We had a great time. The three guides were so pleasant. They had huge knowledge of the waterways, birds, butterflies,fish etc. We heard about the history of the local area. The afternoon tea was huge, with savoury and lots of sweet!. The guides were very...More
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Did this tour with family and young kids and was really impressed. The crew were very welcoming and knowledgeable. The views are gorgeous along the way and it’s really relaxing. There is plenty of wildlife to be seen and it’s a great way to learn...More
This is a wonderful opportunity to see the area from a whole different point of view! It was just relaxing and the crew was absolutely delightful! Don't think about it but just go for it!
A wonderful trip on the grand canal and river Barrow. 3 hours of gentle motion and wonderful peace along with great scenery, locks, and a bit of history thrown in. A camera is a must.
Our group of 6 were delighted to find a 3 hour barge trip with Athy Boat Tours. Our crew were very helpful and friendly. Our day weather wise was magnificent and we were given great information as we sailed along. Tea and coffee available any...More
A fantastic introduction to the River Barrow, it's natural history and the social history of the area around Athy. Skipper Cliff and his crew were hugely knowledgeable and very entertaining. Unfortunately, we were only in Athy on a day when they did one hour tours...More
We boarded the super cute Freedom on the Water this weekend in Athy. We were warmly welcomed onto the vessel by the extremely informative and friendly Chris and Ciaran. Lifejackets are provided but the trip itself along the serene River Barrow is extremely safe and...More
Very friendly, knowledgeable staff, lovely scenic tour and good value for money with free tea/coffee (and chocolate biscuits!). We saw various birds including kingfishers.Fascinating watching the crew work the locks and the manual bridge. Highly recommend, and we will be returning with our relatives. (...More
What a fantastic experience for anyone with Athy Boat Tours! We joined Chris, Margaret and Derek on the 3 hour tour today. The team are extremely knowledgeable and they made the experience very interesting. The barge is really comfortable and perfect for maximizing views of...More
Took this trip recently with relatives from the states. The weather was gorgeous and our guide was full of great local information. Cruising on the barrow was a real delight and the whole trip was well worth the time. Highly recommended..