1. Hire A 38' Canal Boat In Portumna, Ireland For Up To 6 Persons
  2. Hire A 38' Canal Boat In Portumna, Ireland For Up To 6 Persons
  3. Hire A 38' Canal Boat In Portumna, Ireland For Up To 6 Persons

Hire A 38' Canal Boat In Portumna, Ireland For Up To 6 Persons

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See the awesome waterways in Portumna, Ireland by boat! Hire 38 feet "Tango" Canal boat that can accommodate 6 persons. Rate as low as $508 USD per night and minimum of 7 nights. Rates: • $508 USD per night ( 7 nights minimum). What is included in the rates? • Rental of the boat and its onboard equipment. • A fully equipped kitchen. • Towels and linen for all passengers. • A boat handling demonstration prior to departure. • Technical support. • Onboard maps and visitor information. • Passage through locks. What is not included in the rates? • Optional vacation extras. • Boat damage waiver. • Running costs (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear) - charged by the engine hour. • Travel to and from the base(s). • Waterside services if you use them (i.e. moorings where a charge is applicable, pump-out if needed, water, etc). • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance. • Food and drink. What You Can Expect: Feel the irresistible lure of the Shannon-Erne The Shannon River gives Ireland’s central reaches their character. It’s an obvious feature if you study a Shannon River map. At a glance, it’s clear that the waters influence the land. The fishing is superb, and golf is a passion! The towpath is level, so you’re in cycling heaven! As you travel, you’ll stop in villages, explore medieval churches, and kick back in the pubs! The Perfect Boating Region For Golf Golfing vacations are a passion on the Shannon-Erne! Choose from six world-class golf courses and include golf breaks in your Shannon-Erne cruises! Tee off at the 18-hole golf course at the Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell! Then relax with a pint at the 19th hole! Fishing The Shannon-Erne is perfect for fishing vacations! Go for pike, perch, roach, bream and rudd. The Lower Lough Erne is famous for its hefty brown trout, and Upper Lough Erne is a pike angler's nirvana! Carrick-on-Shannon ranks as one of Ireland's top coarse fishing centers! History & Heritage Monastery ruins, medieval churches and stately castles are seen around every corner on the Shannon-Erne history vacations! Let the ruins of Clonmacnoise (circa 6th century) impress you! Not to be missed are the Brian Boru Heritage Centre, Portumna Castle and the Carrigglas Manor! Nature Lovers The fields, bogs and islands of the Shannon-Erne exude serenity as you watch ducks, geese, terns, coots and Great-crested grebes. Trekking trails meander through parkland and invite you to stroll in Nature. Bullock Island near Shannon Harbour beckons for bird-watching! A bit of background The Irish coast rises tallish from the sea, and yet the terrain drops farther inland, creating a sort of cup where all the water goes. One-fifth of the land drains inward to the Shannon River, Ireland’s largest at 360 kilometers (224 miles). The fall on the navigable middle section of the river is slight at only 9 meters (29 feet), which means the water moves slowly. A Shannon River map also reveals a large number of lakes in the Shannon system, a real plus for canal boat cruising! Taking a look at a Shannon-Erne waterway map turns up the pretty stretch of the Shannon-Erne Canal. This passage links up the two canal systems of the Shannon and Erne rivers, thus accounting for its rather uncreative name. The canal is 63 kilometers (39 miles) and runs from Leitrim Village to Upper Lough. It has 18 locks and is delightfully pretty. A brief of history The Shannon-Erne Canal is both old and new. As early as 1838, efforts were made to survey a route to link the Shannon and Erne rivers, and today’s canal follows the path set out at that time. The canal project had some false starts, but the waterway eventually opened in 1860. The railroads promptly killed it. In nine years, only eight boats used it! The canal was closed. In 1991, work began to open the canal for pleasure boats. Three years later the canal was back! Cruising Advice Cruising on the Shannon-Erne is easy and suitable for beginners. However, you should pay careful attention to your navigation during windy weather on open waters. You will be required to view a video before departure. Fishing licenses are required for all cruising areas except Carrick. The charge for a license is about 7 euros per week. Navigation restrictions: Please note that some of our boats cannot go on the Lough Allen Canal (between Carrick & Drumshanbo) but the rest of the itinerary is not restricted: Vision3, Magnifique, Classique, Elegance, Crusader, Shannon star, Royal mystique 2, Caprice. About the Locks There is a lock fee of € 1.50 on the Shannon and €1.50 for a lifting bridge, Shannon Erne canal has a new system you can buy a 10 unit lock card for €6.35 and 1 unit per lock. Lifejackets must be worn in the locks.  Opening hours: Locks are open daily 09:00-20:00 (8:00 p.m.). Public holidays: Locks are closed on some public holidays.  Lock Closure dates: Please be aware of the lock closure dates by local authorities. During that day(s), you won’t be able to go through the locks. For more details and questions, please contact our sales team. Route Suggestions To help you get an idea of how far you can travel in the time you have, here's a selection of routes to and from our bases in this region. You don't have to stop at all the places listed or follow the route exactly. So long as you return your boat to your end base by the date you've booked - you're free to enjoy your cruise however you like. For a comfortable pace, allowing you time to regularly stop and explore, we'd recommend an average of 2 - 4 hours cruising each day. Portumna to Carrick-on-Shannon A Portumna to Carrick-on Shannon cruise is great if you want to cover lots of the Shannon! Enjoy the Georgian town of Portumna and the pristine waters of Lough Ree. Then indulge yourself with some fishing, a round of golf and some shepherd’s pie in a pub! • 20 hr(s) of cruising  • 160.00 km  • 5 locks  • 7 nights Great To See in Potumna, Ireland Lough Key Lough Key is a beautiful, relaxed mooring offering the opportunity to chill out and explore. The Lough Key centre offers a number of activities for the whole family. There also is an adventure playground in the complex together with a unique and challenging adventure house for adults and children called Boda Borg. Clonmacnoise Clonmacnoise is a wonderful vestige of the past, lost in nature. Discover a great monastery, which was once the most famous of the island, before being destroyed by Athlone. Come here and discover many beautiful monuments, like the old monastery, the ruin of the cathedral and the pretty castle ruins too. The landscapes are here just marvelous. Belleek Although it is a small village, Belleek is known for its history in China and porcelain production. Cycle around town and discover the Belleek pottery, founded in the 19th century. You may also enjoy a walk to the pretty Castle Caldwell at the west of the city. Enniskillen Enniskillen is the biggest city of Fermanagh County. Downtown, have a walk and visit the magnificent Anglican Cathedral, St. Macartin. On the outskirts, there are pretty places like the gardens near the old fortified house in Tully Castle. Belturbet Welcome to Belturbet, a peaceful and welcoming town along the canal. Enter the city and have a walk downtown, to discover the beautiful Staghal Church. If you stay the night, you can dine in one of the many fine restaurants. Ballyconnell Welcome to Ballyconnell, a vibrant and picturesque town with a number of good restaurants and typical pubs downtown. The Tomregan church, aside from the town, is a good place for a peaceful walk in pretty surroundings. Ballinamore Ballinamore is a green and peaceful town with many activities on offer. Walk the hiking paths around the city, take to your bicycle or visit the equestrian center. Drumshanbo Drumshanbo, located along the Shannon river is a typical Irish village, with a once-thriving iron-mining industry. The city has a great religious past and has three churches that you can visit. Around the lake, there are also beautiful walking paths. Leitrim-Village A quiet and pretty little village straddling the canal. A good place to have a drink on the terrace, watching the river. Carrick-On-Shannon Carrick-On-Shannon is the largest town in County Leitrim. The ruins of the old Carrick Castle can be glimpsed on the Carrick Bridge. Stop in this pretty town and visit the great Saint-Mary's Church. Learn its history and discover its culture in the art center. Roosky This picturesque village is an important boating harbor on the River Shannon with many attractive mooring places. There are some lovely walks here, and really good spots for anglers. Tarmonbarry Tarmonbarry is a welcoming town with many vestiges of the past. Discover the hidden Abbey in the church grounds, built in the twelfth century or enjoy the sight of the great Carriglas Manor. If you stay for the night, enjoy the plentiful local pubs and restaurants. Lanesborough In the small town of Lanesborough stands one of the oldest centers of Christianity in Longford, Saint-John's church, a beautiful building built on an older church dating from the 5th century. Athlone Athlone, the capital of the Midlands, is a welcoming town. Come and discover its culture, especially Athlone Castle, built to defend the island against French attacks and then partially destroyed by a lightning strike in 1967. Take time to see the visitor center and the beautiful landscapes over the river Shannon. Banagher Banagher is steeped in history. Come here and discover this peaceful and quiet town hiding many treasures of the past, like the old Castle Clonony. Head downtown and visit the pretty Saint-Paul's church. Portumna Situated at the head of Lough Derg, Portumna is one of Galway's most attractive towns and is famous for Portumna Castle which both King James I and Queen Elizabeth I of England visited, and for the lords that lived there. Terryglas A pretty and welcoming village where you will enjoy having a rest. Have a break in one of the good restaurants. Terryglass is also the site of a 6th-century monastic settlement, of which only a small part remains; but the area is very historic. Dromineer Near Dromineer, you will appreciate the sight of the 13th century ruined castle. Have a walk along the shore to observe the pretty landscapes on the river Shannon. Garykennedy Welcome in Garykennedy, a quiet village that was once the residence of the powerful Kennedy family. Observe the old Kennedy Castle, and have a good time in the pubs downtown. There is also an access to the biggest lake of Ireland, the Lough Derg. Mountshannon Mountshannon is a beautiful and scenic village. It was designed as a model village and completed in 1742. It's tree-lined streets and the uniformity of its architecture give it a grace and dignity seldom seen in villages of comparable size. Scariff  Scariff is a major stopping point for boats upon the Shannon River. Although it is narrow and windy, the Scariff River, which winds its way through the town before joining Lough Derg, is easily navigable and is a quaint and enjoyable experience. Killaloe Killaloe and Ballina are two wonderful green villages separated by the river. Take time to have a walk on the old stone bridge and appreciate the amazing river views. The old roman catholic church is also worth a visit. What To Expect Onboard: Boating Vacations aboard a Tango are fun for a family or up to three couples. The big sundeck encourages relaxing and socializing, as does the grand saloon with radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity. You’ll absolutely love the bow thrusters, which make maneuvering around locks and docks easy and fun! • Boat Size: 11.45 m x 3.81 m • 2 cabins with convertible twin/double beds • Loveseat in salon converts to double bed • 1 bathroom Interior and Saloon • The kitchen/galley has a stove, sink, and