Category Archives: Activities

Sea Kayaking

Donegal has some of the most spectacular coastline in the world so why not explore the Wild Atlantic Way and islands of ‘the coolest place on the planet’ from the unique perspective of a sea-kayak? Explore caves, sea arches and areas that are inaccessible to other watercraft in the company of our experienced instructors who … Continue reading Sea Kayaking


Gartan offers courses in sailing for complete beginners to those striving to become instructors. Our sailing lessons take place on the beautiful Gartan Lough and at our coastal base in Downings during the summer. We also have a mobile fleet of boats and can arrange to teach sailing at a location near you. We are … Continue reading Sailing

Raft Building

A fun activity which develops teamwork and leadership skills. Participants are given materials to build a raft which they must then paddle around a short course. Sounds easy, or is it? Enquire Now


Gartan provides powerboat training in accordance with the Irish Sailing Association’s National Powerboat Syllabus. We offer courses ranging from complete beginners to those seeking certification for safety and rescue purposes. Courses available are the Introduction to Powerboating, National Powerboat Certificate and Safety Boat Certificate. Enquire Now


Develop navigation skills in order to find your way from set point to set point, in woodland and open country settings. Orienteers travel at speed, using a map and a compass to find their way through forest and over hillsides. At Gartan you can start as a complete beginner and discover the excitement of running … Continue reading Orienteering