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Top 10 Things to do in Westport

things to do in WestportWestport is Ireland's most popular cosmopolitan holiday destinations for many reasons. To start with the amount of Adventure activities are second to none. Westport has fantastic safe locations to explore the beautiful shore lines of Clew Bay or climb the outstanding landscapes that over look it. The Town won the best place to live in 2012 along with many other awards.

Westport is now know as "The Adventure Capital of Ireland" and why not, it really has it all. For all things Water, Westport's Blue flag beaches, perfect surfing waves for all levels, Kite Surfing, Sailing, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Sit on top Kayaking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking, Coasteering, Sea Safari tours and that's just on the water. Or if you would prefer some land activities, again Westport has so many to offer like High Ropes, Combat Games, Zipline, Archery, Archery Tag, Tree Climbing, Paintball, Beach Horse Riding, Biking on the Greenway, Zorbing, Mountain Climbing, and Rock Climbing.

So if you are looking for the best weekend away packed full of new experiences and adventures, Westport is calling you. A visit to Westport is not complete without a trip up its holy mountain, Croagh Patrick. Then after a super day of Adventure you can relax and enjoy the amazing night life in Westport town and after return to one of the many top class hotels. Try out some of the yummy restaurants, there are so many with lovely atmosphere and a fine range of beautiful dishes to wet anyone's pallet. Westport has many Bars packed full of entertaining music and culture, the restaurants full of charm and friendly staff.

If you are looking for a less active stay in Westport then take a drive out by Clew Bay and see the amazing view's along the shore of the Wild Atlantic Way as you make your way towards Achill Island.

The quality of life really shows in the friendly people who live in Westport. They must be the most happiest people in the World and why would they be any other way. They get to live in the best please in Ireland surrounded by great food, music, culture and outstanding landscapes of Clew Bay and beautiful coastlines all around the Heart beat of the Wild Atlantic Way. 

Find your fun and put together your own "must-see" and "must-do" list from among the varied things to do in Westport.

From attractions to sports and outdoors, you'll find so many activities and things to do in Westport that you might have to spend an extra night!

Things to do in Westport by Category

Stags and Hens

he Adventure Islands Stags or Hens Getaway is the best Adventure package with fantastic value. We sort out everything, your accommodation requirements; adventure activities, nightclub admission, and evening meal out on the town along with pick ups & drops at the Westport train station if required. We also know the Best Bars to go into.

Schools & Youth Group Programs

Schools groups are a large part of our offering. "The Adventure Islands" schools program balance fun, excitement and personal development all within the highest safety standards possible. We here at "The Adventure Islands" run programs tailored to providing outstanding school multi-activity programs on Our Private Island and Westport Bases.

Westport Activities Packages

Westport Activity Packages for the young to the young at heart, are available at The Adventure Islands. Our speciality is bringing the great outdoors to you. Activity packages are available for couples, families, schools and all types of groups.

Water Powered Activities

For the thrill seeker we offer waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and more. For a more relaxed pace we offer Kayak and Stand up Paddle Boarding to allow you to explore the regions at your own pace, with the benefit of our local knowledge.

Land Based Fun Activities

From historical walking tours, ghost tours, castles, forts, galleries and shops, arts & crafts, horse riding, golf . With our marina, a yacht club, and activity centres.

Group Activities

The friendly competition out in the fresh air is a great way to encourage positive emotions while reducing stress levels. We offer a wide variety of year-round outdoor team building events. Each of the activities, games and ideas we use is designed to mix risk-free challenges with pure, unbridled fun.

Corporate Packages

Each of our Activities has its enthusiastic fans. And each program is the perfect catalyst for helping certain organizations achieve certain goals. Still, some of our offerings do get requested more than others. Think of this as good place to begin the search for your next team building success story.


Recommended things to do in Westport

Fantastic School Tours Westport

Outstanding School Tours in Westport with a fantastic range of activities at amazing Value.

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Sit On Top Kayaking



sit on top kayakingWestport's sit on top kayaking is a sport for all ages and abilities and it is fast becoming one of the most popular adventure sports in Ireland. We can arrange for you and your family or friends to have a fantastic experinece out on our Private Island Base in Clew Bay. With outstandinf view's of the Bay and safe sheltered waters we really do know how to take great care of you and your friends. 

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Zorbing, a Dynamic Experience

Activity Brief

Sessions Period
Sessions for this is within 1 hour

Instructor Ratio
For this activity the instructor to adventurer ratio is 1:8

Age Limit
12 years old

Dbl harness €13pp


zorbingIf you have never been zorbing, then now is the time for you to enjoy this thrilling activity. Zorbing is a new recreation that involves rolling down a hill inside a plastic ball. The Adventure Islands offer zorbing experiences for first-timers, who might prefer zorbing on a flat surface, and experienced individuals, who might want the exhilaration of zooming down a hill.

