5 Questions about our Kayaking Adventure in Killarney National Park

5 questions blog

How long does a kayaking adventure with Wild N Happy take? Do I need to be a strong swimmer? What makes this adventure so special?

We got a chance to interview our amazing and experienced guide Darragh..Read on….


How long do your kayaking trips take, where do we meet and is there anything I need to bring with me on the day?

We run two kayak tours. We have a two hour Ross Castle Kayak tour and a three hour Innisfallen Island Tour. Both tours incorporate registration, getting ready with wetsuits and buoyancy aids and a safety brief before we get on the water.

We meet at the Ross Castle car park on the right as you approach Ross Castle. You will see some kayak apparatus which is us!

We ask you to bring some swimwear to wear under the wetsuit, some footwear that will get wet and a towel in case you get wet and of course a good sense of humor too.

I am not a strong swimmer, however I would love to do a kayaking tour with Wild N Happy. Is it possible to join?

That’s OK. We equip you with a buoyancy aid so it’s not necessary to be a strong swimmer. We would be more than happy for you to join us on one of our kayak tours on the lakes of Killarney.

kayaking in killarney national park

Are kayaking tours still going ahead if it is windy or rainy?

We still go kayaking if it is windy or raining. We wear wet suits so the rain does not bother us too much. We can make small adjustments to the itinerary if the wind picks up a little. We do have your safety in mind!

What do we get to see and learn on your kayaking tours?

You get to discover the lakes of Killarney and experience nature close at hand. Learn about the history of Ross Castle and Innisfallen island and get an insight into Killarney National Park; its geology, history and its myths & legends. You may even catch a glimpse of the Muckross Monster!

As a guide, what do you like most about taking people out kayaking on the Lakes of Killarney?

As a guide, I love introducing people to the sport of kayaking. It’s very rewarding to see a nervous customer at the start with a smile from ear to ear at the end of the tour! Not only that but doing it in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland; Killarney National Park. There is lots to learn, lots to see and lots of fun to be had.

family fun in Killarney - kayaking

~ Darragh