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Lake Cruising

A whole new perspective

Lake cruising at Ashford Castle is a magnificent way to explore the pristine surroundings and soak up the scenery at leisure.

With 365 islands and surrounding Connemara Mountains, you will have a great opportunity to photograph Ashford Castle from the water. Corrib Cruises is a family run passenger boat service on Lough Corrib, operated by brothers Patrick and David Luskin. The business was born when father John Luskin, purchased one of the original tenders (lifeboats) from the Cunard Line of the famous QE2 at an auction in Sandwich Marina in Kent in 1975.

The Isle of Inisfree is an 80 passenger, all-weather craft, licensed by the Irish Department Of Transport. There is a full bar service and toilet facilities on board. Enjoy the outdoor upper deck and the lower enclosed deck which is centrally heated during the winter months. All cruises depart Ashford Castle Pier, 100 yards from the front door of the castle.

History Cruise

1 hour and 15 minutes, leaving at 11am
Boarding from 10.30 am at Ashford Castle Pier, step on board for our history cruise and join local historian and boat captain Patrick Luskin as he takes you on a fascinating journey through time. During the cruise you’ll experience some breath-taking scenery on Lough Corrib, with its 365 islands and surrounding Connemara Mountains. A visit to The Old Steamers Quay and views of Lord Ardilaun’s Obelisk are highlights. This Cruise operates 365 days a year.

Island & Live Traditional Music Cruise

2 hours, leaving at 2.45pm
Boarding from 2.30 pm at Ashford Castle Pier, this two hour cruise operates between June 1st and September 30th. Passengers will be given the opportunity to explore the lakes most famous island set on 100 beautiful acres of state owned forest park. While on the island passengers are taken on a guided tour of St. Patrick's 5th Century Monastic site. Our resident musician entertains guests along the way with music, stories and song.

Please note: Advance bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.


  • History Cruises

    Adults €25
    Children 5-15 years €10
    Children under 5 sail free

  • Island & Live Traditional Music Cruises

    Adults €30
    Children 5-15 years €15
    Children under 5 sail free

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