Activity & Water Sports
West Cork has hundreds of hidden inlets, tiny coves, safe harbours and the Inchydoney blue flag beach. Take a kayak (even at moonlight), enjoy a surfing lesson or a dive or maybe try to do some whale watching!Or simply eat a fresh crab sandwich on the quayside.
Clonakilty Park Adventure Centre
Clonakilty's newest family activity centre. Located on the grounds of the Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre, this superb adventure centre offers a host of exciting activities for you to choose from, Aerial Trekking High Ropes Course, Climbing Tower, Power Fan Jump and 100m Zip Line. Visit www.clonadventurecentre.ie for more information.
Cycle West Cork
Whether you would like a guided cycling tour, a self led tour or you are just looking to hire bikes, then Cycle West Cork have a package to suit you. It is a wonderful way to see some of the most superb scenery in beautiful West Cork and visit towns such as Glandore, Baltimore and Schull. For more information, please visit www.cyclewestcork.com or Tel. +353 (0)87 3921894
West Cork Surf School
Located at the blue flag, Inchydoney beach in Clonakilty, the West Cork Surf School, is the first established Surf School in Cork and are recognised by the Irish Surfing Association (ISA). They run lessons all year round and are open seven days a week throughout the summer. During the winter months they cater for individuals and small/large groups on Saturdays and Sundays and large groups (8+) during the week. Individuals and groups are welcomed, as are all levels, whether beginner or pro. T: +353 (0)86 8695396, www.westcorksurfing.com
Atlantic Sea Kayaking, Skibbereen, West Cork
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, West Cork's coastline is dotted with deserted islands, ancient castles, sea caves and and abundance of marine life. Atlantic Sea Kayaking offer an unique opportunity to explore this wild and colourful landscape in a nature friendly way. They offer Kayaking in safety and comfort, expert and friendly instructors, quality equipment. All ages and abilities catered for. For the adventourour, we also offer a night time kayak! I.C.U. and Irish Tourist Board Approved. Tel. +353 (0)28 21058, www.atlanticseakayaking.com
Big Surf Shop
Our friends at Bigsurfshop can cater for all your watersports needs. They specialise in wetsuits, clothing and equipment for Surf, Windsurf, SUP, Kayak, Bodyboard, and Kitesurf, drop into the shop and they'll be delighted to help. Tel. +353 (0)23 88 50018, www.bigsurfshop.com
Lagoon Activity Centre, Rosscarbery, West Cork
A day out at the lagoon activity centre is a fun day for everyone. You can rent a paddle-boat, row-boat or kayak – they cater for all ages safely. The lagoon is an ideal place to start boating, we will take you through the basics of boating and safety, they will supply life-jackets and have a safety boat on hand at all times. Large groups or late openings can be catered for on request. Tel. +353 (0)87 7462720, www.lagoonactivitycentre.ie/
Courtmacsherry Water Sports Centre
There are sailing and water activities for everyone at the Courtmacsheery Water Sports Centre. With 35+ years experience , they know how people of all ages are excited and amazed to find themselves managing a boat and having fun within hours of arriving, and gaining a hobby to last a lifetime. Re-discover the adventurer within you and get out there , sailing, power boating or land yachting and enjoy the unspoilt quiet picturesque Courtmacsherry Harbour. Tel. +353 (0)23 88 44464, www.courtmacsherrywatersports.com
Whale & Dolphin Watch
Enjoy a truly close up view of the whales, dolphins and porposes that populate the clear, unpolluted West Cork waters. Voyager is licesed to carry 12 passengers and operates from Reen Pier in Castlehaven Harbour near the pretty fishing village of Union Hall. Tours last 4 hours. To book your trip T: +353 (0)86 1200027 or +353 (0)23 88 33357.
Baltimore Sea Safari
Enjoy panoramic views of the picturesque and unspoilt West Cork coastline, including Cape Clear Island, sheer cliffs, lighthouses, signal towers, castles, golden beaches and secluded bays and inlets. Charter trips can also be requested. To book your trip T:+353 (0)28 20753 or +353 (0)87 2409761, www.baltimoreseasafari.ie
Coolmain Sailing and Courtmacsherry
The activities are varied including canoeing, sailing in various forms keelboat, dinghy, land yachting plus power boating. All activities/courses take place in Courtmacsherry and Coolmain Bay and are open to everyone over 10 years and water confident.
Catering for small groups or individuals, tuition, quality and safety are of the highest calibre with Irish Sailing Association recognition and the principal's 30 plus years experience, giving personal attention at all times. Tel. +353 (0)23 88 44464, www.coolmain-sailing.com
West Cork Triathlon Club
Easiest way to become a member is to sign up through the Triathlon Ireland website http://www.triathlonireland.com or contact the Chairman Tim Oregan on 087 2681588. If you want to recieve their newsletter please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrenalin fuelled action packed adventure. War games based on state of the art military equipment, each player gets a machine gun and grenade launcher. Ammunition is FREE, making it much cheaper than paintball. Suitable for anyone aged 10 upwards. Also available is LASER CLAY SHOOTING, FISHING, GOLF, INFLATABLE CHALLENGES and TEAM BUILDING events. Rebel Base is just outside Clonakilty, just a 3 minute drive from the hotel.
T: +353 (0)23 88 43998 or +353 (0)87 1233117, www.rebeladventures.com