Lough Ree Cruisers Ltd
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Lough Ree Cruisers is a family run company offering boat hire on the River Shannon. The harbour is ideally located in Athlone, County Westmeath allowing passengers to explore north or south through Ireland’s waterways, natural beauty and culture.
Cruising the Shannon River is one of the best ways to enjoy Ireland's natural beauty. Located in the heart of Ireland near Athlone, County Westmeath, Lough Ree Cruisers offer guests the opportunity to experience the wonderful unique waterways in self drive cruisers. Their marina which is constructed in stone and old railway sleepers, and edged with a boardwalk and rockeries, blends perfectly into the natural surroundings of this secluded part of the lake. From there a cruise south takes guests through the leisurely River Shannon to the wider expanses of Lough Derg which is wonderfully scenic, or a cruise north takes them to the newly restored Shannon Erne Waterway through old world canals and the gently winding Woodford River to Lough Erne.
Lough Ree 1135 is a six berth cruiser with plenty of space. It has two toilets and two showers, a saloon, galley, front and rear cabin and comes fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, bed linen and duvets. The sliding roof feature over the saloon area provides the option of open air cruising and dining.
On arrival, Lough Ree Cruisers' staff will take guests through all aspects of handling the cruiser including a full test drive. For beginners or people with limited cruising experience they provide additional tuition on the navigation and cruiser handling and if necessary, their instructor will accompany guests on the first hour or so of their cruise. They provide a quality efficient service to cope with any problem or emergency and the provision of a mobile telephone on the cruiser gives guests immediate access for help or advice.
The local village of Glasson has attractive pubs, award-winning restaurants, a craft shop and a supermarket which is open daily until 9pm. For golfers, there are two golf clubs on Lough Ree with access for cruisers.
Throughout the journey guests may cruise and fish on the Shannon itself and from island to island on the lakes, enjoying the changing scenery and sampling the atmosphere of the local pubs and restaurants in the variety of towns and villages along the waterway.
Cruisers can be hired on any day of the week and are available for day hire, short breaks or weekly hire.
Lough Ree Cruisers is approximately 125Km from Dublin, 125Km from Shannon Airport and 210Km from Rosslare. Bus and train services run to nearby Athlone where a taxi can be organised to bring guests to the marina.