H2O Sea Kayaking is based on Sherkin Island just a 10-minute ferry ride from Baltimore in West Cork. There are up to 14 ferries daily.
One day, many, many years ago, Pat paddled out from a beach in West Cork, turned right, and kept on going until he arrived back at the same place 38 days later having circumnavigated the island of Ireland. That was the biggest challenge he had undertaken at that point of his life but the adventures have not stopped since. Pat has worked as an instructor and guide all over Ireland in kayaks, bikes, and on foot and has an unrivalled knowledge of his home waters around Sherkin Island.
In the intervening years, Pat has climbed and trekked around the Alps, competed in multi-day adventure races, run the toughest ultra-marathons in Ireland, the UK, and France, and set the record for the fastest descent of the River Shannon – 150 miles in under 46 hours.
In April 2023, Pat and his adventurer/artist wife Tina circumnavigated Corsica in a 600km unsupported sea kayaking expedition, setting what is believed to be the fastest known time (FKT) in the process. They are now enjoying being back on the water in West Cork, which both agree, is even more beautiful than the Mediterranean. He looks forward to sharing his passion for the sea with you this season.