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Sherkin Island, Skibbereen

5.0 44 reviews

  • Avatar Neil T ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Just spent a great weekend sea kayaking around Sherkin Island. Our group had kayakers of various skill levels but Pat made sure there was something for everyone. A sunset paddle, exploring narrow sea caves and cliffs, visiting the seal's … More nursery and topped off with a bit of surf practice.
    Pat is a fantastic instructor and guide. He made our whole group feel at ease on the water. Always available to give guidance and telling us the history of the islands and channels we passed.
    There was just so much to do. I would have spent another day or two if I could have.
  • Avatar ciara O' Dwyer ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Pat brought our kayak group out for the weekend trip around the stunning Coastline of Sherkin. Our group had people at all levels from 1 to 3 in Kayaking skills. Pat made sure everyone was catered for with such a range of activities from … More evening paddle, paddling through caves, Island hoping, seal watching and surfing. We all had an amazing time and learned new skills. The tour is also perfectly set up with great accomadation, delicious food at the North Sherkin Centre and beautiful views of the West Cork coastline. Great value for such a unique experience. One of the best trips we have done and will definitely return.
  • Avatar Annemarie S ★★★★★ a year ago
    Where to start...Pat is friendly, patient and knowledgeable. I booked the 3 day kayak trip and we had a fantastic time exploring the bay, all the islands surrounding it and even got close to the local seal colony! All food was included … More in the package and we were very well looked after with lots of tea breaks along the way, not to mention home made flapjacks 😋. I'd recommend bringing plenty of water (note the tiny shop on Sherkin is not always open so come prepared). Would highly recommend.
  • Avatar Pavel Pimshin ★★★★★ a year ago
    Together with my wife, we had an amazing 9 km half day kayaking trip guided by Pat. The day was brilliant - calm and warm. We enjoyed the wildlife so much! Thanks for hosting us and we can't wait to be back again!
  • Avatar Jus Mc ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Kayaking with Pat is magical. I loved it so much I went twice. The 3 day trips were amazing both times. Pat is a wonderful guide and tailors the trips based on the group and ability. We explored caves, played closed to the shore, paddled … More with seals, island hooped and explored. Both were brilliant trips with wonderful people. Pat created a wonderful welcoming and adventurous trips. The North shore provided a base for the adventures, with wonderful food and plenty of it.
  • Avatar Colm Farrell ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I did a half day trip with Pat last week. We were a small group which made the trip much more personal. I am a beginner with no experience of sea kayaking, and Pat took brilliant care. Despite being on the sea in a tiny kayak, I always … More felt safe. We visited another island, did some "rock hopping", explored some caves and the rocky coastline of Hare Island. We saw lots of seals who were coming close but keeping a safe distance. It was an absolutely brilliant experience. I couldn't recommend it highly enough! If you are in the area, you should definitely try to do it! Pat times the trip so that you have sufficient time to get from the ferry for the start of the trip. So don't let the fact that you need to get a ferry to Skerkin put you off! If you have the opportunity to do this, then don't miss out! It's brilliant!
  • Avatar Aedín Sheahan ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    My family and I ( 2 adults, 2 children: 16 & 12) had an amazing afternoon with Pat. We had little experience, definitely some nerves, but a lot of enthusiasm and I don't think we could have found someone better than Pat to bring … More us out on the water. He is patient, clear, calm, a very interesting character and great company whose love for the sea, the area and what he does is, frankly, inspirational. Already planning a return trip next Summer 🙂
  • Avatar Eric Downey ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Had a great trip exploring caves both on the coast of Sherkin and Heir Island. Pat is very knowledgeable and helpful guide and this is my second trip with him, I'm looking forward to going again. Would 100% recommend.
  • Avatar Eoghan O' Brien ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We had a fantastic experience with Pat kyaking from Sherkin Island around Spanish Island and back. Saw lots of wildlife and Pat told us some great stories of the history of the area too. Can't recommend highly enough. 5 stars!!

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