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Kayak at Sunset

a magical sea kayaking experience in Bantry Bay

There’s nothing like watching the sun set over Bantry Bay and doing so from one of our kayaks is a memorable West Cork experience.  Our Kayak at Sunset tour is one of our guided kayaking trips and it is an unforgettable thing to do during your stay in Bantry.

We will spend approx. 2 hours exploring Bantry Bay before sunset.  At first, we will navigate the inner harbour of Bantry Bay and then head in the direction of the tip of Whiddy Island, before we drift with tide to enjoy the sunset in all it's glory. 


On our sunset kayaking tour we will enjoy the many birdlife or wildlife that inhabit these waters.  Local sea birds include, Seagulls, Cormorants, Grey Heron, Oystercatchers, Terns and Egrets.  It’s not uncommon to encounter dolphin, harbour porpoise, grey or common seals on our trips and we will pause and enjoy their beauty if we spot them.

If we are really lucky, we may be treated to the wonder of bioluminescence in the bay, when the glowing blue phosphorescence phenomenon lights up the water.


What to Expect

We will depart the Railway Pier approx two hours before the sun sets and spend an hour kayaking in the inner harbour of beautiful Bantry Bay.

Once we have decided on our best vantage point from which to watch the sun set behind the Caha and Shehy Mountains, we will let the kayaks drift in the calm waters of Bantry Bay to enjoy this magical moment. Cameras at the ready!


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

Each Kayak at Sunset Tour lasts two hours and a minimum of 5 guests are required to confirm the tour.


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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