Locaboat Ireland

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The Marina, Ballinamore, Leitrim,
T: +353(0)719645300

Locaboat Ireland is located in Ballinamore, County Leitrim. It provides the opportunity for passengers to discover the River Shannon, the Erne and the Shannon-Erne Waterways that run throughout Ireland in a self drive pénichette.

Locaboat is one of Europe's leading cruise hire operators with a fleet of 380 pénichettes. The boats are designed and built to exacting standards, varying in size to accommodate from two-twelve people. For 34 years now, Locaboat designs, builds and renovates the pénichettes. The fleet, comfortable and very manageable, is renewed and improved continuously to please all expectations. They are equipped with a radio/CD player and bicycle racks. Technicians will show passengers over their boat and will teach them just how easy it is to pilot a pénichette. They are on call should passengers need them at any time throughout their cruise. No licence or experience is required.

A holiday on board a pénichette lets passengers enjoy those really special moments of relaxation and discovery. Locaboat Ireland has a total commitment to making sure that passengers get the very most out of their boating holiday. Their sales team are dedicated to helping passengers choose exactly the right pénichette and the right cruising area. The reception staff at each base will ensure passengers get the maximum benefit from all their local knowledge.

Situated in Ballinamore, County Leitrim, Locoboat will welcome its old and new friends and introduce them to the delights of the southern Shannon region allowing leisurely cruising on the full extent of the 300 miles of the Shannon navigation from Lough Erne to Lough Derg. Starting from their base in either Ballinamore or Clondra, passengers can enjoy cruises of one week or longer and avail of one way or return journeys. The waterways are not only very popular amongst the admirers of the preserved nature, but also amongst anglers and golfers. Moor next to the charming towns of Carrick-on-Shannon, Boyle or Enniskillen, or the plentiful villages along the way that are filled with history, culture and charm.

Ballinamore is situated approximately 150 kilometres from Dublin, 170 kilometres from Belfast and 300 kilometres from Rosslare ferry port. A railway and inter city bus station is located approximately 25 kiloemtres away in Carrick On Shannon.