Frequently Asked Questions

How old do children need to be to come along?
Kids must be aged 14 or over to join the tour. For kayaking for younger children please see details on our family kayaking sessions HERE.
Where is the Salmon Leap Canoe Club?

You can find a map to the Salmon Leap Canoe Club HERE

Where is the Royal Canal Location?

You can find a map HERE. We have parking on site or you can take the train to Leixlip Confey and walk along the canal in the direction of Dublin for 10 minutes until you reach us.

Where do you meet in Dalkey
We will meet you at the slipway in Bullock Harbour at the time stated on your booking receipt. Please note we may not be visible earlier than that as we may be taking a break between sessions or travelling from another session elsewhere.
Can I log hours?

Yes, you can. Contact us via our web form and let us know what you need to sit in on and we will get back to you.

What do I need to bring?
All you need to bring is something to wear under a wetsuit (togs or shorts and a sports top/t-shirt), 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.
Where do you meet in Lucan?
Where do you meet in Lucan?
I want to sit a skills assessment do you run them?

Yes, we run skills training and assessments for Irish Canoe Union Levels 1- 4. Check our booking page for dates and times.

Do you cater for large groups?
Yes, we do! We are specialists in corporate and large group providership. We can tailor make a package that’s right for you and we can include food, fishing and entertainment if required.
Can I come on an overseas trip?

Yes, you can! We run overseas trips for all levels of ability including trips to Slovenia and Menorca.

Do I need to be able to swim?
Yes, you do need to be able to swim. You don’t have to be an Olympic champion and we will provide you with Buoyancy Aids which will help you to float. You do need to be comfortable in the water and happy enough to kick your legs or move your arms while floating with the buoyancy aid.
Is there a weight limit for kayaking?
Yes, the upper weight limit is 135kg or 21 stone 3 lbs or 297lbs.