Duration of the cruises: 60 – 90 minutes
Make your day extra special with a Viking adventure. For our private tours we have a range of cruises to best suit your needs. This can be a tasteful cruise to the Hodson Bay Hotel for afternoon tea or you can pillage Sean’s Bar on arrival. Either way, you will enjoy the beauty of the Inland Waterways and witness everything Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands has to offer.
There is fully stocked bar onboard with craft beers, local whiskeys, wine, and soft drinks. We also have a P/A system if you would also like to bring a USB stick with the music of your choice.
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
So much fun
“I booked the Viking Ship Cruise for our ‘Day 2’ wedding celebrations and we had an absolute ball. Mike was a gentleman to deal with from the beginning and i didn’t have to worry about a thing. Everything just flowed and everyone had so much fun on the boat trip. The cruise is suitable for everyone, we had a mixed bunch with kids right up to older people. Everything ran smoothly and so efficiently and i couldn’t recommend Mike and his Viking Ship Cruises enough.
Thanks again Mike.”
Lisa & Patrick
“We hired Viking Mikes boat out privately… The trip itself was class, great views, spacious boat and the two lads, very friendly! We were able to plug in our own playlist also and there was a great sing song! All in all I’d say Viking Mike is a very accommodating, friendly and professional boat tour operator. I would recommend hiring out the boat for a few hours with friends as a great way to spend an evening. I’ll be back on a public boat trip next!
Thanks Viking Mike 👍”