Kayaking on the Dingle Peninsula

kayaking at sunset Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula is a fantastic setting for everyone, from beginner to experienced kayakers. A unique opportunity to experience the unforgettable seascapes and wildlife of Ireland's South West coast. Dingle Peninsula has some great natural bays that are sheltered in most weather and ideal for sea kayaking - Dingle Harbour, Ventry Harbour, Smerwick Harbour and Sandy Bay Castlegregory.  Kayaking is a great way to see parts of the coast that are inaccessible from land


Our Kayaking providers cater for all levels of experience, you will be provided with super warm and buoyant specialised equipment. Suitable for families (10+), individuals or groups, you will get a full safety briefing and basic training before you even get into your boat and then give you some time to practice your moves in a sheltered area of the harbour before you paddle out to open water.


In Dingle there are Sea Kayaking Tours which will bring you around the harbour, visit sea caves, see a beautiful sunset, and let you meet Fungi the local Dolphin. In Castlegregory there are adventure centres with Sea Kayaking open from June, July, August and September.

Kayaking with fungi near Dingle


There are different tours you can take ore request, contact our providers below for enquiries, here are some suggestions.

  • Kayaking with Fungi - go up close and personal with our most famous resident, Fungi, a wild bottlenose dolphin!
  • Sea Kayaking - explore beautiful bays, hidden caves, and see the Dingle Peninsula coastline from a new and exciting perspective.
  • Sunset Sea-Kayaking - Experience the peaceful waters the Wild Atlantic Way at their most tranquil at the end of the day.
  • Party with a different - perfect for birthdays, weddings, and team building with a difference

Where to kayak on the Dingle Peninsula

There are kayaking adventure centres on the north and south coast of the Dingle Peninsula in the Castlegregory/Maharees area and in Dingle Town. Contact providers from the selection below for more information. 



Comhaontas Turasóireachta Chorca Dhuibhne – Ag cur Corca Dhuibhne chun cinn le chéile

Do come and stay!
We are very happy to help guide you to your idyllic holiday or short break on the Dingle Peninsula. Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance, a marketing co-operative owned and managed by its members across the peninsula, have produced this website to provide you, our visitors with the most up to date information you need to plan and enjoy your visit.

If you cannot find the information you need, or have a question you would like answered, please feel free to contact us.

Comhaontas Turasóireachta Chorca Dhuibhne
Aonad 4, Páirc Gnó na Coille, Daingean Uí Chúis, Contae Chiarraí, Éire

Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance
Office 4, The Wood Business Park, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland