You can start from the beautiful Carrick on Shannon and explore the stunning region full of lakes, islands and winding countryside. This is one of the most popular areas of the Shannon to visit so take a look at our offers and use our website to plan your perfect river Shannon break
Discover the Mid-Shannon
Banagher is the most popular starting point on the Mid Shannon and fro here you have the freedom to travel north to the upper Shannon or South to Lough Derg. The mid Shannon is full of interesting places to visit including the wonderful Clonmacnoise and the towns of Athlone and Shannonbridge. Lough Ree (Lake of the Kings) is also a stunning place to explore surrounded by friendly villages and studded historic islands.
Discover Lough Derg
Lough Derg sits in the middle of some of the most dramatic scenery in Ireland. You can set out from Banagher or Portumna and explore this fantastic area. There are nine lovely villages to visit from Terryglass to the popular medieval town of Killaloe. The Lough Derg trail makes for a fantastic weekend break
Discover the Shannon Erne Waterway
The Shannon Erne Waterway can be experience by cruiser or Barge and with 16 locks it is really one for the boating enthusiast. You can start out from the lovely town of Ballinamore through the famous Cavan lakes and into the Erne or south to the friendly Leitrim Village. It is a slow and steady pace through out with plenty of beautiful scenery to enjoy
Discover Lough Erne
Lough Erne in County Fermanagh is Northern Ireland's most popular waterway to explore. Steeped in history this majestic region has some wonderful villages and attractions to visit from Belleek in the north to Belturbet in the south. There are multiple starting points for cruisers and the Erne is a spectacular place to visit.
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Ideal for the large family!
This luxury super cruiser, fitted out to the highest standards, offers spacious accommodation for up to 8 people. The huge enclosed fly bridge, with table and all round seating, is ideal for good weather entertaining and safe for children. Most of the Captain’s (please specify at time of booking) have a luxury canvas cover (removable) to shelter the flybridge. Fitted with bow thruster and with its large beam it handles like a dream and there are two easy accesses in and out of the saloon.
3 Cabins – one twin forward cabin convertible to a double, one double aft cabin, and one aft cabin with two single bunks
Convertible double bed in the saloon
Hot air central heating
Dual steering positions inside and outside
Two bathrooms with wash basins, WCs and isolated showers
BOOKINGS: A cruiser is not considered booked until the completed, signed Booking Form and a deposit of one third (one half for Hirers from outside the British Isles) of the Total Hire Fee have reached the office of the Hiring Company
BALANCE OF HIRE FEES: The Hirer is responsible for the whole of the hire fee and the balance must be paid six weeks prior to the day of embarkation. Should the Hirer find they are unable to take over the cruiser they must notify the Company immediately when every effort will be made to re-let the craft. If successful, the Company will refund the deposit, less a re-booking charge of 15% of the hire fee. If the Company is unable to re-let, the Hirer remains responsible for the balance. (The foregoing does not apply where the Hirer has subscribed to and fulfils the conditions of the Hirer Cancellation Scheme).
EMBARKATION AND ACCOUNTS: Embarkation time is between 3.00pm and 5.00pm on the commencing day of the hire period. On arrival at the Hire Base the Hirer must pay the balance of the hire fee, a £400stg refundable insurance breakage deposit and the charges for any provisions and extras ordered. The Hirer should cheek the inventory of the craft and ensure that ample fuel has been provided. He will then be given a trial run and explanation of the running of the cruiser to confirm that the craft is in good running order.
NOVICE HIRERS: Novice Hirers will normally be expected to accept an additional period of free tuition prior to the cruiser being handed over to them.
RETURN OF CRUISERS: Cruisers must be returned and vacated in a clean and tidy condition to the Hire Base not later than 10.00am on the final day of the Hire Period. Failure to comply with this condition will result in an additional charge to the Hirer of £50stg per hour or part thereof. After checking in and the cruiser and equipment is found to be clean and undamaged, the £400 insurance deposit will be refunded.
SERVICE AND REPAIRS: Each member of the Company uses extreme care to ensure that craft are in good order when handed over. However, the Hiring Company cannot be held responsible for any delay in a Hirer’s programme due to breakdown or the completion of necessary repairs. Should service or repairs become necessary during the cruise, the Hirer must notify the nearest member Company when service will be carried out at no cost to the Hirer unless this has been occasioned by the Hirer’s negligence.
INSURANCE: Every craft and equipment is fully insured. Third party risks are covered up to a maximum of £100,000. There is a £400. excess on every claim against the craft (see condition No. 3 above). The Companies accept no liability for death of or bodily injury to the Hirer and/or any member of the Hirer’s party or for the loss of or damage to their property however caused.
PASSENGERS: Passengers other than those notified on the booking form must not be carried on our craft at any time without prior permission of the hiring company. Hirer’s failing to comply with this condition will have their charter terminated immediately.
ACCIDENTS: The Hirer is responsible for the safe navigation of the craft on charter. In the event of an accident the Hirer must inform the Hiring Company immediately with full particulars and names and addresses of witnesses.
DELAY: The Hiring Company cannot be held responsible for any delay in the Hirer’s programme due to navigational works, etc., outside the control of the Company.
AVAILABILITY OF CRAFT: If, owing to circumstances beyond the control of the Company, the cruiser booked is not available, every effort will be made to supply a similar craft. Should this not be possible the deposit will be refunded in full, but the Hirer shall have no claim against the Company.
NAVIGATION RESTRICTIONS: Cruisers are not permitted to navigate during the hours of darkness. Normally the whole of the Erne Navigation is open to Hirers, but the Hiring Companies reserve the right to restrict any pad of the waterway to Hirers should abnormally low water or abnormal weather conditions render this necessary. The Companies also reserve the right to refuse to hand over a craft to any Hirer not considered suitable to take charge.
TOWING: No craft may undertake towing without prior permission.
PETS: Prior permission must be obtained before pets will be allowed on hire craft.
HIRER’S PROPERTY: The Companies accept no liability for loss or damage to Hirer’s property, baggage, motor cars, etc. Hirer’s cars are only driven or parked on the Hirer’s orders and insurance cover is assumed to have been provided by the Hirer.
BROCHURES: Every care has been taken to ensure that all printed matter in this brochure is correct, but the Manor House Marine cannot be held responsible for any minor inaccuracies that may exist through changes in circumstances. etc. Plans and maps are not necessarily to scale.
FUEL: Craft will be handed over with full fuel tanks. Fuel used will be charged at the current rate.
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