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Slaney River Tour

Wexford

Let our team of experienced and qualified instructors guide you on a scenic kayak tour of the River Slaney, which is not only stunningly beautiful, this tidal area has also been recognised as a Special Area of Conservation for its diverse wildlife.

After a quick intro to the equipment and a brief lesson in how to handle the very stable kayaks we head north along the river towards Enniscorthy following the Wexford railway line which was described by Michael Palin as one of the most beautiful short train journeys in Europe.

Once passed the remains of Browns Castle, which was almost completely destroyed by Cromwell and his men in 1649, we leave the Slaney crossing under the railway line to meander our way up the little Boro river. The Boro is just off to the side of a small woodland, many of whom’s trees have found their way into the river over the years after high winds.

Take time to enjoy your surroundings and listen as the song bird’s guide you up the river. On a good day, sharp eyed visitors can spot the Kingfisher before he takes off, flying low to the water and resting at his next fishing spot.

There is a huge abundance of wildlife from heron, otters, water hen, ducks and a curious grey seal is often spotted fishing on the high tide.

We truly believe this tour has something for everyone.


Tours are 2 hours long and all safety equipment including a wetsuit is provided.

To ensure that our guests have the best time possible, all our staff are fully qualified Canoeing Ireland Kayak Instructors.

We use double kayaks making it very family friendly, younger children aged 6 – 11 years will need to accompanied by an adult. 

Single kayaks are available for adults and kids age 12+


What to bring

  1. something to wear under the wetsuit, ie swimming togs or shorts and T-shirt
  2. towel
  3. old runners that will get wet
  4. any relevant medication, eg inhalers etc...

Requirements

The whole tour is approx 4 km long and runs at a leisurely pace with plenty of rest stops along the way.

We use double kayaks making it very family friendly, younger children aged 6 – 11 years will need to be accompanied in a double kayak by an adult. 

Single kayaks are available for adults and kids age 12+

Itinerary

On arrival you will be greeted by one of our friendly guides and be given your wetsuit, we suggest bringing a towel for changing.

**Due to Covid 19 restrictions we can not provide changing facilities at this time.


For your safety, everyone is issued with a buoyancy aid and a helmet.

Once the last safety check is done we'll head out on the water.

Our knowledgeable guides will spend a few minutes making sure everyone is comfortable in their kayak.

After a quick intro to the equipment and a brief lesson in how to handle the very stable kayak, your tour will be underway.

Group discount available


€45 per adult
€35 per child

Sat, 18th Sep
10:00 - 12:00 · 16 spaces left
Sun, 19th Sep
10:00 - 12:00 · 16 spaces left


Cancellations

Rigid: Guaranteed full refund if cancelling 5 days prior.

You will be entitled to a full refund under the following circumstances:

  • If your booking is under £200 and you cancelled at least a full 72h prior to the activity start time.
  • If your booking is over £200 and you cancelled at least a full 5 days prior to the activity start time.
  • If the centre cancels the activity at any time.

If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity still takes place, you will not be eligible for a refund.

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Where we'll meet

When you drive across Edermine bridge, park in the car park on the left and then walk over to us.

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