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BOAT TRIPS IN FERMANAGH: DISCOVERING THE WONDROUS LAKES OF NORTHERN IRELAND

Are you seeking a unique and exciting way to explore Fermanagh’s stunning waterways? Look no further than Belmore Court’s top Boat Trips in Fermanagh, the perfect way to discover the county’s natural beauty and rich history.

EXPLORING FERMANAGH'S WATERWAYS THROUGH BOAT TRIPS IN FERMANAGH

Fermanagh, also known as the Lakelands of Northern Ireland, boasts many waterways, with Lough Erne at its heart. Made up of Upper and Lower Lakes connected by the River Erne, Lough Erne runs from the Atlantic in the West to Belturbet in County Cavan, where it connects to the Shannon-Erne Waterway, offering navigation all the way to Limerick. There are many other activities in Fermanagh if boats aren’t your thing.

DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF LOUGH ERNE BOAT TRIPS

Boat trips in Fermanagh provide a unique perspective on the county’s natural beauty and history. With so many waterways to explore, visitors can embark on various boat tours, from Enniskillen boat trips to Castle Archdale boat hire and beyond. At Belmore Court & Motel, we are situated just a short walk away from various boat tours.

Enniskillen, a picturesque island town on the River Erne, offers some of the most popular boat trips in Fermanagh. Visitors can take a guided Enniskillen boat tour or rent a boat themselves with Boat Hire in Enniskillen. Some of the most popular boat trips in Enniskillen include the Erne Water Taxi, which offers bespoke tours of the town, and the MV Kestrel, a luxurious cruiser offering tours of Lough Erne.

For those looking to explore beyond Enniskillen, there are plenty of other boat trips in Fermanagh. Castle Archdale Marina offers boat hire and tours of Lower Lough Erne. At the same time, Devenish Island Boat Trips take visitors on a journey through the county’s rich history, with tours of the ancient monastic site on Devenish Island.

EXPLORING FERMANAGH'S WATERWAYS BY FOOT WITH STREET TOURS IN FERMANAGH

If you prefer to explore on foot, there are plenty of street tours in Fermanagh to choose from. The Round O in Enniskillen is a popular starting point for exploring the town, with a range of walking tours available to showcase the town’s rich history and heritage.

TRAVEL TIPS FOR EXPLORING FERMANAGH

When planning your visit to Fermanagh, there are a few travel tips to remember. Make sure to pack appropriate clothing for the weather, as it can be unpredictable in this part of Northern Ireland. If you’re planning to take a boat tour, be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment, particularly during peak season. Finally, don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning beauty of Fermanagh’s lakes and waterways. In conclusion, Fermanagh’s waterways are a wonder to behold, and there’s no better way to explore them than through boat trips in Fermanagh.

With so many options, visitors can embark on a journey through the county’s rich history and natural beauty, from Enniskillen boat trips to Castle Archdale boat hire and beyond. So, pack your bags, grab your camera, and set sail for an unforgettable adventure in Fermanagh’s stunning Lakelands.

1) ERNE WATER TAXI

See Lough Erne your way with Erne Water Taxi’s chauffeur-driven boats. Travel in the comfort of a covered 8- 8-seater boat, complete with a cab, without worrying about driving. Your tour guide will help you explore the history of Lough Erne.

Leaving Enniskillen at the side of Fermanagh Lakeland Forum Leisure Centre, pick up and drop off can also be arranged from any accessible jetty on Lough Erne.

Erne Water Taxi 2 Sligo Road, Enniskillen BT74 7JY

077 1977 0588

Devenish Pilgrim Pass (Includes Castle Ticket and Café refreshments)

*This includes the ‘Devenish Island Experience’ Boat Tour. The Island Town and Castle Pass allows you to explore our 15th-century stronghold, built 600 years ago by Hugh ‘The Hospitable’ Maguire before you voyage by boat to Devenish Island.

Ticket includes:

• Admission to Enniskillen Castle Museums

• Tea/Coffee & Scone in Castle Café (children’s option available)

• Guided Boat Tour to Devenish Island  ‘Devenish Island Experience’ (Boat Journey Duration: 1.5 hours).

June Weekends Only, July & August, Monday to Sunday

Tours daily at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Adult: £31.95

Child 5-17: £22.75

Child 2-4: £18.75

2) ENNISKILLEN ISLAND DISCOVERY

The Island Discovery pontoon boat is the first of its kind on the Island of Ireland, and it has already been turning heads since it launched. A boat trip in Fermanagh is the perfect way to discover the Island.
Island Discovery is a 4-pod boat offering seating & tables for up to 12 passengers. This unique boat provides breathtaking panoramic views of Lough Erne and its shoreline, wowing visitors, young and old.

Erne Water Taxi 2 Sligo Road, Enniskillen BT74 7JY

077 1977 0588

The Island Town and Castle Pass allows you to explore our 15th-century stronghold, built 600 years ago by Hugh ‘The Hospitable’ Maguire, before your voyage by boat around the Island Town of Enniskillen.

TICKET INCLUDES:

• Admission to Enniskillen Castle

• Tea/Coffee & Scone in Cafe at the Castle (children’s option available)

• Guided Boat Tour around the Island Town on the electric boat, Island Discovery

DEPARTS FROM: Enniskillen Castle Museum Jetty

TIMES: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm (Weekends in June & Daily in July & August)

DURATION: approx 1 hour

PRICE: £21.95 Adult / £14.25 age 5-17 / £11.25 age 2-4 / Under 2’s go free.

