Take a tour in a traditional Irish Currach
Get ready for your Game of Thrones Fantasy Boat Adventure in the heart of the Boyne Valley! Rates: Boat Adventure 1 • The King’s Tour (90 minutes): €130 for full boat (up to 8 guests) What You Can Expect: We provide guided paddling tours of the Boyne River and Boyne canal navigation (Battle of the Boyne) using hand crafted traditional Kerry Naomhog currachs that have starred in the hit TV show – Game of Thrones. There is no other way to experience the atmosphere the Boyne Valley generates than to get on the water itself. We guide you through 5,000 years of Ireland’s Ancient East. Young and old can paddle together and feel what it was like to travel on the sacred Boyne all those years ago. Hear about the battles that shaped Ireland and the magic that spawned legends. Connect with others on nature’s epic highway and then top it all off with some stories from the set of the biggest TV show in the world! The Statistics • Ireland's oldest canal - 269 years • Ireland's largest battle - 60,000+ • Europe's largest collection of Neolithic art - Bru na Boinne • The world's only Game of Thrones experience using actual boats from the TV show The Boat Adventure Get ready for your Game of Thrones fantasy boat adventure. Setting off from the sealock at the Lock keeper’s house, we travel upstream and around Oldbridge house – The Battle of the Boyne visitor centre. The canal measures 1.6km long and 10m wide at its widest point and is safe for beginners and families young and old. The King’s Tour Hop aboard and learn to paddle like a true Iron Islander from the hit TV show Game of Thrones! You and your hardy crew will work together as a team of up to eight people to travel upstream to the site of the Battle of the Boyne. Capture the history of the Battle of the Boyne, the heritage of the currach and the fantasy of Game of Thrones is a not to be forgotten experience on the Boyne canal navigation. Travel the full length of the canal. Hear and feel the battle as our sound enhanced experience puts you in the heart of the fighting.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 8 guests
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
- Canal Boat
Ross is the founder of the company and was raised in the quiet seaside village of Loughshinny in North County Dublin. His love of the sea began in the family home built just metres from the sea’s edge on the beach. As a teenager, he marveled at the ease at which his neighbour was able to glide across the bay on her windsurfer and decided he’d have a piece of that action.Fast forward to the late 1990’s and Ross found himself in Cork, or to be exact Oysterhaven, near Kinsale. It was here that he became a student and instructor in all things marine: Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking, Dragon Boating, power boating, yacht cruising and team building and even a bit of land stuff like archery!After some travelling down under, Ross returned to Cork and to his studies completing a degree in Community education and development in 2009. This led to a job as water activities manager in Meitheal Mara, a community boatyard in Cork City. A wonderful and varied position that saw him work with a variety of groups from Cork city and beyond on the water and in the workshop. Currach rowing, boat building, dragon boat events, Red Bull events, Atlantic Challenge International Contest of Seamanship, International and national competitions and Game of Thrones….In 2011 a call was made that has helped to shape his future. ‘Can I rent a currach?’Five years later, Game of Thrones, and other productions are still calling and asking that same question. The answer has always been YES! With the help of Meitheal Mara and other boat owners around Ireland, Irish boats have featured in many different scenes.In 2015 Ross moved to County Meath and could not believe how under used the Boyne river is. A fact-finding mission to the local tourist office confirmed his suspicions when he learned that apparently there were no activities on the Boyne river. Outrageous! We plan to change all that in 2016.Our boats is a new project which aims to utilize traditional Irish boats to provide a fun, unique and informative adventure boat tour on the Boyne river and Boyne canal navigation system eventually connecting Newgrange, the Battle of the Boyne and Drogheda.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Terms and Conditions Tours are available 3 times daily 11:00am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm during Summer months and weekends during the rest of the year. Other times can be arranged on request. Lifejackets: Automatic inflated lifejackets for adults and solid foam (orange) lifejackets for kids are provided and must be worn at all times aboard the currach Departure Time: Please come 10 min. before the departure time. There may be a transition time between your tour and the previous one finishing so please be patient. We will give everyone the opportunity to make it on time however, the boat won't wait for you if you are more than 5 minutes late. What to bring: As this is Ireland the weather can change rapidly and you should be prepared. Warm, comfortable clothing and shoes, waterproof jacket and pants, sunscreen and a bottle of water, Hat. Please no high heels! Insurance: We carry full marine insurance and comply with the Dept of Marine; Code of Practice for: The safe operation of recreational craft. **The client does not need to purchase insurance for this vessel*** Minimum Number of passengers: The boat will leave with a minimum of 2 paddlers. When booking online, please provide your phone number and email so we can contact you if needed. If your tour doesn't have sufficient numbers we will endeavour to move you to the nearest available tour and accommodate your needs. Address for tours: The Lock house, Oldbridge, Co. Meath All children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 1) By agreeing to these Terms & Conditions, you, the Client, agree to comply with all , safety briefings, and all lawful instructions and directions our company, its employees and owners (the Company), during the organized Tour. If the Client fails to comply with the safety rules and instructions and /or directions of the employees and owners, the Client will not be permitted to continue the Tour. (2) Although this is considered a 'dry' watersport i.e. wetsuits are not worn as immersion in the water is not part of the Tour, the Client acknowledges that water based activities can be an inherently dangerous activities. The Client recognizes there are risks and hazards specifically associated with these activities, including possible injury and death and loss and damage to my possessions and myself. The Client therefore releases the Company of any liability resulting from injury, death, loss or damage during the Tour. (3)The Client acknowledges that they are paddling a traditional Irish currach and safety equipment that is in 100% working order and any severe damage (not general wear and tear) to the currach will be at the Client's expense. (4) The Company reserves the right to change the Tour without notice if weather does not permit the Tour to proceed as planned. (5) The Client must give 5 days notice of cancellation or else monies paid will be forefeited. Groups who have booked a full boat must give 5 days notice or else monies paid will be forfeit. (6)The Company recommends each Client hold travel insurance that covers water based activities (7) The Company reserves the right to refuse any Client deemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or whom is deemed a threat to the safe passage of the tour due to unruly behaviour. (8) The tour is guided by a maritime professional with 20 years experience through a variety of watersports For more information, feel free to contact us.