Half Day Guided Sea Kayak Tour

Rapid Kayaking offers the opportunity to go and explore. Get close and interact with the Wild Atlantic scenery, bird and animal life and the possibility of paddling into caves, through sea arches, to rocky reefs or along the beautiful, picturesque coastline of west Donegal in which the west coast of Ireland is famous for. The aim of the tour is to get onto the Wild Atlantic ocean with the challenge of getting to remote places and natural, wild locations and islands in Donegal where time has stood still and have an unforgettable adventure along the way.


Using modern sit in sea touring kayaks our sea kayak tours require no experience, but are physically challenging and a good level of fitness and water confidence is needed. Motion sickness can be a problem regarding the half day tours as some tours have been shortened or brought to a halt due to motion sickness and poor fitness levels as the longer kayak trips can encounter some bumpy seas. Sea kayak tours are only suitable for adults and older teens and therefore are not suitable for young children. The maximum sea kayak paddler weight limit is 95kg.  Advance booking is essential for these tours as we only operate in small groups (max 8 persons). It is advisable to bring along with you a towel, lunch / food and a drink for the journey.

All tours are weather dependent. We try not to cancel tours except in the event of bad weather conditions or exceptional circumstances. Locations and times for the 4hr kayak tours are varied and there are no set venues or start times. This is due to prevailing Atlantic weather/sea and tide conditions ( wind, tide and Atlantic swell ). The half day sea kayak tours are run anywhere between Slieve League and Horn Head along the west coast and the islands of Donegal to make use of the best sea/weather conditions at the time.

-Length of sea kayaking tours – 1/2 day (approx. 4hrs)  

-Price of sea kayaking tours is €60 per person.

-All equipment for the tours is supplied inc wetsuits, footwear, paddling jacket, buoyancy aid and helmet .

-As sea kayak tours set off from different locations we do not have changing room facilities.

– Instructor – fully trained, qualified and updated (Level 3 Sea kayak instructor) and insured through the British Canoe Association.    

 -Rapid Kayaking cannot take any responsibility for people’s personal equipment eg watches, phones, cameras, rings etc that they bring along on a tour.  

 -To make a booking for a half day sea kayaking tour please leave your details (number of participants and tel. number) on the contacts page on this web site or email rapidkayaking@gmail.com with all relevant details regarding the kayak trip.