Welcome to our 2013 season. We are one of THE premier providers of quality Sea Kayaking Tours and training courses in Ireland. Since we started in 2002 we have guided many people around the fantastic Cork coastline and trained many to become safe, independent and adventurous Sea Kayakers. Living on the coast Jon & Alayne live and breath ocean. Surfing and Mountain biking also form part of their daily diet of adventure's.
Alayne & Jon - started out as H2O Extreme in January 2002. At that stage Jon was one the most active and qualified White Water Kayaking Instructors in Ireland. By booking a trip or course with H2O you will benefit from their extensive Outdoor adventure experience, training and qualifications which span over 20 years.
Jon ran exciting Alpine Kayaking Holidays for many Irish paddlers as well as numerous trips to the mighty Zambezi, the Himalayas and elsewhere. We even pioneered the development of Swift Water Rescue Training here in Ireland. He has surfed in Mexico, South Africa, Indonesia, France and Portugal. In Mountain biking he has achieved many great results and in summer 2012 he completed one of the worlds toughest races, The Transalp Mountain bike race over 8 days across the Alps.
As we settled in Cork (Alaynes homeplace) we began to explore opportunities for kayaking here. In Summer 2003 we launched H2O Sea Kayaking and began running our trips out of KInsale and the Old Head. That season we also hosted the Irish Sea Kayaking associations annual Symposium under some very out of character weather that May Bank Holiday. That first season laid the foundations for the growth of a business that we love dearly and over the years we have enjoyed meeting so many new and different people.
We've seen it all on the water! As Jon often says, " We may paddle the same locations regularly but every day the sea wears different outfits and shows its true beauty!" .We have paddled with Dolphins, Whales and Sharks, seen all sorts of Birds, Boats and people. The sea just continues to amaze us as we humbly try to harness its energy whether in a kayak, on a surf board or a boat.
H2O Sea Kayaking is now part of Jon & Alaynes chemistry, it represents a lifestyle revolving around adventure and exploring the sea. Come join us.....