Duration of the cruises: up to 60 minutes
Viking Tours prides itself on being a fun and entertaining cruise. For our hens & stags, we have a range of sailing routes to best suit your needs. This can be a round trip on the lake, or we can transport you to your desired location. Previously, we have brought guests Beer Tasting at Dead Centre Brewery or collected stags after a round of golf at Glasson Lakehouse. Either way, you will enjoy the beauty of the Inland Waterways and witness everything Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands has to offer.
Departing from Athlone Castle, this cruise travels upstream on the River Shannon to Lough Ree. There is fully stocked bar and snack shop onboard with craft beers, Irish whiskeys, wine, and soft drinks. We have a P/A system onboard if you would like to bring a USB stick with the music of your choice. You may also arrange your own DJ or live performer.
Athlone Castle – N37 V593
If multiple cars are arriving, we recommend parking at O’Connell Street Car Park N37 XW58 @ €3 per day. If you are traveling by coach, we recommend using the coach bays beside SS Peter & Paul Church.
All the other Lough Ree departure/arrival points have parking facilities.
If you require a bus transfer, Viking Tours can recommend a local transport provider.
For Glasson Village please note: A bus transfer is required for part of this route because the village is not connected to the waterways. Again, Viking Tours can assist in this regard.
If there is a wheelchair user please contact us in advance
Hen Party Boat Trip…
“We had a fantastic trip aboard the Viking Ship all 33 of us! We were picked up at the Wineport after dinner and brought around the Shannon for an hour of pure bliss! The crew were so helpful and accommodating and as the Bridesmaid and organiser of the trip I would strongly recommend using Viking Ship Cruises for anyone planning a stag or hen or even just a boat trip with family or friends!! I will most certainly be back !!! thank you !!”
Hen Party Cruise
“Recently joined Viking Mike on board for a Hen party cruise with a group of 25 ladies. A great experience and a brilliant hen party idea. Fun was had by all. I would highly recommend it.”