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Autumn Courses 2020

Autumn 2020 is almost upon us and we have range of exciting courses and activities planned that have been designed to comply with Public Health Guidelines. With the success of the Staycation season, Irish people are now more aware than ever of the Adventure opportunities that we can enjoy here at home. 

Our courses are staffed by highly qualified and experienced Outdoor professionals and represent excellent value for money, great equipment, the highest of Safety standards and excellent learning opportunities. 

Adult Intro-mediate Sailing Course. 

Maybe you would like to try Sailing? Maybe you did a little bit years ago but would like to come back? Join us for a fun and social mid week, Wednesday morning opportunity to gain expert tuition from team of Sailing Instructors, we provide all the equipment and our safe and fun Squib Sailing Boats will get you enjoying the safe waters of Kinsale Harbour. This series of 4 Wednesday mornings start at 10am and finishes at 1pm each day. Course price is €160. Course dates September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd.

We also have a weekend version of the same course and these take place on either September 19th & 20th or October 17th & 18th. 

Kinsale OEC Kayak Club.

We have generated a lot of local interest in Kayaking and Canoeing Locally and now is the chance to join us for some regular Paddlesport activity. We have a series of 8 Saturdays calendared this Autumn / Winter to come along regularly and enjoy some quality training and upskilling and enjoy the local coastline and rivers of the Kinsale area. We provide all Instruction and equipment, although, it you have your own kayak and gear you are also welcome to join. 

Each Saturday starts at 09:30am and finishes at 4pm. Course price is €320. Max Numbers 12. Minimum age 15 and must have basic previous Kayaking experience. 

The dates are Sept 12th, 26th, Oct 3rd, 17th, 31st, Nov 7th, 21st & 28th.

National Powerboat Certificate Course.

Here at KOEC we have a wide range of Powerboats in a variety of configurations in which we can train you safely through the Irish Sailing National Powerboat Certificate syllabus. The course takes 2 days but we are now also delivering some of the theory based sessions through online mediums in order to comply with social distancing guidelines. 

Courses start at 09:30am and finish at 4:30pm and we have a choice of dates: September 12th & 13th or October 10th & 11th. 

Call us to enquire and book your session on


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Family Sit on Top or Sea Kayaking sessions. 

We have a fabulous range of Canoes and Kayaks to chose from here at Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre.

You can now book the following with us knowing that you will have excellent Instruction and Safety and Fun will be the mainstay of your time with us. 

Please call us on 021 4772896 with your enquiry and we will help you select the right option. 

  • Sit On Top Introductory sessions, ideal if you have not kayaked before or if you are looking to gain confidence on the Water. Half or full day sessions available from €95 per family. 

  • Sit On Top Safety Classes. If you have just purchased your first Sit On Top Kayaks or you are looking to refresh your skills, this class will teach you all the basic's that you need to know in order to gain the most enjoyment from your adventures and indeed to stay safe, know what to do in an emergency etc. 

  • Family Open Canoe Trips. Join us on a tidally assisted Paddle Trip up or down the stunningly beautiful Bandon River. Enjoy peace, tranquility and nature as you paddle along with the gentle flow of the tide assisting your paddle. 

  • Sea Kayaking Skills and Trips. If you already have some kayaking experience and would like to progress to more exploring, then sea kayaking is for you. Our coastline boasts some of THE best locations for progressing and enjoying Sea Kayaking. 

All our courses and trips are taught by highly trained, qualified Canoeing Ireland Instructors. We can also offer certified training and assessments from the their awards scheme. We can also supply all necessary safety equipment and accessories as well as a choice of kayaks. We offer all forms of advice of you are thinking of getting into this wonderful sport or planning your next adventure. 

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