Rent a boat on the River Shannon and Lough Erne

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Shannon-Erne

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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Boats

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.

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Activities

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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Guide To Boating

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.

Testimonials

Once in a lifetime experience!

I am delighted to have the opportunity to write a short testimonial following the completion of our  almost 2 weeks cruise with Carrickcraft... read more

Michael Murray

10 September 2020

Feeling welcomed at Carrickcraft

Excellent welcoming, a little slow on reception and interaction with updates but all in all very embracing with big thanks to padraig for... read more

Mark

18 August 2020

Would highly recommend Carrickcraft

Carrickcraft were excellent to deal with from start to finish. Very helpful on the phone and an excellent demonstration!   read more

Sharon Hanna

15 August 2020