Discover Kayak Touring

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Discover the joy of Irelands waterways as you glide gracefully down the river Shannon and along the Killlaoe Canal on the Lough Derg Canoe Trail.  The Discover course is a full day and is aimed at people who have little or no kayaking experience and would like to get a flavour of what is on offer under the supervision of a highly experienced and qualified guide.  All the neccessary equipment is provided.  During the course you will learn fundamental skills to get you moving in the right direction.

The Mill Yard (Between the Waters) - Killaloe, Clare, Ireland

Course starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm.  The course is journey based so you will need to bring a packed lunch and snack as we dine al fresco on the river bank or lake shore.

The course will cover the following skills and topics:

• Intro to Canoe Trail

• Basic Safety – Golden rules

• Forward stoke

• Reverse stroke

• Stopping

• Turning/Steering strokes

You will need to bring the following:

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Suncream Sunglasses/Sun hat
  • Warm Hat/Gloves (For the rare occasion when the sun is not shining)
  • Camera
  • Balance of Payment (If required)
  • Packed Lunch & a drink
  • Kayak & Paddle
  • Buoyancy aid (lifejacket)
  • Waterproof top & trousers
  • Hot Drinks
  • Qualified Guide & Tuition
  • Insurance

Accommodation is not included in this course but if you are visiting and need somewhere to stay there are lots of great options, check out the links below for more info.

Discover Killaloe website

The Lakeside Hotel

The Killaloe Hotel

Annacarriga Estate (Self catering)

Lakeside holiday homes (Self catering)

Air bnb in Killaloe

East Clare Hostel


Full payment is refundable when cancelled with more than 48 hours notice. Reply contact must be made with us to be considered cancelled. Full payment is non refundable when cancelled with 48 hours, or less, notice.

It is very unlikely that you will end up in the water as our kayaks are very stable and designed to keep you safe and dry. This is an adventure sport though and the chance although small does still exist, therefore please bring spare shoes and clothes in case you take an unexpected dip!

We also recommend you do not carry any valuables such as phones which could be damaged if wet, if you choose to carry them, you do so at your own risk.

We will provide waterproof storage for car keys.

The Mill Yard (Between the Waters)
Killaloe, Clare, Ireland
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