Pick up location / Collection times / Drop back times.
All collections and drop offs are made at our base location at Banagher, County Offaly.
Checking in times are available throughout the day & cruiser boarding times are from 4pm onwards.
Sunday & Bank Holidays; Checking in time between 10am to 2pm & cruiser boarding times are from 4pm onwards.
Return time is before 10am on the morning of departure.
If you are arriving late please contact us below so arrangements can be made.
Items to bring and what is provided:
We recommend that proper boating shoes or non-slip footwear are worn on board at all times. The weather is changeable in Ireland and on the Shannon so bring waterproofs, warm clothes and wind proof jackets, a torch is useful , playing cards and board games for the children and don’t forget sunglasses to protect against UV light reflected by the water. Food and cleaning materials can be purchased in our local supermarket which is only a 5 minute walk from the marina. We do supply matches and a handy cleaning kit which includes washing up liquid, scourer sponge, tea towels and a bin bag. Suitcase and non-essential items can be stored at our marina.
We supply all our cruisers with towels and bed linen, we do suggest however that clients bring some extra towels for their own convenience. All our cruisers have a fully equipped galley, with crockery, cutlery and all cooking utensils, cooker and hob, fridge, toilet, shower, hot and cold water. For the safety of our clients we supply life jackets, fire extinguishers, first aid kit, binoculars, captains handbook, charts and an optional 4 metre fibre glass dinghy.
Diesel / Water
All our cruisers depart with a full tank of HVO(Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) , water and gas. HVO used will be paid for on completion of the hire period. HVO consumption varies between 5 -10 litres per hour depending on the size and speed of the cruiser. There are re-fuelling stations indicated on your charts. Cruisers can be filled with water free of charge at marinas along the way.
Refundable deposit / Non refundable insurance waiver.
All hirers must pay a refundable damage deposit or a full insurance waiver prior to commencing your cruise. The refundable damage deposits range from €800 – €1,500. The full insurance waiver is only available on certain cruisers and for longer rental periods and costs between €200 – €300. The full insurance waiver also requires payment of a refundable deposit of €200. Any damage sustained during the period of hire will be deducted from the refundable deposit.
Electricity / Power Sockets
Not all our cruisers are fitted with the standard 220 volt sockets, do please check the boat specification. However all cruisers are fitted with a USB socket to enable the charging of mobile phones etc.
We are centrally located on the River Shannon so you can choose to cruise north or south.
We have a detailed map showing a selection of sample itineraries and routes from 14 day Family Adventures to 3 day Romantic Breaks.
You can find the maps on our Maps & Activities page
Free car parking is available at our marina.