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From a little cove near the centre of the village.
Organises skippered sailing boats, and also rents kayaks (per hour €12) and Canadian canoes (per hour €20).
The Schull Watersport Centre hires out sailing dinghies (€60 per half-day) and snorkelling gear (€15 per day), and can arrange sea-kayaking sessions (a two-hour session costs €30) plus other activities, like sailing...
Horse- and pony-trekking and trap rides are available at the Ballycumisk Riding School , outside Schull on the way to Ballydehob, for €30 per hour.
Runs training courses and dive trips to wreck and reef sites. A one-day Discover Scuba course costs €100 per person.
The 120km Sheep's Head Cycle Route runs anticlockwise from Ballylickey, round the coastline of the peninsula, back onto the mainland and down to Ballydehob...
The Sheep's Head Way is an 88km-long walking route around the peninsula, on a mix of minor roads and footpaths; use Ordnance Survey map sheets 85 and 88...
Boat trips in a fast RIB along the West Cork coast to see sea cliffs and wildlife, including whales and dolphins; from a 20-minute harbour cruise (€10 per person) to a two-hour wildlife safari (€25).
This outfit leads half-day guided snorkelling tours (€40/30 per adult/child, including equipment) suitable for family groups (minimum age six years), exploring marine wildlife on the local coastline or at nearby Loug...
Baltimore Sailing School provides courses (five days for €290) from June to September for beginners and advanced sailors.
Once you're this isolated, you might as well learn something, and Ed Harper at Chléire Goats farm, west of the island's 12-century church, can teach you everything you need to know about goat husbandry...
Ionad Foghlama Chléire runs Irish-language programs for adults.
From June to August, Fastnet Experience operates boat trips to the rock, departing from Schull, Baltimore and Cape Clear Island...
Warm yourself up with complimentary tea, coffee and rum – and the captain's sea shanties – on an entertaining two-hour cruise to see Ireland's biggest seal colony and other wildlife, including white-tailed eagles; bi...
Offers one-hour sightseeing cruises (per adult/child €18/10) on Kenmare River, and activities including sea kayaking (single/double per hour €20/36) and water-skiing (per 15 minutes €60). Their base is on the R571, 6...
Runs half-day marine safaris by sea kayak from Reen Pier, 4km south of Union Hall. No previous experience needed.
Runs four-hour whale-watching cruises out of Reen Pier, 4km south of Union Hall; one trip daily year-round (weather dependent), two trips daily June to August. Cash only; no credit cards.
A fun way for pirates (adults) to introduce buccaneers (under 16s) and scallywags (under threes) to golfing, this all-weather, astroturf 18-hole course in Rosscarbery features wooden rafts and treasure chests.
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