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Night Kayak on Bantry Bay

a mesmerising night kayaking experience in West Cork

Join us for our Kayak at Night kayaking tour on Bantry Bay and experience the stillness and calm that befalls the world as the day changes from dusk to night as darkness descends over Bantry Bay.

As the moon rises and illuminates the night sky, the shadows of Whiddy Island, the Sheehy and Caha mountains and the Bantry shoreline will appear and a sense of calm unfolds across the bay.  While we become accustomed to our darker surroundings, this calmness will also evoke a sense of release for us as we escape the busyness of everyday life, let our thoughts go and just take it all in.

Our senses will be awakened to the smells and noises of the night as our kayaks move gently in the glassy water, barely making a noise as we paddle around the inner harbour.   While our night vision develops we will let our senses be filled with the sounds and smells of the sea as the lights of Bantry town emerge in the distance.  We will see the silhouettes of passing seabirds above us and listen to their calls as they prepare to roost for the night, while we adjust our eyes to take in all the stars.  We might be lucky to spot a shooting star or two as we relax in our kayaks and let them bob and sway in the stillness.  The darkness all around us lets us appreciate the millions of sparkles dotted in the night sky above us.  This is a mesmerising experience, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

This is a guided kayaking tour and all your equipment will be provided.


What to Expect

We will depart the Railway Pier just as the sun is setting and we will spend an hour kayaking in the inner harbour of beautiful Bantry Bay.

We will let our senses awaken to our night time environment and enjoy the stillness and calmness of the water.


Kayak at Sunset Tour

A  magical experience and a must-do when in West Cork.  We will hopefully see wildlife and possibly see the wonder of bioluminescence on our trips.

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€45 per person

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Guided Boat Tours

Great fun exploring the inner harbour in our self-drive boats with some boat tours including local seafood. Take turns at being captain for the day!

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€65 per boat

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Sea Safari

Explore wider Bantry Bay and out around Whiddy Island.  Watch out for widlife, maybe spot dolphins and learn about local history. Min. age 10yrs.

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€50 per person


Kayak Hire

Single or Double Kayaks available for hire by the hour. If you would like to hire for longer, simply select the additional hours needed at booking.

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€15 per person


Guided Kayak Tours

Join one of our Kayak Tours with one of our experienced guides.  Day and Sunset Kayak Tours are available or arrange a Private Guided Kayak Tour.

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€40 per person


Kayak to Whiddy Island

Hire a kayak for time in Bantry Bay and end your trip on Whiddy Island where we will collect your kayak and you can get the ferry back to Bantry.


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€25 per person

Tour Details

The tour is also weather/sea conditions permitting, but it will be confirmed to all guests either in the morning of the expected day of departure and/or a few hours before departure, depending on the weather.  Your safety is paramount so we will only confirm the trip if it is safe to do so. Please ensure you submit your travelling contact details when booking.


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