Family-focused activities

Family-focused activities

The Adventure Islands offer a range of family-focused outdoor activities to enhance your stay at the Clew Bay Hotel Westport.
Here are just a selection of different activities that can be tailor-made for your family to enjoy…

Dinghy sailing:

A day out dinghy sailing will give you the opportunity to relax and enjoy parts of Clew Bay that are not easily accessible from land.
Beginner dingy sailing lessons (4hrs.) are offered from Collanmore Island: this sheltered island makes it possible for novice sailors
to practice their technique before moving on to bigger open waters.

Safety comes first! Your instructor will make sure that you get the experience you need to operate a small boat well.
You’ll never have to worry that you will stray into unknown waters. Instead, you get to see the best of Clew Bay and surrounding
areas from the water. A terrific way to investigate small coves and inlets that you couldn’t reach from the land!


If you have never tried stand-up paddle boarding, then now you have the chance to enjoy this new exhilarating sport.
Stand-up paddle boarding has recently gotten a lot of attention as a sport growing in popularity. That's because it
offers a fun way to enjoy the water and get some exercise.

Paddle boarding is now available at  Collanmore Island, Rosmoney Pier and on the lake at Westport House.
Just because you have never stood on a paddle board does not mean that you won't take to this sport quickly.
Instructors will show you the most effective boarding techniques to help you maintain control. You're almost certain
to take a few spills into the water, but that is just part of the fun.
Get your family together to enjoy this exhilarating activity together!

Guided Island Walks:

You can now enjoy a new way of hiking: Guided Island Walks. Be taken by high speed rib from the mainland
to Collanmore, travel two kilometres on foot and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the beautiful Clew Bay.

In an incredible place steeped in heritage you will truly fill your soul up and be amazed at the sights, sounds, scents
and textures of what awaits you there. And for your taste buds, before transfer back to the mainland, you'll enjoy a
refreshing island picnic box consisting of tea/coffee, islander scones or sandwiches or a salad platter. We also
have scrumptious beach BBQ available for you on request (weather permitting!).

We believe that Clew Bay needn't just be something nice to look at from a distance; it can be a highly rewarding and
invigorating close contact experience for you with The Adventure Islands – healthy, exciting and tranquil; the perfect escape.

Bicycle trekking:

With a number of designated bicycle trails in Westport, Louisburgh/Clare Island and Achill Island as well as the
newly opened Westport Greenway and the unique 17km Great Western Greenway from Newport to Mulranny, the choice is yours!
We will kit you out with everything you need for your trip – bike, helmet, lock, hi-vis vest, rain gear and maps.

We offer a free drop-off and collection service courtesy of our mini-bus and bike trailer. We can also organize guided
tours for you and your family upon request.