Frequently Asked Questions
How do you operate?
We rotate our mobile seaweed bath operation between 8 locations in West Cork, Kerry, Clare and Galway Bay.
Where are your locations?
We have 4 in West Cork Ballydonegan Pier Allihies, Snave Pier Ballylickey, The Dunmore House Hotel near Clonakilty and Rocky Bay (near Kinsale and Carrigaline), Ceann Trá or Ventry Pier on the Dingle, and Ballinskelligs Pier on the Iveragh peninsula or the Ring of Kerry, Clahane at Liscannor Bay in Co. Clare, and Lynches or Paradise Pier near Kinvara in South Galway Bay.
How can I book in for a bath?
Please see our social media pages for location updates which are announced 24 to 48 hours ahead of time and then book in via the Book Online section of our website where you will be able to view available slots and our current location “if” we have announced a location. You may also sign up for email notifications via the Home page of our website. Please note we do not provide a long term schedule for when we set up at our different locations and this is due to weather forecasts amongst other considerations.
What do I bring? Please bring swimming togs, towel and drinking water. Please do not bring glass or alcohol.
Cancellation Policy. Please note once a booking has been paid for and confirmed, if you wish to cancel, the first and preferred option is for the purchaser of the booking to send a family member or friend instead and if doing this, to please email us letting us know of the name change for the person who will be arriving for the booking instead. If the aforementioned is not an option, please email us letting us know that you wish to cancel your slot where we will re advertise your slot, where if rebooked, we will refund you subject to an admin fee of €5 per barrel cancelled.
We plan to offer our gift vouchers for sale again during November and December 2023. Please do not buy a gift voucher from us less you are fully aware that our baths do not have a fixed schedule of locations and therefore to use vouchers you or those having received vouchers, may have to travel to locations of ours other then your first preference in order to use your voucher.
NB. Please only purchase vouchers for use at our Ballylickey, Rocky Bay, Ventry, Liscannor and Kinvara locations as these are our most frequently visited locations.
If you have a Wild Atlantic Seaweed Baths gift voucher you’re looking to redeem when booking in, you can use the 7 digit code at the payment stage to complete your booking. Unfortunately if your voucher was purchased before Christmas 2019, your voucher will likely only have a 3 or 4 digit code which is not compatible with our online booking system. If you have one of our older type vouchers, please book in using a credit card and then bring your voucher on the day and will refund your bank card. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
How do the baths work?
We hire them out for an hour. If booked in please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled slot.
Is the water heated? Yes, you can have any temperature you want.
What about hygiene?
We empty, scrub and rinse every bath after each use.
How much does it cost?
Cost is €50.00 per barrel per hour or €70.00 if two or more adults are using the same barrel. Children under age of 16 are free if using the bath with a parent or guardian but must be supervised at all times.
Can I use the bath if I’m pregnant?
Only if you’ve consulted your GP.
How can I book a group in for a future date?
The options are to either book in when we announce a location or to privately hire us (see below). Additionally, if you are looking to book more then 3 baths at one time, please book the additional baths that have a starting time within half an hour of the first 3 baths you have booked and so on.
How much for private hire?
For event hire we charge a minimum of €10k up front which includes use of our mobile operation for up to 3 days and will provide more info here for DMCs or UltraLux planners in the near future. If you have a small event and would like one of our wood fired hot tubs installed in a location to share with a loved one or friend or as an incredible backdrop to a surprise wedding proposal etc, please get in touch if you’d like to discuss further.
How can I buy one of your upcycled whiskey barrel hot tubs?
We sell our whiskey barrel hot tubs for €4000 which includes tub with cover, steps, small barrel for cold water and a marine grade stainless steel wood burner or a 6Kw electrical heater. Please get in touch with us via the contact page of our website if you’d like more info.
Our operation is designed to heat sufficient quantities of fresh or seawater to cater for 6 barrels operating on rotation. All ancillary equipment and a self pour system can be provided. National and worldwide delivery available. Please get in touch to discuss further.
Feel Free to Get in Touch but please do not contact us looking to find out where we will be or to book in for future dates as there is no schedule available. Please read our faq above if unsure as to how we operate. We make this request with utmost respect and sincere gratitude for your interest in our seaweed baths and look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you.
And finally… thanks to everyone for all the help in getting Wild Atlantic Seaweed Baths up and running, to all the amazing communities who continue to give us such a warm welcome when we visit and to everyone who either visits the baths or tells others via word of mouth or online how amazing our baths are… We are so grateful.
Wild Atlantic Seaweed Baths is an RBN registered with the Companies Registration Office in Dublin, No: 623657 and is a registered Trade Mark with the IPOI (Intellectual Property office of Ireland), No 261779