Yes, it’s that time of year again and before you know it Santa will be here!  So it’s time to organise your Christmas outings.  Whether it’s a family or friend group Christmas outing or you’re organising the office party, we have some boat tour ideas for you.  A private charter boat tour is something different, something exciting and something everyone will talk about throughout the year.  Here are a few experiences which we recommend for your Christmas Party.

Our Favourite

Party on the Bann

A private charter tour from The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage Toome, through Lough Beg to hear the whooper swans, past Newferry and all the way to Portglenone.  After all that fresh air and scenery you disembark and continue the festivities in The Wild Duck Pub & Restaurant with your group.  Have a Christmas Tipple or a full dinner, your Skipper will wait for up to 90 minutes.  You book your table at The Wild Duck and we’ll organise the boat and banter and get you there on time.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Cost: £40 per person based on a group of 8 or more

Cost Includes: private charter boat tour with Skipper/Tour Guide

Available: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Highly Recommended

Around The Sound Rathlin Experience

A private charter around the ‘sound’ of Rathlin from Ballycastle to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, to the West Lighthouse on Rathlin, Rue Lighthouse, Ushet Port and a 60-90 minute stop on the island to visit the island pub. Your group will experience lots of fresh sea air but a hot air heater on our 12 seater RHIB keeps everyone warm. The coastal scenery is spectacular during autumn and winter with the coastal waterfalls in full flow. The seals and dolphins still put in an appearance and the craic continues.

Duration: 4 hours

Cost: £60 per person based on a group of 6 or more

Cost Includes: private charter boat tour with Skipper/Tour Guide

Available: any day subject to weather

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Fast Thrills

Carrick-a-Rede Sea Safari

A private charter from Ballycastle, along the coast to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a 90 minute fun filled tour with some speed, scenery and a bit of craic.

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: £35 per person for a group of 6 or more

Available: any day subject to weather

Tips: Dine out afterwards in Ballycastle;

For fine dining and great views visit The Salthouse

Tasty, cosy pub dining at The Anzac

Traditional & trusted fish and chips at Mortons

The Big Day Out

Patrick’s Pilgrimage

A private charter from Newferry on the River Bann to Toome at the top of Lough Neagh to Coney Island at the bottom of Lough Neagh for a tour and a picnic of sandwiches and tray-bakes, tea and coffee.  You’re welcome to bring extra food or festive refreshments to add to your picnic.  During a stop at the Battery Harbour half way up Lough Neagh you will get another chance to stretch your legs, have a comfort break or visit the The Battery Bar for a pint and a packet of Tayto.  This is a big adventure putting up plenty of miles with the opportunity to get a real perspective on the vastness of Lough Neagh and the hidden gems it has to offer.  This is on our 12 seater RHIB with the heat turned on to keep everyone warm.  A great option for a big day out as a Christmas Party treat.

Duration: 5-6 hours

Cost: £95 per person based on a group of 6 or more

Includes: private charter boat tour with skipper/tour guide, picnic of sandwiches and tray-bakes from The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage, tea and coffee.

Available: any day, weather permitting

No matter which tour you choose for your group, your experience will be unique and always include fresh air, fun, excitement and some great craic and banter .

So gather your very favourite friends, family or work mates and get your Christmas Party organised.

Contact Lynn on 07845 370 231 for more information or to make a booking.