Outdoors Ireland

Explore Galway City & Harbour by Sea Kayak in an unforgettable & unique experience

Sea kayak through the busy working docks of Galway Harbour, past old fishing boats and stone piers. Savour the sights and sounds of Galway City as you relax in your kayak, amidst the swans and the occasional seal.

Discover local history and legends as you paddle along the coastline, landing on Mutton Island Lighthouse, and taking in fantastic views over Galway City and Salthill, before returning to the hustle and bustle of Galway.

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Wild Atlantic Adventures - Sail in a Galway Hooker

Immerse yourself in tradition by sailing into Ireland’s past on a 120-year-old Galway Hooker “Bláth na hÓige” (Flower of Youth).

A schedule of sailings will operate daily from Galway Harbour, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm and 5:30pm, 7 days per week (subject to booking levels), maximum 10 passengers per trip, with individual and group rates available.

The trip is 2 hours in duration, sailing out into Galway Bay towards Salthill, with views of the Burren and Galway Coast all the way, before returning to base. 

This experience was voted among the 'Top 10 Activities along the Wild Atlantic Way' by National Geographic in 2014 and also featured on the recent ITV documentary 'Wild Ireland' presented by Christine Bleakely.

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Bow Waves

At Bowwaves you'll find an unrivalled choice of watersports.

Learn something new, get qualifications or work in watersports - the opportunities are at bowwaves.

You can try dinghy sailing, powerboating, keelboat sailing or yacht sailing. With over a decade of experience, you'll be in great hands.

The instructors are the most highly qualified and experienced you will find in the Ireland.

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Dive Galway

Fancy learning to scuba dive in Galway, or simply practice and improve your existing diving skills in the beautiful waters around Galway?

Dive Galway on the doorstep of Galway Bay, The River Corrib and the vast Lough Corrib Lakes offer numerous diving opportunities for visitors to Galway. Dive Galway also offer Nightdives, Shoredives, Boatdiving, Cavediving and Driftdiving.

  • Packages available for Groups and individuals.
  • All our courses are taught by qualified Open Water Dive Instructors, with years of experience.

Contact 353 85 262 6957 or email: galwaydiving@eircom.net

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Sail Galway Bay

Looking to get out on Galway Bay?
Want to spend half a day fishing or sail out to the Aran Islands?

Sail Galway Bat  have boats to suit everyone from a short trip out to Salthill to an overnight adventure to the Aran island's.

T‘Suil Eile’ is the sailing vessel and has a capacity of 10 passengers and they e offer half day (3hrs) or full day (6hrs) sailing trips.

Both depart from Galway docks and head out the bay taking in the sights of Mutton Island, Kilgolgan Point, Salthill and the other side of the bay.
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