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A serene journey back in time.

This is a must do visit. There is little effort required to paddle resulting in a beautiful glide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Davoren
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Navan, Ireland
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Great day out

Really enjoyed our trip in the boat , kids (10) and (7) still talk about it ! Ross made the trip so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paula B
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Welcome to Boyne Boats Adventure Experience the Boyne Valley like never before in Ireland’s answer to Game of Thrones – the Battle of the Boyne! Take a trip back in time and learn how the Battle of the Boyne shaped Ireland’s future. Enter the Boyne navigation system and propel yourself through history. As you paddle along in the newly restored Boyne canal, you will hear and feel the sounds of battle. Is this Ireland or Westeros? Along the boat adventure you will hear the story of the battle of the Boyne that happened over 325 years ago, but still resonates today. Will you be able to separate fact from fiction? Ireland’s Ancient East meets Westeros as the currach you travel in has starred in the hit TV show – Game of Thrones. Find out how the icon of Irish symbolism – the currach – has become part of the Game of Thrones scenery and hear stories from those who were there. As a crew of up to eight, you will come together and learn to paddle like a true Iron Islander. Who knows this may also be the way our ancestors helped transport the building blocks for Newgrange just 4 km upstream. Enjoy the thrill of southern Ireland’s first Game of Thrones boat experience whether you are a cultural tourist, a heritage tourist, an adventure tourist or a Game of Thrones fan this will appeal to you all.
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Oldbridge | Meath, Drogheda 0000, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do visit. There is little effort required to paddle resulting in a beautiful glide down the canal. This peacefulness is matched by the tone of tour host Ross, who takes you through the Battle of the Boyne, the ongoing canal restoration...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our trip in the boat , kids (10) and (7) still talk about it ! Ross made the trip so enjoyable and interesting for both kids and adult ! If your are thinking about booking do you will not regret! Something different and...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Wonderful outstanding informative experience and great relaxing adventure for any age! Boys (12 y.o) enjoyed paddling - with Ross' help of course. Very friendly and flexible service with Ross' personal touch and good sense of humour. We enjoyed listening to stories about the Boyne canal...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We really enjoyed our trip down the Boyne Canal. It's beauty and peacefulness was stunning. Ross was an entertaining and informative host. Would really recommend it whether you're a visitor or local! I loved seeing the canal from a different perspective! Our Teens really enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

A great day out, the Irish weather even added to its charm. If your looking for a change of scenery and a bit of relaxation, then this could be your cup of tea. Ross is a great character and had lots of knowledge and stories...More

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Boyneboats, Owner at Boyne Boats Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi Frances, Thank you for your positive feedback. It's always good to see where we can improve/develop our options for the different type of visitor we get. Hopefully we will see you again on a river tour next time. Kind regards, Ross.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We took a one hour trip with Ross down the canal today and had a terrific time. Our three small boys, ages 7, 4 and 3 years, were enchanted by the trip and Ross made it both a relaxing and interesting experience. I can highly...More

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Boyneboats, Owner at Boyne Boats Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi S, Thank you for writing such a positive review. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards, Ross.

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M_J_Iverson
17 August 2017|
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Hi, Both tours operate on the same stretch of canal. The King's Tour is 1.5 hours (3km) and Paddle like an Iron Islander 1 hour (2km) Both start and finish at the same point. Parking is nearby at Oldbridge house/Battle of... More
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