Boat Tours in Ireland

Join us on one of our multi award winning
boat trips in Ireland’s South East.

Tours of Kilkenny

Join us on the historic river Nore as it flows
through Kilkenny city.

Cruises in Carlow

Relax inches from the waterline, as life slows to a soothing pace
in our traditional Irish Open-Boat

Welcome to Boat Trips – Ireland

About Us

Whether it’s a historical tour of Kilkenny, a cruise through county Carlow, or a wildlife adventure in counties Kildare or Laois; there is a boat for you. Take time to switch off, relax, and experience boating life as it was for those of a bygone era. Surrounded by nature, water, and history, our trips will leave you completely refreshed and renewed. Be sure to bring your camera, as unique views and vista continually present themselves while we rediscover much or the unseen landscapes and heritage of Ireland’s Ancient East. We have trips that cater to all, from the very young to the young at heart. These range from 30 min trips to tours of several days duration.

Top Tours

For more information on a tour near you, just give Cliff a ring on +353 87 2061999 or click on one of the counties here Carlow, Kilkenny, Kildare, Laois. If you’d like to check out our Reviews section or our TripAdvisor, you can read what others thought of their tour boat experience. We wish you a fantastic time exploring Ireland’s hidden waterways, if you need anything,just let us know. Enjoy!!

Boat Trips Gallery

Below is a selection of photos/images that hopefully provides some insight to the fun and adventure that awaits you on the water. We are really passionate about the river and making the most of this outdoor playground that is the river Barrow.

Ship’s Blog

Things to do in Thomastown, Kilkenny

Things to do in Thomastown, Kilkenny

Places to go, things to do and sights to see in Thomastown. Thomastown is a beautiful little town in county Kilkenny on the river Nore about 17km south of Kilkenny City. It has a population of about 2 and a half thousand people and was historically known as Grennan....

The Barrow Cot

The Barrow Cot

My First Boat - The Barrow Cot Dedicated to the memory of my good friend and the gent that taught me to fish, Nicky Cahill RIP.  Tied off at the jetty was an old colourless boat we named the Athytanic. The word around a recent campfire was that it belonged to the...

Canoeing in Kilkenny

Canoeing in Kilkenny

Canoeing & Kayaking in Kilkenny Kilkenny boasts one of the most active and successful kayaking and canoeing clubs in Ireland, that being Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club. Catering for numerous disciplines, it regularly achieves competitive wins both nationally and...