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Killaloe River Cruises

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Address: Lakeside Drive | Ballina Killaloe Co. Clare, Killaloe, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 814 0559
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Killaloe River Cruises offer daily one hour tours of the River Shannon and...

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 passengers of all ages and are purpose built to maximise your view to make your cruise on Ireland’s greatest river more memorable and enjoyable. Daily departures, available all year round, private charter also provided.

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A pleasure!

This was a most enjoyable and relaxing boat trip. Would highly recommend it. Lovely scenery, very pleasant staff and a great Irish coffee. Give it a try!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Mdmcd
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Clane, Ireland
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Clane, Ireland
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a most enjoyable and relaxing boat trip. Would highly recommend it. Lovely scenery, very pleasant staff and a great Irish coffee. Give it a try!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic opportunity to see the lake in such a way - well done team. Always feel safe on board x

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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Highly recommended for your pleasure and just for the education on the area ... a fun way to enjoy the beautiful Green Scenery and see some Swans along the river .. a tape is played with some great music and an educational narrative .. the Captain is helpful and made us a wonderful authentic Irish coffee while on board. This... More 

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Fair Haven, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We have led tours from the USA to Ireland since 1997, and have recently discovered this most enjoyable river cruise. Aoife & James are wonderful hosts and they offer many amenities to make one comfortable: indoor & outdoor seating, a properly stocked bar(with proper Irish coffee), toilets(his & hers!) and if you give them enough notice they can offer you... More 

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Thank patkane2016
James W, Owner at Killaloe River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Pat, Thank you for your many visits this year and for your review, we always enjoy your company, as you know you have chartered our boat and this allows us to provide a specified departure time to you and your guests. Our Irish Coffee is very popular they are a real treat as we cruise along the River Shannon... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a short trip down the Shannon and into Loch Derg.The boat is very comfortable and has a small stock of food and drinks available for sale.Unfortunately our trip was rather spoiled by heavy rain which limited visibility. If the sun is shinning and you are in the area before 14:00 take the trip, you will not regret it.

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Thank Mike P
James W, Owner at Killaloe River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thanks so much for recommending our cruise and for saying you found our boat comfortable. You would have to have been very lucky in 2016 not to have visited when it was raining. We are hoping to get better weather next year. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely sunny hour on the open upper deck leaving from outside Flanagan's restaurant. There was some commentary on the sites on the way up to the loch, and the Irish coffees were fabulous. The scenery is pretty but we felt it quite expensive for a scant hour which is why we did not award 5 stars. It... More 

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James W, Owner at Killaloe River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Liz, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for mentioning that our Irish Coffee's are fabulous. When the sun is shining all of our customers and even ourselves could easily stay out on our cruise for 90 minutes to 2 hours but we do only advertise a 1 hour cruise and have to return for... More 

Waterford, Ireland
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. Enjoyed every second of it on the boat, plenty of room upstairs and inside, they sell a fantastic Irish coffee that comes recommended to try. You can relax forget your worries and just enjoy yourself in a hour of pure bliss. There is a recording that describes a few places along your way, you will ooh and ahh... More 

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Thank Fiona W
James W, Owner at Killaloe River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Fiona thank you for your review and for saying our cruise is "an hour of pure bliss" we have to agree with you of course. Although our cruise is just one hour we love when guests make the most of it. There is always something interesting to see as we cruise along the River Shannon and Lough Derg. We... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I took this trip over the past few days and we really enjoyed it. Very relaxing one hour ish cruise around lower Lough Derg. Lots of nice views of the rolling hills around the edge of the lake and to just get a look at how the other half live in their lakeside houses complete with boathouses... More 

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James W, Owner at Killaloe River Cruises, responded to this review

Hello thank you for your review and for saying our cruise was "top class". Your review mentions all our highlights such as the beautiful countryside, the wildlife and the beautiful lakeside houses and our Irish Coffees. It's great to hear you will be back again sometime. Regards Aoife More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I had the pleasure of arranging a group cruise recently and I have to say this was the best cruise we have had so far, we have cruised the Shannon from Athlone previous but Killaloe is magical and the team onboard are welcoming, helpful and professional. I booked through their website and email and hadn't the opportunity to discuss things... More 

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James W, Owner at Killaloe River Cruises, responded to this review

Hello thank you for your wonderful review. Groups, clubs, associations and private functions are always welcome. We appreciate it takes a good deal of effort to arrange a time and date so therefore it's only fair that our cruise is made as enjoyable as possible. Regards Aoife More 

Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed out river cruise on a recent family holiday. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Coffee drinks and snacks served on board. Cruise is one hour long and seems very popular. I def recommend booking in advance I doubt you'd get a spot otherwise. It has an open upper deck and and an inside downstairs great for unpredictable Irish... More 

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Thank Rosie K
James W, Owner at Killaloe River Cruises, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your very positive review and your recommendation to book in advance. This year we added online tickets to our website, thankfully had proved very successful. Young children are always welcome and it's no problem for us if you bring on a buggy. Thanks again. James More 

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