2 October 2017
By Tom Collins
When it comes to Entertainment many people will check out Globo Surf, which is a website containing reviews of water related activities, but what if you are located in Cork and interested in local things to do and see?
Well, Hidden in the woods along the shoreline of Fota Island, part of the natural surroundings of Fota Island Resort, Fota Island Adventure is the perfect setting for a day packed full of excitement.
Whether it’s a family trip, a solo visit, a corporate retreat or a school tour, there is something for everyone at Fota Island Adventure. From water sports such as kayaking and SUPing, and forest activities like obstacle courses, bushcraft and finding the sniper – your adrenaline rush awaits.
At Fota Island Adventure all the instructors are expertly trained to the highest order, with many being ex-members of the Irish army, and this professional team put together a range of daily activities and bespoke packages designed to stimulate, challenge, build confidence and provide hours of fun!
There are dining options available at Fota Island Resort that can be organised at booking, or, if you are staying at the 5-star hotel or in the lodges at the Resort, you can also chill out in the award-winning spa after your busy adrenalin-fuelled day.
Individuals and Resort guests can book activities from just €20 per person, based on the timetable for that particular day, and corporate groups and teams at Fota Island Adventure can enjoy bespoke packages starting from €80, which include an evening meal.
Fota Island Adventure activities can be paired with any number of luxury add-ons, from overnight stays to the use of Fota Island Resort’s state of the art corporate meeting rooms, from an impressive BBQ area designed for team bonding and winding down to restorative spa treatments.
Large groups can be catered for by the Fota Island Adventure team and can design their own perfect day of activities, depending on numbers.
Apart from made to measure packages, Fota Island Adventure offers a combination of different scheduled activities every day. There is a watersports activity, the timing of which is entirely tide-dependant, which in turn, determines the schedule of the other activities, primarily a combination of field sports, survival training and games involving the obstacle courses.
Choose your activity from the long list of exciting water and woods-based options such as kayaking, SUPing (stand up paddling), canoeing, archery, combat archery (inflatable tag archery), target practice, find the sniper, bushcraft, orienteering, obstacle courses, inflatables and field games.
You’ll need swimwear, a towel, runners that you don’t mind getting wet, and, depending on the weather, either a fleece or thermals and a warm hat or sunscreen and sunglasses (with a string attached).
And then you’re ready to immerse yourself in the excitement of Fota Island Adventure!
Fota Island Adventure activities are suitable for all over the ages (children 8 and under must be accompanied with an adult or parent), with prices starting at €20 for one activity, a half day from €35, a full day’s activities from €60 and a week-long program from €150.