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Sunfish Explorer - Motorised Kayaking Tours

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Address: Sneem, Ireland
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+353 87 947 4616
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We are currently Ireland's only Motorised Kayaking Tour Operator. We hope...

We are currently Ireland's only Motorised Kayaking Tour Operator. We hope to give you the ultimate experience in motorised kayaking & adventure.

Offering tours 7 days a week along The Scenic SouthWest Coast of Kerry, it is an experience not to be missed.

We are located along The Wild Atlantic Way in Sneem, Co. Kerry. Our main departure locations are from "The Parnasilla Hotel" & "The Sneem Hotel"

Our Tours will let you explore some of the most stunning scenery around The Kenmare Bay, & because our motorised kayaks use an electric motor, which is very quiet, it will give you a chance to get up close to seals & lots of other marine wildlife. We also offer Motorised kayak Fishing Tours.

* Guided Tours are 1 - 3 hours.

* Easy to use Electric motorised kayaks

* Suitable for Individuals, Groups & Families

* Motorised Kayak Fishing Tours

* Children go Free (Accompanied by fee paying

    adult, also dependant on size/weight & suitable sea conditions)

* All ages welcome, no experience required.

* Booking required.

* Life Jackets & some wet gear supplied.

* Fully Licensed & insured.

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Friendly, Helpful and a Great experience

Lovely trip out to an island in a Kayak. Seals all around lots of wildlife to observe and on a clear day the water glows a gorgeous Mediterranean blue! Noel, the man that runs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ger C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely trip out to an island in a Kayak. Seals all around lots of wildlife to observe and on a clear day the water glows a gorgeous Mediterranean blue! Noel, the man that runs the trips is very friendly and helpful with loads of advice on things to do in the surrounding area! Lovely activity for a sunny day!

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Thank Ger C
Dunboyne, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's that time of year again. We were back in Kerry and paid a visit to Noel and his boats. Noel now has a big boat that he brings people out in for tours. This is great for those who do not feel comfortable going in the Kayaks ( or like me just too lazy). We went on a trip... More 

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Thank Ger O
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Excellent trip out around the islands with guide. Motorised kayaks makes it very easy even for those with no experience. Lovely guide, really enjoyable.

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Thank Anthony D
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Our family of 5: 2 parents and 3 college aged kids, booked and hour outing on the kayaks. The start was slow due to a short in my kayak, so I had to exchange it for the only other kayak remaining. Then most of the trip for one of us was a real drag because the cord for the steering... More 

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Thank Kathleen S
Kildare, Ireland
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

All the family loved it...we had a calm day and were on the water for 2 hours. Great fun and we went out into the bay right up,close to the seals relaxing on their island and explored a few coves and back to shore. Great value too.

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Thank Alwayshopeful43
ireland
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4 reviews
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Glad I had a go at this. Very enjoyable -especially if 2 to a boat. Plenty of time given to explore. Takes a little time to get used to it. Would do it again

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Thank kieranquinn
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3 reviews
Reviewed August 4, 2016

We left from Parknasilla Hotel and went the whole way to the Sherkey Islands!. We passed loads of seals on the way, just sitting on the rocks. My wife was quite nervous at the start but after getting the hang of the steering she was flying, the kids got it straight away. Well worth it if you are in the... More 

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Thank Paddy G
Listowel, Ireland
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful tour of Kenmare Bay in amazing conditions - sunshine, drizzle and rainbows. Seeing the seals close up was a great thrill. Despite the Mom's struggling with navigating their kayaks a great time was had by all.

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Thank Mary B
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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Our families absolutely loved this experience! We are in our 40s and 50s with children aged from 9 to 14. The instructors were awesome-very patient, kind, humorous, and informative. The kayaks were easy to learn, fun, and we were even able to kayak really close to seals! Highly recommend!!!

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Thank Carolyn O
Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Great fun for my wife and I plus our two kids 9 and 11. We felt very safe with the instruction and supervision of the lads. Stunning scenery and crystal clear water. All the inlets and islands added to the adventure. Seals were a bonus. The lads were generous with the time they gave us. Greatest danger was falling out... More 

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