OPENING EASTER WEEKEND: Bookings are now OPEN for the 2024 season. Trips will recommence Easter Weekend.


Frequently Asked Questions


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1. How long are the tours and what is included?

Each tour lasts approximately 2 hours. Tours include a respective guide(s), kayak, paddle, wetsuit (if required), waterproof clothing, and a whole lot of craic.

2. What kind of kayaks are there?

All our kayaks are open top kayaks meaning you sit on it, as opposed to in it. These are great for people with little to no experience and for children. They also allows for plenty of fun!

We have a mix of single kayaks (for one person), double kayaks (for two people) and Canadian canoes (for 2-3 people). Our equipment is allocated on a first come first served basis, so if there is a particular piece of equipment you would like please contact us in advance of your trip and we will do our best to accomodate you.

We recommend that children under the age of 10 go in a kayak with another person, ideally a parent or guardian. This allows them to enjoy the entire trip and have plenty of fun without getting tired!

3. How many can go on a tour at one time?

Our group sizes are limited to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 adventurers. We do not mix groups so you will be able to experience the beauty of Lough Derg and Killaloe at your own pace with our experienced guides.

Each booking gets its own designated guide(s). Our guides can tailor the experience to suit your group. Because of not mixing groups there is a minimum cost of a trip to cover the cost of guide(s), equipment, insurance, etc. This may account for any pricing changes.

4. I have never kayaked before, can I still take part?

No prior experience with kayaking is required to take part in our kayaking adventure. Each tour has an expert guide(s) who will keep you safe and mind you on your adventure. On top of that, there's tuition before the tour begins so you know your way around the water and kayak. Each member of the trip will be fitted with buoyancy aids (life-jacket).

If you have any concerns about the trip or your experience, please communicate this with your guide at check-in.

5. Do I need to be able to swim to take part?

While you do not need to be able to swim to participate in this activity, we do ask that all members of the booking be confident in open water while wearing a buoyancy aid (life-jacket) and be physically fit to partake in activities.

We often take out kayakers with no swimming ability and they have a great time. Our guides will be informed of those who cannot swim and will ensure you have an enjoyable kayaking experience. If you have any concerns about your swimming ability or are slightly nervous, please communicate this with your guide at check-in.

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