Our flagship trip, get the full rafting experience
Our classic rafting trip takes you from Lucan to Palmerstown through the Strawberry Beds. Arrive at our base at the Canoe Centre, where you get checked in and where we will provide you with all the gear you need, including a wetsuit, waterproof jacket, buoyancy aid and helmet. We shuttle you from here to the get on point of the trip, approx.10 minutes away, in Lucan where your adventure begins. With the help of your guide, you will navigate over four weirs and numerous rapids, through a 8km stretch of the beautiful Strawberry Beds. Depending on water levels and how fast you paddle, the trip can take approximately 2.5 hours. You will finish your trip back at the Canoe Centre, where hot showers, changing facilities and our café awaits!
Ages 11 +
No experience needed
What you'll see
Expert river guides
The best of equipment
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 Mill Lane Café 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.
The minimum age for active participants is 11 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.
We provide all of the necessary equipment and have full changing facilities, hot showers and on-site parking at our base in Mill Lane.