Families

Waves
Usually 2 hours

Duration

Usually 2 hours

March - September

Availability

March - September

Age 7+

Suitability

Age 7+

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Know Before
You Go

  • Do I need to know how to swim?

    Do I need to know how to swim?

    You don’t need to know how to swim. If you are going on the water you will be wearing a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) which will keep you afloat if you fall in. The Boyne is waist-high in most places so you can just stand up when you go in.

  • Do I need to know how to kayak?

    Do I need to know how to kayak?

    Our sit-on-top kayaks are designed for beginners so you don’t need to have kayaked before. We will run through the basics with you before you get on the water.

  • Is it safe?

    Is it safe?

    Playing in the outdoors does carry some risk. That is why all our guides are certified Canoeing Ireland instructors.

  • How long do activities last?

    How long do activities last?

    All activities last from 1.5 hour to 3 hours. Guided Kayaking lasts 2 hours.

  • Are there changing rooms?

    Are there changing rooms?

    Yes, there are permanent changing rooms and toilets available at our riverside base.

  • Is there food available?

    Is there food available?

    We have a fully covered outdoor coffee shop with benches overlooking Swifts Wave where you can watch the activities. You can buy tea, coffee, ice-cream and snacks while you relax.

  • Is there parking?

    Is there parking?

    We have limited parking but there is a large paid (€2 cash only) car park across the road from us.

  • Do I need to pre-book?

    Do I need to pre-book?

    We recommend you do as places get snapped up very quickly

  • Will the weather affect the activities?

    Will the weather affect the activities?

    All land activities can be moved inside if needed. Only lightning will stop the water activities. Rain will cool you down ; )

  • Can I bring my phone on the boat?

    Can I bring my phone on the boat?

    Not a good idea even if it is waterproof

On
Arrival

Restrictions

  • Age

    Age

    All activities minimum age 7.  

    7 – 12 year olds must go in a double kayak with an adult. 

    13+ can go in single kayaks.

  • Weight

    Weight

    Max 114kg

  • Health

    Health

    A reasonable level of fitness is needed for outdoor activities but you don’t have to be Brian O’ Driscoll. Back rests are available on kayaks if you suffer from lower back pain. Swallow your pride on this and request one, trust us.

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MAKING MEMORIES IN THE OUTDOORS

 

THE PERFECT PLACE FOR PERFECT MOMENTS

 

Days out on the Boyne are for adventurous families. Put the phones away. Plug in to fresh air, immune-boosting activities and quality time in the outdoors. Explore the Boyne Blueway with an experienced paddler on a Guide Led Trail. Or go on your own private adventure, just you and the teens, splashing your way through the waves to your campsite. Our boats are family friendly, designed for beginners and easy to hop in and out of.

If you don’t want to get wet, that’s ok too. Our riverside Covered Coffee area is designed to handle Irish rain and parents who need a break. You chill and let us handle your birthday parties. They won’t forget those in a hurry. Or wait and watch while the Summer Camps chase each other over Swifts Wave every day. We love the river but it is not all water activities either. Your family can challenge each other to a friendly Archery tournament or see how balanced they are on our new low ropes course. Whatever you choose, your family will have a great day out.

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Why bring the family with us?

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Fully <br> Equipped

Fully
Equipped

We provide family-size kayaks, changing rooms, showers and an outdoor covered coffee shop for relaxing by the river.

Taste of <br> Adventure

Taste of
Adventure

The Boyne was where we got our first taste of adventure. Its gentle waters are ideal for families who want to play outside.

Adventure <br> Tourism

Adventure
Tourism

Our Adventure Tourism ethos means we want your family to plan on a lifetime of outdoor experiences when you leave us.

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Riverside Relaxation

Chill out in our handcrafted wooden coffee shop on the banks of the Boyne and watch the boats fly over the waves. Now with outdoor covered seating so you can watch the world float by.

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Different Days out


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