Kayaking to Castle Kirk Island

castle kirk island

See Nature in a New Way and visit Castle Kirk

This family-friendly kayaking tour starts in a famous Maum, at Belanabrack River Pier, where we get ready for a tour. You are prepared with a warm-up, all instructions, and precautions needed to get started. The journey starts at the Belanabrack River Channel from where we head towards Corrib Lake. We take our time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Connemara landscapes and mountains. During the break at the Castle, we hear more about its history and legends. After taking well-deserved rest and eating the snacks, we are ready for the return paddle.

Amazing Views

Enjoy wonderful Wild Connemara Landscapes and Mountains from the Kayak. Meet the local wildlife and experience the true tranquility, peace, and beauty of nature. Make unforgettable memories with your family, friends, or partner.

Family Friendly

The easy kayaking tour is how you want to spend a family day out. We offer a free seat in double sit on top kayak (middle seat ) for children aged 4-5. They can seat between your legs too if you feel like it.

Professional Guide

Professional and experienced Instructors are passionate about Connemara and outdoor sports. Kayaking, SUP, Hiking, Mountain Biking, or Surfing are a part of their everyday life, just to name a few.

Trip Itinerary - this is only a brief. We arrange time of the tour that suits our clients individually, and to make the most from the weather.

The tour takes approximately 4 -5 hours.

Example : X.00 AM/PM - Meeting at Belanabrack Pier - Maum
Warm up. Instructions, guidance and precautions given.
X:30 AM/PM - Start of the tour
A little practice of paddling techniques on the river close to the pier, after which we start kayaking towards Corrib Lake.
X.30 - X.00 PM - Guided Tour towards Castle Kirk
Depending on the direction of the wind the Paddle to the Castle can take us from 50 minutes to 1.5 hour. In case of sudden change of the weather the instructor may need to call for a faster return.
X:00 PM - Lunch
Picnic on the Island. A little talk about its history and legends. Take your snack with you and enjoy the rest before return to Maum.
X:30 - X.00 PM - Return Paddling
Beautiful view during our return kayaking on Maam Turks Mountains. If it is an evening paddle you may experience a stunning sunset, as we head towards the West.

Tour Pricing

Minimum 2 people to run the tour or 1 person pays for 2. Message us directly for group discount options. Group discounts for a group of 5 people and more.

Child
Age 4-5 with valid ID
Free/child
  • Flexible tour start time arranged by phone or email
  • Professional Instructions & Guidance
  • Seat in a middle of double sit on top kayak ( or between adult's legs)
  • Approximately 1.5h of paddling each way with stops on request (no paddle)
  • Stop with picnic on the island
  • Buoyancy jackets included
Student
Age 6-16 with valid ID
€45/person
  • Flexible tour start time arranged by phone or email
  • Professional Instructions & Guidance
  • Seat in a double sit on top kayak
  • Approximately 1.5h of paddling each way with stops on request
  • Stop with picnic on the island
  • Buoyancy jackets included
Adult
17- 75 years
€65/person
  • Flexible tour start time arranged by phone or email
  • Professional Instructions & Guidance
  • Seat in a double sit on top kayak or choice of single kayak for more advanced kayakers
  • Approximately 1.5h of paddling each way with stops on request
  • Stop with picnic on the island
  • Buoyancy jackets included

Reviews

Eva was amazing. We had a fantastic time. From start to finish Eva was the perfect instructor, we are all beginners and we weren't rushed and we were given full instructions and nothing was too much to ask. We will definitely be back
Clare Allen
We had a wonderful time this afternoon kayaking for 3.5 hours. We stopped off at Kirk castle island for lunch. Eva is amazing, can’t wait to come back. I would highly recommend Connemara Escape.
Vicky Gray
Fantastic experience with my daughter today and Eva and Jherek made us feel comfortable and had fantastic stories and knowledge of the Connemara mountains and surrounding areas! Highly recommend 🙌
James Darcy
The tour was a fantastic experience. The tour guides were both knowledgeable and accommodating. We did this tour as a group of six with little experience of kayaking and we’re treated to the utmost professionalism with the instruction of doubles kayaking. It was a great bonding experience for my girlfriend and working as a team while being treated to the beauty of Connemara scenery and historic wonders of the hen castle
Leo Mc Kenna

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