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“Lake kayaking”

Saoirse na Mara Sea Kayaking in Clew Bay
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Owner description: Exhilarating trips and instruction by sea kayak in the stunning waters of Clew Bay, in Co. Mayo. Enjoy full or half day trips or opt for our evening sunset trips! An amazing experience. Ali Donald and his team are highly qualified, experienced guides who love their jobs, and enjoy sharing the unique seascapes, wildlife and stories of the area with you. We are a mobile company so we can take advantage of the best weather and locations for the ultimate sea kayaking experience. See you on the water!
Reviewed 7 October 2012

We had a great day on the lakes around Westport with John, a first class instructor. Unfortunately storm conditions prevented us going to sea but the lakes trip was very enjoyable.
Perhaps a little sedate to those used to more exciting pursuits but the day was aimed at novices. I understand they are putting a more comprehensive package together for 2013 which should satisfy all needs.

Thank Ray M
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Had a great couple of hours kayaking in Clew Bay with Ali and a group of 8 stag that were recovering from a night out. We also had little or no experience kayaking so Ali kept our trip short to suit our condition and ability - just a few islands. Next time I'm in Westport I'll be looking to get out again with Ali and maybe get around a few more islands...plenty more to see!

1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic half day sea kayaking experience with Saoirse na Mara. The weather was amazing on the day with a light south easterly wind allowing Ali our instructor to bring us and two other couples into the centre of the bay. We landed on two islands during our trip and got up close and personal with the local seal population. Great fun, no need for experience... Ali made the day with his enthusiasm, great stories and knowledge of the sea! Highly recommended and we will be back!

2  Thank Gtravels760
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

We (my girlfriend and I)had this wonderful trip with instructor Ali and two other couples. We went sea kayaking in clew bay in the most amazing weather. We peddled via a special route though the islands to see the seal colony that was nearby. Ali knew where we could find them. When we approached the colony the seals came to us and were swimming around us, sticking their heads out of the water only about 50 meters away. Because they were so curious we could see them quite good. We stopped at different islands and Ali had a story about every spot we saw. If you’re looking for a beautiful trip between the island of Clew bay, with an experienced and very passionate instructor, this would be the place to be. Don’t worry if you have no experience yourself and you don’t have to be strong, the kayaks glide very easy through the water.

2  Thank ReneBouw
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Took a trip to Westport from Colorado, and had an amazing time sea kayaking with Charlene as our guide. We were lucky to have perfect weather and great company from both our talented, well-qualified guide and the many seals and sea life we encountered along the way.

We also met the owner, Ali Donald, who had traveled to our part of the world (Durango / Salida, Colo., USA) where he spent time kayaking some pretty impressive (HUGE) white water on various Colorado rivers. He was kind and helpful, and travelers should not be intimidated by the journey as it is very user-friendly for experienced or new kayakers alike.

Highly recommend the trip as an amazing way to see the coastline and experience a very unique perspective of the country! Very affordable and well worth the trip.

Thank treesaregreen318
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