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Kayaking around Dalkey

Come kayaking with us in beautiful Dalkey, Co.Dublin. We run award winning guided kayak tours on a daily basis in the Dalkey area. Tours last 3 hours and are suitable for complete beginners. We provide all of the gear and equipment so all you need to worry about is having fun and saying hello to the friendly seals. Tours Run Thurs – Sun @ 9.30am and Every Day (Except Tuesdays ) @ 2pm. We also run sunset tours on Thurs & Fri evenings at 6.30pm so you can enjoy a stunning Dublin Bay sunset.

  • We provide all of the gear and equipment
  • Our tours leave from beautiful Bullock Harbour in Dalkey at 9.30am Thurs to Sun and 2pm every day (except Tuesdays) and Sunset Tours at 6.30pm on Thurs and Fri.
  • Tours go at a leisurely, relaxed pace
  • Great Fun and Suitable for Complete Beginners
  • Fully Qualified, Friendly Guides
  • Stable, Wide, Comfortable Kayaks
  • Online booking available
  • Suitable for groups and individuals
  • Well behaved seals
NOTE: Kids must be aged 14 or over to join the tour. For kayaking for younger children please see details on our family kayaking sessions HERE.



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    Where to meet in Dalkey?

    We will meet you at the slip way in Bullock Harbour in Dalkey at the start time listed on the booking receipt. We may not be visible before the start time as we may be taking a break between sessions or travelling from another session elsewhere. Getting there: By train from Dublin City Centre – take the southbound DART and get off at Dalkey. Follow signs from the train station to Bullock Harbour (10 mins walk) or ask anyone in picturesque Dalkey for directions. They’d be delighted to help you. By car: follow the coast road or the N11 to Bullock Harbour in Dalkey. There is free parking at the harbour. We encourage people to car pool or take the DART as we are an environmentally conscious business.
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    What are the Tour Times?

    tours leave at 9.30am and 2pm and our sunset tour on Thursday and Friday evenings leaves at 6.30pm. Tours last for 3 hours from time of arrival to time of leaving. Tours go at a leisurely, relaxed pace. It’s all about enjoying yourself.
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    What is the Tour Schedule?

    Please arrive at the designated tour time. i.e. if your tour is at 9.30am aim to arrive at 9.30am. Our tours last for 3 hours from time of arrival to time of leaving. We will spend some time kayaking in the harbour getting used to the kayaks before heading out on our adventure.
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    What do I need to bring?

    All you need to bring is something to wear under a wetsuit (togs or shorts), footwear that you don’t mind getting wet and a towel. If the weather is cool you might like to bring base layers, an old pair of tights, socks, a hat, fleece and a rain jacket (as appropriate). We will provide everything else.
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    How old do children need to be to come along?

    Kids must aged 14 or over to join the tour. For kayaking for younger children please see details on our family kayaking sessions HERE.
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    Do you cater for large groups?

    Our guided kayak tour is a great group activity. We’ll even provide Prosecco and chocolates on Dalkey Island for groups of 6 or more. Any wonder we won an award for the best adventure tour company.
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    I'm a complete beginner, is that okay?

    Don’t worry you don’t need to be a pro – our trips are suitable for complete beginners and all of our gear and equipment is comfortable.
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    Do I need to wear a wetsuit?

    We will give you a wetsuit to wear or you can wear your own. Feel free to wear a rain jacket/pants or windbreaker or a thermal top/fleece over the wetsuit if you wish.




Other Kayaking Classes & Tours


Meet the Famous Seals on our Wonderful Guided Kayaking Tour at Dalkey (only 20 mins from Dublin City). Available Thurs – Sun. Group Bookings Available Daily. The tour is suitable for complete beginners. No experience is required.

Book Your Morning Tour


Meet the Famous Seals with a Wonderful Guided Kayak Tour at Stunning Dalkey (only 20 mins from Dublin City Centre). Runs weekly Wed – Sun. Group Bookings Available 7 days a week. The 2pm tour runs every day except Tuesdays. The tour is suitable for complete beginners. No experience is required.

Book Your Afternoon Tour


Join us on a wonderful Sunset Kayak Tour at Dalkey to enjoy breathtaking scenery of Dublin Bay and interact with wonderful wildlife including the friendly seals of Dalkey island. We will take you on a guided stroll on the historic Dalkey Island in modern and comfortable kayak and equipment with fully qualified friendly guide. It should be on every bucket list!

Book Your Sunset Tour


Experience this tranquil and breathtaking oasis of nature by kayak, only a stone’s throw from Dublin. The latest addition to the Guided Tour series is a wonderful, relaxing and gentle kayak tour on the Royal Canal just outside Lucan, Co.Dublin. The tour runs every Sunday morning at 10am. Cost is 49 euros per person.

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