We had such a great day with Sligo Kayak Tours. Barry our guide was very good. We were a group of 6 (3 adults and 3 kids aged 5, 7 and 9) and we spent 3 hrs out on beautiful Lough Gill. Barry’s knowledge of the lake and the area was exceptional. We stopped half way through the paddle for a lovely coffee and some treats! which was a lovely touch. The equipment provided (Kayaks, life vests, waterproofs) was first class and in excellent condition. Thanks again Barry for such a fun day. The fact the kids are still talking about it speaks volumes. We’ll definitely be back for more.
Jim Duggan
During our visit to the west coast of Ireland we decided we wanted to explore the scenery! We booked the kayak tour and met Barry at our starting point. Immediately he welcomed us with his friendly demeanour. The tour was a fantastic day out. We saw the most beautiful and breathtaking landscape, whilst being taught the basics of kayaking. Barry was fantastic and we even got a cuppa and a biscuit during our stop as well as many anacdotes about the area. I would highly recommend this if you want to explore in a unique way. Thank you for a great day out.
Shaun Stephens
I was a little apprehensive at first – but Barry explained everything thoroughly before we even left dry land. With every pull of the paddle my confidence increased and before I knew it I was laughing with my kids, pointing out the wildlife and enjoying it more than I could have imagined. It was so peaceful out on the lake. Then on to explore the ruins of a long forgotten tiny church with Barry filling us in it’s history and folklore. I would encourage everyone, young and old, fit and (like me) not so fit.. to give this a go. You’ll be enriched, enlivened and enchanted. I can’t wait to go again.
Joanna Sweeney
We spent a great afternoon out on the lake with Barry. Any person with any level of fitness can enjoy this activity. We are in our 50’s and spend nearly 3-4 hours on the water without any trouble at all. Barry was very professional and safety conscious and was always willing to ensure you enjoyed the experience. One of the highlights of our tour of Ireland. Can highly recommended to anyone.
Craig Openshaw
What a fantastic day today with Barry. Did Ballisodare Bay and the seal colony. Weather was epic and Barry was the host with the most… he even had homemade flapjacks and frothy cappuccino for us on the sandbank. Would highly recommend anyone to spend a few hours on one of his trips. Everything supplied and great company to boot. Thanks Barry. It was a truly memorable experience
Alison Irwin
Being a sailor who has travelled to some of the most amazing parts of this earth, I had the great pleasure of doing one of the first trips with Sligo Kayak Tours and to say that the experience was amazing would be an understatement. The scenery that I experienced on this trip would make a penguin in the Arctic forget he was cold. The trips can cater for all levels of adventurers from beginner to experienced kayaker. To top it all off for for me, this trip came filled with one thing you will only find in Ireland “The Craic”. An experience NOT to be missed. Best of luck guys and see you on my return for another epic adventure.
Sean Heffernan
Had the pleasure of being part of Sligo Kayak Tours’ inaugural outing and it was easily one of the best tours I’ve ever been on. Barry’s enthusiasm for kayaking and the local wildlife is infectious. Seals weren’t the only stars of the day with a variety of sea birds such as heron as well on show. Also his halfway Sandbar Barista to recharge the weary bodies is an experience in itself. Safely say I’ll be booking a second and third outing on some of his other routes.
David Hannon
Being an adventure photographer I have been on many tours but this one tops it off. Safe, sweet and so enjoyable! From the amazing views to the great company, I can’t wait to head out again!
Christian McLeod / Adventure Photographer