Max Participants: 50
Meeting point: Keel Lake
Available to: Public, School tours, Private Groups
With Over 60 Kayaks ranging from beginner sit on tops to advanced play boats we have an unrivalled choice of equipment for your kayaking needs! Kayaking is an incredibly versatile sport. It has everything from tranquil paddling up calm rivers to pure adrenaline rushes from white water rapids, battle against the surf or undertaking a solo ocean crossing. It also is great for games and team challenges.
Most people learn on quiet lakes and flat rivers and the best way of learning to roll is in a swimming pool! When you start the first thing to master is going in a straight line, but as soon as you have cracked this, there’s loads more skills and strokes to learn – how to turn your boat quickly, recovery strokes and Eskimo rescues.
People who take this sport to the extreme go off on kayak expeditions all over the world to find the ultimate white water rivers, drop down huge waterfalls or sea paddle amongst glaciers and orca whales.
Inland Kayaking locations
Keel Lake: A beautiful historic lagoon centrally located on Achill Island, once a part of the Atlantic Ocean, Keel lake was created when a sand bar separated it from the ocean and gradually fresh water replaced the once sandy floored bay. Your journey starts near the sea and meanders inland through marshes and nature reserves where Herons and Kingfishers & fowl often watch from the bank. A great stretch of flat water, lots to see, from stunning natural views to local historic and geographic sights.
Blue Way Route: These are our favourite places to paddle to, heading between Silver Strand & Golden Strand on the Islands northern shore. Within five minutes of starting your journey you will be paddling alongside stunning rock formations and into secret coves only accessible from the sea. You will be right in the heart of this magnificent coastal environment. With a multitude of coastal formations, including hidden bays & local wildlife this route “will bring you on an unforgettable kayaking experience” as mentioned by Tanya Sweeny from the Irish Independent.