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A bracing Saturday morning

We initially booked the Cliffs and Caves tour, which was changed to the Burren tour due to... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Ashling L
Brilliant day out

Thanks to Patrick for a great day out at the end of August. Myself and my two boys (10 and 8) had... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We initially booked the Cliffs and Caves tour, which was changed to the Burren tour due to inclement weather. We had been well-warned that this was a possibility, and communication from Kelly was always very prompt and helpful.
One of our group hadn't kayaked previously, and was given lots of time and attention from Patrick and Stephen, our excellent guides.
It was a really enjoyable way to spend a morning, (and to earn your fish and chips and Guinness in Monks in Ballyvaughan), but it was physically challenging being out on the choppy water, so bring water and be prepared to paddle hard!

Thank Ashling L
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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Ashling for taking the time to write up such a great review and well done to your group for a tough enough paddle! You certainly earned those fish & chips and your pint afterwards!
Hope to see you again!
Patrick & Kelly

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Thanks to Patrick for a great day out at the end of August. Myself and my two boys (10 and 8) had a blast. Its proper sea kayaking (which is important for them!) but in a safe environment (important for me), and Patrick really put us all at ease that we were in great hands. We saw lots of wildlife and lots of seals up close, and also got a nice bit of history at the castle visit as well. Thanks for a great day out

Thank thedarkone
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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write up such a great review and we are so happy to hear the kids had a great time as well!
Hope to see you again!
Patrick & Kelly

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We booked the Cliffs tour but due to predicted weather the tour was changed to the Burren tour, this possible change is clearly highlighted when you are booking so it was no issue. We really really enjoyed the tour, very peaceful and at our own pace. Great way to see the beautiful landscape of the Burren. Guides were really friendly, knowledgeable, safety and environmentally aware. Highly recommend this as an activity if you are in the area. We will do it again without doubt.

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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review and for your understanding when the tour had to be changed due to conditions.
We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the alternative tour as well!
Hope to see you again!
Patrick & Kelly

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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Our family took the Wild Burren trip and had a great trip. Patrick and Stephen took us on a beautiful trip. Equipment was great and this trip is a good value. Highly recommend it.

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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Excellent! We are so pleased you enjoyed the paddle with Patrick & Stephen in Ballyvaughan! Hope to see you again!
Kelly

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Reviewed August 21, 2018

My family of four took the morning Wild Burren kayak tour. We had a great time! The weather was misty but with the provided wetsuits, boots and jackets, we were very comfortable. We were offered the option of double kayaks but went with single kayaks. If you have a child younger than 12 or one that is not experienced, you may want to go the route of a double kayak. We had to do some strenuous paddling at points. Overall, it was very enjoyable to see Ireland from the water. Patrick was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. We learned about the birds and seals that we were seeing. We did the half day tour, which worked out nicely to allow us to do further exploring in the area that afternoon.

Thank Eliza H
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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Eliza, thanks for taking the time to write up such a great review! We are so glad you had a great time even though the weather wasn't super cooperative!
Hope to see you again!
Patrick & Kelly

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

We joined the Wild Burren Tour- Patrick was a excellent quide and showed as the burren, the nature and the influence of storms, floots to the costal line.
He explained us all kind of sea wheat... now we are able to collect this and cook it.
Thanks

Thank HeikeBernd G
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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Heike, Thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed the tour with Patrick!
Hope to see you again!
Patrick & Kelly

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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I’d arranged the Wild Burren Kayak Tour and then tore my ACL so couldn’t join the rest of the family group of 4. They went without me and strongly recommended that I write a review based upon their experiences.

They thoroughly enjoyed the adventure. Patrick and Brian met them promptly at 10 am in front of Monk’s Bar in Ballyvaughan. My husband, sister, sister in law and mother were prepared for the changeable weather and had brought dry clothes for afterwards.

North Clare supplied booties, jackets, and life jackets. They also supplied excellent information about the region, safety, and a very good experience. Patrick, one of the owners, was very pleasant to talk with and made everyone comfortable. His knowledge of the area gave them an understanding they would not have had. Brian, the other guide, did a great job as well.

The family saw seals and many birds and did not find the tour too strenuous. There were great views of the Burren and Galway Bay, especially when the weather cleared and the fog lifted.

They were very pleased.

Thank AliFromBedford
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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ali, thanks for taking the time to write us such a great review even though you couldn't join your family! We are so pleased they enjoyed the paddle with Patrick and Brian and hopefully next time you can join too!
Hope to see you again!
Kelly

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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with the birdman of Ballyvaughn and the Seals we must do it again on a longer trip. No ATM in Ballyvaughn but they took payment over the phone and waited for us when we where 10 mins late .Thanks

Thank John O
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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks John for take the time to write us such a great review! Patrick is always pleased to be called the bird man ;)
Hope to see you again!
Patrick & Kelly

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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

What better to do on a wet day but go kayaking in the sea in the company of Patrick. This was our second year in a row joining Patrick for a couple of hours of kayaking in the bay around Ballyvaughan. This time we brought our friends from the UK to join us and a thoroughly fab day was had by all. The weather was not kind - it was grey, rainy and the water choppy - but it doesn’t seem to matter when you’re watching grey seals and spotting birds. We had four boys with us(ages 12 - 9) and they loved every minute of it. It is peaceful and energising all at the same time and I really recommend it! If only our son hadn’t managed to kick our car keys in the sea whilst jumping in off the pier at the end... it would have been a perfect day!

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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write us such a great review, even though the weather wasn't kind and the car key incident! But we are very pleased that the group had a great time and hope to see you again next year!
Patrick & Kelly

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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Our kayak tour was really beautiful and relaxing. We were given every piece of gear that we would possibly need to kayak, down to waterproof jackets and water shoes. Brian was our tour guide, he was really chill and let us kinda go where we wanted. It was very relaxing the waters were beautiful and calm. We got out onto a little sand dune and walked around taking a break from all the kayaking which was nice. We saw baby seals they were super cute! It was a really great experience and the sunset was beautiful!

Thank Samantha L
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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Samantha for taking the time to write us such a great review and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your sunset paddle with Brian and even got to see some seals!
Hope to see you again!
Patrick & Kelly

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