Sea Kayaking appeals in many ways. It can be a way of leaving a busy week behind, slipping away through a still sea, the only sound being your paddle splash. To canoe amongst uninhabited islands, to pass under daunting sea cliffs and camp beside deserted famine villages is a great way to spend a few days.
There are a number of adventure centers in Cork that offer kayaking lessons, and a few schools devoted solely to kayaking. Listed below are some of the tours available.
Cork City and Harbour Kayaking tour
The City tour is a unique way to see Cork City and the River Lee. Often spoken of as the Venice of Ireland.This is suitable for everyone. Using stable double kayaks we cruise under the bridges of the City, the guides are all local so they know the history and the stories. The tour begins and ends at Lapp's Quay in the heart of Cork, near the Clarion Hotel and the Board Walk restaurant. All the necessary gear is supplied. No getting wet involved.
Duration:2.5hrsTimes: 11.00am 1.30pm2.00pm - 4.30pm 6.30pm - 9.00pmPrice : €45 p/p 10% discount for 10 or more.
Cork Harbour Tours. Cork to Cobh via Spike Island . This is a one day trip starting in the City and finishing up at the town of Cobh .Using state of the art double kayaks we jump on the ebbing tide and follow the River Lee passing Blackrock Castle all the way to the lower harbour. 10.00am to 4.00pm Suitable for all levels. Price: 95e p/p or 170e per double.
Follow the link for more information: http://www.atlanticseakayaking.com/