From The Riverside Park Hotel
Do you want to try kayaking for the first time, or are you a long-time kayaker looking for expert coaching? GoPaddle.ie will cater to all of your kayaking wishes. GoPaddle.ie provides kayak and canoe adventures all over Ireland and abroad. In the summer, kayaking tours are operated on the River Slaney right outside the Riverside Park Hotel.
Slaney River Tours
10% Discount for Riverside Park Hotel Guests.
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 on 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 be 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.
Min age 12 years old and all under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
For safety reasons, kayaks must be rented by two or more people at a time.
We highly recommend that you bring a waterproof phone cover so you can carry your phone with you at all times.
Why Stay With Us?
The award-winning Riverside Park Hotel is an idyllic base while exploring County Wexford. Our friendly reception team are happy to suggest local activities, attractions, dining and entertainment during your getaway. We also offer complimentary use of our storage facilities as well as free on-site parking and WIFI.
Each of our guestrooms are complete with ultra-comfortable beds with large fluffy pillows to ensure the utmost comfort after a long day of exploring. Enjoy spacious rooms with minimal themes and luxurious features including ensuite shower and bath, flat-screen satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Relax, unwind and wake up feeling refreshed.