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Water Sports & Fishing

Water Sports & Fishing

Raft Building ...a great activity for groups! Construct a craft at Eclipse Adventure Centre that will provide access to the lake’s islands in pursuit of treasure… Especially popular for schools & clubs and kid’s birthday parties. -

Sea Fishing and river fishing is the business of Kenmare Angling and Sightseeing which is ideal for the smaller group or for those who prefer to plan their own excursion. Small, private tours of Kenmare Bay can also be arranged. Your knowledgeable skipper will inform you as you sail. - Phone: 087 259 2209

Sailing the Bay is a must when you visit Kenmare.

Seafari runs daily Eco tours from the pier lasting around two hours and Star Outdoors, Accommodation and Adventure Centre operate from their pier at Dawros. Find the seals in their natural habitat and enjoy the informative, commentary and refreshments on board.

Kayaks small sailboats, canoes and many other water-related crafts and pursuits can be found at Star Outdoors, Accommodation and Adventure Centre just ten minutes out of town on the Castletownbere Road. Water activities are offered with experienced instructors and state-of-the-art equipment. Safety is paramount. - Phone: 064 66 41222 Visit:

The Blackwater River flows out into Kenmare Bay at Blackwater Bridge and provides a beautiful walk along its banks. Watch the salmon leaping and enjoy a picnic by the river’s waters or get a fishing permit and land some salmon! –

Sailing on Kenmare Bay is possible from Star Outdoors, Accommodation and Adventure Centre. The Kenmare River is a very under-used waterway, which means that there’s plenty of space for novice sailors and old sea dogs alike to explore the river. Your voyage will be undertaken using the best of equipment and with the benefit of expert supervision and tuition. - Phone: 064 66 41222 Visit:

Rowing Boat Hire is easy up at Cloonee Lakehouse. It’s a Bed & Breakfast, restaurant and bar up at Tuosist where you can hire rowing boats and enjoy a lazy sail on the nearby lake after which the Lakehouse is named. Following an hour or two bobbing on the water, you’ll be ready for some refreshments inside. - Phone: 064 66 84205 Visit:

Water-Skiing is just one of the water pursuits available a mere ten minutes’ journey from Kenmare at Star Outdoor, Accommodation and Adventure Centre. All the equipment is the latest available and experienced instructors ensure your safety at all times. -

Salmon and Trout Fishing is possible in many locations around Kenmare. There are 3 salmon rivers and at least 5 lakes stocked with trout. For information, permits and fishing equipment contact John O’Hare in Main Street. - Phone: 064 66 41499

Sea Diving is safe, exciting and fun. You can explore the secret sub-aquatic world of the Bay under the guidance of professional divers from Kenmare Bay Diving. Located at the spectacular Kilmackillogue Harbour, KBD will supply you with all the gear and equipment you need. For complete beginners or seasoned pros. - Phone: 087 699 3793

Head for Cloonee Lakes at Gleninchaquin and climb the mountain to enjoy the spectacular views of the lakes below and the Kenmare River and Iveragh Peninsula beyond. There’s a teahouse there too for a cuppa after your efforts. The signpost indicating Gleninchaquin is about eight miles out of town on the Castletownbere Road. –

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