Welcome to Carrickcraft, one of Ireland's longest established and most experienced cruiser hire companies. Operating along some 300 majestic miles of silvery waterway, Carrickcraft have provided idyllic cruising holidays for over 35 years. No licence is required to cruise the rivers of Ireland, so anyone over the age of 21 can take command of one of Carrickcraft's cruisers. Cruising along the Shannon and Erne Waterways takes you through some of the loveliest countryside in Europe, a perfect opportunity to sample the tranquil setting of unspoilt Ireland.
Booking a holiday with Carrickcraft has never been easier - look through our site and decide which boat suits you best. Then check availability, and book with our secure on-line form. Travel to Ireland is easier and cheaper than ever. You will find flights to Dublin and Belfast from many UK airports and to Dublin and Shannon from mainland Europe. Or, if you prefer to travel by sea, e-mail us and we can book you and your car on an Irish Sea Ferry. Check our Special Offers Page for any last-minute deals.
Carrickcraft offers a choice of three dedicated Marina Bases, Carrick-on-Shannon and Banagher in Southern Ireland, and Tully Bay in Northern Ireland. Cruising holidays can begin and end from any of these ideally placed marinas. New for 2010, we are now offering any start day except Sundays and Bank Holidays for the Clare, Kilkenny, Mayo and Carlow class. You can book for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 or 14 nights. The prices are for a minimum of 3 nights and then per night thereafter, so the longer you stay, the better value! Carrickcraft offers a wide range of services to make your cruising experience more pleasurable. These include coach/minibus transfers from all main airports, grocery pre-ordering, personal on-board tuition and navigation instruction. Outboard Motors and Fishing Dinghies are also available.
To find out more about Carrickcraft Cruising holidays, why not continue to navigate our site? Next stop will take you to our Locations Section, where you will find detailed location and transport information for each Marina. Moving on, will bring you to our Shannon and Erne Waterway Section, which contains summary information on the cruising experience which awaits you.
Further insight into the Shannon and Erne Region, is to be found in our Irish Experience Section. Our Fleet Section, contains detailed information on our extensive 2 to 8 berth cruising fleet. Our Bookings Section will clarify times, dates and tariffs for each Marina, and also give you the opportunity of sending an enquiry straight to our Central Booking Office. A stop off at our Insurance Section, will advise you on all necessary aspects of insurance cover.
If you have not taken a river cruise before, our New To Cruising Section, will provide you with some advice and tells you of the training you will receive prior to setting off on your cruise. Our FAQ Section will try and provide the answers to any initial queries you may have. Of course, you can always send any additional queries to us by E-mail or via our on-line Enquiries Form.
Our Price Promise: We can't promise to match any price on the Shannon - our boats aren't the same and comparison is impossible. But we do promise to give you a first class service before and during your holiday. We will give you top-rate instruction, both online before you arrive and then on your boat. We will respond to any problem quickly and efficiently and we will do everything we can to enhance your enjoyment.