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Private Charter2019-10-07T19:40:48+00:00

A private charter offers your family or group exclusivity, flexibility and privacy.  You choose the trip you want for the day and time that suits.  We can modify any trip to suit your chosen itinerary.  Feel free to bring on-board your own refreshments or snacks to enjoy with your group.

Birthday Bash on The Bann

Cruise from the Lock Keepers Cottage at Toome Canal, through Lough Beg and into Portglenone where you can disembark for an hour or so to enjoy a birthday drink or dining experience at The Wild Duck Inn.

Romantic Cruise to Coney

Celebrate a Wedding Anniversary with a romantic cruise to Coney Island on Lough Neagh where you can explore and enjoy a picnic.

Proposal Under The Bridge

Make a memorable proposal under Carrick-a-Rede Rope-bridge and toast the occasion with some locally distilled Black Bush Whiskey.

Mothers Day Treat

Treat your mother to an adventurous Sea Safari from Carrickfergus Castle to the Gobbins Cliffs.  No walking, just relax and enjoy the sights.

Fathers Day Treat

A Causeway Sea Safari from Ballycastle taking in Carrick-a-Rede, Kinbane Castle, Dunluce Castle and the Causeway.  Extend the trip to Portrush to add refreshment or dining to your experience.

Hen and Stag Whiskey Trip

Venture to the Scottish island Islay and complete the Whiskey Distillery Challenge of three distilleries in one day.  We can accommodate up to 22 passengers on two boats.

Team Building on Rathlin

Complete a full circumnavigation of the island before landing to explore or take an island based tour.

“Fantastic cruise down the Bann from Toome to Drumaheglis. Great craic from beginning to end. Excellent contact from initial enquiry through to the day of the cruise. Characters on and off the boat from Tim and Ben through to the singing lock keeper! 🎶😁”

Karen D.

“Had an amazing time today with Tim and Cathal on a fantastic return boat trip from Toome to Portglenone with a stop for lunch at the Wild Duck. Tim was very informative ,funny and friendly.  We saw lots of wildlife and learnt a lot about the history and fishing industries of the lough and river Bann. Thanks so much Tim”.

Elizabeth W.

“Ben was an Excellent tour guide, informative and sociable. We’d a fun family day out. Great to see part of the country from a different perspective. Kids were thrilled when he went fast. Everyone in our group from 11-78yrs of age enjoyed the experience. Definitely recommend”.

Elaine D.

“we LOVED every second of our trip …from we started till we finished it was AMAZING ! We had a beautiful meal at the pub on Rathlin Island and enjoyed the running commentary throughout the cruise ..Allan and myself will do this again SOON …SUPERB !!!”

Jenny C.R.

“My group of 14 friends had an amazing trip with Abhainn Cruises. From Toome Canal to Portglenone, we enjoyed the views and heard some historic facts about the waterway & the region. The pier just outside the Wild Duck provided a convenient lunch stop before our return trip to Toome. We can highly recommend Abhainn Cruises for a fun, interesting and well organised boat trip with lots of options to suit any party”.

Catherine C.

“Me and my family had a great day, amazing sights right on our doorstep. Tim was full of local knowledge and had plenty of craic too. Highly recommend this for a fun and different day out”.

Fiona M.

Welcome to Abhainn Cruises

Create life-long memories as you immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of World Heritage sites.  Discover hidden gems on our magical coastline, lough and rivers.  Every place has a story to tell and we want to share it with you.  We offer you a bespoke tour and authentic experience of Northern Ireland, truly off the beaten track.

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