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Great Family Holiday

From €40 per person per night

"Old" Crom Castle

There are many heritage sites on the riverside.

You can go horse-riding

You never know who you might meet on the towpath

Young fishermen

I wonder will they catch anything?

A misty morning

Freedom to travel along the Shannon-Erne Waterway

Kids love boating

There is so much for kids to do on a boating holiday

New Linssen 35.0 AC

New for 2017 - luxury 4-berth cruiser

New website

Our new website will go live on the 23rd August 2017, so please do not be surprised if you get to a holding page. Should all be done by lunchtime.

Spectacular scenery. 5,000 years of history. Friendly people. Great food.

These are just some of the things you can enjoy if you hire a cruiser on the River Shannon or Lough Erne. There is no better way to experience Ireland's rich culture and to savour the peace and quiet of these wonderful waterways. Think of your boat as a cottage on the water which you move to a different place every day.

We are the largest cruiser hire company in Ireland with a choice of boats for two people to ten people and three marinas. Operating along some 300 majestic miles of silvery waterway, we have provided idyllic cruising holidays in Ireland for over 35 years. There's a great range of boats and prices start from only €40 per person per night.

I've never been on a boat before!

Don't worry, you are not alone. Half of our guests have never been on a boat before and we will teach you all you need to know. You don't need any previous experience or licence and it's really not difficult. Our instructors will make sure you are happy before you set off. And even before you arrive, you can do our online tutorial which goes through the basics - have a look at the tutorials on Shannon Navigation or Mooring & Casting Off to get a feel for how easy it is. Want to see inside a boat? Click here.

Visit us in September

We still have some availability in September and we think it is one of the nicest times to come to Ireland. The weather can be warm and the river is much quieter. And all the pubs and restaurants are still open. So we were thinking how we could persuade you to book. It was all getting quite complicated so we thought - Keep It Simple! Book 5 nights starting after the 2nd of September but only pay for 3.


  • Deirdre Macklin

    It was a most relaxing holiday-a little hidden paradise and only an hour's drive from home! I could have stayed another week and am already looking...


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