cruiser boat has all the modern facilities you need for a
comfortable holiday - a spacious saloon, cabins giving absolute
privacy, showers with hot and cold running water, toilets
and a fully-equipped galley. Many boats have dedicated toilets
and shower rooms for each cabin - some boats have air conditioning.
Most boats have opening sun-roofs and large decks for sunbathing,
eating al fresco or just watching the world go by.
boats have both internal and external steering positions.
Others are steered from inside at the front, centre or rear
Boat sizes range from larger models for family parties and groups
to boats for smaller families and couples. Your boat must have sufficient
beds for everyone on board. The maximum size is 12 people (including
babies), the smallest boats are for two adults.
One of the main decisions is whether you wish to use the saloon
for sleeping. This means you have to convert the seating area into
a bed at night, but it does usually allow a smaller and cheaper
boat for the number of people.
Hire prices depend on season, luxury and size of boat. Spring and
Autumn prices are lower than for the peak season of July and August.
The Classique, a luxury 42ft
8-berth cruiser and flagship of the range, with two steering
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Cruiser Boat Bases
We offer boats from 6 cruiser boat bases in Ireland:
Upper Shannon River: Carrick on Shannon (2 different
Lower Shannon River: Banagher and Portumna
Erne Waterway: Belturbet and Tully Bay
Carrick Base Information
Portumna Base Information
Belturbet Base Information
Different types of boat are available from the various bases. The
location of each boat type is shown on the Cruiser Boat Fleet information
page - link button on right.
hire is normally on an out-and-back basis. In addition we
offer one-way trips between Carrick and Portumna, Carrick
and Banagher, Carrick and Tully Bay, Carrick and Belturbet. Your car is normally
transferred to the return base at a small supplementary charge.
Each boat has a specific departure date - Monday, Friday or Saturday
depending on area. Tariffs are normally on a weekly basis with longer
cruises of 10/11 days or 2/3 weeks also available. Short breaks
may sometimes be possible. Dont hesitate to ask us about boat
availability, start bases and departure days.
departure, your boat will have been thoroughly cleaned and
all mechanical equipment carefully checked. The full tank
of diesel will give you enough fuel for at least two weeks
cruising. The water supply should last about two days before
you need to refill at one of the many water points shown in
your canal guide.
Fuel costs are additional to the hire charge, and a security deposit
or non-refundable damage waiver is payable. There are early booking
discounts, group discounts, and occasional special offers.
Diary of a week's cruise on the
See also Boat Fleet,
Life on Board,