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How to identify the Summer Birds on the Boyne

  • June 2020
  • Posted By BVA
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This time last year I did a kayaking trip with Boyne Valley Activities to celebrate my (50+) birthday. I had said to my wife that I would love a trip along the river to take in the birdlife and she booked the trip as a surprise present. It didn’t disappoint, from the start, even in

Self Guided Kayaking Tips on the Boyne

  • June 2020
  • Posted By BVA
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Over the years, kayak rental has been a huge part of our business where customers liked to go “at their own pace” and we would drop you off at your “put in” and let you hop on the river and float off down to your “take out” at a desired time and shuttle you back

Coronavirus Closing Statement

  • May 2020
  • Posted By BVA
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Coronavirus Closing Statement: Boyne Valley Activities to remain closed for the duration of 2020 Season. It is with a heavy heart that we release this statement to our valued friends and customers that we will remain closed for the duration of the 2020 Season. With the catalogue of events that the Coronavirus Pandemic presented to

The Great Salmon Smolt Run

  • May 2020
  • Posted By BVA
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If you are walking along the river in our latest sunny weather, keep an eye out for silver flashes in the water. What you could be witnessing are one of the most amazing natural phenomenon of the world – the Great Salmon Smolt Run. These are juvenile salmon that undergo incredible changes before they leave the

Corona Comeback

  • April 2020
  • Posted By BVA
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James here, folks. Like everybody else, we have been in shock for the last few weeks. You know the rabbit in the headlights? We’ve been like that only the car and the rabbit froze for the three whole weeks. That is why you wouldn’t have seen much from us on social media lately. We were

Kayak Lessons

  • January 2020
  • Posted By BVA
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So you have decided you want kayak lessons but have no real idea how to go about it. You watch paddlers rolling/surfing/flipping their boats down at the river beside Boyne Valley Activities every weekend. You think this looks deadly. You want to give it a go, even if Swifts Wave looks like a 60-meter long purpose-built washing

Introduction to Kayaking

  • January 2020
  • Posted By BVA
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Welcome to the Boyne Valley Activities introduction to kayaking. For those interested in learning how to kayak, this is the place to check first. We’ll take you through the history of the activity, how it differs from canoeing, the different types of kayaking, how it gets you fit, and what you need to start. History

Christmas Wishlist for the Boyne

  • December 2019
  • Posted By BVA
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We have been so busy with our vouchers this that we nearly forgot to send off our own Christmas list. As usual, I’m looking for a lot. I want the insurance sorted. We have built this company up since 2012 with the simple idea of giving people the chance to enjoy the Boyne. We have

Black Friday Deal

  • November 2019
  • Posted By BVA
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Our Black Friday offer gives you a limited time 20% discount on all Rafting, kayaking trips and rentals in 2020. Skip across to our Book Online page Select a date that suits your hectic schedule Enter the promo code CRAICFRIDAY Guaranteed to make you wet! Terms and Conditions: Offer is only applicable for new bookings until 5.30 pm Friday,

10 facts about Otters in the Boyne Valley

  • April 2017
  • Posted By BVA
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Being on the river every day we are the lucky ones who get to see otters in the Boyne Valley. Besides being graceful and playful creatures, they are also ecological early warning signals for river systems. They are extremely sensitive and cannot cope with pollution. This makes them Mother Nature’s blue flags. Normally elusive, we