Cruise the Rivers and Lakes of Ireland

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a cruising holiday on the River Shannon and Lough Erne, exploring the many lakes and rivers, being immersed in the history and culture and meeting the friendly locals. 

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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.


Our first cruising holiday on the Shannon

Our first cruising holiday on the Shannon, which I booked for my husband's 50th birthday, was in July. I just wanted to convey our thanks... read more

Catherine Meehan-Doyle

24 September 2021

Fermanagh Class cruiser

Dear Wendy,  I just wanted to send... read more

Ranbir Kaulsay

11 August 2021

The boats were brilliant

We took out two Clare Class Boats which were brilliant,... read more

Frank, Sandra, John & Aishling

5 July 2021