Carrick-On-Shannon Private Kayak Tour

(7 customer reviews)

Let us take you exploring along the Shannon River with our premium Kayaking experience. Perfect for friends, couples and colleagues that want an active endeavour while discovering the bewitching landscape of County Leitrim. Our expert instructors will gently steer you along, while you discover the idyllic comfort of a Sit-on-top Kayak.

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Carrick-On-Shannon Private Kayak Tour

Let us take you exploring along the Shannon River with our premium Kayaking experience. Perfect for friends, couples and colleagues that want an active endeavour while discovering the bewitching landscape of County Leitrim. Our expert instructors will gently steer you along, while you discover the idyllic comfort of a Sit-on-top Kayak.

As you paddle along, you'll take in the wonders and sights of the ever-changing Shannon River, situated near the welcoming historic town of Carrick-on-Shannon. Enjoying the beautiful Irish vista as the Shannon twists and weaves you to your destination.

No tour is ever the same. One moment you will enjoy the gentle lapping of the waves against your Kayak, and in the next, you'll be pulled into the thrill and excitement of a more challenging river adventure.

Our seasoned instructors are on hand to navigate you in the right direction, making sure that you’re safe and secure during your trip.

All groups are private, you only paddle with the people you booked with! Each group needs at least 1 adult in the group.

Essential equipment is provided and there are double kayaks available upon request. All you need is a sense of wonder and adventure, and we'll do the rest. Group discounts apply for groups of 5 or more, please email [email protected] for more info.

What's included:

  • 2 Hour Private Kayaking session with a qualified instructor
  • Kayak and Paddle
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Wetsuit (If desired)

What to Bring:

  • Casual sportswear, light Jacket, change of footwear
  • Water, suncream and sunglasses! The reflection from the water can be quite strong.
  • Towel
  • Your own wetsuit if you desire, or we can provide one 
  • Glasses wearers – please secure them or wear contacts for the session
  • Personal belongings: we can’t take responsibility for loss, theft, or damage to personal belongings at any time during your kayaking session. Please leave valuables at home.

7 reviews for Carrick-On-Shannon Private Kayak Tour

  1. Edel (verified owner)

    I would highly recommend the paddle shack. Rory made the whole experience very enjoyable from start to finish. With Rory providing a chilled relaxed vibe from the outset, Kayaking on the Shannon definitely exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be booking in again to try the stand up paddle boarding.

    • Rory

      Thanks Edel! It was a lovely afternoon. 🙂

  2. Helena Gaughan

    This was the best thing ive done all summer.

    Kayaking was something i always wanted to try. So easy to book and even when i made a mistake Rory was kind enough to change it straight away. Rory and Aoife were an absolute pleasure. Easy place to find and has fantastic facilities. So relaxing and you felt you were in the safe hands of professionals. Our guide Aoife was amazing she was funny easy to chat to and took the session at our pace. I will be back booking the paddle boarding over the next few weeks before people figure out about this little gem😉

    • Aoife

      Thanks Helena for your lovely review, we look forward to the next trip!

  3. Sue (verified owner)

    I would highly recommend The Paddle Shack. Myself and my 2 teenagers went Kayaking and had great fun . Rory is a fantastic instructor, safety is first & foremost but he also made sure we had lots of fun by incorporating different challenges for us to do too. Great value for money too .Will definitely book again when back in Carrick-On-Shannon 👍🏻

    • Aoife

      Thanks very much for your lovely review!

  4. Michelle Sullivan (verified owner)

    Rory and Aoife could not be more accommodating for our little trip along the Shannon – we had to rearrange on more than one date during our holiday and Rory went out of his way to ensure it would happen for us. He is so easygoing and made us all totally at ease (we had one who cannot swim and was petrified of water). The challenges were great craic and the ‘glide’ back to base was just beautiful followed by a pier jump to finish up. We are a family of six – different ages, thrill seekers and swimming abilities but there was something for us all. Some of the family quoted this activity as being the highlight of their staycation. If you are thinking of kayaking on the Shannon – give Rory a call, well worth it!!

    • Aoife

      Thank you so much Michelle for your lovely review!

  5. Dolores (verified owner)

    Amazing experience. 2 hours of great fun and adventure. Aoife our guide was fantastic. First time kayaking and it was brilliant. Will definitely be doing it again. Thank you Aoife.

    • Aoife

      Thanks Dolores for your lovely review!

  6. Tanya,Jim & Bryn

    Just want to give a big thank you to Rory and Aoife @thepaddleshack1 . We booked a family kayaking experience and had to cancel last minute and they where so accommodating and found a new slot for us with no questions asked. We had the most amazing session with our lovely guide Charlie who made sure our trip on the river as a family was safe and very enjoyable, we got to see parts of the river we couldn’t see by boat. Great location and super staff highly recommend

    • Aoife

      Thanks very much guys!

  7. Siobhan (verified owner)

    We had the pleasure of spending the last few hours of our short break to Carrick on Shannon at The Paddle Shack. We are a family of 5 and none of us had been kayaking before. We were slightly apprehensive when we arrived but needn’t have worried. Aoife and Rory immediately put us at ease. They are clearly very experienced and passionate about watersports. After our safety briefing off we headed with Aoife as our instructor. With her encouragement we quickly got the hang of things…. and she was on hand to rescue us from the reeds once or twice! Our 2 youngest girls got tired towards the end so Aoife encouraged them and towed them along at times to give them breaks from rowing. We had fun activities along the way and had the chance to jump in for a swim in the lake. The girls really enjoyed that! I was struck by the calming feeling of being in a kayak on open water and I’m certain our first kayaking experience won’t be our last. My 3 girls said it was the highlight of their holiday so that says it all!! Thanks again Aoife and Rory. For anyone visiting the Carrick on Shannon area, I would highly recommend putting The Paddle Shack on your to-do list.

    • Aoife

      Thanks very much Siobhan!

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