James O’Donnell is a member of the British and Irish Canoe Association and is a fully insured and up to date sea kayak guide and instructor with rapidkayaking.com . He has spent the last 16 years exploring and paddling the Donegal coastline and offshore islands, which has given him a great awareness and understanding of this wild, natural environment with its marine and bird life.

A keen competition paddler and recent British surf kayak champion, he is also involved on a local level offering leadership and mentoring to community kayak clubs in his aim of advancing and promoting the spirit of kayaking.