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Your favourite Outdoor Adventure, Activity and Training Centre in Courtmacsherry, Cork, Ireland
Welcome to Gecko Adventures!
We are an outdoor activity, adventure, and training centre operating in the picturesque Irish community of Courtmacsherry, along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Our highly experienced instructors are dedicated to passing on their expert skills and knowledge while providing a safe and fun learning environment, and making every session an unforgettable experience.
We pride ourselves on being fully inclusive, the outdoors is for everyone, of all ages and abilities!
What we do
- Fun kids kayak sessions
- Coastal kayak tours exploring the beautiful Courtmacsherry coastline and caves, day tours and sunset tours
- Beginner to intermediate Canoeing Ireland skills courses, levels 1, 2 and 3
- Kayak Academy
- River safety and rescue
Or try our paddleboard yoga class, starting with some very basic movements on the board before moving to some more challenging standing positions… how long can you stay up?!
Activities include: kayaking, windsurfing, pier jumping, weather and tides, crab fishing, sea safety, kids yoga, paddleboarding, raft building, archery tag and more!
We are an adventure centre providing a broad range of activities in Cork.
We are based in the heart of West Cork, in the beautiful Courtmacsherry. A charming village with a friendly and welcoming community, Courtmacsherry is a hidden treasure along the Wild Atlantic Way. Follow along it’s one street with houses on your right and the ocean, pier and historical remains of the old railway to your left, until you reach Courtmacsherry Beach at the far end of the village. The road stops here, right at the doorstep of our activity centre, but if you would like to continue along then you can choose between the walkway through the forest and along the top of the sea cliffs, or take to the water and explore the coast on one of our Coastal Kayak Tours!
Owenahincha Surf School
We are super excited to have opened our brand new surf school at Owenahincha beach in West Cork! Our main centre in Courtmacsherry with it’s perfectly flat water bay is perfect for most of our activities, but we needed to find somewhere with waves so we could start teaching surfing! We will be running surf lessons and rentals from the beach at Owenahincha, as well as kayak and SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) rentals, and we’re planning to run kids camps soon too! For more information, check out our surf school page.
"Doane and Tal are brilliant instructors. Doane has coached me from when I started kayaking until I did my level 4 training. He always has something new to teach you. He makes progression fun and rewarding at all levels. Tal is an awesome windsurfing instructor who makes even the most complicated sounding windsurf theory simple to understand. His well structured lessons will have you planing in no time! I would absolutely recommend them to anybody interested in adventure sports, or anybody who wants to progress to the next level"
"Had the best time windsurfing today. I'm really nervous about being out of my depth in water but Tal was a great instructor and put me right at ease. can't wait to go again."
"Doane took a group of us kayaking and he's an excellent teacher! He's passionate about what he does and you really feel like you're in experienced hands. I'll definitely be trying some of the other activities on offer too, thanks Doane!"
"I have never met an instructor with as much enthusiasm as Arran, and yet his patience and attention to detail helped me develop my skills while always having fun!”
"Amazing teaching technique! Tal is so relaxed and patient, I learned so much in just a few hours windsurfing with him. Absolute bargain. Would highly recommend to anyone! Can't wait to get out on the water with them again"
"Great fun had here today by my three teenagers. Great instructors. Thanks.
"Both Doane and Tal are amazing instructors, with their teaching I was able to get my eskimo roll after just a couple of sessions with them. They are very relaxed and will make your sessions fun and educational.
"Both Doane and Tal were busy coaching me and others in kayaking and windsurfing for the majority of last year and I'd 100% recommend any sessions with them. Two totally friendly, relaxed and experienced instructors who make instructions super clear and easy to understand. Huge thumbs up!"