10 Years on the Water
March - September
FLOAT THROUGH TIME
THE ONLY THING DRY ABOUT THIS RIVER TOUR WILL BE YOUR FEET
The best historical tours are those that make you see the past from a fresh perspective. Putting you on a giant inflatable raft will do that. So too will floating through the medieval capital of the Ancient East. You won’t get too many historical days out like this. This is a day where you swap books for wellies and pens for paddles to experience something different.
The landscape is layered with history but the star of our award winning tour is the Boyne. It gets forgotten with all our medieval town walls and churches. Our monumental castle and beautiful abbeys tend to steal all the glory. But not on your tour. You will see how the river attracted the people that settled here and how it flows through all the history you can see. Not only that, you will get to experience it all from the water which is the way it should be.
€30 - €45pp
Do I need to know how to swim?
Not really. Our rafts are like waterborne tanks so they are nearly impossible to capsize and this tour is sedate and relaxing. You will be wearing a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) which will keep you afloat if you do fall in. The Boyne is waist-high in most places so you can just stand up when you go in.
How long does the tour last?
Usually about 2 hours, depending on whether you go to the pub at the end or not.
Is there food available?
We have a fully covered outdoor coffee shop with benches at our base. You can buy tea, coffee, ice-cream and snacks after your tour.
Is there parking?
We have limited parking but there is a large paid (€2 cash only) car park across the road from us.
Will the weather affect the activities?
Lightning is the only weather that stops the tour. This is Ireland so you should always be prepared for rain.
Can I bring my phone on the raft?
Not a good idea even if it is waterproof.
What to wear
Wear what you normally wear. The raft will get wet but we provide wellies for anyone who wants them.
What to do
Sign in at our office and your tour guide will get you kitted out.
What payment types are accepted on site?
We take both cash and contactless.
Why Float through Time with us?
Access to the trail from our central location. You just grab a pair of wellies and hop on our giant inflatable raft.
yourself in history
Immerse yourself in history as your paddle guide entertains you with stories about each of the ruins and monuments that you pass.
Sustainable Tourism approach is designed with a unique local-eye view of the landscape that most historians miss.
Need a private tour?
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.
Different Days Out
Guided trips are the number one way to experience the Boyne. You rock up and we get you ready to paddle before navigating downriver with you and transporting you back to base.
12 - 18
1 x Adult and 1 x 7 - 11
Race Kayak Training
Kayak technique and mileage sessions for adventure racers so you can blow your competitors out of the water and grab a new personal best on race day.
Our 2 x courses are aimed at complete beginners and Level 2 Certified paddlers who want more training, more time on the river and more craic at the weekends.
€180 - 250pp
Want to explore the river at your own pace without a guide? We can provide instruction, boats, routes and transport. You must be over 18 and have a minimum of two other people with you.
Grab one of our bows and come with us down by the riverside to let loose your inner hawkeye and shoot some arrows at our targets.
Hang out with us along our riverside obstacles and see if you can complete this exciting dry land course that is only six inches off the ground.
Choose from 3 x experiences - Kayaking, Archery and the Boyne Riverside Challenge Course. Or you can combine them to make an epic all-day away day.
Charity Raft Race
Enter as a 2 person or 4 person team and book your name in the legends of the Boyne
Raft Entry Fee
2 Person Raft
4 Person Raft