electric refrigerator. • There's also lots of storage space! The large saloon with an L-shaped love seat that converts to a double bed has a steering position and direct access to the front of the boat and to side decks. • There's also a radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity. Cabins and Bathrooms • With two private rear cabins each with two singles that convert to double beds, this model has flexibility in sleeping arrangements. • All staterooms have extra-long beds and fans. • The bathroom is equipped with an electric-flush toilet. Sundeck and Exterior • The sundeck has a molded love seat for added comfort. • A second steering station provides excellent visibility. • Swimmers will love the full-width swim platform with integral steps. Accessing the boat from the dock via the platform is easy. • A safe is aboard for your security and convenience. • Bow thrusters make docking and locking through easy. • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power. There's also 220-volt shore power. • The Tango is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine. Kitchen Features • Fridge: 80 to 110 L • Oven / Grill • Hob Audio/Visual • MP3/USB features • CD / Radio player Heating/Cooling System • Heater • Fans Electricity • Prise allume-cigare (12V) • 12/220V Converter • Shore Power (220V on dock) Navigation • Internal Steering Position • Bow Thrusters • External Steering Position Exterior • Alfresco dining • Ambient light • Sundeck Technical • Water Tank: 800 L • Water draft (bottom of a boat to water line): 0.90 m • Max. Headroom: 1.94 m • Length: 11.45 m • Fuel Tank: 220 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Width: 3.81 m Other Features • Toilets type: Electric • Safety Box Additional Services: • Bike rental From collecting your morning baguette to exploring more of your cruising area– the vast majority of our customers rent bikes to take on board with them. Flat towpaths make for easy cycling, while for the more adventurous, your new and changing surroundings are great for exploring on two wheels.  As well as our adult bikes, we also have children's bikes, tag-along bikes and child seats available to rent from most bases. You can also buy helmets at most bases if you forget to bring your own. For added peace of mind, you can also purchase bike theft insurance.  • Groceries To save you the hassle of shopping (or maybe the supermarkets are closed when you arrive), let us get some groceries for you! Sundowner Pack All the “essentials” you need for your first evening on board: 2 bottles of local wine, 1 bottle of coke, crisps, 6 cans of beer, 1 bottle of lemonade, aperitif biscuits, 6 bottles of water, 1 bottle of juice, peanuts. Starter Pack All you need for your first evening and first morning on board: olive oil, kitchen towels, aluminum foil, salt & pepper, fresh coffee, croissants (packet), butter, milk, sliced bread, sugar, jam, 1 packet of biscuits and everything that's in the Sundowner Pack  • Barbecues Add some extra sizzle to your summer boating vacation with a stainless steel gas barbecue which fits neatly onto the railings of your sundeck and is very easy to use. With lots of colorful food markets to visit, a barbecue is a perfect way to enjoy regional and local specialties and alfresco dining on your sundeck. • Stand-up paddle boards Provided in a bag, with everything you need, our new paddle boards are stable, inflatable and easy to use. You'll love spending some time traveling down the river under your own power. • Angling dinghy and motor For the avid angler, you can rent an angling dinghy to help you reach the most secluded stretches of water, and maybe catch that 'big one!' Outboard motors are also available. We can help you to obtain fishing permits locally on arrival and we sell a range of fishing gear at some of our bases should you decide you fancy a spot of fishing! • Deck cushions Why not rent a pack of deck cushions for extra comfort while you cruise? They also double up as sunbathing mattresses! • Bring your dog! A boating adventure is the perfect kind of vacation to take your four-legged friend on. A maximum of two dogs is welcome on board each boat. A pet cleaning supplement applies.   If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

Captain is not included.
Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
6 guests
Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
Canal Boat


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Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • BBQ
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Head

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Cancellation Policy

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Additional Terms & Information

If You Cancel Your Holiday Cancellation Terms: To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. Period before departure in which you notify the Company and Cancellation Penalty: More than 70 days prior to departure date: Deposit is non-refundable Between 70 and 43 days prior to departure date: 45% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 42 and 15 days prior to departure date: 60% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 14 days and departure date: 100% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date (in the same season only), destination or boat, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent.  The price of your holiday may increase or decrease to reflect the changes requested by you. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of US$140 (more than 70 days prior to departure) or US$250 (between 70 and 15 days prior to departure) per booking amendment and any further cost we incur in making this alteration and any increase in the cost of your trip. Please note that no changes or rescheduling are permitted less than 14 days prior to departure. Please check whether your holiday insurance will cover any changes or increased costs resulting from a change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible.

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