?

We are based at the back of the Connemara Sands Hotel.  This hotel is close to the village of Ballyconneely and about a 15 minute drive from Clifden.  If coming from Galway, follow the N59 to Clifden and then take the R341 coast road towards Ballyconneely.  Before you reach the village keep an eye out for the sign to The Connemara Sands Hotel on the right.

When at the Hotel park in the carpark and then head around the left hand side and down the track towards the water-site.

covid-19

We are following all the necessary guidelines as laid out by the government to prevent any further spread of Covid-19

 

Cancellation Policy

Before taking part in an activity with us, we will ask participants to confirm that they have no symptoms of Covid-19 or been in contact with anyone who has Covid-19.

We are following all the necessary guidelines as laid out by the government to prevent any further spread of Covid-19

Please come prepared with your own personal hand sanitiser.

If you have to cancel due to Covid-19 we require evidence of this before we can offer you a refund.

What others have said

"Scenery was amazing"
"We loved kayaking. Steve was a great guide was very reassuring. We would love to go again! It was a great day in Connemara and the scenery was amazing. "
GG - October 2021
Hugely enjoyable experience
Great kayaking experience. This was a hugely enjoyable experience. The guides are both fun and professional and really attentive to everyone in the group. I would highly recommend.
Roger - August 2021
Staff were lovely
Wonderful experience. Staff were lovely, so helpful and friendly, breath taking part of the country. I'd highly recommend and will go back myself to try other activities.
Antoinette - June 2019