unique history and wildlife

Tours of Kildare

To book a trip in Kildare, please ring Cliff on 00 353 (0)87-2061999 to arrange

Boat Tours of Kildare

Boat Trips in Kildare

Athy sits on the meeting point of both the Grand canal and river Barrow. This makes it an idea location for taking a boat tour in county Kildare. From Athy, we offer a number of trip options. Theses include taking the Grand canal north, through a series of three locks and discovering the important role the town played in the success of Guinness’s by providing Malt Barley from the local farmers and industry, transported via the Grand canal. An alternative trip travels south taking the Barrow Navigation towards Carlow. Boat tours in this direction range in length from 1hr to 4hr. Given the combination and continual intersection of both river and canal as we head south, passengers are well advised to bring their cameras as they will witness some very unique history and wildlife on these river cruises. Trips from Athy are limited throughout the season so advance booking is essential. Please ring Cliff on 353 (0)87 2061999 to arrange a boat tour.

What Our Clients Say


Highly recommend a trip out with Cliff. Very knowledgeable about the history of the waterways, very friendly to all, great storyteller and entertainer. Great to get a different perspective from the water, see things you’ve never seen before and there’s always the chance of spotting some of the abundant wildlife, on which Cliff is also an expert on 😊

– Ronan Kane


With Cliff and team at the helm you will never be in better hands, full of knowledge about the area, full of fun and a great day out all round! An absolute must if you’re in the area!

– Jennifer D

Kildare Boat Tours Gallery


Barrow Quay, Athy, Co. Kildare
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