canal boats - ireland

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ireland cruises on the river shannon

Ireland river cruises are very popular with fishermen, golfers and nature lovers.

Looking for something a little different? Visit the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Our self-drive hire boats are the perfect way of visiting lively and colourful towns and villages, such as Athlone, Boyle and Enniskillen. Along the 240km of navigable waterways there is no shortage of rivers, canals and lakes dotted with islands, ensuring a unique mix of unspoiled, peaceful scenery, with villages whose warm welcome is legendary. The River Shannon has a shallow fall so you only have a small number of locks to pass through. You can also explore the magnificently restored, Shannon-Erne Waterway, 63 km long, and has sixteen automatic locks. You can cruise slowly through this dreamlike landscape, with its 34 superbly picturesque bridges.

how much?

Ireland is a cheap destination: Price starts as low as 113 Euros / day for a Penichette 935W (2 to 5 persons). Our largest penichette 14.00 Flying bridge accommodating 6 to 9 people will cost only 213 Euros / day in low season.

how to choose?

Choosing the right boat is important. Don't get misled by the maximum number of passengers on board. It's good practice to limit the number of guests on board to the number of permanent berths in cabins and avoid using the convertible folding table as additional sleeping area.

It is essential to book well ahead of time to get the boat you want. We accept booking up to a year ahead of cruising. We look forward to welcoming you on board.

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Traditional "Linssen" CABIN CRUISER


15 Mar - 11 Apr
11 - 31 Oct
11 Apr - 23 May
20 Sep - 10 Oct
24 May - 20 Jun
6 - 19 Sep
21 Jun - 18 Jul
23 Aug - 5 Sep
19 Jul - 22 Aug
2019 - price in Euros Price per day Price per day Price per day Price per day Price per day
penichette Classic 935W 2/5 Pers. 113 146 168 218 247
penichette Classic 1107W 4/7 Pers. 128 161 189 239 268
Pénichette Aft-deck 1120R 4/6 Pers. 159 215 228 300 323
Pénichette Aft-deck 1500R 4/6 Pers. 251 349 405 461 494
Pénichette Flying-bridge 10.20FB 3/5 Pers. 170 221 261 311 335
Pénichette Flying-bridge 11.65FB 4/7 Pers. 219 302 331 397 421
Pénichette Flying-bridge 14.00FB 6/9 Pers. 273 382 423 500 529
Traditional Linssen 34.9 GS 6/9 Pers. 254 274 308 343 386

price includes:
- Hire of the boat fully equipped: crockery, cutlery, bed-linen and towels.
- Boat handling instructions and orientation on day one.
- Navigation Tolls - Boat insurance - Captain's handbook - One 12 kg gas bottle.
- Technical assistance 7 days a week (during opening hours).

"Inclusive Pack"

For peace of mind, subscribe to our great value "Inclusive Pack" which includes damage waiver, fuel, cleaning service & 1 free bicycle.
Price for Penichette 935W: 318 Euros / week.
Price for Penichette 1107W: 350 Euros / week.
Price for Penichette 1500R: 475 Euros / week.
Price for Penichette 1020 FB: 383 Euros / week.
Price Penichette 1165 FB: 415 Euros / week.
Price for Penichette 1400 FB: 466 Euros / week.
Price for Linssen 34.9 GS: 493 Euros / week.

discounts & special offers

Travelling with children? Booking early? Cruising more than one week? Check our specials

To avoid currency exchange fees,
• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• US citizens will be charged in US dollars using a credit card.

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