Cappanalea NCOET has one of the largest open canoe fleets in the country. Our qualified staff have a vast amount of experience in bringing individuals and groups canoeing in Kerry. A range of rivers and lakes throughout the county and further afield provide ideal venues to practice skills and explore the waterways.

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Start your paddlesport journey by making a splash at Cappanalea NCOET. You can choose between three disciplines Kayaking, Canoeing & Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP). You can begin at Cappanalea on the gentle flat lake and progress onto the neighbouring Caragh Lake or perhaps even on the beautiful Lakes of Killarney, which can be facilitated by prior arrangement. You will soon be travelling along our lakes and getting to see them from a new perspective. Activities are offered for either a full or half day.    
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Cappanalea NCOET is uniquely located to offer a wide range of canoeing challenges and adventures. Open canoes offer a great platform to allow you to bring camping equipment with you on trips, which means a nice comfortable camp when you get to the end of your day’s canoe touring. We also offer canoe touring / canoe camping on Caragh Lake or the Lakes of Killarney. Cappanalea, additionally, run canoe trips further afield including on the River Shannon, the Barrow or the Blackwater. For more details on Canoeing Touring / Canoe Camping give us a call.
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Canoe sailing is an activity provided at Cappanalea NCOET. Here, the wind is harnessed to power the canoe forward. If you have a group interested in canoe sailing at Cappanalea, we would love to hear from you and will be happy to work with you to meet your needs.  
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Here at Cappanalea NCOET we run a wide range of courses which allow our students to progress through the various National Governing Body – Canoeing Ireland certified canoeing skills levels within the sport. Our qualified instructors train and assess people up to and including Skills Level 4, as well as a number of Canoe Instructor Courses in accordance to the Canoeing Ireland syllabi. Assessments are run periodically throughout the year.
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Why not combine two great activities.

Find your balance, both on the water and off

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Start Canoeing at Cappanalea NCOET on the gentle flat water of our neighbouring lake. Day courses on Caragh Lake or perhaps even on the Lakes of Killarney where there is the possibility of seeing the re-introduced Sea-Eagles up close. Canoeing away from our base at Cappanalea NCOET can be facilitated with prior agreement.  Canoeing day activities are offered for a full and half day.

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For the more experienced Canoeist, Cappanalea NCOET provides opportunities for individuals to progress their canoeing skills from flat-water onto faster moving water and onto white-water rapids. An introduction to faster moving water is run on the River Laune from Killarney to Killorglin. Fast white-water rivers include the Flesk in Killarney and the Lower Caragh in Killorglin.white water cappanalea
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