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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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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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"Over the hills" - mountain biking

We met up with Patrick near a pub in Doolin where he waited for us with a bike for my wife and me. He drove us up to the starting point further up on of the mountain so as to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We met up with Patrick near a pub in Doolin where he waited for us with a bike for my wife and me. He drove us up to the starting point further up on of the mountain so as to avoid the worst climbs right away. We then cycled on an old beautiful road which brought us further up with... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Met Patrick at the pier in Ballyvaughan had headed off for a wonderful few hours kayaking round the bay exploring. Patrick is very knowledgable about the local area and wild life and happy to impart his knowledge. Brilliant with kids of all ages. Couldn't recommend highly enough. Great day all round. Thanks Patrick.

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Thank Aaroon F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic time with Patrick out on Ballyvaghan bay! He was very friendly and knowledgable about the surrounding area and nature. Educational, good exercise and we even saw some seals who were also very friendly.

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Thank Jack F
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd really recommend this even if you're not the outdoor adventure type. It's a relatively gentle way to explore a truly lovely part of the Irish coastline from the water. This part of Galway Bay is quite sheltered yet you do get to feel close to the seals and the seabirds. It's also great to see the Burren hills in... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel (Wild Honey Inn - also a super place) recommended North Clare Sea Kayaking so we decided to give this a try. We all had a super time, myself, husband and two children (ages 10 & 12) are beginners although I was the only one who seemed a little nervous. I needn't have worried Patrick (owner and guide) was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Wild Burren tour in the morning with a little group and we liked it a lot! Everything was perfect; the equipment, the company and the guiding of Patrick. He told us a lot of interesting facts about the wildlife and the area. We also had the chance to be surrounded by a couple of seals (even baby... More 

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

Hi Aline, Thanks for your great review and kind words! Come back again and join us for another tour anytime! Patrick & Kelly More 

Deinze, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably due to the bad weather, we were the only two on the tour. Which made a private tour :) Patrick was a great guide with interesting information about the environment and wildlife of the coastline. There were also 30-something seals that came to say hi !

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us about your experience on tour with us! Even though the weather has not been particularly kind right now, there is always an experience to be had on the Wild Burren Tour in Ballyvaughan - the seals are very curious and love to see the kayaks! Hope to see you again! Patrick... More 

Strabane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my most memorable experiences. This is a fantastic activity. We did the sunset paddle, takes just over two hours and starts just after 6pm. Patrick is a fantastic guy and knows his stuff and Lucian was also great. Both made sure everyone was safe whilst given the freedom to enjoy the experience. As a non swimmer I couldn't... More 

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

Hi Michelle & Tim, We are so pleased to hear that you felt comfortable in the boats and on the tour even as a non-swimmer. We do have customers inquiring about the safety of the kayaks as non-swimmers, so it's great to have a solid response from a non-swimmer that it is safe and you felt safe. Please do let... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved everything! Patrick was very responsive on email and kindly helped me figure out how to get to the put in point and on to my next location without a car. The actual trip involved a nice laid back couple of hours of paddling. We saw pretty coastline and a family of seals from very close up. Patrick was very... More 

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

Hi Dara, We are so glad you enjoyed the tour with us in Ballyvaughan and that travelling to and from went smoothly for you! We know it can be difficult getting around without a car, so we do try to make the tours easy enough to get to by public transport. Thanks for traveling down from Galway for the paddle,... More 

Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked the Cliffs and Caves tour. I had been in contact with Patrick a handful of times before booking and he told me that this tour is weather dependent. I got an automated email a few days ahead with meetup instructions. Day-of,the weather was spotty (but it's Ireland and the weather can be misty/sprinkly but clears out quickly)... More 

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

Good evening Diandra, Thank you for taking the time to write us your thoughts on our tour. After reading your review, I went back through our email correspondence to ensure we had been clear on the difficulty running some of our tours due to sea and weather conditions. On review, I found that from our first email I mentioned that... More 

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