Kayak Expedition - Ballyhass Coachford


Kayak Expedition , Coachford

  • Suitable Ages 10-65

  • Difficulty Moderate

  • Activity Type Water

  • Group Bookings

  • Wetsuits Provided

Book Now From €50pp

Explore Lee Valley Kayak Expedition Tour

Come join us on this day of fantastic fun and a day you will never forget in the outdoors!


Get up close and personal with the local wildlife and nature on our Kayak Expedition, while fully supervised by our team leaders. This stretch of water is a fascinating blend of history and wildlife. It is roughly a 2.5 km stretch of river.

You will be able to paddle in and around the castle and explore with your guides. Stop for a quick snack and then we will head back through the reed bed section on our way back to base. We will explore the history of how the hydroelectric dams brought power to rural Ireland and why they are considered the start of the ‘Quiet Revolution’ in Ireland.In the expedition we will learn about the 16th century Carrigadrohid Castle. The role it played in the Cromwell War on Ireland and its unique setting, being one of only two castles built over the water on a bridge in Europe.

The tours are run in double sit on top sea kayaks that are super stable and easy to paddle. This makes the tour very accessible for all levels of abilities. You will be provided with wetsuits and cags to keep you warm. You can use one of our dry bags if you would like to bring your valuables or any extra clothing with you also.


Expedition Tour Vs Family Tour

Our expedition tour is aimed at more distance with the goal of reaching Carrigadrohid Castle a really unique feature where under the right conditions you get to paddle around a castle in the middle of the river! Our family tours our less focused on distance and more on playing games and exploring the nearby Lee Valley. Perfect for the samller kids in the group. Both our guided tours and you will learn all about the incredible history and nature around the lee valley. 


Private Group Bookings

This is our most popular corporate event across both sites. Perfect for a small intimate outdoor group from 6 - 24 people. Explore the Lee Valley, immerese yourslef in nature and have the Lee Valley all to yoursleves. Amazing evening sunset tours after work are incredibly popular throughout the summer months. Enquire with our bookings team and they can guide you through a custom booking proceedure and create a unquie expereince for you your firends and colleagues. 

Contact the Bookings Team 

Phone: 022 27773

Email: Info@ballyhass.ie 



RRP - €70pp

Online Price - €50pp

30% off with Adventure Pass

Monday - Thursdays at 5pm

Saturday at 10am & 2pm

Sunday at 10am & 2pm


Private Hires Available all week for groups of 6 or more people. Please contact the bookings office and let them schedule a time that suits you. 

Contact the Bookings Team

Phone: 022 27773 

Email: Info@ballyhass.ie 



Join one of our public tours that are scheduled each week. This is perfect for ones and twos who are happy to join in on an outdoor group experience. Book online through this page on any of the open dates and times that you see available. 


For groups of 6 or more you can book a time and start date that suits you guys. Drop us an email to the bookings team with your preferred date and time and we will get as close to that as possible for you. There are options to include additional activities to make a complete day out. We recommed our Wilderness Area. Its an amazing feeling to cook your own bread and a fire you made before or after your tour. These sessions are tailored for all ages and delivered differently to Children, Family and Adult groups by our bushcraft guides. 

Contact the Bookings Team

Phone: 022 27773

Email: Info@ballyhass.ie 

  • Swimwear
  • Towel 
  • Wet shoes | Flip Flops | or old pair of shoes you don't mind getting wet. 
  • More warm clothes
  • Suncream 
  • Snacks and Drinks - its thirsty work! 
  • You will be given a dry bag where you can put any valuables or dry clothing. 

What do I need to know about this tour?

  • You need to have reasonable level of fitness (5km return trip)
  • Perfect for corporate, sports and youth days out. 
  • Make sure to bring some snacks with you for the stop at the castle. 
  • Perfect for teenagers and adults

Will I get Wet? 

Not if you dont want to you. We have a fleet of double sit on kayaks that our super stury and keep you and your partner out of the water. You always have the option to jump in on those warm summer evenings if you want to. 

Do I need to be able to swim? 

Not at all, let us know early days, but remember you will be wearing a lifejacket throughout the tour so in the unlikely event that you do fall in you will be floating in the water with your head and shoulders above the water line in reach of one of our guides who are always close by. 

There are just two of us can we book on to a tour? 

Absolutely, we have public tours running several times a week during the season. Select the date and see what dates and times are avilable. you can be joined by up to 10 other people in your group, but its a great way to meet people in a unqiue new outdoor environment. 

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