Saving up to £5 on individual items.

Maximum 12 persons per tour.

3) ERNE TOURS - MV KESTREL

Fermanagh seems a bit more magical when viewed from a boat. Erne Tours provides a full tour experience to some of the most attractive countryside in Northern Ireland.
Departing from a mooring at the Round ‘O’ Jetty in Enniskillen’s Brook Park, our 48-seat water bus, MV Kestrel, provides a truly unique way to see the beautiful island town of Enniskillen and some of County Fermanagh’s amazing Lough Erne waterway and it’s Historic Islands such as the ancient monastic site at Devenish Island.

Round ‘O’ Jetty, Brook Park, Enniskillen BT74 7EU

Erne Tours 028 6632 2882

4) WEE RED BOATS

Erne Boat Hire is a family-run business which is involved in the rental of small pleasure craft. The boats are purpose-built for the rental market and can comfortably hold six adults. They are powered by a 6hp four-stroke petrol engine, and all are self-drive. Buoyancy aids and fuel are provided, and if required, tuition can be given to inexperienced boaters. Devenish Island is approximately 30 minutes travel time. Ardhowen Theatre is approximately 20 minutes travel time. The boats are an ideal way to view the wildlife of beautiful Lough Erne or take in Enniskillen’s historical sites and the surrounding area.

Regal Pass Jetty, Shore Road, Enniskillen BT74 7LB.

Erne Boat Hire  075 2342 3232

5) LADY OF THE LAKE CRUISER

Legend has it that a mysterious and graceful lady clad in glowing garments once regularly glided across Lough Erne passing by Inishmacsaint, Inisgarve, Inisdoney, Inisclare and Inisglorraigh, carrying in her hand a bunch of beautiful wildflowers.

It is this story that inspired the Manor House Country Hotel to commission boat builders in Wales and Ireland to create a unique cruiser specifically for sailing on Lough Erne water so that hotel guests and visitors to Fermanagh could enjoy a wonderful lake tour with the added option for food, drinks and entertainment. The Lady of the Lake Cruiser is a spacious luxury double-deck pleasure cruiser, complete with air conditioning, a licensed bar, onboard catering facilities and a sound system.

Boat Trips in Fermanagh

6) CASTLE ARCHDALE BOAT HIRE

Offering a wide range of activities to suit all the family including 6 and 8 person day boats for half and full day rental, canoe, kayak and katakana hire, paddle board hire, hydrobike hire and many more activities.

Castle Archdale Boat Hire offers the opportunity to explore the beautiful and world-renowned lakes of Fermanagh and is ideally located in the central region of Lower Lough Erne, providing easy access to all that Lough Erne has to offer. Hiring a day boat is the perfect way to explore Lough Erne.

No previous experience or special licenses are required to hire boats. Full instruction is given, and buoyancy aids, navigation charts, and fuel are included in the price.

7) MANOR HOUSE MARINE DAY BOAT

Explore the waterways on a Manor Marine Day Boat; visit islands and castles. See the local wildlife, fauna and flora. Enjoy the total sense of peace that only Lough Erne can bring. Day boats are available for charter between the 17th of March and the end of October. Regretfully they can not offer this service in the winter months.

Regal Pass Jetty, Shore Road, Enniskillen BT74 7LB.

Manor Marine Day Boats 028 6862 8100

Boat Trips in Fermanagh

8) KILLYNICK MARINA

Explore the secret islands and inlets off Lough Erne, to the vast Shannon River. One of the finest cruising experiences in Ireland is just waiting to be discovered by you.

The private marina is located in a quiet bay on a bend of the beautiful Woodford River, the only waterway which joins Lough Erne with the Shannon system.

Day boats available for hire- ideal for Fishing.

Killynick Marina 07775592081

Boat Trips in Fermanagh

In conclusion, Fermanagh’s waterways are a wonder to behold, and there’s no better way to explore them than through boat trips in Fermanagh. With so many options, visitors can journey through the county’s rich history and natural beauty, from Enniskillen boat trips to Castle Archdale boat hire and beyond. So, pack your bags, grab your camera, and set sail for an unforgettable adventure in Fermanagh’s stunning Lakelands.

Fermanagh is known for its stunning waterways, and there are many boat trips to choose from. Some popular options include Enniskillen boat trips, castle archdale boat hire, and Devenish Island boat tours.
Yes, Belmore Court is conveniently located in Enniskillen, making it a great base for exploring Fermanagh’s waterways. The staff at Belmore Court can help you book boat trips and other local attractions.
The cost of boat trips in Fermanagh varies depending on the tour and provider. Prices typically range from £10 to £50 per person, with discounts available for groups and families.
Yes, many boat trips in Fermanagh are suitable for children of all ages. Some providers offer child-friendly tours and activities, so be sure to inquire when booking your boat trip.
Yes, Belmore Court offers comfortable and convenient accommodation in Enniskillen, making it a great base for exploring Fermanagh’s waterways. Contact the hotel in Enniskillen directly to learn more about package deals that combine a stay at Belmore Court with boat trips and other local activities.
Fermanagh offers a wide range of activities for visitors, including street tours in Fermanagh, hiking, cycling, and exploring local attractions such as the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.

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