Kayak
Rentals

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Usually 2 hours

Duration

Usually 2 hours

March - September

Availability

March - September

Age 18+

Suitability

Age 18+

PADDLE AT YOUR OWN PACE

 

YOU PICK YOUR BOAT – WE PICK YOU UP

 

With 12km of riverside landscape, the Boyne is a different day out for solo explorers. You can take easy access routes that give you plenty of spills and thrills. Or you can go for epic paddles that take you into deep countryside. You’ll pass by epic castles, through deserted medieval villages and over plenty of rapids.

We provide all the equipment and will run you through the basic paddle strokes you need to get you going. The river is gentle and your sit-on-top kayaks are childs-play. All you need is a sense of adventure and some time off. We have plenty of pick-up points along the way so you can paddle at your own pace. We stay in touch and can even arrange camping if you want to spend more time immersed in nature. No matter where you go, we will pick you up and bring you back.

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Know Before
You Go

  • Do I need to know how to swim?

    Do I need to know how to swim?

    Ideally you should know how to swim if you spend time near 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 touch the water.

  • How long does the solo journey take?

    How long does the solo journey take?

    Most people do this in roughly 3 hours. It depends if you prefer drifting through the scenery or attacking the rapids.

  • Can I get lost?

    Can I get lost?

    No, you cannot get lost. The route is all downstream so the current will take you all the way. You will have directions and a map showing landmarks. The finish point is unmistakable.

  • How do I get back to base?

    How do I get back to base?

    Ring us when you are ready and our minibus brings you back to base

  • Are there changing rooms?

    Are there changing rooms?

    Yes, there are permanent changing rooms and toilets back at the riverside base.

  • Is there food available?

    Is there food available?

    We have a fully covered outdoor coffee shop with benches overlooking the river where you chill out after getting changed. 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 kayaks are in hot demand. 

  • Will the weather affect the activities?

    Will the weather affect the activities?

    Lightning is the only weather that you cannot travel in. Rain will cool you down ; )

  • Can I bring my phone on the boat?

    Can I bring my phone on the boat?

    We will provide you with a waterproof pouch for your phone.

On
Arrival

  • What to wear

    What to wear

    For kayak rentals bring shorts and t-shirt to wear. Wetsuits are available but are not compulsory. Have old trainers on your feet that you do not mind getting wet. Bring a towel and a change of clothes for after.

  • What to do

    What to do

    Sign in at our office and an instructor will prepare you by explaining the route, the boats and the pick up arrangements.

  • What payment types are accepted on site?

    What payment types are accepted on site?

    We take both cash and contactless.

Restrictions

  • Age

    Age

    Minimum age 18

  • Group size

    Group size

    There must be a minimum of 3 people on the water

  • Weight

    Weight

    Max 114kg.

  • Health

    Health

    A reasonable level of fitness is needed for kayaking 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 for a long paddle, trust us.

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Why rent from us?

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Guide <br> free

Guide
free

Guide free journey from our base means you can go at your own pace and explore the gentle Boyne your own way.

Riverside <br> instruction

Riverside
instruction

Riverside instruction will have you ready to go on your sit-on-top kayaks in 15 minutes

Responsible <br> Tourism

Responsible
Tourism

Responsible Tourism approach so we stay in contact with you and collect you when you are ready to return.

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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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