3 hours

Our Moonlight kayaking trips happen on or around the full moon. Take a journey down the Foyle Estuary or surrounding coastlines and river systems, to experience nature at its most quiet. Animals tend to forage at night-time and a moonlit paddle is the ideal time to catch those that usually sleep when we sleep, out and about on their daily business. We use accessible but dramatic locations for our moonlight paddles, such as under the Peace Bridge in Derry, around Magilligan Fort and the Roe River under Binevenagh Mountain.

WEAR Swimwear & towel
Guide All gear and equipment
Public liability insurance
Personal Injury insurance


Moonlight Kayaking is a wonderful experience and a way to see your city or countryside in a completely new light! A moonlight Kayaking may be based in your city or in local countryside- it reveals a different and exciting side to nature.

Led by an experienced kayak guide, the journey will start at twilight and usually get the last of the sunset on the horizon. Not long afterwards you will watch the moon-rise from the comfort of your 2 person kayak, floating lazily down-river.

It is not uncommon during a moonlight kayak tour to get a clear view of the star-lit sky. At certain times of the year we will run our moonlight kayak tour during a meteor shower and the display can be stunning.

A simple knowledge of the night sky in the northern hemisphere can provide clues to navigation and orienting yourself in the countryside at night. There are a number of dark sky locations in the North West of Ireland where it is ideal to view celestial activity from the seat of a kayak gently floating on the water.

The moonlight kayak tour is best suited for adults or adults with children over 12 years of age.

If you have any question about this tour please let us know, we will reply you as soon as possible.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews

We did the Moonlight Kayak tour and it happened to be on a night where there was a Meteor shower. This was an amazing experience to be part of. Each member of the far and wild team did their job to the highest standard. Neither of us had kayaked before so it would suit all levels of fitness. Highly recommend these guys and we will be back!


I was really excited about going kayaking and potentially spotting some meteors, though really, I had very little idea what to expect. I knew it would be good, but I couldn’t have imagined it would be this fantastic. The team were really helpful and drew our attention to loads of different points of interest. The nature surrounding us – from the sunset in the sky, to the river, the estuary and the night sky – they were the real highlights. It was utterly unforgettable, and to see some meteors felt simply unbelievable. I would do it again in a heartbeat, and it was undoubtedly the highlight of my 2017 so far. HIGHLY recommend!

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