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The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Doolin
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Owner description: 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!
Tuam, Ireland
1 review
“Great experience”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I went out for a half day tour from Ballyvaughan and had a blast. I'm a real beginner but Patrick was a great guide. We saw some beautiful sights from a totally unique perspective. I couldn't recommend this highly enough.

Visited April 2014
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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Hello FrSully,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review!

We are very happy you enjoyed your paddle with Patrick in Ballyvaughan - our most popular tour by far!

I'm glad you felt comfortable in the kayak, even as a beginner and hope to see you out paddling again soon!

Thanks again!

Best regards,
Patrick & Kelly
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Owings, Maryland
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“Good paddling; great host”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

My 16 year old daughter and I booked a 3 hour trip for April. Kelly did a fantastic job of staying in touch via email to finalize the details in the days leading up to our trip. Really wanted to do the cliffs and caves tour but the conditions were not right, so Kelly recommended the Ballyvaughan trip. We saw a few seals ( it's a little early in the season) and several species of local and migratory birds. Paddled across Galway Bay to a Martello tower and got out of the kayaks for a closer look and for a bit of a stretch so we would be ready to paddle back into the moderate headwinds. Our guide, Patrick, was truly terrific: He gauged our skill and energy and had a plan that suited us... It was clear that he had several courses ready dependent upon our level. He was well-informed on a wide variety of topics, incredibly easy- going, and a true pleasure with whom to spend an afternoon paddling.

Visited April 2014
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NorthClareKayaking, Owner at The North Clare Sea Kayaking Tour Company, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Good afternoon cained,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a great review!

We are so pleased you and your daughter enjoyed your paddle with Patrick in April, our Wild Burren tour in Ballyvaughan is a great paddle no matter what time of year you are going!

Our main goal is the comfort of our clients when they are out on the water, as we don't want anyone coming away feeling they were out of their depth while out in the kayaks. We do take different routes depending of skill level and sea conditions, to make for a better paddling experience.

Patrick really enjoys telling our clients about the huge variety of seabirds and sealife that surround us here on the west coast, so I'm glad you got to see some of the birds and seals that live in Galway Bay.

We hope to see you again in the future!

Best regards,
Patrick & Kelly
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Hong Kong, China
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Stunning”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We were a family of 5,with my mother (60) in tow, and Patrick catered to us beautifully. Leaving from Ballyvaghan, the sun was out, the sea glassy and we poodled along via seals and seabirds to a castle to stop for snacks, and then returned. Patrick is friendly, knowledgeable and has all the best equipment. Great way to experience the Burren and Galway Bay and would recommend it to everyone.

Visited September 2013
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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“Great”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We, a group of 2 children age 9 and 12 and 2 adults kayaked with Patrick in July around ballyvaughan. It was fantastic and Patrick was very a very helpful and pleasant tutor and guide. I hope to do it again in a few weeks with some friends.

Visited July 2013
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St. Louis, MO
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5 reviews
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“Cliffs and Caves”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

To experience this kayaking tour is rare because of the swells. However, when we were in IRELAND, we definitely lucked out! We had the most georgeous weather and we were able to go through about 3 or 4 different caves! It was amazing. My hands were a little sore after the 4 hour kayaking trip- but it was definitely worth every minute!

Do not overlook this kayaking company- they are the best!

Visited June 2013
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