The influential Wanderlust travel magazine recently included the North Coast Sea Kayak Trail in their Wild Ireland feature encompassing 20 cracking short breaks throughout Ireland.
The North Coast Sea Kayak Trail received a three page feature on journalist Rhiannon Batten’s trip from Portrush to Ballycastle guided by ‘…half man, half seal.’ Robin Ruddock from Ruddock Sea Kayaking and Canoeing.
Rhiannons’s two day paddle took in renowned sites such as Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Giant’s Causeway but her more memorable experiences were the sea caves, aquamarine water, seal and birdlife encounters which proves this coastline is best experienced by water.
The article sums up the trail perfectly by making reference to the famous Samuel Johnston quote on the Giant’s Causeway ‘worth seeing but not worth going to see’ but counters Johnston’s apathetic view by stating ‘…he didn’t see it by kayak on a trip along Northern Ireland’s new North Coast Sea Kayak Trail.’
“It is fantastic to have the North Coast Sea Kayak Trail featured in the prestigious Wanderlust Magazine. Rhiannon’s article really highlights what the trail is all about” commented Chris Scott, Activity Tourism Manager CanoeNI.com.
Rhiannon enjoyed a challenging paddle along the coastline which highlights the importance of beginners experiencing the trail via a guided trip with a qualified activity provider.
With the Port Moon Bothy set for launch in late May/ early June, the reputation of the North Coast Sea Kayak Trail as one of the most iconic in Europe is set to continue to grow.
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