Guided Coastal and Island Hopping – Sea Kayaking in Galway

Guided Coastal and Island Hopping - Sea Kayaking in Galway

Come explore the stunning coastal inlets and small islands of Great Man’s Bay as you kayak to an off-shore island with an experienced local guide. The scenic Maamturks and 12 Bens mountain ranges of Connemara are your backdrop on this coastal kayaking adventure. Witness a variety of sea life that include seals and a range of shellfish like limpids, clams, mussels and scallops.
More experienced kayakers have the option to continue across Great Man’s bay with their guide to the ruins of an old church and the priest’s residence, which during the old days the priest would make the journey by boat to say mass and then continue on horseback to Lettermullen village, 5 miles away to say mass there, before taking the return journey home.
During late spring and into the summer this picturesque coastline is covered with wild flowers and the yellow Gorse is a beautiful sight with its bright yellow flowers and fragrant coconut smell.
* Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: County Galway, Ireland
* Trip Category: Water Sports >> Kayaking & Canoeing




Come explore the stunning coastal inlets and small islands of Great Man’s Bay as you kayak to an off-shore island with an experienced local guide. The scenic Maamturks and 12 Bens mountain ranges of Connemara are your backdrop on this coastal kayaking adventure. Witness a variety of sea life that include seals and a range of shellfish like limpids, clams, mussels and scallops.
More experienced kayakers have the option to continue across Great Man’s bay with their guide to the ruins of an old church and the priest’s residence, which during the old days the priest would make the journey by boat to say mass and then continue on horseback to Lettermullen village, 5 miles away to say mass there, before taking the return journey home.
During late spring and into the summer this picturesque coastline is covered with wild flowers and the yellow Gorse is a beautiful sight with its bright yellow flowers and fragrant coconut smell.

Itinerary

Meet your local kayaking guide, follow him the short distance to the coastal start point and gear up. After your kayaking and safety briefing, your experienced guide will take the group sea kayaking across the sea inlet to an off-shore island. Stand the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of sea life too as you paddle along this lovely coastal route. For the more experienced kayakers, continue across the bay to view the ruins of an old church and the priest’s residence on the shores of the island before kayaking back to the start point.