Frequently Asked Questions
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.
From Lucan Main St. take the first exit off the small roundabout at the Ulster Bank. Drive over the bridge over the river Liffey. Take an immediate left and drive along a narrow road with terraced houses to your right and the river to your left. Travel for a few hundred metres along this road until you come to a very sharp bend in the road. Pull in here. This is our meeting point.
You can find a map HERE. We have parking on site or you can take the train to Leixlip Confey and walk along the canal in the direction of Dublin for 10 minutes until you reach us.
Yes we run skills training and assessments for Irish Canoe Union Levels 1- 4. Check our booking page for dates and times.
Yes, we do! We are specialists in corporate and large group providership. We can tailor make a package that’s right for you and we can include food, fishing and entertainment if required.
We will meet you at the slipway in Bullock Harbour at the time stated on your booking receipt. Please note we may not be visible earlier than that as we may be taking a break between sessions or travelling from another session elsewhere.
Yes, you can! We run overseas trips for all levels of ability including trips to Slovenia and Menorca.
Yes, you can. Contact us via our web form and let us know what you need to sit in on and we will get back to you.
Yes, you do need to be able to swim. You don’t have to be an Olympic champion and we will provide you with Buoyancy Aids which will help you to float. You do need to be comfortable in the water and happy enough to kick your legs or move your arms while floating with the buoyancy aid.
All you need to bring is something to wear under a wetsuit (togs or shorts and a sports top/t-shirt), 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.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Experience a different view of Dalkey
The tour is very well organised and all the crew are friendly and supportive. Jenny was a great leader, ensuring that everyone was keeping up and could hear her speak about each area we kayaked through. We spend a lot of time in Dalkey but this was a really different view! The seals were so cool and very curious – one followed us right back to the harbor! We will definitely do this again and recommend for all visitors to Dublin.
Great day out in Dublin
This is a brilliant day out in Dalkey, with wonderful views and really helpful and friendly instructors/guides. There’s also a great chance of seeing the seals as you kayak over to Dalkey Island. We were both beginners and they made us feel completely comfortable and created a lovely atmosphere in a group full of strangers! Would highly recommend this.
Do Not Miss Out on This!
If you are at all adventurous, this is an amazing way to see the east coast. I am a professional kayak guide, and so would be the first to find something to criticize. But I can say nothing but good things about the trip. I did the early morning trip. The guide was excellent. She gave just the right amount of instruction to help us all manoeuvre our boats and make the most of our short trip. We saw seals and dolphins, birds, and amazing seascapes. You have to be ok getting a bit wet. But between the tour, and then the time after in charming Dalkey – it is worth every splash 🙂
Best thing to do in Dublin!
My birthday was on Sunday, and me, my sister, my husband, his cousin, and the cousin’s wife were in Dublin on a little family vacation and this was the activity chosen to celebrate my most recent trip around the sun! We’ve had some amazing adventures abroad over the years, both as a group and separately, but hands down, kayaking in Dalkey was THE BEST thing any of us have ever done overseas!