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“Our best day out perfect for kids and teens”

Star Outdoors Adventure Centre
Ranked #4 of 49 things to do in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Water Activities;Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, Pedal Boats, Water Trampoline & Slide, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding & Banana boat rides on the Kenmare Bay. Land Activities;Archery, Team Challenges, Orienteering, Mountain Walk Star Outdoors offers activities to families and groups alike including summer day camps!Hourly guided Wildlife Cruises aboard “The Star of Kenmare” depart from the Star Marina pier only minutes from Kenmare town centre to explore the Kenmare Bay and its wildlife including the Kenmare Bay’s very own large seal colony.Also on-site is Con’s Seafood Bar & Restaurant – serving fresh seafood sourced from Castletownbere supplied by Star Seafoods, Kenmare. Our balcony provides stunning views over the Kenmare Bay and the McGillicuddy Reeks in the background.Located on the R571 on the Ring of Beara road towards Castletownbere.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 30 June 2010

Star Outdoors is an activity centre in Kenmare Bay. They have a mixture of activities on offer. They have an all day option for the kids that includes a whole range of water and non-water based activities. My daughter aged 12 went there with her school and when I picked her up after she talked for 45 minutes non-stop about how much fun they'd had.

We had 2 teenage girl cousins age 13 and 16 staying with us recently and we decided to go to Star Outdoors. We opted for the water based activities. We hired kayaks, they have doubles or singles and can also provide you with wetsuits, boots, life jackets and helmets.
The 16 year-old was kind of dragged along under duress and then we couldn't get her out of the water! We all had a really magic day. Teens are tough to bring on a day out, they are at the stage where they are starting to be bored by most activities but this is a winner.

We had a gentle kayak trip out to where they have a trampoline and a slide in the water. We spent about an hour there jumping and sliding in and out of the water. The bay was surprisingly warm once you were in. The kayaks are very easy to navigate around the place and it is just so beautiful there.

There is a very nice restaurant there if you want to have lunch as well.

Bring towels and your swimsuits, they have hot showers in the changing room.

The staff were all very friendly and helpful and work hard to make sure that everyone is enjoying themselves. This is a perfect day out. I very much recommend visiting this centre during your stay.

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Reviewed 8 August 2009

We went to Star twice while in Kenmare this August. It is an excellent activity for families with teenagers or younger children. We rented some 1 and 2 person sit-on and sit-in kayaks complete with all of the necessary equipment for €40. It was well worth it. We paddled at our leisure around the safe and clean waters of Kenmare bay. When the kids got tired paddling we went to a floating trampoline and water slide and spent almost an hour there diving head first into the water. On our particular trip there was no supervision but there are other outings where supervision for the children is included. We ate afterward in Con's cafe on site. The fish was fresh out of the bay and was really nice at half of what it would cost up town. Well done Star!!! 100% recommended.

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Reviewed 7 August 2016
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Reviewed 22 June 2016
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Reviewed 23 April 2014
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