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Cruise Ireland with Carrickcraft


The River Shannon

The new jetty at Derryvunny on Lough Key

Lough Erne

Visit remote places and get away from it all on Lough Erne

New to cruising?

Don't worry, we'll teach you everything you need to know

The Shannon-Erne Waterway

Connecting the River Shannon to Lough Erne - 16 automated locks!

Grand Canal

Cruise up to Tullamore from Shannon Harbour

Angling and fishing

Take the dinghy to the ideal fishing area

Heritage and history

Visit heritage sights like Devenish Island or Clonmacnoise

Kids love boating

It's a great family holiday. Boats for 4 people up to 10 people

Welcome to Cruise-Ireland

Welcome to Cruise-Ireland, home to two of Ireland's longest established and most experienced cruiser hire brands, Carrickcraft and Waveline Cruisers. We are the largest cruiser hire company in Ireland with the biggest choice of boats and marinas. Operating along some 300 majestic miles of silvery waterway, we have provided idyllic cruising holidays in Ireland for over 35 years. No licence is required to cruise the rivers of Ireland and no experience is necessary as we will provide full training.

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. It's really not difficult and 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.

Booking open for 2016

You can now book your 2016 holiday online with full availability on most routes and boats. And if you book before the 31st January 2016, you can get a 10% Early Booking Discount - just enter Discount Code EBD at Checkout. 
We're still open in 2015 until the end of October and if you want to book, please phone us.



  • Giliam from Holland

    We had a super holiday. We did it before but this time was untill now the best holiday ever with many thanks to the people of Carrick Craft. Always...


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