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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 Westport Summer Camps 2016 - Mayo.

Westport Summer Camps are a supervised program where kids and teens enjoy a life of adventure in the ouside, interacting with others sourrounded by nature and the amazing scenery of Clew Bay in Westport.

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Mountain Trekking and Hiking Activities in Mayo

Activity Brief

Sessions Period
Sessions for this activity run from 2 Hours to full day or overnight packages. 

Age Limit
12 years and older. 


trekkingMountain trekking is the best way to experience the wonders of many stunning mountains in Ireland. It's the only way to absorb the wonderful nature that thrives in the mountainous areas in Mayo. In order to make the most of your mountain walking in Ireland, though, you will need a tour guide who can show you the most beautiful locations and keep you safe during your journey. Whether you have been hiking all your life or never set foot on a trail, The Adventure Islands has a mountain trekking adventure that suits your level of experience.

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Kitesurfing in Westport & Achill

Activity Brief

Sessions Period
Sessions for this activity run for 3 hours

1 Day Beginner Course
2 Day Beginner Course

Max. 8 people


kitesurfingKitesurfing is perhaps the most exciting development in wind board sports. The Adventure Islands offers kitesurfing adventures in Westport and on Achill Island that give you access to all of the equipment and instruction that you need to enjoy this sport safely.

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Westport Bike Hire - Greenway Cycle Trek

Activity Brief

Bike Hire Only: 
Adult €15.00 Per Day
Child €12.00 Per Day

Full Day


bike hireWestport Bike Hire, we provide a Bike hire service from our base in Westport . With a pick up and drop off service so you can explore all around the area, It makes it easier to get to spend more time enjoying your day out. If you are a group We can have the bikes dropped to your door of the Hotel. 

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We can also offer you Free Bike Hire when you book Sea Kayaking with us. Call 098 26907 for Details 

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Activity Brief

Sessions Period
Sessions for this activity run for 3 hours

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

Age Limit
8 years old

Half Day €40/ Full day €65

Max. 8 people


windsurfingWindsurfing is an exciting way to enjoy the water while surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Ireland's Clew Bay. However we are not offering Windsurfing at the moment. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, The Adventure Islands has a windsurf vacation package that will suit your needs. It's the easiest way to enjoy a Mediterranean windsurf holiday without the time and expense of traveling. Since The Adventure Islands offers family windsurfing holidays, all members of the family can find sailing and windsurfing activities that will appeal to them.

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Kids Birthday Parties, Westport, Fantastic & unique

Looking for a unique and Fantastic Birthday parties idea for Kids, we have it right here. 2 Activities for up to 15 children for €150 for 3 hours of activities. 

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Keel Boat Sailing

Activity Brief

Instructor Ratio
For this activity the instructor to adventurer ratio is 1:4

Age Limit
10 years and up

€40 half day
€65 full day


keel boat sailingHave a go at taking the controls of a keel boat under the close supervision of our highly trained instructors, during a cruise around the beautiful sights of Clew Bay.

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Team-Building Programs

We start with a little chat, create the challenge, put up the prize and get suited and booted get in the 7.5 Meter Rib for a fun sea-safari ride around the Islands. We then stop off on our Island Base in Collanmore, there we break into teams for a game of laser combat around the Island.

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Activity Brief

Instructor Ratio
For this activity the instructor to adventurer ratio is 1:12

Age Limit
10 years and up

Half day Adults €15
Children €10


OrienteeringOrienteering is a sport that combines running with navigation. It is a timed race in which individual participants use a specially created, map to select routes and navigate through diverse terrain and visit all the set markers.

It is a Great activity to play as a family or as part of a group, It is highly competitive but also great fun .Learn to map skills to use when you are on the course from our experienced instructors. We run our orienteering course through the beautiful grounds of Westport House providing Many different courses be it short or long tailoring to your needs.

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Guided Bike Tours & Treks

Activity Brief

Ride to the Reek
Pirate Queen
Bangor Trail


bike tour cyclingWith 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.

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Corporate Island Adventures

Westport Corporate Island Adventure is the perfect place to create that symbiotic relationship that occurs between company directors and other members of staff in any corporate environment; if the management can sufficiently motivate their staff, it follows that the corporation as a whole is more competitive and therefore more successful.

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Clew Bay | Thrill

Activity Brief

TIME: Book by appointment for 1 hours
PRICE: €280 for groups of 7 persons
LOCATION: Rosmoney Pier

ACTIVITY: Rib Sea Safari
REQUIRED: Warm clothing
(Groups of 7 Persons)


Sea tours offer you and exciting way to view the amazing location of Clew Bay. From its famous islands like John Lennons to the World Peace Island, to its exciting wildlife.

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Adventure | Force

Activity Brief

TIME: 2.5 hours
PRICE: €35 per person
LOCATION: Westport House Estate

ACTIVITY: Archery, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting & Combat Games
REQUIRED: old pair of runners or boots


Come with a group of friends, family or collegues and battle it out in the combat zone and shoot for the hire score in Archery and Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting.

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Adventure | Trek

Activity Brief

PRICE: €40 per person

ACTIVITY: Horse riding
REQUIRED: old pair of runners or boots


Meet or get collected from your hotel for transfer to the equestrian centre.

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