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Killaloe River Cruises

Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Killaloe River Cruises offer daily one hour tours of the River Shannon and Lough Derg. The tour cruises north along the River Shannon and Lough Derg. A commentary is provided on all interesting sites as you cruise by. Our boats are suitable for...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lakeside Drive | Ballina Killaloe Co. Clare, Killaloe V94 F974, Ireland
+353 86 814 0559
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All reviews irish coffee the owner boat trip lovely trip enjoyable trip beautiful scenery top deck great cruise short cruise cruise today staff were very friendly hour cruise hen party covered area relaxing hour recorded commentary my mum
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

I've known the Shannon and Lough Derg for over seventy years but this was a first time to experience a cruise on its waters. It provided a new perspective and was a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnGrosvenor
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great cruise with some fabulous views. Had some serious house envy looking at all the gorgeous houses along the lake. A must do whilst in Killaloe

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wandabayley
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I highly recommend take a tour on Lough Derg by boat! James (the captain) and his crew made our experience wonderful. The information received during the tour explains some of the history surrounding the lake and the Irish coffee served on the boat is the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sarabyers
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely hour long cruise on Lough Derg. All the family loved it. 4 kids aged 5,8,11 & 13 really enjoyed it. Good value at €50 for a family of 6. Staff also very friendly. Would highly recommend for young and old alike.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank bbowsie
Reviewed 15 August 2018

If you have an hour to spend then this cruise is the way to spend it. Just relax and enjoy the scenic countryside along the River Shannon. And an Irish Coffee on board makes it even easier to relax and enjoy the cruise. Glad I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank swampy48
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We were there in November and were pleasantly surprised that they could still give us a tour. it was just our multi-generation family of 4 and a priest visiting the area. The owner was fabulous. He even let our son drive/steer the boat with him....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Heather K
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

A group of 18 of us from Carrigaline Men's Shed had a fascinating tour of Ardnacrusha Power Station. We then headed for Killaloe/Ballina for this cruise. The unanimous verdict, absolutely fantastic in every way cruising past spectacular scenery on a comfortable vessel with a nice...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank martinp08
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Spent a really nice time on a one hour cruise up the shannon into lough derg. Never been to this area before but was well worth it. You could sit back enjoy the views and clear the mind of everything. Was like a floating meditation...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank adrian c
Reviewed 4 June 2018

A lovely trip along the Shannon with a pre-recorded tour guide. Nice views of hills and homes either side. Probably most worthwhile thing to do whilst in the pretty town of Killaloe.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vinpin77
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Our party of 40 Friends of the Ulster Museum, journeying from Tralee to Belfast, enjoyed a brilliant break in our travels. We had our tea coffee and scones in the comfortable bright cabin and then sat up on the top deck watching the Shannon and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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adrian c
21 June 2018|
Response from James W | Property representative |
Hello, you will find our daily schedule on our website. It is necessary to pre-purchase your ticket on our website. Thank you.
20 January 2017|
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Response from James W | Property representative |
Hello, we aim to operate all year round, however we need to use the quietest time of the year to carry out essential maintenance. Our schedule is posted on our website. A reservation or a pre-purchased ticket is necessary... More