Boat charters in Ireland and Shannon River cruises are a stunning way to chill, have fun and experience Mother Nature at her very best. Take centuries-old monastic settlements, lush landscapes, dramatic scenery and delightful small villages with a big heart - and you have all the ingredients for a perfect boating holiday. No wonder cruising the River Shannon with an Emerald Star boat charter is such a popular holiday option in Ireland.
Carrick-on-Shannon > Athlone > Carrick-on-Shannon
Visit Jamestown before enjoying cruising on the wider river beyond Lanesborough into pretty Lough Ree with its diverse wildlife and inspiring scenery. Play golf at Glasson or Hodson Bay before reaching Athlone, the commercial centre of the Midlands and the culinary capital of the inland waterways.
Belturbet > Belleek > Belturbet
The Fermanagh Lakelands offers Upper Lough Erne with its mass of reed-covered islands to explore and Enniskillen as its hub. Lower Lough Erne is one of Europe’s least crowded waterways and Tully Castle, Boa Island and Castle Caldwell are just some of the attractions before reaching the home of the world famous Belleek Pottery.
Portumna > Killaloe > Portumna
Lough Derg is one of Ireland’s finest lakes and a haven for fishermen. It is renowned as a place of pilgrimage and surrounded by diverse cultural, social and sporting opportunities. Visit Portumna’s newly restored 17th century castle and walk in the beautiful National Park before cruising south to charming Terryglass and onwards to the watersport haven of Dromineer. Further on ...
Belturbet <=> Carrick-on-Shannon
Use the modernised Shannon-Erne Waterway to join the Shannon at Leitrim and take a trip into Lough Allen where Drumshanbo is a must for fishing enthusiasts. The islandstudded Lough Key is the jewel among Roscommon’s lakes and its forest park is an outstanding feature in a region rich in natural attractions.
Carrick-on-Shannon <=> Portumna
Visit Portumna’s impressive castle set in beautiful surroundings overlooking Lough Derg and Portumna Forest Park. Enjoy local hospitality en route in Lanesborough, Athlone and Shannonbridge and visit the ancient monastic site at Clonmacnoise.
Portumna <=> Belturbet
Cruise from Portumna to Belturbet along the length of the Shannon and its lakes. Go as far south as Killaloe and north to Belleek and enjoy all the natural, cultural, sporting and social attractions of the Shannon in between.