Departing from Woodquay in the heart of Galway City this 90 minute cruise takes in all that Lough Corrib has to offer. It is the second largest lake in Ireland stretching thirty-five miles in length from Maam in Connemara to Galway city where the river drains via the Corrib River through Galway City into Galway Bay. Lough Corrib is one of the best game fisheries in the world and it is a wonderful place to experience game angling.
The Corrib Princess Cruise has an all-weather lounge deck with heating so you won’t get cold during those winter months! It is also furnished with panoramic windows so you’re sure not to miss out on the beautiful scenery around you if you choose to sit on the lower deck instead. The sun deck is an open deck at the top of the cruise so on a sunny day you will be able to enjoy the weather as well as the views around you. Throughout the whole journey there is live commentary from the captain himself and commentary in all other European languages is available on request. With two decks and enough space to accommodate up to 157 passengers there’s plenty of space for everyone for whichever occasion you choose to go there for.
The Corrib Princess caters for tours including golden years, school and youth groups. They also cater for private parties such as:
• Sports & social clubs
• Evening party cruises
• Hen parties
• Corporate evenings
• Traditional Irish nights
They offer a wide range of evening events that can be organized on the Corrib Princess Cruise such as dinner cruises, parties, BBQ cruises and cocktail cruises. Also food and entertainment can be arranged for individual events. The evening party cruises are a longer than the normal day cruises and are on for up to 3 hours.
During the cruise, there are many scenic highlights on the way, such as the Galway Cathedral which was established in 1965 and is one of the Europe’s youngest stone Cathedrals. Other highlights would be Menlo Castle which was built in the 1569 and was the ancestral home of the Blake family and the Martin’s Tea House Folly are the remains of a 19th century tea-house folly which used to be the home to Martin families, Dangan House residence. While on the cruise you’ll also be able to see NUI Galway which was established in 1845 and is one of Ireland’s foremost centres of academic excellence. If that’s not enough, Lough Corrib is also a place where competitive rowing takes place so you may see some exciting competition on the way. It is also the home to a huge range of wildlife and many swan families, which is great for you animal lovers!
To get to the departure point at Woodquay it is a 20 minute walk from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway, alternatively there is also a bus service that stops very close to Woodquay, which is the number 407 bus and it runs every 30 minutes from the bus stop just outside the hotel.