The Adventure Islands

Things to do in Westport in 2018

There’s a never ending selection of things to do in Westport for this summer – so whether you’re visiting for a full week or just a weekend, at The adventure Islands you will find the best Westport activities and unmissable things to do in this incredible place.


Clew Bay Hotel – 3 Star Hotel Westport

This is a 3 star hotel located in the very centre of Westport town. The Clew Bay Hotel is also located right beside two of the best amenities in the town: the Westport Cineplex and the Westport Leisure Park. Finding Westport accommodations reasonably priced but yet central is the advantage for those who choose the Clew Bay Hotel. This is one of three hotels located in the very centre of the town.

Clew Bay

The Clew Bay Hotel offers exciting adventure package deals (The Adventure Islands*) with room bookings for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Part of the hotel is Maddens Bar and Bistro, which serves delicious day and evening food, with a quality cocktail bar that is host to evening entertainment including a live jazz session every Tuesday night and acoustic sessions at the weekend. The hotel also has a very impressive art gallery where regular exhibitions are held. The hotel featured on RTE's 'Takeover' show and was a testimony to the camaraderie and warm reception that you will experience staying at the Clew Bay Hotel.

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Westport accommodations in The Clew Bay Hotel are well worth your while for various reasons. Firstly, the hotel is very central with excellent car park facilities right on its doorstep. You'll notice impressive art by local artists adorning its walls as soon as you enter the building. Its 'Madden's Bar' is one of just two bars situated on James St. while being unique because of its delicious Bistro selection and its diverse Cocktail Bar menu. When you're Westport accommodations are in The Clew Bay Hotel, you are actually in the town, literally metres away from all the central hotspots including Matt Molloy's famous traditional Irish pub as well as Westport's Multi-Screen Cineplex and the Westport Leisure Park of which you will have free leisure entry as part of your stay. Live music sessions take place every weekend in Madden's Bar, as well as a Tuesday night 'Jazz Trio' gig and a Thursday night 'Comedy Club'. The hotel also offers package deals that include extra-curricular adventure activities with The Adventure Islands at knockdown prices. The hotel often holds outdoor barbecues that coincide with local events such as the 'Westportif' cycling competition and the 'Gaelforce' triathlon.

The Clew Bay Hotel Westport accommodations & The Adventure Islands recreations

As mentioned, the Clew Bay Hotel in Westport offers its quests hotel package deals that include adventure activities with the best local adventure company, The Adventure Islands that have their office located right next door to the hotel. There members of staff will be more than willing to assist quests with any inquiries that they may have. Between two bases (one for land and one for water), youth groups, birthday parties, work groups, hen parties, stag parties and elder generations are catered for with a wide range of activities ranging from Sailing to Horse Trekking.

The Clew Bay Hotel Westport accommodations & The Adventure Islands recreations for kids

There is wonderful news for kids with Westport accommodations in the Clew Bay Hotel in Westport. The region's premier adventure company, The Adventure Islands have two fantastic bases for land and sea activities, the land base within steps of the hotel, and the sea base on a private island just a 10 minute drive away. The best part is that The Clew Bay Hotel in Westport conducts package deals in conjunction with this fabulous adventure provider.

Laser Combat Games @ Land Base
Archery @ Land Base
Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting @ Land Base
Zorbing @ Land Base
Sky Challenge High Ropes @ Land Base
Sit on top & Sea Kayaking @ Sea Base
Dinghy Sailing @ Sea Base
Snorkeling @ Sea Base
Surfing @ Sea Base
Stand Up Paddleboarding @ Sea Base
Sea Trampoline @ Sea Base
Waterskiing / Wakeboarding @ Sea Base

– Laser Combat Games @ Land Base

To begin with, at the land base on the grounds of the Westport House estate, kids can gather in groups to experience the thrills of 'real style' Combat games in the forest with war paint, commando gear and lots of guns. This is a great way go to war without hurting anyone . . . fantastic!.

– Archery @ Land Base

Don't be a sinner missing the mark when you can strike the 'bull's-eye' having taken tuition from a top instructor in the field of archery. At this base you'll experience what it feels like to do professional archery with the very best equipment..

– Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting @ Land Base

The safest way for kids to test their marksmanship is with this terrific activity. The marksman is poised and ready before a clay is launched and when they have aimed and fired accurately, the sound of breaking clay occurs. The scores tally up automatically after every round.

– Zorbing @ Land Base

The thrill of twirling over and over inside an enormous Plastic ball that's traveling down a long stretch of sloped terrain is enormous fun for kids . . . they just love it.

– Sky Challenge High Ropes @ Land Base

What an excellent activity combining fun, fitness, and fresh air. Both physical and mental agility are necessary for this superb challenge. It is a ropes structure spanning three levels and contains within it 26 exciting elements including a Jacob's Ladder, a Leap of Faith, a Sky drop, a High 5 and a fabulous Skyline zip-wire trip that will bring you through a lush forest canopy.

– Sea Safari @ Sea Base

This is an ideal way to spend a relaxing few hours out of doors, especially for those interested in sight seeing and the history of the local area. This island-to-island rib adventure is often accompanied with either a Tasty Island Picnic or a scrumptious Beech Barbecue.

–Sit on top & Sea Kayaking @ Sea Base

Clew Bay needn't only be the name of the hotel you are staying at, because with The Adventure Islands, you can actually get out and into the Clew Bay waters for some highly rewarding Kayaking. The Adventure Islands cater for beginner to advanced kayakers with a fleet of 'Sit on Tops' to get you started and full kayaks for those with some experience. With a team of highly skilled, qualified and experienced instructors, you'll be brought around the best of the bay.

– Dinghy Sailing @ Sea Base

You don't need engine power in order to see the best of the bay. Engines are noisy but sails are practically noiseless. For this very reason, Sailing is the most tranquil way to take in the scents, the sights and the sounds of the bay. The island of adventure is positioned in a very sheltered part of the bay so if more wind power is required, experienced Adventure Island instructors can guide you straight to more open ranges of the bay area.

– Snorkeling @ Sea Base

Snorkeling gives you the most immediate means of discovery of any possible activity offered by The Adventure Islands. You'll discover an amazing world beneath the Atlantic waves full of breathtaking beauty and a variety of colorful aquatic life.

– Surfing @ Sea Base

We supply you with quality boards, wetsuits and instructors before you head off to Achill Island to try riding waves in a location that has hosted international surfing competitions. The Adventure Islands also offer customers Kite and Wind Surfing.

– Stand Up Paddleboarding @ Sea Base

This is an excellent way for novice surfers to get started because it gives them the chance to become accustomed to standing on a board without relying on a wave for movement.

– Sea Trampoline @ Sea Base

The reactions to this activity in particular are unanimously positive whether it's a hen or stag party, a work group, a school tour or a family taking part. Kids absolutely love this activity and if they can complete the 'rolling wibit challenge' they get to have the trampoline experience for free. There is also a bouncy launch lever that you and your friends can jump onto in order to send friends and family members high into the Clew bay skies before crashing into the water.

– Waterskiing / Wakeboarding @ Sea Base

These activities are the extreme sports offered by The Adventure Islands. They are a perfect way to get that high adrenaline buzz that will leave you exhilarated for the entire evening.

The Clew Bay Hotel Westport accommodations & The Adventure Islands recreations – activities for Adults and the elderly

The aforementioned activities are not just great fun for kids but loved by grown ups too and are available to all elderly persons spirited enough to give them a go. Usually, elderly people are more interested in our Island Guided Walks, which also have an Island Barbecue or Picnic as part of the package. They often enjoy Bike Tours along the Great Western Greenway cycling facility, not to mention the comfort of Rib Safaris and Sailing.

Clew Bay Hotel Westport Accommodations & bookings for The Adventure Islands

Bookings for The Adventure Islands activities for those with Clew Bay Hotel Westport accommodations can be made from the reception desk of The Clew Bay Hotel. Alternatively, you can call to our Bridge St. office.

If you are away from the hotel and the office you can email our operations director Catherine anytime at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can call +353 98 26907 Monday to Sunday between 10am and 6pm.


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