Sea Kayaking Mini Experience

Sea Kayaking Mini Experience

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Approximately 1.5 hours fun filled adventure
  • Spot grey seals and harbor seals who occasionally tail our kayaks to see what we are doing on their turf
  • Dolphins, basking sharks and an impressive variety of coastal birds are also using the same habitat that we will explore
  • Discovering the sea caves at this location is a truly magical experience that you won’t forget
  • Family Friendly – Your kids are sure to have a fantastic time!
  • Whether you are a complete novice or are well versed at sea kayaking, we have the experience for your family and will challenge you to get out of your comfort zone and into your adventure zone!
  • Fully guided experience with an expert kayaking guide who will bring your stunning surroundings to life!
  • Be comfortable in the fact that you will only be joined by other like minded families with children.
  • Small Groups for the best experience we can deliver!

THE HOOK PENINSULA

The stunning Hook Peninsula is a beautiful outcrop of land jolting out off the south west Wexford coast. The peninsula has a diverse mix of magnificent sandy beaches, rugged rocky cliffs and limestone slabs giving 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 still stands proud at Hook Head, completely intact and looking magnificent for miles around. With stunning sights and scenes of epic drama in days of old the place is steeped in history and stories of destruction that you must hear! Today it is one of the most beautiful and truly peaceful areas of coast to visit in Ireland.

What To Bring

  • Bottle of water
  • Footwear you don’t mind getting wet / Aqua shoes available for sale and rent in Booking Office
  • Arrive wearing shorts* or bathing suit* so tradition into a wetsuit is easy (Please avoid cotton)
  • Towel for afterwards
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Transport – You must provide your own transport from our booking office to our beautiful bay-side start location (2 minute drive)

What Is Included

  • Kayaking guide/instructor with you on the water
  • All Safety Gear including Buoyancy Aids & Helmets
  • All Kayaking equipment
  • Wetsuits are available to be rented at a special Mini-Tour discount, a fraction of the normal price
  • Pre-Tour Tuition

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?
You should check in at least 30 minutes before your tour start-time at our Booking Office. Please be prepared to wait for people checking in ahead of you.
What is the starting location?
After check in at our Booking Office you will then drive the short distance to the specified starting point of your experience where you will meet your guide. There is parking available in the village and at the starting point.
Do I need to be able to swim?
No, you do not need to be able to swim to join one of our kayaking experiences. You will always be provided with a buoyancy aid, which will keep you afloat if you are in the water and a guide will always be near to help you back into your kayak, although our sit-on top kayaks are extremely stable – especially our double XL kayaks.
Do I need prior kayaking experience?
Not at all, our experiences are suitable for all, ranging from people who have never kayaked before to experienced kayakers. Your little ones can join the experience in the middle seat of a triple kayak.
Is there a minimum age?
Yes, the minimum age for our Family Friendly Sea Kayaking Mini Experience is 5. Children under the age of 13 will have to be accompanied in a kayak by a parent/guardian. We have triple kayaks available for either two adults and a child in the middle or for 1 adult in the back and two children in the front – the middle seat is only suitable for children age 8 and under.
Are there weight/height restrictions?
There is a maximum weight limit for our kayaking experiences. The maximum weight limit for our single kayaks is approximately 140kg / 22 stone and the combined total weight restriction for our double XL kayaks is approximately 200kg / 32 stone. There are no height restrictions on our experiences.
Will we be in single/double/triple kayaks?
This depends on the ages of the kids in your group. Kayak allocation is decided by staff upon receiving your booking, this is why we ask for the ages of the children/teenagers in the group. You are automatically in double or triple kayaks, unless requested otherwise. Guides have the final say on the day if they feel any changes have to be made to make sure the whole group has a great experience. Children up to and including age 12 will automatically be in a double kayak with one of the adults in the group, children up to age 8 can join in the middle seat of a triple kayak. EXAMPLES: If there are two parents and two children in the group you will be in two double kayaks. If there are two parents and three children in the group, you will be in a double and a triple kayak.
Can the guide share a kayak with one of my children?
Unfortunately, this is not a possibility, as our guides will always have to paddle in their own single kayak.

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