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The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company

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Address: Doolin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 85 119 5489
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Description: Be Adventurous with North Clare Sea Kayaking! Come and experience all that...
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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I went out for a half day tour from Ballyvaughan and had a blast. I'm a real beginner but Patrick was a great guide. We saw some beautiful sights from a totally unique... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2014
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Tuam, Ireland
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Tuam, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I went out for a half day tour from Ballyvaughan and had a blast. I'm a real beginner but Patrick was a great guide. We saw some beautiful sights from a totally unique perspective. I couldn't recommend this highly enough.

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

Hello FrSully, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are very happy you enjoyed your paddle with Patrick in Ballyvaughan - our most popular tour by far! I'm glad you felt comfortable in the kayak, even as a beginner and hope to see you out paddling again soon! Thanks again! Best regards, Patrick & Kelly More 

Owings, Maryland
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My 16 year old daughter and I booked a 3 hour trip for April. Kelly did a fantastic job of staying in touch via email to finalize the details in the days leading up to our trip. Really wanted to do the cliffs and caves tour but the conditions were not right, so Kelly recommended the Ballyvaughan trip. We saw... More 

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

Good afternoon cained, Thank you for taking the time to write us a great review! We are so pleased you and your daughter enjoyed your paddle with Patrick in April, our Wild Burren tour in Ballyvaughan is a great paddle no matter what time of year you are going! Our main goal is the comfort of our clients when they... More 

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were a family of 5,with my mother (60) in tow, and Patrick catered to us beautifully. Leaving from Ballyvaghan, the sun was out, the sea glassy and we poodled along via seals and seabirds to a castle to stop for snacks, and then returned. Patrick is friendly, knowledgeable and has all the best equipment. Great way to experience the... More 

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We, a group of 2 children age 9 and 12 and 2 adults kayaked with Patrick in July around ballyvaughan. It was fantastic and Patrick was very a very helpful and pleasant tutor and guide. I hope to do it again in a few weeks with some friends.

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

To experience this kayaking tour is rare because of the swells. However, when we were in IRELAND, we definitely lucked out! We had the most georgeous weather and we were able to go through about 3 or 4 different caves! It was amazing. My hands were a little sore after the 4 hour kayaking trip- but it was definitely worth... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great time, with a group ranging from mid twenties to late fifties. Hoped to do the sea caves tour originally but long range forecast wasn't favourable (requires high tide, no swell, little wind) so booked the tour of the burren instead. Conditions the day before and the day of (gale force winds and high seas) meant we had to change... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We would hightly recommend this great way to enjoy Ireland!! Patrick was a great guide and had terrific knowledge of the water, the wildlife and other interesting local things to do and places to eat. It was truly a highlight of our vacation! Watching the seals was a real treat!

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Sligo, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Patrick and Kelly guided us on a wonderful family adventure. 2 Adults, 3 Kids aged 13 -6 and 2 guides. Not many places you would get this attention and care. Top class gear and safety equipment. A paddle around Ballyvaughan Bay to a nearby beach and some crab hunting. Highly recommended half day on the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

I highly recommend sea kayaking with Patrick and Kelly. They were professional, interesting, and loads if fun. They are very responsive to your particular group as far as pace and interests. Kayaking was one of the highlights of our trip!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We took our 9 and 11 year old girls on the Burren trip and had a fantastic time. Patrick and Kelly are wonderful people, were patient with our sometimes plodding pace, and the scenery was amazing. The double kayaks for parent and kid worked out really well - very stable and easy to paddle. Seals, birds, jellyfish, castle ruins, the... More 

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