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Cruises / Boat Trips

County Clare has an abundance of rivers and lakes and miles of coastline, which means wherever you are in Clare you’re not far from water.

There is a wealth of boat trips and cruises to be enjoyed in this beautiful county. Take a cruise and visit all three of the stunningly beautiful Aran Islands Inisheer, Inishmann and Inishmore. The islands have a wide variety of plants and several ancient stone forts and churches are among their antiquities. Get a unique view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher on the way and enjoy the dynamic shoreline which is home to thousands of birds such as Gillamots, Razorbills, Puffins and Seagulls.

Boat trips to picturesque Scattery Island, near Killee East Clare depart from the Kilkee Marina during the summer season, and are a great opportunity to glimpse whales or dolphins. A Tour from Mountshannon East Clare is a great way to see historical Holy Island on Lough Derg with its vast array of ecclesiastical sites.

Commence your cruise of the Shannon River from beautiful Lough Derg and enjoy the fun, relaxation and variety this beautiful holiday has to offer. Or take a guided cruise of Lough Derg and get detailed commentary on all the historical sites as you cruise past.





Dolphin Watching from Kilrush or Carrigoholt offer boat trips to experience wild dolphins in their own habitat. See dolphins along with the spectacular cliff scenery, Atlantic views and the River Shannon.

Centres for boat trips and cruises include:
Atlantic Adventures, Cappa
Derg Line – cruiser hire
Shannon Castle Line – cruiser hire
The Spirit of Killaloe – river cruiser and boat hire
Lakeside Lodge, Lickeen Lake, Kilfenora –lake boat hire
Lakeside Holiday Park - Mountshannon. Gerald Griffin Boat Hire - Kilrush
Shannon Ferries – Fery services across Shannon River from Killimer to Tarbert
Cliffs and Aran Cruises Doolin - Sailings operate Mid June-Mid September
Cliffs of Moher Cruises - Sailings operate April-October
Kilrush Marina- M.V. Dolphin Discovery - Sailings operate April-October
Dolphinwatch Carrigaholt - Sailings operate April-October
The Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation - Kilrush




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