Valentia Island Sea Sports

If you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure on the water, look no further than Valentia Island Sea Sports.

This incredible sea sports center offers a wide variety of exciting water-based activities, from sea cruises to guided kayak tours, a variety of summer camps, and sailing courses.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced water sports enthusiast, Valentia Island Sea Sports has something to offer.

So take the plunge and explore the beautiful coastline around Valentia Island today! Let’s dive deeper into the different activities on offer.

SEA CRUISE: Explore the Waters Around Valentia Island

Embark on a leisurely sea cruise and explore the stunning waters around Valentia Island and Dingle Bay on a boat that can hold up to 12 people.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline and get up close to local wildlife, such as seals and dolphins. The knowledgeable guides will provide information on the history and geography of the area, ensuring you leave with a wealth of new knowledge.

Relax and unwind as you take in the beautiful surroundings and feel the sea breeze in your hair.

Cromwell Point Lighthouse
Cromwell Point Lighthouse
  • See the coastline from a unique perspective
  • Spot local wildlife, including seals and dolphins
  • Observe the place where the ancient Tetrapod first emerged from the sea in Valentia.
  • See Cromwell Point Lighthouse from the sea.
  • Observe the Kittiwakes and Guillemots as they nest and plunge into the ocean.
  • Observe the beehive hut on the uninhabited Church Island
  • Gain knowledge about the area
  • Relax and unwind as you explore the beautiful coastline

Guided Kayak Tours: Discover the Hidden Gems of the Coastline

Looking for a unique way to explore the beautiful coastline around Valentia Island? If you are older than 11 then you can join one of their guided kayak tours!

Their experienced guides will take you on an adventure to discover Beginish Island and hidden coves that are inaccessible by land.

What to Expect

Their kayak tours are suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced paddlers. They use high-quality kayaks and provide all the necessary safety gear, so you can focus on enjoying the stunning scenery.

Along the way, you’ll get up close to local wildlife, such as seals and seabirds. Their guides are knowledgeable about the history and geography of the area, and they’ll be happy to share their insights with you.

THE SPLASH CLUB: Fun and Games for Water Lovers

If your kids love water sports, they’ll love The Splash Club at Valentia Island Sea Sports. Their experienced instructors will supervise and keep kids entertained with a variety of games and activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Paddle Boating

Their aim is to improve kids’ water sports skills and abilities in a safe, fun environment. They’ll meet new friends, develop strategies and tactics, and practice teamwork.

The Splash Club is ideal for kids who love to be on the water and want to try out exciting new water sports activities.

Children under the age of 9 need to be accompanied by an adult. Your children will have a ball for two hours.

Kids Camps: Exciting Water Activities for Children (4yrs – 10yrs old)

Valentia Island Sea Sports offers a wide range of summer camps that are perfect for children who love water sports. These camps are designed to be fun, safe, and educational, providing children with a great opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun in the sun.


The camps offer a variety of exciting water activities that are perfect for children, including:

  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Crab Fishing
  • Pier Jumping (This activity is only recommended for confident swimmers.)
  • Paddle Boat
  • Other Games

Their experienced instructors will provide guidance and support to ensure that children learn new skills and have a great time. It is aimed at 4 to 10-year-olds and it is on from 10 am to 1 pm Monday to Friday.

Adventure Challenge Camp: Test Your Limits and Build Skills( 11 yrs – 16 yrs old)

If you’re looking for an adrenaline-fueled water adventure, the Adventure Challenge Camp is the perfect choice. This camp is designed for those who want to push themselves to the limit and build their water sports skills.


Drone photo of Beginish Island
Beginish Island
  • Kayaking: Navigate through the challenging waters to Begnish Island.
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding: Test your balance and core strength as you paddle through the waves.
  • Pier Jumping: Take a leap of faith and jump off the pier into the water. This activity is only recommended for confident swimmers.
  • Windsurfing
  • Introduction to Sailing
  • Visit a seal colony

The Adventure Challenge Camp is led by experienced instructors who will guide you through the activities and ensure your safety at all times.

This camp is perfect for those who want to build their water sports skills, test their limits, and have a blast while doing it.

It is aimed at 11 to 16-year-olds and it is on from 2 pm to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Young Pirates Sailing Camp: Learn to Sail Like a Pro (8yrs – 13yrs old)

If you have a child who is interested in sailing, then the Young Pirates Sailing Camp at Valentia Island Sea Sports is the perfect place to start.

Their experienced instructors will teach your child all the basic skills needed to become a confident sailor. It will take place in the Valentia Harbor

The camp is open to children aged 8 to 13 years old.

At Valentia Island Sea Sports, they provide all the necessary equipment, including life jackets, and boats. The children are introduced to the fundamental skills of ropes, rigging, and sailing. All you need to do is bring your child, a towel, and a sense of adventure.

Sailing Courses: Gain Confidence and Mastery on the Water (Over 10 years old)

If you’re looking to gain confidence and mastery on the water, the sailing courses offered at Valentia Island Sea Sports are the perfect choice.

They provide courses for all skill levels, whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced sailor looking to improve your skills.

Valentia Island Sea Sports offers a comprehensive range of sailing courses, including Levels 1, 2, and 3.

As you progress through the courses, you’ll have the opportunity to put your skills into practice on trips to the nearby uninhabited Island of Begnish and sailing to the sheltered Glenleam Beach.


Valentia Island Sea Sports is the perfect destination for water sports enthusiasts and adventure seekers. With a range of exciting activities on offer, from relaxing sea cruises to challenging adventure camps, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you’re interested in kayaking, sailing, or just having fun on the water, Valentia Island Sea Sports has everything you need to make your visit unforgettable. With knowledgeable guides and stunning scenery, there’s no better way to explore the amazing coastline of beautiful Valentia Island.


Is Valentia on the Skellig Ring?

Yes. You can get a ferry from Cahersiveen to Knightstown.

How far is Valentia from Killarney?

If you go by the bridge in Portmagee it will take you 1 hour and 35 minutes by car.

Can you drive around Valentia Island?

Yes, you can but some of the roads are very narrow. The main road around the island is 16 km