Language Groups and Others

Language schools, scout groups and youth groups are regularly on the water enjoying the healthy outdoor environment. Taster sessions are an excellent way to introduce your group to water sports such as sailing or kayaking in a challenging and entertaining manner. You can be confident that your students will have a great time, all while learning a new skill in a safe controlled environment.

We conform to all safety requirements as prescribed by the Irish Sailing Association and the Royal Yachting Association as well as all regulatory standards. We are full insured, have an excellent safety record and are always striving to ensure safe enjoyment whilst participating in any of our activities.

Each event is tailor made to suit the needs of each group and we can accommodate groups of any size. Some of our suggested activities include:

  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle boarding

We can offer a combination of these or focus on one activity. Please note that some activities, in particular Sailing, are weather dependent. We will always liaise with groups about the weather and the effect, if any, on activities prior to the tour.

Events are 2 to 3 hours in duration, however, longer programmes, or indeed a series of lessons can be organised to suit your group’s requirements.

We provide all necessary sailing gear including Buoyancy Aids and Wetsuits, but it is necessary to bring along the following:

  • Old runners to wear in the boat
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Shower gear – towel, shampoo etc
  • Swimming togs / Swimsuit
  • Rain Jacket

We have full modern changing room facilities at our clubhouse on the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire.

We can accommodate large groups of up to 100 students at one time. Our three-hour sessions start from €30 per person. Leaders are invited to join in, but there is no need to join the group on the water if you don’t want to!

Our seasons are all year round, however, for the full day options we would recommend an event between April – October when the weather is warmer.


star rating  Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a day out or lessons. Paddle board and kayak rentals are lots of fun.

June 1, 2020

star rating  I have just done the RYA Competent Crew course here, five-days aboard the 36-foot Beaufort Venture under the guidance of instructor Gary Curran. The whole week surpassed my expectations, and... read more

July 1, 2017

star rating  Came here with my mom for a stand up paddle board rental, the staff went above and beyond to be super friendly and the experience was great and good value!

July 28, 2020