Hell Hole & Back Kayaking Experience

Limited Tour Series New For 2024

Hell Hole & Back Kayaking Experience

SEA KAYAKING EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Approximately 3-hour All-In Sea Kayaking Experience (Check-In closes 30 mins before Start Time).
  • Fully Guided Experience with an Expert Fun Kayaking Guide who will Bring the Stunning Surroundings to Life!
  • Discover “Hell Hole” a Huge Sea Cliff Crevasse with a Narrow Entrance that leads into a circular arena surrounded by sheer cliff face.
  • Hear the Epic Story of How the SS Kinsale met its Hellish End inside “Hell Hole” and how the lies spread in the aftermath incensed the Local People.
  • Like our Famous “Sea Cave Kayaking Experience” Explore Hidden Sea Caves, Arches and Private Beaches During this Magical Experience.
  • Midway Stop inside Hell Hole to Re-energize with our Famous mid-tour Hot Chocolate & Snack!
  • Spot our Local Seals who Tail our Kayaks to See what we are up to!
  • See an array of Marine Wildlife such as Sea Otters, Dolphins, Basking Sharks, and an Impressive Variety of Coastal Birds.
  • Suitable for Novice or More Experienced people.
  • Be safely guided out of your comfort zone and into your ‘adventure zone’ on an experience to remember forever!
Sea Kayaking Experience

“HELL HOLE & BACK” – SEA KAYAKING EXPERIENCE

Designed for lovers of The Irish Experience who may have already enjoyed our famous Sea Cave Kayaking Experience.  Or perhaps you already have some experience in a kayak and want to jump straight into this unique Kayaking Experience!

Embark on this breathtaking 3-hour Sea Kayaking Adventure that promises excitement and tranquillity. Guided by our expert and fun-loving kayaking guides, you’ll explore the stunning coastal scenery and hidden gems.

You will Discover the epic hell hole and its tragic story. This is a place never seen before by almost anybody! Uncover previously unknown golden sandy beaches, craggy secret coves, and hidden crevasses.

You will intimately discover what the Atlantic Ocean has been carving out over millions of years.  Wexfords Hook Peninsula coastline comprises an impressive variety of Sea Caves along its sheer cliff face. We will guide you to some of the most remarkable natural Sea Caves you will ever have the pleasure of experiencing by kayak. By comparison, this experience is truly unforgettable.

THE HOOK PENINSULA

The Hook Peninsula in Co Wexford is steeped in jaw-dropping history, Irish heritage and wonderful wildlife. A beautiful outcrop of rugged land that jolts outward off the southwest Wexford coast into the Atlantic Ocean.

Home to the oldest operational lighthouse in the world! The Hook Lighthouse stands proudly at Hook Head, completely intact. The location of Scenes of epic drama, the place is steeped in history told through our local stories. Today it is one of the Irish coast’s most beautiful, natural and genuinely peaceful areas.

Private Group Bookings of over 14 People Please Contact Us

What To Bring

  • Bottle of Water / Soft Drink*
  • Footwear you don’t mind getting wet / Wetsuit Boots or Aqua Shoes*
  • Arrive wearing shorts* or bathing suit* so transition into a wetsuit is easy (Please avoid cotton under wetsuit)
  • Sun cream*
  • Extra snack if required e.g bar, nuts, etc.
  • Sunglasses*
  • Towel*

What Is Included

  • Local Expert Guide
  • Full Length Wetsuit
  • Kayaking Safety Gear
  • Kayaking Equipment
  • Pre-Tour Tuition
  • Mid Tour Snack
  • Chocolatey Hot Drink

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check availability and book my experience?
You can view live availability and book in by clicking on the “Book now!”-button on the page of the experience of your choice. Choose the date and time of your preference and available times and the number of spaces available will then be displayed, after which you fill in your personal details and complete payment in order to confirm your reservation. You will receive a confirmation email within minutes, if not, please make sure to check your spam folder and mark us as “safe” as you will also receive an important reminder email. On your bank statement it will say “Trekksoft/AGTheIrishExperience” or sometimes shortened by the bank to “Trekksoft”.
When should I arrive?
You should check-in at least 30 minutes before your tour start-time at our Booking Office (Eircode: Y34P778, the big green building on the corner, you won't miss it!). Please be prepared to wait for people checking in ahead of you.
What is the starting location?
After check-in at our Booking Office you will then drive yourself the short distance to Booley Beach. Here you will get changed into your wetsuit and meet your guide at the tour start time. There is parking available in the village for check-in and again at Booley Beach where you launch from (there is no toilet facility at Booley Beach)
Do I need to be able to swim?
No, you do not need to be able to swim to join one of our kayaking experiences. You will always be provided with a buoyancy aid, which will keep you afloat if you are in the water and a guide will always be near to help you back into your kayak, although our sit-on top kayaks are extremely stable – especially our double XL kayaks.
Do I need prior kayaking experience?
Our experiences are generally suitable for all. However, this experience is better suited to somebody with previous kayaking experience
Is there a minimum age?
The minimum age for our Sea Cave Kayaking Experience is 14 y/o and the minimum age for a single kayak is 16 y/o. When sharing a double kayak at least one of the participants has to be minimum age 16y/o.
Are there weight or height restrictions?
There is a maximum weight limit for our kayaking experiences. The maximum weight limit for our single kayaks is approximately 125kg / 20 stone and the combined total weight restriction for our double XL kayaks is approximately 190kg / 30 stone. There are no height restrictions.
Should we choose a double or a single kayak?
Our double XL kayaks are by far the most popular kayak, as they are the most stable and you can share the paddling together. Please note: Our guides will always be in their own kayaks and cannot share a kayak with any guests or their children.
Why can I not select more than 1 single kayak?
At weekends and during the summertime only double kayaks are available, with the exception (where possible) for solo travelers or odd numbered groups.
Do minimum numbers apply for the experience to go ahead?
Yes, a minimum of 6 participants must be booked in for this experience to go ahead. If this is not the case we will be in touch to reschedule.
Do we always get into the cave / caves?
There is no guarantee that you will enter a cave by kayak, the route is dictated by marine conditions at the time of your tour. For sea kayaking, there are many factors to take into account, conditions change quickly at sea. Ensuring the group's safety is priority. Your guide will determine the best route and actions to take at that specific time based on their ongoing risk assessment. Rest assured that you will be given the best adventure possible at the time
For more Frequently Asked Questions click here:
https://theirishexperience.com/faq/

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