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Saoirse na Mara Sea Kayaking in Clew Bay

Caraholly, Westport 0000, Ireland
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Ranked #11 of 24 Activities in Westport
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Exhilarating trips and instruction by sea kayak in the stunning waters of Clew Bay, in Co. Mayo...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Exhilarating trips and instruction by sea kayak in the stunning waters of Clew Bay, in Co. Mayo. Enjoy full or half day trips or opt for our evening sunset trips! An amazing experience. Ali Donald and his team are highly qualified, experienced guides who love their jobs, and enjoy sharing the unique seascapes, wildlife and stories of the area with you. We are a mobile company so we can take advantage of the best weather and locations for the ultimate sea kayaking experience. See you on the water!
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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

First time sea kayaking for me.Really enjoyed it.Was with a group of friends who had all done it before, but I never felt 'out of my depth' - pun intended.Great food on the go,to Ali's credit, but also benefited hugely from Ali's easy going company & knowledge of the locality as well as it's flora & fauna.I couldn't recommend the... More 

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Roscommon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I can only echo the comments of Hillstroller, Ali is the best kayaking instructor you can hope for ( if your a novice kayaker and all 5 of us were). He set the pace from the start, there was no rush and we were not bombarded with info which made it a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. We were given... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I spent 7 days kayaking around Connemara and Clew Bay under Ali's (from Saoirse Na Mara) expert guidance and tutelage. Excellent trip with amazing scenery and craic. Ali's knowledge of local history as well as the flora and fauna of the region is superb. His cookery skills on the move are also impressive! I wholeheartedly recommend this trip to others.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Spent a few hours bopping around islands in Clew bay with Ali yesterday. Fantastic experience for all. In essence beginners, Ali quickly showed us the ropes and proved to be very knowledgable guide, both in terms of local geography/tales as well as the craft of kayaking, sharp turns, gentle turns, controlled rescues, etc etc. A must for all who visit... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Spend amazing two days with Ali on the water between the islands of Clew Bay. Turned out Ali is the best guide you can hope for - knowledgeable, experienced, entertaining, fun. If you happen to be anywhere near and fancy some really good time in the outdoors - Saoirse na Mara is the best choice.

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

A great day out had by all! Great friendly instructors! Definitely a must do activity day when in Galway!

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Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Another great weekend Kayaking with Ali around Clew Bay. A weekend with Ali as a guide and excellent instructor is a fantastic experience. Ali has so much knowledge of the area which really adds to the overall experience. I would highly recommend a day or weekend trip with Ali and its such a beautiful way to see our coastline.

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Dromahair
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had a great day on the lakes around Westport with John, a first class instructor. Unfortunately storm conditions prevented us going to sea but the lakes trip was very enjoyable. Perhaps a little sedate to those used to more exciting pursuits but the day was aimed at novices. I understand they are putting a more comprehensive package together for... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Had a great couple of hours kayaking in Clew Bay with Ali and a group of 8 stag that were recovering from a night out. We also had little or no experience kayaking so Ali kept our trip short to suit our condition and ability - just a few islands. Next time I'm in Westport I'll be looking to get... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic half day sea kayaking experience with Saoirse na Mara. The weather was amazing on the day with a light south easterly wind allowing Ali our instructor to bring us and two other couples into the centre of the bay. We landed on two islands during our trip and got up close and personal... More 

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