Family ‘Give it a GO’ Kayaking

Whether you’re new to kayaking and looking to have your very first kayaking experience or you have kayaked before, our Give it a Go Family kayaking sessions are perfect for getting started, learning new skills and having a fun day out. These sessions are open to all family, friends and kids and take place at our calm, relaxed and scenic canal location and at our stunning Dalkey location.

In these classes we focus on having fun, learning basic kayaking skills and enjoying the time on the water. They are run at a relaxed easy going pace by our friendly and highly qualified instructors.

All equipment is easy to use and comfortable to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. Further information in our FAQ Section.

  • Family Sessions Run at both Dalkey and the Royal Canal at 11am Wed  – Sun
  • We provide all of the gear and equipment
  • Fully Qualified, Friendly Instuctors
  • Stable, Wide, Comfortable Kayaks
  • Online booking available
  • Great Fun and Suitable for Complete Beginners

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    Wed – Sun @ 11am
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    How much?

    €55 per adult and €29 per child per session with instructor in Dalkey or Royal Canal. Or you can hire your own kayak at the Royal Canal for 45 euros per kayak (double kayak fits two adults and one child < 12) Note: We do not hire kayaks at Dalkey
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    Where to meet?

    Our Dalkey location is Bullock Harbour and our for the canal meet at our Royal Canal Site.

    Getting There:

    By Train:
    Take the Commuter line to Leixlip Confey station. Outside the train station walk back over Cope bridge to the otherside of the canal and turn right down to beautiful foot trail along the canal (10 mins) until you reach the green RCAG Centre.

    By Car:
    From Leixlip drive to Leixlip Confey train station continue over Cope bridge on the R149 until you reach a T junction. Turn right and follow the R149 until you reach the green Royal Canal Amenity Group centre on the right hand side (1km).

    From Lucan:
    Take the Liffey bridge cross straight through the T junction towards Clonee, go straight through both roundabouts until you cross the Royal canal bridge. Take the first left down the R149, the green RCAG centre will the on the left hand side (1km).

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    What do I need to bring?

    All you need to bring is something to wear under a wetsuit (togs or shorts), footwear that you don’t mind getting wet and a towel. If the weather is cool you might like to bring base layers, an old pair of tights, socks, a hat, fleece and a rain jacket (as appropriate). We will provide everything else.
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    Suitable for beginners?

    Don’t worry the flat, calm canal is perfect for complete beginners and our gear and equipment is very comfortable.
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Other Kayaking Classes & Tours


Meet the Famous Seals on our Wonderful Guided Kayaking Tour at Dalkey (only 20 mins from Dublin City). Available Thurs – Sun. Group Bookings Available Daily. The tour is suitable for complete beginners. No experience is required.

Book Your Morning Tour


Meet the Famous Seals with a Wonderful Guided Kayak Tour at Stunning Dalkey (only 20 mins from Dublin City Centre). Runs weekly Wed – Sun. Group Bookings Available 7 days a week. The 2pm tour runs every day except Tuesdays. The tour is suitable for complete beginners. No experience is required.

Book Your Afternoon Tour


Join us on a wonderful Sunset Kayak Tour at Dalkey to enjoy breathtaking scenery of Dublin Bay and interact with wonderful wildlife including the friendly seals of Dalkey island. We will take you on a guided stroll on the historic Dalkey Island in modern and comfortable kayak and equipment with fully qualified friendly guide. It should be on every bucket list!

Book Your Sunset Tour


Wonderful Guided River Trips on the Liffey at Lucan (only 20 mins from Dublin City Centre) – selected Saturdays@ 10am. Come and experience Dublin’s famous Strawberry Beds from the comfort of your kayak! The trips is suitable for level 2/intermediate kayakers.

River Trip on the Liffey


Experience this tranquil and breathtaking oasis of nature by kayak, only a stone’s throw from Dublin. The latest addition to the Guided Tour series is a wonderful, relaxing and gentle kayak tour on the Royal Canal just outside Lucan, Co.Dublin. The tour runs every Sunday morning at 10am. Cost is 49 euros per person.

Book a Lucan Royal Canal Tour


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