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Stand Up Paddle Boarding Safari

We Love Stand Up Paddle Boarding!! Come on a spectacular Stand Up Paddle Board Safari with us as an alternative experience to suit anyone who enjoys being on the water. We offer tours along the stunning coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way on calm days, choose from one of the options below.

Fort to Fort Kinsale Harbour Cruise Safari.

Join us for a fascinating and enjoyable flat water guided safari of Kinsale Harbour. We will paddle from Charles Fort to James Fort soaking up the history and beauty of this special area.

Charles Fort

Although much of the fort is in ruins, it is a fascinating place to visit and kids in particular enjoy rampaging around on top of the thick walls and taking up positions in the bastions! The former commander’s quarters are still intact and now house an exhibition centre.

History: In an early nod to health and safety, the gunpowder store was cleverly designed to prevent disastrous accidents. It has an outer stone wall within which is a double brick cavity wall enclosing a small room.The idea was that the force of an explosion within the room would be dissipated by the two inner walls and leaving the outer one intact and the occupants of the fort unharmed.

Octagonal tank holders

The octagonal structures in the image somehow look as though they are something very important to do with defense – and in a sense I suppose they were, they were built to support huge water tanks.Soldiers need water!As you can imagine since it was designed to provide defence against sea attack, the views over the sea from the top of the walls and from the bastions are quite spectacular.

James Fort

On the opposite side of the harbour we can find James’s Fort which was built between 1602 and 1607, immediately after the Siege of Kinsale. It too was captured in 1690 by Williamite forces.

There has been some restoration, though not as much as at Charles Fort, and it is free to enter. A great spot to take photographs of Charles Fort from across the harbour.

This is perfect for all age groups, great fitness and an amazing way for a group or family to spend the afternoon. This can be done most days of the years as long as the conditions are suitable.

The Old Head Adventurers Stand Up Paddle Boarding Safari

As a latest addition to our 2014 Adventures we are now offering guided tours around the beautiful and world famous area of The Old Head. Together we will paddle through caves, explore inlets and get up close and personal to the local marine wild life such as giant jelly fish, rare bird life & seals! You will need a very good level of fitness to do this stand up paddle boarding tour and previous paddling experience.

SUP - Stand up paddle boarding - Old Head

Sandycove Island Stand Up Paddle Boarding Safari

Join us for a guided scenic safari of Sandy Cove Island. (5 minutes from Kinsale) Here we can go on a relaxing stand up paddle boarding safari around the island and check out the surrounding coastline while exploring caves and getting close to the wild life.

This is a stunning area and a highlight of any trip to Kinsale.

SUP Boards are also available hourly, half day or full day for hire. Please see our prices page for rates.

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Four Winds, Sandy Cove, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
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