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BargeTrip

Sallins, Ireland
+353 87 646 5465
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Our four year old grandson's first barge trip 09/08/2018

We took our four year old grandson on his first boat trip. We did the short trip which was ideal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary C
My husbands 60th

Our son had booked a trip on the barge for my husbands 60th on 1st August we had a lovely couple of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela H
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Experience the Grand Canal the way it was intended and take a leisurely cruise on a restored traditional Canal Barge. Cruises operate from Sallins Harbour which is only 30 minutes from Dublin city center by train and is located just off the M7 motorway. The barge is available for private charter for groups any day of the week and operates up to 6 scheduled cruises daily at weekends. Kildare is known as the Canals County with 120 km of still waters crossing its landscape and linking its towns and villages. The Captain will give you a unique insight into the life and history of the Grand Canal as it winds its way through the county Kildare countryside. You can choose a short one hour cruise to the Leinster Aqueduct where the canal crosses over the River Liffey, or a 2.5 hour cruise through Digby Lock where you'll experience the workings of an eighteenth century canal lock. There's bar service on-board serving a selection on locally brewed craft beers and in summer there are two 1.5 hour evening cruises to McCreevey's Lock. Afterwards you can enjoy a meal in one of the waterfront restaurants in Sallins village. The M.V. Amo is licensed by the Department of Transport and Tourism for 12 passengers. There’s an outdoor seating on the open decks at the bow and stern and it has a very comfortable interior with ample seating, toilet facilities and a wood-burning stove. Scheduled cruises operate from March to October and advance booking is essential.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our four year old grandson on his first boat trip. We did the short trip which was ideal for his age. He loved been on the barge and the whole experience was a joy. The Skipper was very understanding and caring.

Thank Mary C
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BargeSkipper, Owner at BargeTrip, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mary. Great to have ye on board. Thanks for the review! All the best, Ger

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son had booked a trip on the barge for my husbands 60th on 1st August we had a lovely couple of hours. we would highly recommend it .

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BargeSkipper, Owner at BargeTrip, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Angela. Delighted you enjoyed and thanks for the review! Ger

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband booked the 1.5 hr sailing at 5pm on Sunday 29th July for my surprise 50th with 10 of my closest friends and family... We had a wonderful time on board... Thanks for the memories 🍾🎉🎂

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BargeSkipper, Owner at BargeTrip, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You're welcome. Great ye all enjoyed. All the best, Ger

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took this trip for an 88th birthday party and it was a true delight. Two and a half hours of relaxation on the canal with food supplied by supervalu made it a memorable day. Ger and his crew were wonderful and so friendly. I...More

Thank decsclan56
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BargeSkipper, Owner at BargeTrip, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, pics and feedback! We cover the history of the canal on our regular scheduled cruises, including a stop and history talk at the Leinster Aqueduct. I will include this on the next High Tea Party Champagne Cruise! All the best, Ger

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the 1 hour aqueduct trip and really enjoyed it. It was due to leave at 3.30pm and I was just parking the car at that time when Mick phoned to make sure we were on our way so they were not going to...More

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BargeSkipper, Owner at BargeTrip, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your thoughtful review! Hope to see you the next time. All the best, Ger

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the hour and half trip in the evening, two couples. It was so relaxing like entering a past world away for all the trapping of modern day life. I would highly recommend it.

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BargeSkipper, Owner at BargeTrip, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the recommendation! All the best, Ger

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the trip from Sallins to Digby Bridge on this wonderful looking barge. This route crosses the impressive Leinster aquaduct and passes through the 16th Lock at Digby Bridge. It was a lovely peaceful leisurely cruise, plenty of birds, damsel flies, dragon flies and...More

Thank Pedr0Dublin
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BargeSkipper, Owner at BargeTrip, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Done the hour long trip along the canal today with my parents and two sons aged 7 & 8. We had a lovely trip in the sunshine watching all the wildlife and barges along the way. My parents really enjoyed listening to the history of...More

1  Thank Eve C
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BargeSkipper, Owner at BargeTrip, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Eve! Looking forward to seeing you again. All the best, Ger

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very relaxing trip. The skipper was full of knowledge and happy to chat. My dad loves a tour where the guide knows their stuff so this was right up his alley. Seeing the different types of wildlife that you wouldn't see either...More

Thank Rosemary373
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BargeSkipper, Owner at BargeTrip, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review! All the best, Ger

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to spend a couple of hours relaxing nothing can beat the barge trip from Sallins to Digby Lock....the wild flowers along the canal edges are lovely and on our trip we were lucky enough to see two herons in flight close to...More

Thank Gerry C
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BargeSkipper, Owner at BargeTrip, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers Gerry. Biscuits on the next trip!

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joan891
30 July 2018|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
I had booked the barge online for a Saturday with mum then had to change it to the Saturday after due to unforeseen circumstances . I phoned the owner Ger Loughlin. He was very accommodating and sent new email tickets having... More
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Carrie G
21 May 2018|
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Response from BargeSkipper | Property representative |
Hi Carrie. No problem wit a private charter cruise in November. The wood burning stove will be on and there will be hot drinks at the bar. email me using the contact page on the website and we can get you booked in. Ger
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judithrooke
7 May 2018|
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Response from BargeSkipper | Property representative |
Hi Judith, Nothing scheduled on a Tuesday. We run the scheduled trips Thurs to Sunday. We can do a midweek private charter but need advance notice. Ger
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