The opportunity to join a scheduled boat trip on the inland waterway, most often with an experienced local guide are widely available. Tour vary in length and theme, and run mostly from Easter - October. Private hire is available all year for groups from most boat trip organisers.
Tour boats provide visitors to the Dublin with public and private tours of the navigation from 90 mins -2 hours duration. The scheduled public tours take place most of the year.
Tours on traditional barges are also available for small groups and are mainly based on the waterway outside Dublin
Mutiple companies offer heritage, nature and dinner tours on the waterway, from the upper lake, lower lake and from Enniskillen itself. The boats on the upper and lower lake are fully ascessible and can offer variations of food and drink service on their tour. The Enniskillen based company uniquely bring visitor to Devenish Island is also has hospitality on board.
Large accessible tour boats provide visitors to the Shannon with public and private tours of the navigations from 90 mins -2 hours duration. The scheduled public tours take place in high season Easter – September, while private tours for groups can be arranged most of the year, apart from the maintenance period mainly in winter. Tours are based on Lough Key, Carrick-on-Shannon, Athlone, Banagher and Lough Derg.