Coastal Kayak Tours
Join us and explore the beautiful Courtmacsherry coastline from your kayak. A truly unique perspective of the Wild Atlantic Way. Our expert instructors will teach you the basics and keep you safe while we show you the cliffs and hidden caves along the way.
One hour fun session for 6-16 year olds. Our instructors will demonstrate the basic skills and safety procedures before bringing everyone on the water for some fun and kayak games!
Learn To Kayak
Canoeing Ireland Certified Level 2 Skills course
The Level 2 Kayak Skills Award enables participants to kayak safely and competently on flat water and grade 1 rivers. It is the first step in becoming a competent paddler, for both sea kayaking and river kayaking, and teaches the necessary skills to safely paddle a kayak.
Upon successful completion the participant will be able to demonstrate the following skills and techniques:
- Kayak safely and competently on Grade 1 as part of a group being led
- Have an understanding of the safety rules of kayaking
- Assist in basic rescues
- Be able to enter and exit a kayak correctly
- Forward stroke, reverse stroke, and stopping
- Forward sweep, reverse sweep and a combined sweep stroke
- Draw stroke, low brace, edging, edging on the move and turning on the move
- Capsize drill
- An ability to assist in rescues
This course runs as a 2 day weekend course OR a 4 week evening course. Successful candidates will receive the Canoeing Ireland Level 2 Kayak Skills Award certificate.
Gecko Adventures Kayak Academy is a weekly kayak skills program. You can join at any time. Whether you are a total beginner or if you have already completed your level 1 or 2 skills, we will fit the program around you. Sessions vary week to week from flatwater skills, moving water, and trips to different rivers around Cork and Kerry.