Watersports and Diving

Watersports and Diving

Wexford is surrounded by water on two sides and the River Slaney runs through the center of the county from North to South. The river Barrow flows along the west of the county through New Ross. There is a lot of water in Wexford! Many activities are based around it.

If you are on the river or the sea be careful as the air is clear and pollution free it is very easy to get sunburned.


Kayaking on the Slaney

Slaney Adventures offer a wonderful experience for beginners, adults or families to kayak on an undisturbed section of the Slaney River where it flows through rich Wexford land at its most lush and verdant. Avril and Justin Murphy two fully qualified instructors with a wealth of white rafting experience from around the world will turn a normal day into an exciting adventure on the river. They offer day afternoon and evening packages. All equipment you will need is supplied.
Slaney Adventure is about a 20 minute drive from your house.

Telephone: 086-8390612

Taking a trip up the Slaney River from Wexford Harbour

Harbour Thrills run power boat trips right from Wexford Quay past the round tower in Ferrycarrig and through the reedy atmospheric Heritage Centre up the Slaney River to Killurin.

They also will do a trip out to the Raven Head. Watch out for seals and there have been sightings of whales, porpoises and dolphins.  The trip gives a most unusual of view of Wexford town from the sea on the return journey its skyline  dominated by the spires of the twin churches of Rowe Street and Bride Street  and  more recently the jauntily angled roof new Opera House. The Harbour and the Surrounding Slob Area is one of the most important ornithological sites in the country at time playing host to almost 50,000 birds.

Telephone: 085-7329787

SailingTake a boat tour

Take a boat tour along the North Wexford Coast back to Morriscastle. Weather permitting Sea Safari run their tours each weekend of the year and every day for June July and August. The seal tour can be exciting in early spring when the seal pups have just been born and still have their puppy fur. Sea Safari will customize a tour at your request.

Telephone: 086-354177

Sailing Around the South East Coast

Sailing Ireland, Kilmore Quay will rent a skippered yacht. You will discover how relaxing it is to sit watching the dolphins swimming in front of the bow, the waves sparkling and the distant blue green hills and mountains forming a soft backdrop to the whole experience. Or they can give the whole family a day or a half’s day’s tuition to get the feel of the whole sailing experience.

Telephone: 086-1713800

Scuba Diving off Hook Head

The marine Life off the Hook Head is amazing wonderful coloured algae and sponges – and there are wrecks to explore.  Scuba Diving South East has a 4 hour course and a one hour shallow dive in safe waters for beginners. It is a wonderful way to spend day of the holidays for the whole family or even for the teenagers to do themselves.

Telephone: 087-2072001

Try other watersports

Wind surfing as well as kayaking and sailing are taught in Rosslare Water Sports Center.  The Center offers lessons in windsurfing kayaking and sailing.  Hire of body boards, wet suits and changing facilities are available. The Center is supervised by RYA /ISA instructors.

Telephone: 053-9132566

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