Classic Trip

Our flagship trip, get the full rafting experience

Our classic rafting trip takes you from Lucan to Palmerstown through the Strawberry Beds. The trip time is approximately 2.5 hours on the water covering a distance of 8kms. With the help of your guide, you will navigate four weirs and numerous rapids. This is a half day activity including shuttle bus transfer to the ‘get in’ point above Lucan village. The minimum age to participate in this trip is 12 years old. We can accommodate younger kids on our classic trip as non-paddling participants.

 2.5 hours
Ages 8+ *
All equipment provided
No experience needed

The Route
The Classic route takes you from Lucan Village to Palmerstown through the Strawberry Beds. This is one of the most popular sections of the river with outdoor enthusiasts. Along the way you will navigate 4 weirs and numerous rapids as you wind your way through the pristine Liffey Valley. The route is approximately 8km long.
What you'll see
There is an abundance of flora, fauna and local wildlife to be seen along the route. Herons, Kingfishers, Swans, dragonflies, Otters and all types of fish are regularly spotted from onboard our rafts. It’s not all wildlife however, the Liffey Valley is steeped in history. During your trip you will come across Shackleton’s Mills, The Hermitage Estate, Kings Hospital and the Silver Bridge.
Expert river guides
Our raft guides are all IRF (International Raft Federation) qualified and have countless hours of experience working on the river. Between this and our passion for sharing our love of the river our guests are in safe hands.
The best of equipment
We use the very best of gear from Aqua Design and Palm Equipment to ensure complete comfort and safety for everybody who joins us on the water. Our Rafts are custom made with the River Liffey in mind. Stable, Sturdy and super comfy. Our Wetsuits, Cags, Buoyancy Aids and Helmets help to keep you safe and warm throughout the trip.
Chill at our riverside café

Our base at Mill Lane is a hidden gem. Standing on the banks of the river surrounded by green foliage and the sounds of rushing water it is hard to believe that we are only 7km from the heart of Dublin City. Enjoy a coffee or tea from the ‘Workshop’ cafe after your trip. Birthday party? Why not use our outdoor seating area to celebrate and enjoy authentic outdoor cooked stone baked Italian pizzas. Check out the pizza menu and to preorder please contact us.

Age restrictions
The minimum age for active participants is 12 years old. Active participants are considered to be those who are strong enough to help propel the raft down the river. Younger kids can take part in our trips as non-paddling participants. Please get in touch for further details.
What should I bring?

We have everything you need to get on the water in comfort and safety. All you need is swimwear for under your wetsuit, old runners you don’t mind getting wet and a towel to dry off afterwards. You are very welcome to wear your own wetsuit if you prefer.

What's included?

We provide all of the necessary equipment and have full changing facilities, hot showers and on-site parking at our base in Mill Lane.