10 Years on the Water
March - September
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
Ring us when you are ready and our minibus brings you back to base
Are there changing rooms?
Yes, there are permanent changing rooms and toilets back at the riverside base.
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?
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?
We recommend you do as kayaks are in hot demand.
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?
We will provide you with a waterproof pouch for your phone.
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
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?
We take both cash and contactless.
Minimum age 18
There must be a minimum of 3 people on the water
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.
Why rent from us?
Guide free journey from our base means you can go at your own pace and explore the gentle Boyne your own way.
Riverside instruction will have you ready to go on your sit-on-top kayaks in 15 minutes
Responsible Tourism approach so we stay in contact with you and collect you when you are ready to return.
Want the gang to go?
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
You’ll never experience another tour like this. Float through history, archaeology and strange stories to discover why Trim has more Medieval buildings than any other town in Ireland.
€30 - €45pp
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
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