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Archery & Archery Tag

Activity Brief:

Sessions Period: Sessions for this activity run for 30 mins.

Instructor Ratio : Instructor to adventurer ratio is 1:20 

Age Limit: 8 years old 

Easter Break 2016 - Price for Archery Tag 

Adults   €12
Childen €10

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Easter Break 2016 - Price for Archery 

Adults   €12
Childen €10

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Easter Break 2016 - Price for Archery  & Archery Tag Combo Ticket

Adults   €22
Childen €20

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Max. 12 people per Session


archeryWestport's Archery & new Archery Tag. Archery Tag is the new Kid on the block of Archery. It's like Dodge Ball with Arrows. Try Archery Tag today, it really is Fantastic Fun and also a super work out. 

We offer a fun filled archery experience for all ages and levels . After you have learned from the experts that teach our archery leader training courses, you will be ready to set out on your own to test your skill at The Adventure Islands base in Westport House.

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Snorkelling Clew Bay


The Adventure Islands offers you one of the best snorkelling experiences in Clew Bay. Snorkelling requires no special training or equipment, only the ability to swim while breathing through the snorkel. Pretty much anyone can snorkel and it is a fun activity for people of all ages, groups of friends and families. Contact us now and enjoy discovering the overwhelming diversity of the underwater world.

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Team & Development

Team building events are all the same, right? Wrong!! At Adventure Islands your team's event will be a unique fit to your business alone, this starts at first contact where our staff will determine exactly what you wish to achieve from your time with us. We will only then devise a customised program of activities for your stay.

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Activity Brief

Sessions Period
Sessions for this activity run for 1 hour

Instructor Ratio
For this activity the instructor to adventurer ratio is 1:6

Age Limit
Lower Age Limit 12 years old, height restrictions apply


Max. 8 people


waterskiingWaterskiing gives you the chance to ride the waves behind a motorboat. Learning how to jump waves, take turns, and stay on your feet, however, usually takes some experience. The instructors at The Adventure Islands can give you the lessons that you need to start enjoying your waterskiing adventure quickly. Instead of wiping out over and over during your waterskiing holidays, you will learn to how to maneuver from our experts.

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Scuba Diving

Activity Brief

Sessions Period
Sessions for this activity run for 1.5 hours

Instructor Ratio
For this activity the instructor to adventurer ratio is 1:3

Age Limit
16 years old


scubaDivingWestport Scuba Diving, The Adventure Islands has the perfect option for you. Whether you want to make your first undersea voyage, or you have previous experience as a SCUBA diver, The Adventure Islands has what you need to have a great time while you learning or brushing up on your skills.

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Adventure | Climb, Zip, Jump & Dash

Activity Brief

TIME: 3 hours
PRICE: Adult: €30
Child: €20
LOCATION: Westport House Activity centre

ACTIVITY: Leap of Faith, High Ropes & Combat Games
REQUIRED: Any footwear with ankle support


Adventure in Westport, its all here, are you up to the challenge of this package? First you must complete the two levels of our high ropes course. Jump off the Top of 14m in the sky and then it's off to do Battle in our combat games forest. 

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Activity Brief

Instructor Ratio
For this activity the instructor to adventurer ratio is 1:8

Age Limit
10 years and up

€ 40 Full day


surfingThe west of Ireland is renowned for having some of the best waves in the world, and more and more people are discovering the joys of surfing , doesn't matter what age you are surfing should always be tried at least once!

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Horse Riding Holidays – A great way to explore Westport

Activity Brief

Sessions Period
Sessions for this activity run from 2 to 6 hours

Instructor Ratio
For this activity the instructor to adventurer ratio is 1:6

Age Limit
8 years old


horsebackRidingHorse riding holidays offers an ideal way to experience Clew Bay's sandy beaches and beautiful hills. The Adventure Islands offers advanced and beginner holiday horse riding opportunities that will put you right in the middle of Westport's wonderful environment.

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Corporate Land Adventures

Westport's home to The Adventure Islands Land Base in Westport Adventure park. There we have a wide variety of activities for your enjoyment, perfect for a staff getaway teambuilding session.

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Scenic hiking in Clew Bay – TAI guided islands walks

Activity Brief

Sessions Period
1.5 hours

2k on land

Transfer By boat:
1k from Rosmoney pier

Wild life, plant life, sea life, history of Clew Bay...

No age Limit

€25 per person

*Island picnic box

17th March - 31st Sept 


hikingWestport Island Guided Walks are a new way of hiking. Be taken by high speed rib from the mainland (2 minutes) to our exclusive private Island, travel 2K on foot and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds and the Outstanding views of Clew Bay. You can see the whole bay from the top of the mountain on Collanmore Island, our Activity base. 

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Action Weekends: True Adventurer

Things to do in Westport, here at the Adventure Islands, we believe that life should be an experience and the emphasis is on Adventure Activity. We offer families and individuals an incredible choice of activities from land activities to adventures in, on and under the water.

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