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The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company

Doolin, Ireland
+353 85 119 5489
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Be Adventurous with North Clare Sea Kayaking! Come and experience all that County Clare has to...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Be Adventurous with North Clare Sea Kayaking! Come and experience all that County Clare has to offer with our fantastic guided sea kayaking tours along the stunning coastline of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way as well as spectacular lakes within the County. Based in Doolin, just minutes from the Cliffs of Moher, we provide all necessary equipment for our tours, including top of the range Necky brand kayaks! Come and experience the amazing scenery and wildlife that County Clare has to offer!! So join us for a tour, experience isn't necessary but a sense of adventure is! Now offering Guided Mountain BIking Tours in the Burren - experience the Wild Atlantic Way and the Burren in a new way!
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We kayaked with dolphins swimming around us... what more do I need to say? Really enjoyed the experience, even though I was a bit knackered afterwards! The group leaders were fun, chatty and friendly, yet helpful, confident and professional.

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North Clare S, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Graham, Thanks for your great review and also thanks for sharing your pictures from the day! It's always amazing when the dolphins are around and glad you got a chance to see them! Hope to see you again in the future! Thanks! Patrick & Kelly More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Patrick is really a great guide! He pick us at our B&B and we did the tour even if we we're only a group of two. We saw some seals, he make us visit a little castle and he answered to all our questions. This was an amazing day!

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North Clare S, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Vincent, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! We are always more than happy to offer tours to small groups - as we can tailor the tour a bit more as well. Hope to see you again! Patrick & Kelly More 

Cos Cob, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

From our first email communication with Patrick to reserve kayaks for a guided tour of Ballyvaughn/Galway Bay, to our last goodbyes at the end of the three hour trip, we could not have been better served or happier. Patrick and his crew are hugely knowledgeable about the wildlife, the ecosystem of the Bay, and the history of the area. He... More 

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North Clare S, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Dale, Wow! Thanks for your wonderful review! We do strive for excellent customer service, so I'm pleased we could provide that to you! Hope to see you again in the future for perhaps one of our other tours. Thanks again, Patrick & Kelly More 

San Francisco, CA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband and I booked this tour before leaving US and were not disappointed! Communicating with Kelly was a breeze and we were met by Patrick, our guide, on time at the location specified. There were only 4 of us that day, including Patrick. Patrick did a great job leading us and giving us some history of the area. He... More 

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North Clare S, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl Thank you for your great review! We are sorry we couldn't get you out on the Cliffs & Caves Liscannor trip, but it just wasn't the day for it! But glad you enjoyed our alternative as well! Hope to see you again! Thanks, Patrick & Kelly More 

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11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I went out with Patrick for an afternoon paddling the spectacular North "Burren" Clare coastline from Ballyvaughan to Gleninagh Quay, with a stop at Gleninagh castle. I really enjoyed our private visit to the castle as well as the magnificent scenery. Patrick was friendly and professional and had good gear available.

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North Clare S, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thank you for your great review! I'm glad you enjoyed the paddle in Ballyvaughan, it's our most popular tour. We do strive to maintain our equipment to a high standard, as we feel it can make or break a day on the water. Hope to see you again, Patrick & Kelly More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Born and reared in Liscannor, the daughter of a fisherman, I always adored the sea. I now live in landlocked Cavan (which in fairness to it is also very beautiful but in a very different way). I'm really fortunate in that I get to come home every summer and breathe in beautiful Atlantic sea air. This year I picked up... More 

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North Clare S, Manager at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Caitriona, Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed it, especially being local and knowing the area, I'm happy you got out of your comfort zone to explore the coast from a different angle! Any time you would like to go out kayaking, just let us know! Thanks again, Patrick & Kelly More 

London, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Amazing day with Patrick & Mervyn at the helm of kayaks, sort of speak, while a group of us toured the waters of Galway Bay and coastline. The water was like glass and we were fortunate to see the seals with their pups plus a school of dolphins that swam with us for a short way. Totally incredible. This was... More 

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North Clare S, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Cathy Ann Thank you very much for your great review! We are so glad you had such a great experience - it's always amazing when the seals and dolphins come out to investigate! I hope you will come back again and we can get you out on another tour! Thanks again, Patrick & Kelly More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On June 25, 2014 I led a group of four inexperienced kayakers nervously into Ballyvaughan to boldly risk the chilly waters of Galway Bay for the Wild Burren Adventure. We met Patrick who immediately put us at ease. Rather than wax poetic about my memorable experience easily worth the full five stars, I will boil down the review to encourage... More 

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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Adam, Thanks for your fabulous review! We are so happy that you all enjoyed our Wild Burren Tour! So glad we ended up being such a memorable part of your holidays here in Ireland! Hope to see you again out in the water in the future! Thanks again! Patrick & Kelly More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Have been traveling across Ireland for two months, so I have seen and done most of what there is to see/do in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Came across a pamphlet for North Clare Sea Kayaking--Sea Cave Tours. Decided to give it a shot. I was blown away by the experience. Best thing I have done since I have been here;... More 

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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for such a lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed our Cliffs & Caves Tour! It is rare we get to do this tour, because of conditions, but we are happy you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again for another kayaking adventure! Thanks again! Patrick & Kelly More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It was the second time I booked a kayaking tour with Patrick and I enjoyed every minute. This time it was the Cliffs and Cave tour starting in Liscannor and heading in dircetion to the cliffs of Moher. Patrick brought all needed equipment, was an excellent guide and explained all the interesting details we saw ( Cave formations, birds, plants)... More 

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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this review

Hi Birgit, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with such a great review! We were very happy to get you out kayaking for a second time and hope to see you again next time for the Wild Burren Tour?? Thanks again, Patrick & Kelly More 

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