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

Boat Tours in Ireland

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

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. We wish you a fantastic time exploring Ireland’s hidden waterways, if you need anything, just let us know. Enjoy!!

Cliff Reid wearing an Irish Bootstrapper Cap
Top of Kilkenny castle above trees

Welcome to Boat Trips – Ireland

Award winning boat tours

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.

"Once in a Lifetime Experience!"

My mum and I really enjoyed our time out on the boat with Cliff, he made sure that we got some lovely photographs under the castle that we will have as a keepsake forever now! If your looking to pass some time on your trip to Kilkenny and want to get another perspective on the city for sure head on this boat trip! 🛶Very enjoyable! Thanks again!

– Emer and Mary

"Most amazing boat trip"

We had a most amazing boat trip here. Everything was perfect. My 3 kids had a ball. We would highly recommend this. A lovely day I Kilkenny castle followed by this beautiful boat trip. Fabulous!

– Ciara Brennan

"Fantastic Day Trip"

Cliff runs a fantastic day trip, he is the perfect personality as a guide. He took us on an additional tour of the Lough and was very patient in taking our group photos and explaining the sights. Would highly recommend it either as a group or even as a couple. We will definitely be back when we are in Carlow again.

– Shauna Smyth

 

Ship’s Blog

Horse Bridge

Horse Bridge

The Horsebridge The Horsebridge in Athy was built in 1796 to allow horse drawn boats to leave the 28th lock on the Barrow-line of the Grand canal...

Tribute to John Shaughnessy RIP

Tribute to John Shaughnessy RIP

Memorial seat for John Shaughnessy RIP Last summer, the waterways and community of Athy lost a dear friend in John Shaughnessy RIP. Not only was...

About the river Barrow

About the river Barrow

Common questions about the river Barrow The following are some of the most common questions we get asked while doing our boat trips on the river...

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.