corporate hire - canal boat restaurant event

Corporate Hire

Host your corporate event on Dublin's picturesque Grand Canal, from staff parties to important meetings.

Flexible Times

Flexible Times

Choose a date and time that suits your schedule, with our customised daily sailing times.

2+ Hour

2+ Hour

Sail at your own pace, with the flexibility of a cruise duration up to four hours or more

↑ to 60 Guests

↑ to 60 Guests

Our barge comfortably seats up to 44 people for a sit-down meal and hosts up to 60 for a drinks and/or canapés reception

Hear from our corporate voyagers

Barry from Greenhouse Software , July 2023
Our team had a wonderful time on the canal boat! Everyone was saying it was the best corporate event they’ve been to in years. Huge credit goes down to the staff who made us feel so welcome. They catered to all our needs and everyone had a smile on their face throughout. Food was fresh and tasty, credit to the chefs.
Louise from PWC , June 2023
Thank you so much for everything!! The team had a great time.
Karl from Commission for Communications Regulation , Oct 2023
I recently had the pleasure of dining with a large group of colleagues in the Canal Boat Restaurant. From the very start of arranging the event, Jaya and Nicole were very helpful and efficient and this followed through on the night. On the night of our event, the food, the service and the atmosphere, were exceptional. Special thanks to Kevin the chef, who made sure the food was delectable and perfect for a group of our size. I will definitely be back.
A different way to explore Dublin
A different way to explore Dublin
Embark on a unique corporate journey with our barge Cadhla, where Dublin's Georgian architecture, historic bridges, and centuries-old locks form the picturesque backdrop for your client meetings, team bonding events, or brand launches. Tailor your cruise to suit every aspect of your event, from the choice of food and beverages to the captivating scenery and rich history. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring a seamless, hassle-free, and truly unforgettable experience for your business gathering.

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Will I get seasick?

There is no danger of anyone experiencing seasickness on a canal trip. This is because the canal is always completely calm, and our barge, being 48 tonnes in weight, cruises along slowly and smoothly with no rolling of any kind. Our barge is propelled by two electric motors which operate silently.

What duration will the barge be cruising during a Private Event?

Private events can be of any duration. Typically, they run for 2, 3 or 4 hours. On a 4-hour event, we typically spend 2 to 3 hours cruising, but this will all be agreed upon in advance at time of booking.

Can customers bring their own food?

In general, all of the food consumed at an event is freshly prepared in our galley on board. Customers are, however, welcome to bring small snack items themselves if they are not planning to have substantial food at their event (for example, for a drinks-only event).

Can customers bring their own drinks?

Yes. We apply a corkage fee to any drink customers wish to provide themselves. However, we have a fully stocked bar on board and can offer to provide special wines and cocktails to order as required.

Can customers decorate the boat?

Customers are welcome to decorate the boat as required, but do need to coordinate this carefully with our crew.

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