Wild SUP Tours
Wild SUP Tours run lovingly crafted, bespoke stand up paddle board tours in various breathtaking locations across County Kerry. Each time they go out into the water, they aim to give their customers a truly unique experience, creating memories to last a lifetime.
Wild SUP Tours caters for complete novices to experienced paddlers alike, running tours that last a few hours up to a few days. The certified instructors help to create a safe container in which people can enjoy a genuine adventure.
Experience authentic Ireland from a different perspective while walking on water. Immerse yourself in the rugged natural beauty, rejoice in the sense of discovery and rekindle your taste for wonder and awe. Wild SUP Tours offers each paddler a chance to unplug and dive fully into the breathtaking beauty of the natural world.
Tour highlights include:
- Create a lasting memory while immersing yourself in the most breathtaking views of the Dingle Peninsula and around County Kerry
- Experience authentic Ireland from a unique perspective.
- Enjoy up close intimate encounters with wildlife in their natural habitat.
- A wonderful way to explore nature in a non-intrusive way.
- It’s an incredibly relaxing and peaceful experience while still being an exciting adventure.
- It’s a surprisingly easy sport to learn, absolutely anyone can do it!
- Professional, experienced tour guides to instruct and lead, making sure everyone has a fun, fabulous and safe time out on the water.
Overview of experiences offered:
Half Day SUPfari
Explore the Dingle Peninsula in a new and exciting way, seeing it from a perspective few others get to enjoy. We run these tours in a variety of locations across the peninsula, each one offering up something different, from cliffs and sea caves, to native woodland, the peninsula has it all.
Meet at the Wild SUP Tours premises in the heart of Dingle town, where you’ll get suited up and ready to paddle. From there, head down to the launch site. After a short instructional safety talk you’ll set off, paddling along the coastline. After spending around 2 hours in the water you’ll head back for land, invigorated and ready for the next adventure.
All Day Adventure
Get a real taste of “The Life”. A step up from the half day tour, this one will get to some of the most spectacular locations on the Dingle Peninsula, places most people never see. Lunch will be served on a private beach somewhere along the way. This lunch is sourced from local artisan food producers, like Bácús Bakery and The Little Cheese Shop, and gives a real taste of modern Irish cuisine.
Meet at the Wild SUP Tours premises in the heart of Dingle town, where you’ll get suited up and ready to paddle. From there, you’ll head over to the launch site, where there will be a short instructional safety talk. You’ll paddle out along the coastline, exploring some of the most exciting areas of the peninsula. After paddling for a few hours, everyone will pull in and settle down to the delicious picnic lunch. Once reinvigorated, you’ll set off again, paddling farther and experiencing more, coming to the perfect end later that afternoon.
Fresh Water Experiences
Choose from a half day or all day adventure, and set out on the inland waterways of The Reeks District in mid Kerry. The majestic Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain, looking down from above. Loose yourself in the native woodlands as you explore this peaceful region by SUP.
You’ll meet the Wild SUP Tours team in Killorglin, before heading over to the launch site. Park up at one of the numerous access points and prepare to set off. A quick instructional safety talk starts the adventure off. If you’ve chosen a half day tour, you’ll paddle for about 2 hours before heading back to land. If you’ve chosen the all day option, a delicious picnic lunch will be presented, to reenergize you for more exploring that afternoon. Wild SUP Tours will bring you back to your car to complete the day’s voyage.
Night SUP in a Dark Sky Reserve
Paddle out onto the glassy lake, surrounded by silent mountains, the night sky ablaze with stars above you. This is an evening you will never forget. The dark sky reserve above the Macgillicuddy Reeks mountains in mid Kerry is the only gold tier reserve in the Northern Hemisphere and you get to stand up paddle board through it! Meet in the hidden valley and prepare to launch, light glowing in the water from below your board. After gazing up at the stars, enjoy a hot drink by a warm bonfire on the lake shore.
Stand Up Paddle & Free Camp the Coast of Kenmare Bay
Over the course of three days paddle the 40km from the heart of Kenmare to the lovely little village of Sneem, along the Ring of Kerry. This paddle follows the coastline of Kenmare Bay, allowing for exploration of the islands, coves, rivers, and bays. The sheltered coastline provides perfect paddle conditions and was named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 9 places in the world for a multi-day SUP trip. This is a true introduction to SUP touring.
At night, camp in the wilderness and cook over an open fire. All food is locally sourced, and eaten al fresco. A picnic lunch is packed on the boards to be enjoyed partway through the day’s paddle.
Escape the humdrum of daily life, unplug for the weekend and reawaken your sense of wonder and awe!
Kenmare Bay: A SUP Adventure Retreat
This is SUP touring in style! Paddle the 40 gorgeous kilometers from Sneem to Kenmare along the famous Ring of Kerry over the course of 4 days. Weaving your way in and out of the coves, islands, bays and rivers of this Special Area of Conservation, you’ll experience delightful encounters with wildlife, find ruined houses with exotic gardens and secret places very few people ever get to see. Lonely Planet names this area as one of the top 9 places in the world to go on a multi-day SUP trip.
After a full day of exploring, delight in the comforts of the area’s best hotels. With nights spent at Parknasilla Resort and Spa and Sheen Falls Lodge (both 5-star hotels), you get a true taste of Irish hospitality. Fine dinning in the evening with nights spent at the local pub enjoying traditional music and storytelling, this will truly be a trip to remember.
Unique Selling Points
We offer boutique, custom tour experiences for all our customers.
We run a mobile operation, allowing us to come to our customers.
We offer a fresh, funky perspective, giving a nice change of pace to the corporate world.
Type of activities/experiences/services
- Bespoke experiences
- Group activities
- Guided tours
Peaceful, beautiful mini adventure.
We had a lovely outing with wild SUP tours. The weather wasn’t great and we wondered whether we should bale but we were taken to a different bay where it was calm and sheltered and it turned out well. Ed and Oona were great company and expert guides and were patient with us when we first started and were feeling a bit nervous. Once we had got to grips with standing up we headed straight out and had an amazing time going in and out of inlets, maneuvering around rocks and landing on some small beaches and having tea and biscuits. All in all a fab morning and would totally recommend. 😊 – from Tripadvisor