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Island activities - useful links

There is so much variety and choice on the island, depending on what you want from your holiday, and the time of year make sure you allow yourself enough time! Here are a few great local businesses we work with who will help you get the most from your time on the Isle of Man.

Tours/Guided Walking

The Isle of Man offers hundreds of miles of footpaths and trails that are waiting to be discovered. There are a number of qualified guides who can share a wealth of experience and a guided tour comes highly recommended!

Go-Mann Adventures - Guided walks, hikes and tours on the Isle of Man with Dr Andrew Foxon, qualified hill & moorland leader and historian/archaeologist. 

Island Heritage Tours local Blue badge guide Chris Callow specialises in helping guests research family history, is a local expert on the railways of the Isle of Man and offers a wide variety of tours and walks. 

Walking.im  Guided walks and activities around the Isle of Man led by Ken Harding, fully qualified and accredited within the industry.

Manx Mountain Activities - Guided walks, hikes and tours on the Isle of Man with John Barker, a qualified mountain leader and geologist.

Walkingmann - Ian will take you on a variety of tours around the island. A door to door pick up service is also offered. 

Manx Walks - Guided walks in the beautiful Manx countryside with Catriona Livingstone.

Versa - From foraging basics to preservation methods used by chefs in Michelin restaurants, Pippa will show you the wild foods available at that moment in the season, but also share knowledge about using these ingredients; in the home and restaurant.

Boat Trips

View the coast from a different perspective. With a stunning selection of marine life on show there are a number of licensed operators running trips around the island's coastline.

Shona Boat trips from Port Erin - The Shona offers sightseeing at a leisurely pace, and its sister vessel Osprey is an 8.3m rib. Trips to and around the Calf of Man.

Port St Mary boat excursions - Calf of Man trips, sight-seeing, birding and fishing. Sailing from the beautiful village of Port St Mary. 

Manx Sea Life Safari - Boat trips on the west coast of the Isle of Man from Peel 

Gemini Wildlife and fishing trips - The Gemini is a twin engine 35 foot catamaran operating from Port St Mary 

Sea Kayaking

The Isle of Man has in recent years gained an enviable reputation as a sea kayakers paradise, a number of highly experienced operators run training and trips around our island's coastline. 

Adventurous Experiences - Sea Kayaking, Coasteering and unforgettable outdoor adventures with a qualified team. 

The Venture Centre - Well established activity centre in the north of the island, offering a range of activities for all the family. 

Sea Kayaking Isle of Man - Specialising in Sea Kayaking and Wild Swimming

Paddleboarding

The fastest growing watersport has definitely arrived on the Isle of Man. Enjoy an experience with these excellent providers:

Port Erin Paddleboards - Group or 1:1 paddleboard sessions, twilight SUP, SUP yoga.

Saltworks SUP - Group or 1:1 with highly qualified and experienced guide. 

Mountain Biking

From sweeping downhill trails, to sedate forest rides the variety of mountain biking on offer on the Isle of Man is remarkable for such a small island. Enjoy a guided trip to help you find the best trails.

Pedal to Progression - Professional Cycle Coaching, Guiding, Training and Instruction

Manx Mountain Activities - Guided biking Isle of Man with John Barker, a qualified British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader

Diving/Snorkelling

With a crystal clear sea and abundant marine wildlife explore the waters around the Isle of Man. 

Discover Diving - Accredited Dive centre offering a range of activities for all levels

Sailing

Sailing experiences for all levels and abilities.

7th Wave - RYA Sailing school located in Port Erin, also offering kayak, wetsuit and SUP hire

The Venture Centre - RYA Training centre located in the north of the Isle of Man

Daves Waves - The Isle of Man's mobile windsurf instructor.

Pony Trekking

Ballahimmin Riding and Pony Trekking centre - Situated amidst the beautiful Little London hills at Cronk-y-Voddy on the Isle of Man with fantastic off road trails into the beautiful Manx hills.

Other activities

Ape Mann - Set in South Barrule Forest, enjoy rope courses, sky barrels and zip lines!

Quad Bike Mania - Adventure off-road on a guided quad bike tour in South Barrule Plantation

Laser Mayhem - Players attempt to score points by tagging targets with a hand-held infrared-emitting targeting device. Fun for all!

Isle of Man Trike Tours - Experience an exhilarating guided tour around the Isle of Man on a trike.

Mad Jacks Axe Throwing - Test out your skills at Mad Jacks axe throwing in Douglas.

Green Wheelers - Electric bike hire and tours on the Isle of Man 

Segway Isle of Man - fun on 2 wheels, standing up in the forest or beaches of the island.

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