Learn to
Kayak Courses

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2 x days

Duration

2 x days

March - September

Availability

March - September

18+ No kayaking experience necessary

Suitability

18+ No kayaking experience necessary

ZERO TO HERO KAYAK COURSE

 

MASTER THE BASICS AND FEEL AT HOME ON THE WATER

 

Learning how to kayak on the Boyne is the perfect introduction to outdoor activities. First off, it’s a great way to build confidence on the water. The Boyne is a copybook river for learning. Not only does she have 35km of beautiful Blueway to explore, she’s a grade 2. This means you are on flatwater to start and move on to whitewater as you progress your strokes.

Doing it with us also makes sense. We are local so we know the water and have links with the clubs for you to join after. You will be paddling with peers so you’ll have new paddle pals. You don’t need to worry about gear or equipment to get started. The best thing is we include a full group trip on a separate non-training day that gives you a real taste for further adventure. You won’t get that anywhere else!

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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 should be comfortable in water when doing any water sports. You will be wearing a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) that will keep you safe if you come out of your kayak. We run our courses in the Spring so the river levels will be low enough to stand up in.

  • Do I need to know how to kayak?

    Do I need to know how to kayak?

    Our job is to teach you from scratch. Before you go near the water we will run through essential safety lessons and demonstrate paddle techniques on dry land. You start on flat water first and then we will take you on moving water and waves as you progress.

  • Are there changing rooms?

    Are there changing rooms?

    Yes, we have 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 seating. You can buy drinks and snacks after your sessions.

  • 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.

  • Will the weather affect the training?

    Will the weather affect the training?

    Lightning is the only weather that stops a training course. Kayaking in different weathers is part of the experience.

On
Arrival

Restrictions

  • Age

    Age

    18+

  • Weight

    Weight

    Max 114kg

  • Health

    Health

    A medium level of fitness is needed for kayaking. If you are not used to exercise you will know you did some the next day. You will build up your paddle muscle as you progress.

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Why learn with us?

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Central <br> location

Central
location

Central location on a gentle grade 2 river. Arrive at our base and we provide the instructors, all the equipment and transport back to our changing facilities each day.

Qualified <br> Canoeing

Qualified
Canoeing

Qualified Canoeing Ireland instructors ensure that you will be confident on moving water by the end of your course.

Sustainable <br> Tourism

Sustainable
Tourism

Sustainable Tourism approach so we include a complete group trip down the Boyne just to put your new skills into action.

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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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