Not necessarily, you are always wearing a buoyancy aid, which will keep you afloat should you enter the water. But if you have a strong fear of getting your face wet you will probably find it hard to relax.
You need swimming togs, towel and footwear such as booties or an old pair of runners which you don’t mind getting wet. If the day is sunny, you will be more comfortable if you bring a bottle of water, a sun hat or sun glasses (string attached), sun screen. If the day is cool, you will be more comfortable if you bring a light fleece or thermal top and a woolly hat.
For rental we suggest a minimum age of 10 to kayak in their own kayak. We have double kayaks as well which are suitable for an adult and two younger children, or two adults. We have had children as young as 7 paddling in their own kayak, but it depends on their size, strength and determination. For our tours you need to be 16 and over. However we have double kayaks as well and if you have a child who you think can manage then we will be happy to discuss that with you. We have tours for all age ranges and we will tell you which is the most appropriate for you. A certain fitness and health level is needed for all. There is no upper age limit for rental. If you are under 16 you must be accompanied on the water by an adult. For rental this means one of your party must be over 16 or you will have to book to have an instructor with you.
If we have to cancel due to bad weather conditions I will let you know within 48 hours so keep an eye trip calendar on Time-Off.ie all the time
If trip was cancelled we will reschedule for next available trip or we will refind your deposit.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
Really enjoyed the experience my first time in a kayak. The instructor was very good , and put us at our ease. I would definitely recommend them and hope to go back . Also great value too.
July 3, 2021
Was a lovely experience. Everything was well organised, life jackets were provided. Alex and his colleague both were helpful and friendly. Will definitely go for kayaking again with them.
September 4, 2021
Everything was great. Start to finish. People, kayak, scenic route. Enjoy!
August 8, 2021
Would highly recommend, lovely activity to do and the staff were very friendly, had great fun even though we ended up in the canal! Definitely bring spare clothes just in case.
July 11, 2021
Lovely morning on the Canal. Birds were singing...water was splashing...we were laughing Good to be alive! Everyone should have a go, excellent value too.
July 31, 2021
Incredible experience. Would highly recommend!
June 23, 2021
We specialize in touring kayaks, as well as open canoes, and we stock a wide range of paddles and equipment to suit everyone from the first-time beginner to the most hardened team paddler.