Boating in Ireland

Hire a boat and row over the waters of Ireland at your own pace or let somebody tell you fascinating stories while you lean back or have a thrill on a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat)


Ben Lettery Hostel – closed for 2012

With Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Corrib, and the wild Atlantic coast, includes numerous offshore islands, some of which are inhabited there’s plenty of boat rides to be taken.  There’s also Scubadive West, Clifden Boat Club and Sail West if you wish to take matters into your own hands!

Part of the northern boundary is defined by the steep-sided, nine-mile-long Killary Fjord, which would not look out of place in Norway and as Ireland’s only fjord, it’s well worth a boat tour. See Killary Cruises for details.


Bluestacks Centre

Enjoy the beauty of Donegal bay, the island and its inhabitants – seals. A big conoly is just off the shore and smiling friendly if you want to take a picture. How to get there? Book your trip with Waterbus and go on a wavy journey with lots of interesting things to see


Cape Clear Hostel

If you are into boats, the annual Cape Clear Regatta in August is designed just for you, with hundreds of yachts and other boats of varying shapes and sizes filling the harbours.


Dublin International Hostel

Climb aboard one of the RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) of Sea Safari and experience a thrill like no other! See sights off Dublin shore during this speed drive and get to know the wildlife as well as the history of Ireland’s capital. If you are lucky zou can even say hello to some dolphins.


Glanmore Lake Hostel – closed for 2012

Looking to splash about on the lake? Star Sailing Adventure Centre is 6 kilometres (3½ miles) from the Hostel or you could also go on the Seafari Seal Watching Cruise! There’s plenty to keep you near the water – you can visit Dursey Island on the Dursey Island Cable Car, Garinish Island or hear the Call of the Sea in Castletownbere.

Killarney International Hostel

You can take boat trips on the lakes and kayaking and canoeing is also possible.