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-2pm 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.

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).

  • Summer 11: Monday 10th – Friday 14th August - Fully Booked - Waiting List
  • Summer 12: Monday 17th – Friday 21st August - Fully Booked - Waiting List
  • Summer 13: Monday 24th - Friday 28th August - Fully Booked - Waiting List

Bookings for Summer 2020

We do plan to run a Summer programme for 4-6 years olds, however, this will not commence until the 10th of August. Various control measures are being developed. Currently our courses are fully booked, mainly due to the significantly reduced course places each week and restricited schedule. We have an online waiting list that can be joined 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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