Coastal Canyoneering Experience

Simply the Best Coasteering in Ireland

Coastal Canyoneering Experience

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Coastal Canyoneering (also known as Coasteering!) at Hook Head is the best location in Ireland for this awe-inspiring adventure activity!
  • An all-in-one adventure experience that treats the foreshore as your eco-adventure playground!
  • Rock-hopping, Shore-Scrambling, Swell-Riding, Cave-Exploring, and, yes, Cliff-Jumping!
  • Experience the ancient limestone Stacks, Caves & Arches of Hook Head from a truly unique perspective!
  • Discover secret lagoons that you could never have known existed.
  • Slide down naturally made aqua slides and swimming tunnels that will get your adrenaline pumping.
  • Cliff Jumping into pristine clear blue water will take you into your adventure zone!
  • It’s much more than meets the eye! Why? – Discover wildlife, geology, fossils, and biodiversity at close quarters; an intimacy that coastal walkers never experience.
  • We pride ourselves on the high-quality equipment which we provide as well as our dedicated Coasteering guides.
  • Warmth! – Our wetsuits are 5mm thick and super warm
  • Neoprene socks are available to rent for extra warmth and comfort (old shoes still to be worn)
  • Memories with family and friends that will last a lifetime!

COASTAL CANYONEERING EXPERIENCE

Coastal Canyoneering or “Coasteering” with us at Hook Head in Wexford is a mouthwatering prospect! Experience the sheer thrill of jumping off Hook Head’s ancient limestone stacks into the beautiful blue waters of the Celtic Sea. Swim through caves and limestone under arches, and traverse our awe-inspiring coastline while surrounded by Hook Head’s stunning seascapes.

This experience is so much more than meets the eye! Spot the local wildlife,  seals, porpoises, gannets, sunfish, starfish, and other amazing creatures! The geology of this area is incredible, the rocky outcrops around Hook Head consist of abundant exposures of Carboniferous rocks on the foreshore, containing beautifully preserved fossils which you will discover. Exploring all this at close quarters is an intimacy that most never experience!

THE HOOK PENINSULA

The stunning Hook Peninsula is a beautiful outcrop of land jolting out off the southwest Wexford coast. The peninsula has a diverse mix of magnificent sandy beaches, rugged rocky cliffs, and limestone slabs giving a home to an array of wildlife. We are most famous for being home to the oldest operational lighthouse in the world! (800+ Years). The Hook Lighthouse stands proud at Hook Head, intact and looking magnificent. Home to scenes of epic drama in days gone by, steeped in history and stories of destruction! Today it is the most beautiful and truly peaceful area of the coast to visit in Ireland.

What To Bring

  • Bottle of water
  • Runners you don’t mind getting wet
  • Arrive Wearing Bathing Suit / Togs for under your wetsuit (Please avoid cotton)
  • Old shorts to wear over your wetsuit (Arse Protection)
  • Towel (Can be rented from our Booking Office)
  • Extra food e.g bar, nuts, flapjack etc
  • Waterproof Sun cream

What Is Included

  • Full Lenght 5mm Adventure Wetsuit for Super Warmth
  • Coastal Canyoneering Safety Gear – Helmet & Buoyancy Aid
  • Qualified Guide to Lead You Every Step of the Way
  • Post Experience Snack!
  • Post Experience Hot Drink

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check availability and book my experience?
You can view live availability and book in by clicking on the “Book now!”-button at the top of this page. Choose the date and time of your preference and available times and the number of spaces available will then be displayed, after which you fill in your personal details and complete payment in order to confirm your reservation. You will receive a confirmation email within minutes, if not, please make sure to check your spam folder and mark us as “safe” as you will also receive an important reminder email.
When should I arrive and what is the starting location?
You should arrive at Slade Harbour 30 minutes before the tour start time stated on your ticket.
What is the minimum age?
The minimum age for this experience is 10* *Participants aged 12 - 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What level of fitness do I need?
You will need to be in good physical health, but don’t have to be extremely fit to take part.
Do I need to be able to swim?
You do not need to be able to swim, however, it is recommended you are confident in the water. You will be wearing a buoyant wetsuit and will also be provided with a buoyancy aid to go over this and a qualified guide will always be near you.
I have never done Coasteering / Coastal Canyoneering before, can I still do it?
Most people who join our Coastal Canyoneering sessions have never done Coasteering before, and this is absolutely fine. You will receive instructions before you hit the water and the guides will be with you along the way.
Is it safe?
When it comes to outdoor activities there is always a certain amount of risk involved, however, we have worked hard to minimize these risks. Your safety is our main priority; our equipment is of the highest quality and is replaced when necessary. Furthermore, all our guides are highly experienced and fully qualified.
Do I have to do the jumps?
Not at all, you don’t have to do all the jumps if you don’t feel up for it, however, we are here to help you step out of your comfort zone, so we will always give you the option to challenge yourself, but we will never make you do anything you are not happy to do.
Do you have showers, toilets and changing rooms?
There are toilets available at Slade Harbour, but no shower facilities, unfortunately. We highly recommend you come to the meeting point with your swimwear on underneath your clothing to make the transition into wetsuits easier, as there are no changing rooms at the location.
Do minimum numbers apply for the experience to go ahead?
Yes, a minimum of 4 participants must be booked in for this experience to go ahead. If this is not the case we will be in touch to reschedule.
Do you do private group tours?
We certainly do, for more information you can click here and contact us via info@theirishexperience.com . For more Frequently Asked Questions click HERE

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