After deciding to select a permanent base for our Mini Sea kayaking Tours and Kayak rental we just could not look past Baginbun Bay on the Hook Peninsula in Co Wexford as the prefect location. Baginbun bay ticks all the boxes, it has so much to offer in terms of sea kayaking. It boasts beautiful sandy beaches and incorporates a dramatic rugged coastline including sea caves, coves and marine wildlife which are perfect for exploring on a sea kayak.
Importantly, Baginbun Bay is mostly a very sheltered bay, protected by a large outcrop of land which jolts out to Baginbun point. The main beach sits low down protected by the cliffs above and is an ideal place for novices, families and the kids to take to the water safely.
This week we are delighted to announce the launch of our Mini Tours! This coincides with our presence in Baginbun Bay on a regular bases. The Mini Tours are designed for folks who just want to get out there and give it a go in a guided and safe environment. Kids and adults alike are very welcome to come out and Experience the best of what the Bay area has to offer.
The Mini tours have a duration of 1.5 hours on the water and are fully guided by a Sea Kayaking Coach who will provide tuition along the way.
Safety equipment including Buoyancy Aids and Helmets are provided as part of the tour. We do recommend that you take a bottle of water with you and some footwear you don’t mind getting wet! We don’t advise that you bring your phone but don’t worry we’ll take a bunch pictures that we’ll share with you afterwords.
Child travelling with 2 Adults on a Tandem Kayak – Free of Charge
Just rock up and hit the water! Some people just want to get out there and do some exploring with friends and family without our qualified guide. If you have the knowledge and confidence to paddle independently, then we encourage your adventurous side and provide you with the equipment.
All personal safety equipment included with your kayak rental.
Single Kayak €15 per hour
Double/Tandem Kayak €25 per hour
Wet-suit rental (optional) €8
More dates to be announced soon… keep up to date on our facebook page!
This time last year I was sitting at a bar in San Diego with my good friend Nat, we had burst our asses that day after a long slog of Kayak guiding for little reward. It was something like a scene from the tv show only fools and horses….. “this time next year Rodney!! This time next year”… Now, whether Kayaking Wexford or hiking in Waterford its all just a click away!
I can’t tell you how delighted I am to announce that the big “GO LIVE” switch has been turned on and we now actually have our brand new website!
After a lot of cooking in the oven, planning, bunches of creativity, throbbing headaches, happy smiles, irritated frowns and no shortage of hard work and perseverance by myself and the 2cubed web design team, I am very proud to say that our beautiful website has been born and that I am the daddy!
I now invite you to get stuck in, check it out and even feel free to offer feedback to me personally (Graham@theirishexperience.com), you wont hurt my feelings. I know we can always improve in every aspect of this new business and that is the reason we will always continue to grow to our full potential over time. We will never claim to be perfect, but we certainly strive towards perfection in every possible way.
There has been many trials and tribulations since I have undertaken this adventure venture. But now as the sun beats down on us across the country, and I sit here in the garden listening to the mistle thrush sing at me from the trees, I just can’t help but let my naturally optimistic self get carried away! It can’t be a bad thing! Can it?
Enjoy the website everybody and I hope to see you on an adventure with us soon 🙂
The road to success is a long and winding back road, full of pot holes and fallen debris. The reality of travelling on this road is you never can be sure that you will ever reach your destination. But for most of us who do take this road we share one common denominator, belief! belief in ourselves and in our goals, belief that with sheer determination and grit that we will eventually arrive at our destination relatively unscathed.
For anybody who has followed us over the past few months or year you won’t be handing us out any medals for a speedy business start up. I don’t want to use the term “Rome wasn’t built in a day”………ah feck it, Rome wasn’t build in a day! At the end of January this year I essentially finished my management degree in adventure tourism, all but one semester of work placement that is. Since the start of February this year I have been given the opportunity to channel 100% of my time and effort into The Irish Experience Eco Adventure Tours. It is living the dream, but without the benefit of being able to wake up during those hairy moments when you know you need to get the hell out of there! Of course it has been hard going at times, issues such as finance, public liability and insurance have been major sore points of late, we have took many a heavy blow to the upper body but haven’t yet been knocked out. Just to give you a taste of what we are up against, after our purchase of our gorgeous new 9 seater Nissan adventure wagon a couple of weeks ago, we have yet to actually secure insurance to actually use the wagon for business purposes. Phrases such as “this isn’t one for us”, “this is outside risk appetite” and “this would not fit our criteria” have been heard no less than 18 times from a variety of insures across the country. The case is now going to the insurance federation of Ireland for review.
But don’t worry we don’t do dome and gloom here at The Irish Experience! Its even in our tag line, we just “make it Mór”! ( Mór is Irish language for Great/Large). We are very proud announce that we are launching our website in less than a fortnight! We have secured a deal for a fleet of brand new kayaks and everything we need for transportation the kayaks! Purchased our amazing “Adventure Wagon” and have deals set up with various accommodation providers to deliver an outstanding experience, The Irish Experience.
Keep up to date with us across social media, we will announce our tour options next week. This s*** just got real 🙂
Last Friday marked the end of a fantastic educational adventure at the hands of Institute of Technology Tralee. But only in exchange for another more practical and real world adventure that I believe has the raw potential to make my life ambitions come true. This forthcoming adventure arguably has a hell of a lot more riding on it…
In 2013 I returned to beautiful green Ireland after living abroad for a number of years. Travelling was the name of the game and I can never be accused of not maximising my opportunities for adventure during those crazy years. I could probably write a whole book about it, but instead I’ll just leave a few pix here 😉
Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia were of particular interest to me on my travels.
Returning to Ireland was a well planned and structured process that was essentially plunging myself back into the world of full time education! Now, I was never a study geek, but the prospect of completing a management degree in ‘Adventure Tourism’ just seemed too good to turn down, it just had to be as fun as it sounded!
I was 27 at the time of starting the degree program, I knew by the time I completed it my 20’s would be behind me. This did not deter me but I suppose it did play on my mind from time to time before the course started. I told myself ‘you are only as old as you feel’ and I felt like I was 18 again, full of enthusiasm and excitement for what was to come. I may have felt 18 at heart, but my mind had the benefit of experience and life knowledge, this let me clearly define and outline ambitions and goals which I could have only dreamt about doing in my late teens or early twenties.
Now, two and a half years on, and after amazing stints in Scotland and America gaining as much experience of the adventure tourism industry as I could pack into my head. I now couldn’t be more ready to push this adventure into the real business end of things and get my company on its feet.
Summer 2015 @ Hike Bike Kayak Adventures, an eco adventure tour company in La Jolla, San Diego, Sunny California.
Last weekend marked the end of college exams, assignments and lectures and signalled the beginning of my final preparations needed to finally launch “The Irish Experience” Eco Adventure Tours!
So whether you’re seeking some adventure therapy to get away from the stresses of life, or you just want to get outside and try something new, you can stay up to date with “The Irish Experience” launch on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. I am currently working hard on getting the website off the ground and it will be online soon! 🙂
I hope to see you all on an adventure experience with me shortly, Sláinte chugat.