See and do: activities on your cruising holiday
Cruising isn’t all about staying on board. Get onto dry land and discover historic hotspots, such as Devenish Island (Lough Erne) and Clonmacnoise (Shannon).
Explore the countryside by bike or on foot, or maybe even find time for a round of golf. And if the lure of the water is too strong, try canoeing, kayaking or just picking up your fishing rod. Coarse angling on the Shannon and Erne (roach, bream and tench) or game angling for trout on the Erne are always popular.
Your boat rental company will be able to provide you with information on where to hire this equipment or places where these activities are available. Most local towns and villages will have bike rental shops (note that bikes can be rented with your vessel, too), and some golf courses rent clubs if you don’t want to bring your own.
With these pristine waters by your side, it’s not uncommon to see people cruising in the morning, and learning how to canoe, kayak, paddle-board or even surf in the afternoons at scenic locations like the family friendly Shannon Blueway. Top off your days by watching the sun set over a quiet meal before enjoying the buzz of the local town.