Canoe & Kayak Tours
Inland touring is a purely entertaining feature of canoeing and involves a journey or expedition in your boat.
Touring by canoe gives you the chance to slow down and take pleasure in the countryside. The real beauty of touring by canoe is that you can choose your own pace and relish each minute.
Touring is as enjoyable when you're on a solo adventure as it is with family and friends. You can grab a picnic and head out with no particular objective in mind or you can pack your camping gear and travel for numerous days or even weeks, surviving on what you're carrying in your boat. You only need basic paddling skills but the opportunity for satisfaction and adventure are endless.
We run regular trips along the river Blackwater at the following locations:
- Blackwatertown to The Moy
- The Moy to Bonds Bridge
- Bonds Bridge to Verners Bridge
These locations are suitable for all abilities and ages, no experience is required.
River running is the spine of recreational white water paddling - it involves following a river downstream in your canoe / kayak, negotiating any rapids you come across. You'll find rollercoaster wave trains, 'haystack' and 'stopper' waves and a vision of the countryside that you'll never see except by canoe / kayak.
Kayak Safari trips on the upper Blackwater are something not to be missed you can book your own private trip to discover the beauty and nature this river has to offer. You will need a bit more skills to do the following trips which our Instructors and Guides will teach you along the way. We will also be stopping along the way to learn about the safety and the thrills of wild swimming.
- Augher to Aughnacloy
- Aughnacloy to Caledon
Open Canoeing Touring
An open canoe can take you on a passage of discovery down lowland rivers, on tranquil family lake trips or down the rapids of the best white water runs. Wherever you go, you'll be able to take to the water with the least effort and greatest enjoyment.
The canoes tend to be wide and secure, which makes them popular with outdoor centres and beginners as well as with less mobile paddlers and those who don't want to struggle into the tight restrictions of a kayak.
SUP or Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Our plan is to get you SUPing in a safe and friendly approach so you can make the most of the stunning waters surrounding us. SUP provides an easy access, safe and fun way to get on the water.
Splash and Dash - This is a great way to get on the water and splash about till your heart is content. Ideal for family and friends to splash about till you heart’s content. This is also a great way to spend a birthday party for the kids.
Ready to SUP Lessons - A 2hr session aimed at teaching you all the necessary techniques you need to get up and paddling as well as covering some wider topics including weather, suitable locations and rescue, all with the aim of giving you the confidence to get out on the water in a safe and informed manner.
SUP is the fastest growing water sport in the world and once you take part in one of our sessions you will soon see the reasons why.
Good for the Mind
Good for the Body
Good for the Soul
Good for a laugh!
- Suitability (depends on weather/wind) – We recommend Ages 10+
- Max Number – 18ppl
- Wetsuits & Buoyancy Aids Provided
- Bring a towel, sun protection & shoes that you can wear on the water
- Wear swimsuit under clothes as there is no changing rooms at meeting point
Our "Back To Basics" outlook gives us an in-depth knowledge of wealth. Forget about the hustle & bustle of life or the technological world we live in and learn the essentials of surviving a night or 2 under the stars with just your fundamental equipment. Learning how to build shelter, how to light a suitable camp fire, how to cook without the kitchen utensils is a rewarding and delightful thing to do.
Shannon Erne Waterway