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Kayak Hire

Rent Kayaks in Bantry Bay

Explore the beautiful waters of Bantry Bay by kayak and experience the freedom that sea kayaking brings you. Paddle your way around the inner harbour area of Bantry Bay or follow the Bantry Blueway which is an easy to follow marked kayaking route around the bay.


We have single and double kayaks available for rental by the hour and you can even bring your dog onboard for a spin! 


Additional Kayak Hire Information

All guests will be supplied a life jacket and given a briefing on safety for the kayak use and directions for the Bantry Blueway, a designated kayak route in Bantry Bay.  All children must be accompanied by an adult and the minimum age for hire is 16yrs without an adult.  All kayaks have backrests for your comfort and are renowned for their stability in the open water.

You have the option to return your kayak to Bantry within the 1hr hire rental time or end your trip on Whiddy Island by booking the Kayak to Whiddy option.  On Whiddy, you can explore this historic and beautiful island on foot or hire a bike, or simply relax and enjoy refreshments/food from the bar.  We can collect the kayaks from Whiddy from you and you can return to Bantry at your leisure for free later on the ferry.


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


Kids Kayak Camp

Our Kids Kayak Camps are fun-filled 3 Day Camps held during the Easter and Summer holidays.  We will kayak, play games and learn about the sea. Locals and visitors are welcome.

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€72 per child


Kayak at Sunset Tour

A Kayak at Sunset tour in Bantry Bay is 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


Private Kayak Lesson

Like to try kayaking but not confident yet?  Book a Private Kayak Lesson with us and we will give you an introduction to kayaking and give you more confidence on the water.

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€30 per person



The Bantry Blueway is a waymarked kayaking route in Bantry Bay and is a fantastic route to follow on your kayak. 


Starting from where you collect your kayaking equipment from us on The Railway Pier at Point 7, you can navigate your way around the inner harbour, across to Whiddy Island and back around the smaller islands in the bay. 

We will give you directions to follow the route or you can download a pocket guide

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