By opting for a boating holiday in Ireland you are guaranteed an enchanting adventure full of mystery and legends – both on and off the waterways.
Travel along the same rivers that the Vikings once did, exploring peaceful and natural waterways whilst immersing yourself in the history and heritage of Ireland. Rivers, canals and lakes await you in a beautifully natural setting that is perfect whether you want to enjoy some rest and relaxation or be a bit more energetic and participate in popular outdoor pastimes such as trout and salmon fishing, hiking and biking or even a round of golf on one of the six internationally renowned golf courses.
The people of Ireland are reputed to be some of the most welcoming in the world and a boating holiday is a great way to get to meet them. Lively evenings packed with music can be enjoyed in the many authentic Irish pubs that also serve the famous drink Guinness, to be drunk in moderation of course!
With both providing excellent boating holiday ideas just how do you choose between a visit to Northern Ireland or a visit to the Republic of Ireland? Well with Nicols there is no need to choose – you can opt for a flavour of both as our itineraries include the option of navigating your self-drive canal boat across the border! What’s more no previous boating experience or a licence is needed.
To offer the very best selection of boating holidays in Ireland, Nicols has canal boats for hire from three different starting bases on the waterways of Ireland…
There are so many great reasons why you and your crew would love a boating holiday in Ireland…but here are our top five…
To help you choose the perfect boating holiday Nicols has identified regions, routes and boats that are best suited to particular types of crews or areas of interest that people are looking for from their holiday. We hope our ideas inspire you. Look out for our icon illustrations flagging these themes across the website.