Let our team of experienced and qualified kayak 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.
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 accompanied by an adult.
Single kayaks are available for adults and kids age 12+
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.
Slaney River Tours depart at 2pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Edermine Bridge, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Evening tours by appointment.
Prices: Adult €40, U18’s €35