We were extremely happy with the "Outdoor Ireland" kayaking adventure while visiting Killarney National Park. Nathan, the owner, was amazing at both the business end and the adventure part of the experience. In one phone call he explained the trip, troubleshooted the logistics, and booked us for an trip that would take place in just a few hours.
Once on the adventure near Ross Castle on Loch Leane, he was very professional. His first concern was always about our comfortability, well-being and safely. I could probably say he was a bit too protective, but mostly because we had kayaked multiple times in various parts of the world and felt a bit experienced.
He took us to a little island where we explored an old church and ventured into the forest where we saw some deer.
He then took us to some rock formations out in the middle of Loch Leane where we explored caves and crevices. We were able to kayak into and through some caves, which was really very unique and exciting. Nathan also had a solid grasp on the history of the area and was able to relate stories about the castle and surrounding waters.
The only comment I have was about the photography. As an avid hobby photographer, photographing this sojourn was key. Nathan was not keen on our bringing cameras. I understand that he did not want anything to happen to our equipment, but going on a trip like this without a camera was not even a consideration.Clearly, everyone has to be told it is their own responsibility should anything happen to their cameras. I really wanted to have more time to take photos and record this part of our Ireland vacation. I would recommend that he make a few stops to get photos of his customers in key locations, such as in front of the castle, in/outside the caves, on the island, etc. Fortunately, the other couple we were with took photos of us and we of them. He did offer to take a few shot of us on his camera, and I am hoping that he really does send them, as they are the only ones of my husband and I together on the water.
Thanks Ethan for a wonderful day.
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