Adventure Sports in Donegal
Welcome to Donegal, Home of the Atlantic Coast, The Gate Way to The Wild Atlantic Way and of course Eco Atlantic Adventures. Based on Lough Swilly (Rathmullan & Portsalon), Mulroy Bay and Sheep Haven Bay. Eco Atlantic Adventures is an Adventure Sports provider base in this beautiful part of Ireland, offering kayaking Tours, Hill Walking, Rock Climbing & Absaeling, Coastering, Gorge Walking, Team Building Days, Group Activity Days and more. We are Donegal’s leading outdoor pursuits, Health & Fitness and Sports Events Management company, offering the most Scenic Kayaking where the Atlantic ocean has spent its life time shaping this wonderful playground for you to enjoy. Experience the rugged landscape of North-West Ireland from a different perspective. Take an adventure with us, choose from one of the many activities we have on offer that take advantage of all that the natural beauty of the local landscape has to offer.
Our Eco Mission
At Eco Atlantic Adventures we have a great respect for the local ecology. Sustainability and an attitude of ‘leave no trace’ are adopted on all our activities. We provide activities that use the natural landscape, geology and natural resources to run activities in a sustainable manner, with the utmost care to the environment. The outdoors is our playground, and we give it the care and respect it deserves. Our aim is to make outdoor adventure accessible to all. To encourage everyone to push the boundaries of their experience. The activities we run are for those who wish to get out and have some fun and adventure, or take a break from the norm. Our instructors will take you out on a full on adventure, or an activity that suits your level. If you are looking for a quiet paddle, walk, mountain bike or cycle then Eco Atlantic Adventures can tailor the activity to suit you or your groups ability and needs.
Meet The Team
Our staff are fully qualified, and share a great passion for the outdoors and the activities they run. Staff are fully trained under governing bodies of Mountaineering Ireland, Canoeing Ireland, IACP, REC 3, Child Protection and Garda Vetted.
Eco Atlantic Adventures is the vision of Hugh Hunter. Hugh is an Outdoors Enthusiast and has been involved in Adventure Sports for many years. He is a keen Hill Walker, Rock Climber, Mountain Biker, Kayaker, Adventure Race Competitor, Mountain Biker, Cyclist, and a Beginner Kite Surfer.
Hugh is Qualified as Personal Fitness Instructor with an Honours Degree in Sports Development and Coaching. He has also pursued and obtained Qualification through the Associated Governing Bodies as a Kayak Instructor with Canoe Ireland, Rock Climbing Single Pitch Award with Mountaineering Ireland, Level 1 Surf Coach and Beach Life Guard Qualifications, and First Aid and Child Protection Certificates.
Hugh has being involved in the development a number of sporting events in Donegal, including the Mulroy Bay Adventure Race Series. He was training many clients to compete in these races over the last number of years.
He has been an active kayaker for many years and Captained and Coached the LYIT Canoe Club for 2 Years, where he has training many students in White Water, Freestyle, Canoe Polo and Long Distance Disciplines. Receiving 2 scholarships with LYIT Canoe Club, and also an award for Most outstanding Club Member during the 2012-2013 academic year. He has also competed in four kayak Inter-Varsity Competitions for LYIT and is still involved in Coaching with the Club.
Hugh has also traveled to Canada to Paddle, train and learn from many of the Canadian Pro kayakers, He has also traveled to France and Austria to improve his skills and knowledge of white water kayaking. He has traveled to Vietnam to learn Kite Surfing and Improve his Skills and knowledge. He has also Cycle Toured in Cambodia an Has Completed The Tour Aotearoa Solo, A 3000 KM Cycling Trail the length of New Zealand. He Has Completed The Race Twice and Has Completed The Extreme North Half Distance Quadrathon in 2018 and Many Half Marathons and Endurance Events.
Hugh is very passionate about the outdoors and is very driven on promoting health & fitness, outdoor activities and the many adventure activities.
Do you want to push your boundaries and develop new skills? Try new activities and pick up some basic skills? If you want to see if its for you, then Hugh Hunter and Eco Atlantic Adventures can guide you through the learning curve. You can learn step by step in an interesting, fun and safe manner.
So if you fancy taking on a new challenge or a new adventure, learning a new skill and meeting new people, give Hugh @ Eco Atlantic Adventures a call: 086 2250599.