top of page

Canoe Sport Instructor & Skills


Here at Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre, we offer all three of the main paddle sports disciplines, Sea Kayaking, Open Canoe and White Water Kayaking. Not only have we a great range of Open Canoes, River & Sea Kayaks but we have highly trained and fully qualified Canoeing Ireland Instructors to cover level 1 to 5 skills awards. We also offer instructor training and expeditions. Our safety courses are particularly popular as we also offer Sit on Top Kayaking for schools, youth and family kayaking.


Finally, we have some fantastic locations to paddle on, tidal estuaries, white water rivers, spectacular coastal scenery and indeed surf kayaking are all within a short drive from the centre. If you want to take you paddling further then give us a call. 

Please contact us by phone or email regarding bookings. 

River Kayaking Instructor

Sea Kayaking Instructor


Safety & Rescue Skills

Sea Coastal Navigation

ISKGA - Incident Management / Sea Survival Course

Available upon request to groups of 4 or more.

As specialists in Sea Kayaking we offer Canoeing Ireland Instructor Training Courses at Level 1 to 3. Call the centre or check our calendar to see the next available course.

The Bandon river both upper and lower sections offer the perfect training ground of you are looking to expand your skills, knowledge and ability in this sometimes risky river environment. We offer all levels of the Canoeing Ireland River Safety & Rescue award.

We specialise in offering high quality training in the Canoeing Ireland Coastal Navigation award. If you would like to learn about wind, weather, tides and trip planning for Sea Kayaking then get in touch with us. Our maritime themed classrooms and innovative teaching approaches will take your skills and knowledge higher.

The International Sea Kayak Guide Association have revolutionised sea kayak training systems in recent years. they have gained a reputation for running some of the most innovative safety training and courses are now being run world wide. We are privileged to now run these courses in Kinsale. If you are looking to take your sea kayak guiding and Instruction career further, then you need to look further at these courses.

River Kayaking Skills


If you are looking to begin or progress you river / white water kayaking skills then we can help you. With our experienced and highly trained instructors we can help achieve your goals or next level of Canoeing Ireland certification.

Sea Kayaking Skills 


Our sea kayaking locations are some of the best in Ireland. We have a superb fleet of sea kayaks and some of our staff have achieved very highly and indeed some of the most qualified in Ireland. If you would like to just taste the sport or indeed go all the way to the highest levels then we can help you.

Canoe Skills

The Lower Bandon River is right on our doorstep and allows us to bring groups, families and indeed Gaisce Bronze Adventure journeys along this fabulous waterway. In particular we love to offer Canoe Camping trips. Equally so we can offer safety, skills and Instructor training in this discipline.

bottom of page