Beginner Courses 2018

Always wanted to learn how to kayak? Want a chance to explore the beautiful waterways in and around Galway? Have some fun? Meet new friends?

If you answered Yes to any of these questions then our Kayak Beginner courses are the perfect activity for you!


During the course, our experienced and qualified instructors will teach you how to kayak safely while having fun on the Upper Corrib. Our courses are run from the Commercial Boat Club in Woodquay in the heart of Galway. The course includes assessment for Canoeing Ireland Level 2 kayaking certificate.

Please note that as this is a water-sport, you need to be able to swim.

All kayak gear (boats, paddles, helmets, buoyancy aids) is provided during the course.

What you’ll need

You will need to bring some personal gear like a wet-suit, booties or old warm clothes such as tracksuit bottoms, old runners to wear on the water. Also, please bring a change of clothes.

Changing facilities are provided and showers are available.

Parking on-site is available as well.

Courses start at 6:30 pm and end around 8:30 pm each evening.

 Day 1
  Day 2
  Day 3
  Day 4
  Day 5
  Day 6
Course 1
Tue 10 Apr Thur 12 Apr Tue 17 Apr Thur 19 Apr Tue 24 Apr Thur 26 Apr
Course 2
Tue 8 May Thur 10 May Tue 15 May Thur 17 May Tue 22 May Thur 24 May
Course 3
Tue 28 May Thur 31 May Tue 5 Jun Thur 7 Jun Tue 12 Jun Thur 14 Jun
Course 4
Wed 6 Jun Friday 8 Jun Wed 13 Jun Fri 15 Jun Wed 20 Jun Fri 22 Jun
Course 5
Tue 19 Jun Thur 21 Jun Tue 26 Jun Thur 28 Jun Tue 3 July Fri 5 July

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