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Sea kayaking trip to Skerries Islands (COVID-19 Update)

Date: Saturday, 13 November 2021 - 1:30pm

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Following government guidelines and restrictions we intend to resume kayaking trips. Our group sizes are restricted due to COVID19 situation to 15 people per session, only people from same household will be sat together in 1 double kayak, otherwise you will be using kayak on your own. Equipment cleaned with antibacterial solution and sanitiser after each use, there will be no changing facilities available until further notice. We will provide wetsuits/boots and gloves for single use only, which have been laundered and sanitised. Strict 2 meter social distance will apply at all times. It is your own responsibility to follow guidelines in regards to traveling distance restrictions from your own home.

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Skerries sea kayaking trip.

1. About the Trip

Come and join us for a fun kayaking trip around the coastline towards Skerries Islands!

Skerries has five islands in total off its coast. These are Shenick Island, St Patrick's, Colt Island, Rockabill, and Lambay Island; all of them have their own history. We will start our kayaking session from the beach near the Martello Tower. Before we go on the water we will get all safety instructions. We will paddle to the Shenick's Island first, it should take us 20 minutes. Then we will land there and take some pictures. After we will paddle to the Colt Island for about another 20 minutes and will take our deserved brake there. If the weather is nice we can go for a swim. When we are ready we will head towards St Patrick's Island, land there, walk around, and head back to the starting point.

This kayaking session is suitable for the beginners, but all of you have to be 18 years of age and over and must know how to swim.

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2. History

Early writers tell how an island off Skerries was used as a landing place for an invasion, which happened in the second century. This island was either Shenick or Red Island, which would have been a tidal island at the time. When the invaders landed, they formed ranks and at low tide marched to the mainland, where they were promptly defeated at the ancient settlement of Knocknagin, north of Ballbriggan.

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3. We Will Provide

- all the equipment and sit on top kayaks, life jackets

- wetsuit 3mm, spay top, water boots 3mm, gloves 3mm

- full safety instruction, instructors all the time during the trip

- we will make your pictures, you can download them after the session any time for free

- changing facilities (not available in moment)

- place to keep your belongings (not available in moment)

- free water, tea, coffee and snacks (not available in moment)

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4. What you need to bring

- €120 fee (or €115 if you have paid the deposit of 5€)

- Swim wear (to put on under the wetsuit)

- Sports wear and trainers

- Towel

- Change of clothes

- Bottle of water

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5. Booking and payment

By the moment we have 15 PLACES AVAILABLE. To secure your RSVP a €5 non-refundable deposit needs to be made via PAYPAL:, the remaining €115 are to be paid in cash on the day. When you transfer the money via PayPal please add a note and state there your name, mobile phone and the destination and date of the trip. We will refund the deposit in case we have to cancel the kayaking trip due to bad weather.

In case you don't have PayPal or are unable to make the deposit please book the place by contacting me via message here or at 0830 575 600

6. Directions

If you are driving from the city you need to follow M1 motorway and take exit 4 to Skerries. Once you are in Skerries keep going towards Skerries harbour road till the end and there is a parking near Martello tower.

If you are coming by train take a train from Connoly Station towards Drogheda train station; you will need to get off at Skerries Rail Halt station. Follow the station road till the junction with Dublin road, turn left and take the Skerries harbour road.

The meeting point is sandy beach near the Skerries martello tower.

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7. Cancellation policy

- For this kayaking trip to go ahead there must be at least a group of 8 people.

- If we have to cancel due to bad weather conditions I will let you know within 48 hours so keep an eye on the event page.

- If the trip is cancelled we will reschedule for the next available trip or we will refund your the deposit.

If you have any inquiries please do not hesitate to contact me here or at 0858 313 400 (SMS, WhatsApp)




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