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.


The Westport Coast Hotel – 3 Star Hotel Westport

The major advantage of Westport accommodations in The Westport Coast Hotel is that it is the only hotel located in Westport's quay harbour 'gateway to Clew bay' as it is known. For this reason there are stunning views of the bay.


Clew Bay fishing trips are available for booking at reception and only a few doors away there is a fish tackle shop where one can stock up on necessities. This hotel also has full, beautifully decorated leisure facilities on site for all the family. At the Atlantic Coast Hotel there is quick access to Westport House* estate from the Quay side as its entrance is almost directly beside the hotel. There, quests will find activities for adults and kids to avail of making a stay at this hotel advantageous to any quests even for that reason alone. For those who enjoy seafood, The Westport Coast Hotel is definitely the place to stay with its exclusive speciality seafood restaurant 'FishWorks´, serving up the very finest in fresh seafood local catch.

Being part of the Carlton Group franchise, these Westport accommodations are to a high standard. There are full car parking facilities behind the hotel in a private car park, half of which is under the hotel itself. The hotel was built into an old storehouse that is along the Quay harbour. From its upper rooms in particular, there are lovely views of Croagh Patrick and the harbour where many colourful fishing boats and other vessels can be seen coming to and leaving the harbour. During the summer months, the Carlton House hotel holds music sessions every single night. The setting is particularly ideal for an older clientele, full lift facilities and music to cater to their tastes. For any fan of fresh seafood that is seeking Westport accomodations, at the Atlantic Coast Hotel 'Fishworks' you can watch the fishing boats at the harbour while enjoying delicious fresh sea food. This hotel also has impressive leisure facilities including a 17 M swimming pool with an area for family viewing, a sauna and steam room. Sea Fishing Trips leave daily from just outside the hotel, a great day out for all the family.

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The Westport Coast Hotel Westport Accommodations & The Adventure Islands recreations

There is excellent news for any guests of the Atlantic Coast Hotel, and that is that within a 3 minute walk from the hotel entrance, you find yourself in the Westport House grounds where you you'll be spoilt for choice of things to do in Westport.

Westport accommodations recreations for kids and children

All Adventure Islands activities are for people 8 years and older. The first thing you'll notice entering the grounds is that you may hear the sound of gun shots, because in amongst the forest foliage there are people decked out in combat gear, running crawling and hiding in the forest playing Laser Combat Games. The second thing that you'll notice is the state of the art 'High Ropes Course'. This is a multi-level activity labyrinth high off the ground that involves an obstacle course that will test you both physically and mentally. The beauty of the course is that you can do it in any order you wish taking as long as you wish for each of its 26 elements. Included therein are a High 5 jump and a Leap of Faith, plus a final zip down a thrilling Skyline through the trees. Also on the Westport house grounds, kids can enjoy the exciting experience of rolling down a hill harnessed into a giant Zorbing Ball. On these grounds they can also try their hand at marksmanship, by poising themselves for traditional Archery, or exciting Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting that doesn't run the risk of injury on the part of participants.

Westport accommodations and The Adventure Island recreations for adults

Of course, all of the aforementioned land activities can be enjoyed by adults also. In our experience we have welcomed adult groups from, birthday party groups to hens and stags to do Combat Games and High Ropes Course in the forest, Archery and Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting on the grounds of Westport House along with Zorbing and Zip lining. You can check out our reviews on Trip Advisor to see what adults have said about their experiences with us.

Westport accommodations recreations can be even more fun, because The Adventure Islands, Mayo's premier adventure company, have a second base that is used exclusively for sea based water activities. On the magical, idyllic and scenic island, Collanmore in Clew Bay you and your group can partake in a wide range of water activities. You can sit back and relax and take a Sea Safari with an experienced tour guide around the best sites on the bay by high speed rib. There is also Sea Fishing Trips available along with Dinghy Sailing, for a tranquil day on the bay. For more immediate contact with the water, we offer beginners Sit On Top Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding. Both of these are a great way to get people of all age groups started before moving on to regular Kayaking, Surfing and Kitesurfing. We offer the best in tuition, with instructors that are not only highly qualified in these areas, but also there to instruct with a wealth of experience behind them. Snorkelling is an excellent way to really escape to another world where you and your instructor will be amazed at what you'll find above and especially below the Atlantic waters.

For extreme sports, we offer high speed WaterSkiing and Wakeboarding, both perfect activities for that high energy high adrenaline buzz. Many of our quests to the island of adventure finish off their day with a Beech Bbq or a Tasty Island Picnic. Before doing so we always recommend that every visitor to the island, regardless of age try our fantastic Sea Trampoline, a water jumping experience enjoyed immensely by both adults and children.

Westport accommodations & recreations – The Island of Adventure – Getting there . . .

From the front entrance of The Atlantic Coast Hotel, you drive into Westport town and continue down James St. (directly behind the Statue of St. Patrick) on to the Newport Rd. on which you will see 'Rosmoney' signposted (plus Westport Golf Club, Rugby Club etc.) as a left turn, you then continue down this road until you come to a junction where you'll see The Adventure Islands signposted. From there on you will be able to follow signposts that will lead you directly to the Pontoon at Rosmoney pier. It is from this spot that the transfers to the island of adventure and back to the mainland occur.

The Atlantic Coast Hotel Westport Accommodations & The Adventure Islands recreations for elderly persons/groups

It doesn't have to be all action with an Adventure Islands excursion, but it should always be an enjoyable experience. We have a lot of choices available for elderly persons wishing to get out in the open air, sightsee and have a really good time. Sailing has been a long standing favourite for elder generations with Westport accommodations. With very little effort, there is great peace and quiet to be enjoyed along with stunning scenery. On land a great way to get around and see some truly unique sights is to take the pleasure of going off road by transfer to an island on Clew Bay to enjoy a Guided Island Walk before a relaxing Island Picnic. Perhaps you may also enjoy a cycling excursion along the Great Western Greenway, an excellent way to spend a few hours along a state of the art facility.

Book now with The Adventure Islands

If the destination is Westport in Co. Mayo, and the Westport accommodation is with The Atlantic Coast Hotel , then the recreations must surely be The Adventure Islands. 

Bookings for listed adventures are done through Catherine by calling +353 862518252 or by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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