On the Water

Whether you enjoy a long easy cruise or a white-knuckle powerboat ride, whether you like kayaking among the islands or sailing with the Vikings, Athlone is your perfect jumping off point.

On the Water

Baysports

On the shores of the majestic Lough Ree, a fresh water adventure centre awaits. As well as sailing, kayaking, pier jumping and even Chinese dragon boating there’s one unique must do experience your kids will love, Baysports is also home to the tallest floating slide in the world, awarded by Guinness World Records.
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On the Water

Viking Tours

Get on board for a bit of bearded wonder as Viking Mike sets course for history, beauty and myth filled magic. Sail north up to Lough Ree, the Lake of the Kings, or south down along the River Shannon to Clonmacnoise, the most famous monastic site in Ireland.
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Shannon Princess

The Shannon Princess is a luxury boutique hotel barge that exclusively cruises the fabled river Shannon in Ireland. On board contemporary luxury seamlessly blends with a welcoming atmosphere and casual informality. With comforts that include Air Con throughout, a deck side spa pool and the finest food and hospitality, it’s little surprise that the Shannon Princess is listed in Chris Santella’s book, ‘Once in a Lifetime Trips’.
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The River Run

Discover natural unspoilt beauty and wild life as you travel along the longest river in the British Isles, the River Shannon. Ideal for day trips, the River Run pleasure cruiser will whisk you along is real comfort. Enclosed, heated and with a fully licensed bar, you can enjoy panoramic views across the water whatever the weather. Ideal for families or a get together with good friends and with regular sailings throughout the year, get on board, relax with a snack or drink and watch as stunning scenery flows by.
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