Children’s Sailing

Sea Explorers - 4-6 Year Olds

The Sea Explorers are the masters of Dun Laoghaire as they explore the Harbour in their Pirate Launch! The programme runs from 9am-12.30pm Monday to Friday during the Summer months.

Sea Explorers spend their day undertaking a wide variety of activities based around the water in Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Seapoint Beach. The day begins at our Clubhouse on the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire. After a short talk about the marine ecosystem students head to the outdoor classroom Seapoint Beach to explore the sea shore looking for all the marine wildlife. There’s a different focus each day so there’s always something new to explore.

Trips to feed the local family of seals, exploring the historic harbour and fun and games keep everyone entertained. The highlight of the day is the trip around the harbour on our Pirate Launches, where the landmarks of Dun Laoghaire harbour are explored aboard our launch boats flying our Pirate Flag – Argh!

New times for 2020!

Following parents’ feedback, and a review of the programmes content, we're introducing a slightly longer day to the 4-6 years Sea Explorers programme. Lead Instructor Muriel Rumball finds the previous course times really constrained the available learning. The new day will run from 9am until 2pm, with the extra hour and a half used to ensure a daily boat trip, more time rock pooling and an enhanced marine ecology programme.

What parents think of the programme…

“One of, if not, the best run summer camp in Dublin. My twins have many memories and have enjoyed the last three years.”

“The course was interesting, exciting and my kids felt really safe in friendly surroundings. Thank you”

Programme Leader – Muriel Rumball…

Muriel Rumball, a former primary school principal and our Science Foundation Ireland accredited DPSM (Discover Primary Science and Maths) programme co-ordinator, leads our Sea Explorers. Muriel is always happy to accommodate any requests, and is approachable for the entire duration of the programme.

What does my child need to bring…

  • Raincoat/waterproof jacket
  • Change of Clothes
  • Hat and Sun cream
  • Old Trainers or Crocs
  • Packed Lunch

2020 Course Dates

Courses run Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm. The cost of the programme is €125 per week (€99 for a 4 day week).

  • Easter Course: Tuesday 14th April to Friday 17th April (No Course on Easter Monday)
  • Summer 2: 8th-12th June
  • Summer 3: 15th-19th June
  • Summer 4: 22nd-26th June
  • Summer 5: 29th June – 3rd July
  • Summer 6: 6th-10th July
  • Summer 7: 13th-17th July
  • Summer 8: 20th-24th July
  • Summer 9: 27th-31st July
  • Summer 10: 3rd-6th August
  • Summer 11: 10th-14th August
  • Summer 12: 17th-21st August

Book Online Now...

If you have any questions or would like to book please call our team on 01 2844195 or do so online here. Please ensure to have read our terms and conditions prior to enrolling your child.

Remember, 4-6 Years Sea Explorers bookings reduce the cost of sailing courses for older siblings and friends aged 7-17 years.

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