Kayaking in Mayo
Mayo has lots of options for kayaking. There are plenty of rivers and lakes to explore around the county for more experienced paddlers, but by far the most popular option is sea kayaking in Clew Bay and beyond.
A sea kayak allows you to experience Clew Bay in a completely different way to any other boat. The maneuverability and quietness of the sea kayak means that you can slowly traverse the coastal islands seeing wildlife and birds up close, explore cliffs and caves near Westport and visit places no other boat can reach.
Sea Kayaking & Sit On-Top Kayaking
The Adventure Islands has a variety of canoe and kayaking options. During the summer months they offer half-day and full-day trips throughout Clew Bay. They also offer evening courses during the week that can help you improve your sea kayaking skills.
For the absolute beginner, sit-top kayaking is a great way to experience the thrill of paddling your own boat. The Adventure Islands has sit on-top Kayaks for leisurely paddling on the lake at Westport House. They also offer in-shore fun on their island bases, paddling in the surf on the beach.
Read more about Sea Kayaking and Sit On-Top Kayaking with The Adventure Islands
Clew Bay Kayaking offer sea kayaking tours from the quay. They send you out with an expert guide to introduce you to the diverse and ever changing environment of Clew Bay, on the way explaining the exceptional marine life in the area, paddling amongst the 365 Islands of Clew Bay, with the breath taking back drop of Croagh Patrick with you ever step of the way. They also offer sit on top kayaks for younger paddlers.
If feeling adventurous why not try their ‘Wild Atlantic Way Challenge’, Ireland’s only leisurely adventure challenge incorporating Sea Kayaking, Greenway Cycle and climbing Croagh Patrick.
Read more about the ‘Wild Atlantic Way Challenge’ with Clew Bay Kayaking
Sea Kayaking on video