Check out our FAQ section for clear answers on everything you need to know about kayaking with David Walsh.

Find answers to your questions about our sea kayaking adventures, from preparation tips to detailed information about our services.

Where do we operate from?

Our home is on The Copper Coast Co. Waterford and we launch from numerous locations depending on the type of trip, different conditions or points of interest. We also run custom trips and expeditions through Ireland and David Walsh Sea Kayaking is mobile to any location in the country.

Do I need previous experience to join a trip or expedition?

No, experience is not required. We offer guiding and tuition for all levels from beginner to advanced. If you are unsure about your level get in touch and we can have a chat.

What should I bring?

It's best to wear a comfortable under-layer like merino wool or a fleece top. A waterproof cag is supplied to keep you dry. In warm weather during the summer months a t shirt is good. Anything non-cotton is recommended so synthetic quick drying clothes suit best.

Swimsuits, swim shorts or a light thermal layer that you can wear under neoprene leggings.

Old shoes or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet.

A towel, some spare clothes and extra layers.

A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Water and snacks.

We will provide waterproof bags for you to keep you belongings dry during your trip.

Do I need to be able to swim?

No it is not necessary to be able to swim. We use stable double kayaks on our trips or single kayaks if preferred. We always wear personal flotation devices on the water and our trips are always tailored to match your ability. We only use high quality kayaks and equipment, and our guides are highly trained to ensure a safe experience.

Can I bring my own kayak and equipment?

Of course, your own gear is often going to be most comfortable for you, however for safety reasons all equipment must be approved by our guides  before getting on the water.

What if the weather is bad?

We are constantly watching weather forecasts and conditions. Rain usually won’t stop us but in the case of high winds we may have to cancel a trip from time to time. On these rare occasions you will get a full refund or you may re-book at a later date when conditions are more favourable, whichever suits better.

Still have questions?

Get in touch below and David will get back to you as soon as possible.