Ireland Ocean Skills


August 20 – 28, 2024 | County Donegal, Ireland


Come with us to County Donegal in the Northwest of the Republic of Ireland for a week of unsurpassed sea kayaking. Donegal has something for everyone, 1,800 foot high cliffs, sea caves, arches, mile-long surfing beaches, protected bays and coastlines exposed to the full effect of the North Atlantic.


Our low student-coach ratios allow us to embrace the environment offering challenges that are accessible and fun. Some skills we might focus on include rough water boat handling, rock gardening,  surfing, open water crossings, and rescues. 

3 kayakers surfing on the pigeon

Aug. 20 – 28 , 2024| $2,995

The coast of County Donegal, Ireland provides dynamic conditions and unbelievable paddling offering something for everyone. This coached learning trip provides unparalleled learning opportunities in a unique and beautiful environment. We are based in Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland for the week the itinerary is reflective of conditions and group goals.

Double occupancy lodging, breakfast, and some dinners will be provided.  Boats are provided in Ireland.

What to Expect

The cost for the trip is $2,995.00 paid in full or a 50% deposit before January 1, balance due by February 1

Day 1: airport pickup and travel to Dunfanaghy is included, we’ll stop for lunch on the road usually the rest areas have a few food options you can choose. 
Day 2 – 7: Paddling and developing skills along the varied coastline
Day 8 Travel back to Dublin Airport or the airport hotel

The itinerary is reflective of conditions and group goals. The vast and dynamic environments in Donegal offer something for everyone. Some areas of learning and growth may include rock gardening, rough water boat handling, rescues, navigation, stroke refinement, and open water crossings.

Once in Dunfanaghy, breakfast, lunches, and some dinners are provided.  We encourage you to take advantage of being in the country and explore on your own or organize your own tours before our after paddling. Boats will be provided in-country through our local partner. Plan on packing your own gear – if you need something let us know. 

As the trip gets closer keep an eye out for an email with more specifics and a waiver.  We will also have an optional zoom meeting prior to the trip. Any questions can be sent to

Check out our Youtube channel for videos from previous years.

"The scenery is spectacular with kayaking opportunities/challenges for any skill level, and if you want to improve your skills, there’s great coaching"

"The Power of Water has been successful at developing the feeling of a welcoming, accepting, community over and over again! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! It’s a great place to learn and grow!"