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Outdoor Adventure Kerry

The pubs and the craic in County Kerry maybe wonderful, but its dramatic scenery and range of outdoor activities are even better. Outdoor activity and adventures play a huge role in the Kerry way of life. The landscape is a stunning tapestry of greens, while the rugged coastline gives epic views of the Wild Atlantic Ocean.

This is great walking country, with long-distance trails and circular routes across the region. Hugging the coast, or crossing Ireland’s highest mountains, breathtaking views unfold at every turn. It’s the furthest west in all Ireland: “next parish Manhattan”, they say here.

Kerry, the adventure capital of Ireland, boasts the majority of our highest peaks to climb, several lakes to swim, kayak, canoe and paddle board. You could find yourself paddle-boarding with Fungie the dolphin!

With lots of clear water lakes and natural forest in between, Kerry is by far one of the best places in the world for outdoor activities. So, before you plan your next heart-pumping trip, check out our top outdoor activity centres and the wide range of activities we offer throughout Kerry. Experience authentic experiences around Kerry, created by local companies, the people who have been there, done that, and bought the t-shirt.

Star Outdoors Adventure Centre, Kenmare

Located just a few miles from Kenmare town, Star Outdoors provide a range of activities including kayaking, pedal boats, water park, archery, obstacle course, paintball, splat ball, team games, mini golf, playground, murder mystery. They have a 1-hour wildlife cruise of the Kenmare Bay which takes in the local history, landmarks, birdlife, castles and seal colony. They provide Easter & Summer Camps and also Family & Couple Packages which give a variety of different activities at a great price.

Emerald Outdoors, Kenmare

​Emerald Outdoors believe that exploration doesn't have to be exhausting. With a range of tours to suit all ages and interests you can take charge of a kayak or paddleboard by day or by night for a mystical paddle experience on Kenmare Bay. With highly experienced and internationally renowned guides on every trip.

Eclipse Activity & Adventure Centre, Kenmare 

Eclipse Ireland, are Outdoor Adventure and Activity Specialists with a proven track record of excellence. The Eclipse Centre is set in the heart of the lush and rugged Irish countryside located along the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way, amidst stunning scenery of the McGillicuddy Reeks and nestled between the colourful and cultural towns of Kenmare, Sneem and Killarney in the South West of Ireland. Our Outdoor Adventure Centre includes: Coasteering & Gorge Walking, Ireland's Original Bog Run, Orienteering, Assault course, Mud surfing, Kayaking (river & lake), Raft Building and more.

Outdoors Ireland Training & Adventure, Killarney

Outdoors Ireland are a leading outdoor training, adventure and bush craft company, with a small team of highly qualified and vastly experienced instructors; dedicated to providing the best service possible. They were the first adventure company in Ireland to achieve a gold environmental award. Join them for an intensive training course, an extreme adventure experience, or a magical relaxing kayak tour.

Irish Adventures Activities, Training and Tours, Dingle

Irish Adventures provides outdoor activities, training and tours suitable for all levels and abilities on the spectacular Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way. Their main activities are: Sea kayaking in Dingle Bay along the stunning coastline exploring sea caves and seeing Fungie the Dolphin. Sunset sea kayaking visiting sea caves and seeing Fungie the Dolphin. Rock climbing on the amazing Dingle sea cliffs. Kayaking in Killarney National Park. Their qualified, friendly guides provide fun adventures and unforgettable experiences for all the family.

Dingle Surf, Dingle 

The Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry is a surfer’s paradise and the perfect spot for a surf holiday. With three different coastlines all within half an hour of each other, the Dingle Peninsula has surf in almost all-weather conditions. Suitable for both adults & children our exciting surf lessons are a great way to connect with nature and experience the Wild Atlantic Way in all its glory. The scenic Kerry surroundings and the thrill of riding the perfect waves of the Wild Atlantic Way will ensure you will have an unforgettable experience with Dingle Surf School.

Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco and Activity Park, Tralee 

Tralee Bay Wetlands is popular with locals, tourists, walking enthusiasts, nature lovers, day trippers, coach groups, garden clubs, school tours and families, Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco & Activity Park is equipped with not only scenic views from the 20 metre Viewing and Observation Tower but also with full visitor facilities, including the Lakeside Café onsite, an Ecology and Wildlife Centre, Guided Nature Boat Tours, Bird Hides, and for the more energetic the light Water sports and Activity Lake!

Vibrant on the one hand, tranquil on the other, Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre is really a fantastic place to visit with facilities and activities to cater for all ages making your visit a uniquely individual experience. They have been running outdoor activities since 2007 and have been widely recognized as one of the best things to do in Kerry.

Killarney Mindful Hiking, Killarney

Guided Walks in Kerry. Promoting the enjoyment of walking safely and responsibly, in the mountains of County Kerry. Unpredictable Atlantic weather, complex terrain and other challenges are all part of the hill walking experience in this wonderful environment. The sheer beauty of the mountain ranges of the Killarney and the Dingle, Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas cannot be fully appreciated without the help and leadership of a friendly, experienced Mountain-Hiking Guide.

