Adult Courses

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.

Due to Covid restrictions our Changing facilities and showers not currently 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 30 JuneThu 2 JulyTue 7 JulyThu 9 JulyTue 14 JulyThu 16 July
Course 2
Tue 21 JulyThu 23 JulyTue 28 JulyThu 30 JulyTue 4 Aug Thu 6 Aug
Course 3
Tue 11 Aug Thu 13 Aug Tue 18 Aug Thu 20 Aug Tue 25 Aug Thu 27 Aug