Ireland Ocean Skills

August 20 – August 28th, 2024 | County Donegal, Ireland (two spots left)

August 24 – September 1, 2025 | County Donegal, Ireland

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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. 24 – Sept 1, 2025 |

$2,995 with 50% deposit due or pay in full by May 31st, 2024 for $2695

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.

Dublin Airport pick-up 8/24/25. Paddling 8/25 – 31/25. Return to Dublin 9/1/25

What to Expect


The Flow

Day 1: We will pick up at Dublin Airport around 12pm and travel to Dunfanaghy, we’ll stop for lunch on the road.
Day 2 – 7: Paddling and developing skills along the varied coastline
Day 8 Travel back to Dublin Airport or the airport hotel. Arrive in Dublin mid-afternoon.

The itinerary is reflective of conditions and group goals. The vast and dynamic environments in County, 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.

Food: Once in Dunfanaghy, breakfast, lunches, and some dinners are provided. Snacks and drinks are on your own. There is a small shop in town and if time allows we’ll stop at a larger grocery store on the way up from the airport.

Non-paddling activities: We encourage you to take advantage of being in the country and explore on your own or organize your own tours before or after paddling. Our goal is to support your development as a paddler and get to show you Ireland from the water so while you’re with us our focus is on the water explorations.

Boats and Gear: Boats will be provided in-country through our local partner, most are P & H Virgos.  Plan on packing your own gear – if you need something let us know.

Travel: Airport transport is included in the trip as well as to each paddling destination each day.  We will pick you up from the airport by 12pm on 8/24 and bring you back by mid-afternoon on 9/1. There is a bus that runs from the airport directly to Dunfanaghy so if you need to catch an earlier flight or miss a connection catching the bus is a great option. In years past people have chosen to rent their own car for more independence and ability to explore before or after.  Others have booked tours of Ireland and been driven to Dunfanaghy. Lots of options!

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

The cost for the trip is $2,995.00 pay a 50% deposit, the remaining balance is due by March 1, 2025. 

OR get a discount if you pay in full by May 31st, 2024! $2,695 if paid in full at registration.

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!"