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Saoirse na Mara Sea Kayaking in Clew Bay

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Address: Caraholly, Westport 0000, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 173 3610
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Exhilarating trips and instruction by sea kayak in the stunning waters of...

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!

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Training weekend with Ali

Had a great 2 days training with Ali. Great location that gave us a bit of everything - surf, rock hopping, exploring caves then a nice 'tour of the islands on sunday. Don't think... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had a great 2 days training with Ali. Great location that gave us a bit of everything - surf, rock hopping, exploring caves then a nice 'tour of the islands on sunday. Don't think you'll meet a nicer guy to show you the area and get 1st class coaching on improving your kayaking skills. A place to get back to... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Ali is a fantastic guide and teacher. My teenage son had a fantastic time with Ali, firstly as part of a group and then on his own, when Ali took him to play in the waves and taught him loads. An excellent experience, with an experienced guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Magnificent kayaking trip with Ali..Our initial route at sea was cancelled due to very rough weather but up his sleeve he had a brilliant route on the River Corrib from Ma'am to Ashford Castle ..We landed on one of Grace O'Malley's islands and explored the castle and heard tales of her battles with the Joyces..Camped on an island that night..we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Fabulous kayak trip with a very nice guide, Ali. We got to see seals and Ali told us nice tips to improve out technique. Definitively recommend.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Four of us went sea kayaking all of us had very little experience however Ali was brilliant explained things well, and had a double boat which was perfect for my mom & her partner also introduced us to some sea life:birds, jellyfish and a seal 😬 Great time island hopping around clew bay very chilled out & lots of fun.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Fantastic experience paddling in Lough Corrib, island hopping and wild camping. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Brilliant day out with Ali -we've all paddled before so he picked us a great route from Ballyvaughan to get some good surf! He gave lots of good tips on the way to improve technique and catch more waves. Got to hang out with a big group of seals who hung around the boats for a while -also spotted a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We spent an afternoon of our hen weekend kayaking on the hidden lakes of Galway with Ali & Rory - amazing time! So chilled out and lots of fun! Great instructors, very relaxed and made us all feel totally safe. Especially loved the biscuit/hot lemon barley stop half way through the trip!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Myself and my family spent the most amazing 2 days with Abi , kayaking along the west coast of Ireland. He was fantastic in every way, friendly , competent, knowledgable, funny and safe. All of the above whilst catering for a group of mixed abilities in somewhat squally weather. The gear and professionalism were second to none.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Our group went on an overnight trip to an island off the Connemara coast. Ali provided a suggested route but left plenty of options open to the group to decide on an actual plan for the weekend, given abilities and weather. Ali imparts his years of kayaking experience, top class coaching and local knowledge in such a friendly manner, you... More 

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