Meander and Dander


£55 per

Thursday to

Times variable based on tide*

*please note bookings may change based on tide levels. We will contact you close to booking date

Heritage River Bann Trip

Meander and Dander - A River in Time

Experience the tranquil River Bann from the comfort of the stylish classic boat and discover the fascinating origins story of human settlement in Ireland. A unique land and water-based heritage boat trip journey across diverse timelines. This fully guided new experience includes a seated river trip on M.V. Kingfisher, a 1-hour shore stop walk at Mountsandel State Care heritage site and complimentary refreshments onboard.

Price Includes:

  • Personal meet & greet, hosting throughout the boat trip
  • Two hour seated boat journey onboard M.V. Kingfisher & approximately 1 hour shore stop at Mountsandel, state care monument heritage site
  • Safety equipment (we adhere to the highest health and safety standards and comply with the relevant Marine & Coastguard Agency regulations)
  • Tour commentary delivered by experienced and friendly local guides
  • Personal audio equipment
  • Complimentary refreshments (tea or coffee served with a home-baked treat)
  • Comfy cushions and fluffy blankets. The boat deck is covered with a bespoke canopy with optional drop-down sides to provide shelter and comfort
  • Light weight, easy to use hand-held binoculars are provided for use
  • Field guides and identification charts of river wildlife

Travel to and from the meeting point

Suitable clothing for the changeable Irish weather (layers that can be added to or taken off and preferably waterproof

Sturdy footwear is recommended and for walking rough terrain within the Mountsandel site and on pontoons and getting in and out of the boat


See a full list of queries on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

We booked the Meander and Dander trip with Fiona and Ian … what an amazing trip. Fiona is shared her incredible knowledge on the history of the local area and specifically the River Bann as we travelled up the river including a guided tour of Mount Sandel… whilst Ian skippered their beautiful boat … and we even caught a glimpse of a couple of kingfishers! Thank you both for such a lovely morning, (the coffee and the cake were class …. !) Highly recommended …. we will be back

Ian, June 2023