Kerry Climbing, Killarney

A family run, award winning and premier guiding and mountain adventure activity provider in the Kerry region and the South West of Ireland. Kerry Climbing’s aim is to provide you with the perfect mountain adventure to suit your individual level of fitness, experience and aspirations. Should you wish to hike or climb Ireland’s highest summit or perhaps have other peaks or routes in mind then Kerry Climbing is the company for you.

Lodge and Reeks Guiding, Killarney

They have a range of walks and climbs in the Kerry mountains and surrounding areas to suit all levels of hiker and all levels of fitness. Experienced local guide John O’Sullivan can also customise your own walk for you! They offer some walks that are easier and some that are more challenging, including some scrambling. They also cover the Kerry Way and Dingle Way. In addition to Carrauntoohil we can also organise Day Trips by bus to the Hidden Valleys & Glens of the South West.

Mór Active Tours, Killarney

Mór Active specialises in Adventure Activities in Kerry. Kerry is a beautiful county and we’re lucky to be out in the weather, kayaking, hiking, cycling, and more! They also offer Family-friendly Tours. They are leading outdoor adventure experts and we can’t wait to take you off the beaten track to explore the most amazing County Kerry landscapes. They provide a range of high-quality activities that are designed to suit your needs.

Irish Experience Tours, Tralee 

Go where the locals go. Enjoy breath-taking scenery. Meet inspiring people and experience Irish hospitality. Learn about the history, culture and legends of this island. Irish Experience Tours, small group tours of Ireland, includes everything you need for a stress-free trip: accommodation, transport, Irish tour guide, breakfast, and many key cultural inclusions that are simply not to be missed. Irish Experience Tours are all about taking adventurous travellers further off the beaten track to jaw dropping beautiful & remote destinations.

Celtic Nature Walking Tours, Dingle

Irish Walking Tours in Dingle & Kerry. Walking in County Kerry is more than just an exercise, it is a great exercise. It is much more than a great measure of fresh air, and it is more difficult to find fresher air than in Kerry. It is surrounded by natural beautiful landscapes such as islands and coastal cliffs, beaches and mountains, valleys of hedgerows, and farmland. Our walking tours in County Kerry will give you limitless peace and quiet and it is the picture-perfect environment.

Killarney National Park, Killarney 

Guides from Killarney National Park Education Centre are available to lead groups on guided walks within the National Park. In the oceanic climate of Southwest Ireland with its high humidity and mild winters flourish some of the finest examples of natural floral and faunal communities in Western Europe. To help you appreciate some of these features a number of trails of varying lengths and difficulty are recommended. Lower Lake, Knockreer to Ross Island, Muckross and Dinis, Old Kenmare Road,

Ross Island, Torc, Upper Lake and Killegy Woods.

Aqua Dome, Tralee 

The Aqua Dome is literally packed with features for the whole family to enjoy, young & old, swimmers and non-swimmers. Get fit & stay toned while exercising in our Aqua Dome Gym. Relax and chill in our Adult Only Vitality Spa and let your worries melt away in the Saunas, Steam rooms, Cool Plunge pool and heated seats and loungers. Test your putting skills or try for a hole in one in the 18-hole Aqua Golf course. The Aqua Golf is perfect for those who do not wish to get their feet wet. Try your luck in the Games Zone area. All pool areas are patrolled by qualified lifeguards for your safety and enjoyment.

Wild ‘N’ Happy Activities and Tours, Killarney 

Wild N Happy create unique, life-changing adventure tours of Ireland. They are an Irish adventure tour company with a healthy dose of cultural and ecological experiences. They love the great outdoors and they specialise in taking guests off the beaten track, allowing them to explore, experience, and give back to the planet. They have built this reputation on Providing high-quality personalized tours. Small group tours that allow you to experience Kerry with a personal touch. Having experienced professional guides that are passionate, fun and know where all the hidden secrets are kept. Wild N Happy believe that Kerry needs to be experienced, not seen just through a bus window.

Cappanalea, National Centre for Outdoor Education & Training, Killorglin 

Cappanalea is the National Centre for Outdoor Education & Training (NCOET) run under the auspices of Kerry Education and Training Board. Cappanalea NCOET provides the opportunity for visitors including families to participate in an active, healthy, safe and varied outdoor adventure activity together. So, whether you live locally, or you are here on holidays, we can provide an enjoyable day of activity for you. You can choose from Canoeing, Hillwalking, Rock Climbing, Raft Building, Orienteering, or Kayaking.

Killarney Riding Stables

The Killarney horse riding stables can expertly provide each and every customer with a unique horse tour tailored to their individual level of riding ability. They offer Hacking, Trekking & Trail Riding in Killarney National Park for 1, 2 and 3 hours taking in views of Ross Island and beautiful views of Killarney lakes and Mountains for the casual visitor.

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