Kilkenny Boat Trip

Tour Type: Boat Tours Location: Kilkenny Duration: 40 Minutes

Discover local history and wildlife and explore the beauty of Kilkenny by boat!

Provider: Kilkenny Boat Trips
Kilkenny Boat Trip
per Adult


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Tour Type: Outdoor Attractions Location: Kilkenny Duration: 40 Minutes
Kilkenny Boat Trip
per Adult
Date & Ticket Options Close

Discover local history and wildlife and explore the beauty of Kilkenny by boat!

Provider: Kilkenny Boat Trips

What to Expect

  • Guided boat trip through Kilkenny
  • Friendly and informative guides
  • Discover the unspoken & local history of the river
  • Witness the wildlife that thrives in the urban environment

Full Description

Take a scenic boat trip through the historical city of Kilkenny.

The boat trips are relaxing, informative and most importantly, they're very memorable! Your trip will be led by guides that are friendly, entertaining and passionate about their jobs


Make sure to bring your camera as there are great photo opportunities. The boat tour passes by Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower! You can capture some very unique views of Kilkenny including a rear angle of the Castle as seen from river level.

You can also witness all the wildlife that thrive in the urban environment and that have shared the waterways with humans for thousands of years.



Group Size

This tour has a maximum of 24 passangers.

Pickup Points

The tour will begin & end in the same location of Canal Square, John's Bridge, Dukesmeadows, Kilkenny, Ireland. This is next to the riverbeside the hurling statue.

Tour Details


  • Storytelling Skippers - Local Folklore, City Myths, Witch Trials, River Legends
  • Built Heritage - Kilkenny Castle, Cathedrals, Round Tower, Greens Bridge
  • Wildlife - Kingfishers, Otters, Dragon Flies, Salmon, Wild Flowers
  • Scenery - Grand Architecture, Wild Riverscapes, Pristine Water

What Makes This Tour Unique

You will gte to see Kilkenny as the first visitors did, entering the city by boat; and capture unique castle views, lush river environments and historical vistas.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Lifejackets
  • Guided Tour
  • Food & Beverages

Guides & Languages

This tour is only available in English.

Accessibility Information

  • This boat tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible

  • Service animals are allowed on board.

Cancellation Policy

  • Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation.
  • The operator reserves the right to cancel the tour due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Customers will receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation.
  • No-shows will be charged the full price.


Fantastic trip
Myself and my dad did the boat tour today. Elder took us out and was really knowledgeable and was a really good tour guide. Really enjoyed it, a great mix of nature and the history of Kilkenny. Elder was fab.
Sep 2023
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