Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking is the best way to explore and enjoy the beauty and wildlife of Ardmore (other locations available upon request) at your leisure. Our experienced ICU (Irish canoe union) certified kayak instructors will teach you the skills to help you get the most out of your sea kayaking trip and

Sea Kayaking Trips

1/2 Day Sea Kayaking Trip:

Sea Kayak at your leisure and explore the stunning sea cliffs, caves, sea stacks and pay a visit to the wreck of the Samson Barge Crane and get up close with birds, seals & maybe dolphins and whales.

Daily: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm (other times available upon request). Price  €45       €35 (under 16′s)

Full Day Sea Kayaking Trip:

10am – 4pm Price €75     €65(under 16′s)

Family Kayaking Trip:

Our 2hr family trip is a great way to explore Ardmore bay. A unique experience where magical holiday moments create lifelong family memories.  Suitable for all ages from 8 – 100yrs and no previous experience is necessary. Explore the coastline as you kayak in around the rocks and inlets and learn about local marine life and also play a few games along the way.

Daily Trips: 10.30    1.30    3.30.   (June – Sept)

Price:€35 (16yrs+)  €25 (8-15yrs)   Family 2 adults & 2 kids (u-16) €99

Sea Kayaking and Rock Climbing:

A full day of adventure and activity, combining rock climbing at the beautiful Goat Island and sea kayaking in Ardmore Bay. Price €75        €65 (under 16′s)

Moonlight Sea Kayaking:

Enjoy the sounds of the bay at night, and see phosphorescence in the water, as you kayak by the light of the stars and the moon. A truly magical experience. Price €45    (available April – Sept)

River Kayaking Trip:

Travel along the majestic Blackwater River, Ireland’s 2nd largest river. Meander through this historic river enjoying the stunning scenery, local wildlife and stately homes.  Price €45

**All Sea Kayak trips need a minimum of 2 people to take place, & River trips need a minimum of 4 people to take place

Skills Awards – Sea Kayaking & River Kayaking

Level 2

The Level 2 Kayak Skills Award aims to enable participants to, Kayak safely and competently on flat water and Grade I rivers as a member of a group being led and to assist in basic rescues.  Click Here for Syllabus

Course Dates: 29th & 30th March   Price: €160 (includes assessment and Irish Canoe Union Cert)

Booking Form    Pay For Course

Level 3 River Skills and Level 3 Sea Kayak Skills available. Click Here for Syllabus

Course Dates: Level 3 Sea Kayaking Assessment – Please contact for details   
                             Level 3 Sea Kayaking Training – 5th & 6th April 2014

Introduction to White Water. 2 day course

****Level 1, 2 & 3 Irish Canoe Union certified proficiency courses available in River, Sea & Sit on top kayaking

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What you need to bring for Kayaking:

Shoes or sandals (that can get wet), Shorts (swim togs for sit on top kayaking), Hat, Sun screen, Water, Fleece top, A sense of adventure!!!

Optional extras to bring:
Sun glasses, Snacks, Waterproof camera.

Deposit required to secure a booking booking

Phone Number:


Ardmore Adventures
Main Street
Ardmore, Co. Waterford


Current Events

March – April

Level 2 Kayak Skills Award

March 29th & 30th   more info

Occupational First Aid

March 18th, 19th & 21st  more info

Beach Lifeguard Revalidation

March 23rd & 24th more info

First Aid Re-validation

March 24th & 31st    more info

Level 3 Kayak Skills

April 5th &6th    more info


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