Cruise the Shannon and Erne Waterways

Hire a self-drive cruiser in the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland.    

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Discover Shannon Cruises and Lough Erne Boat Hire are spectacular unspoilt cruising grounds running through the middle of Ireland. With three marinas we can offer the widest choice of routes, including one-way trips.

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We have fifteen types of boat in our fleet in Ireland. The smallest sleeps two people and the largest sleeps ten. Our most popular size is a four-berth boat, ideal for a small family or two couples. Cruise Carrick on Shannon, Lough Erne in Bellanaleck and Banagher

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A boating holiday is as much about what you do when you are off the boat as what you do when you are on the boat. Look through our Activities section to see what you can do when you go ashore.

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In Ireland and Northern Ireland there is no licence requirement for cruising, and anyone 21 years or over can hire a cruiser. The rivers and lakes of the Shannon and Erne are a wonderful area for quiet relaxation.


We love coming back

We love coming back and do another cruise with you and we thank the Carrick and the Banagher team very much! read more

BC Luenemann

20 May 2022

Fantastic to deal with

Didn’t get the names but everyone from the booking telephone calls, check in, demonstration and service team were fantastic to deal with,... read more

Michael Bonnot

11 May 2022

A special thanks!

A special thanks to the guy who prepared the boat for us (I am sorry, I cant remember his name, I think it was Padraigh, but... read more

Herbert Horacek

7 April 2022