James O’Donnell is a member of the British and Irish Canoe Association and is a fully insured and up to date sea kayak guide and instructor. He has spent the last 16 years exploring and paddling the Donegal coastline and offshore islands, which has given him a great awareness and understanding of this wild, natural environment with its marine and bird life.

A keen competition paddler and recent British surf kayak champion, he is also involved on a local level offering leadership and mentoring to community kayak clubs in his aim of advancing and promoting the spirit of adventure and kayaking.