Ireland offers 3 main sailing regions, with 31 boats available for you to choose from for your sailing holiday. Favourite sailing destinations are to be find in Leinster, Leitrim and Co. Cavan.
Sailing from Leinster is the ideal starting point.
To explore the sights of Leitrim, sailors most often start their journey from Carrick on Shannon.
If you are planning to charter a boat in Co. Cavan, the best charter holidays usually start from Belturbet.
How to rent a boat in Ireland
Boats in Ireland can be rented with or without a skipper. To rent a bareboat a basic sailing licence is sufficient. Boataround always displays the sailing license needed in the boat information.
Houseboats are spacious and designed for slow river cruising. They are ideal for a family sailing holiday on water. You rarely need a sailing licence to rent a houseboat.
Larger yachts can only be rented as crewed and provide both comfort and luxury. A motor yacht guarantees a unique way to discover the coastline and significantly extends the distance the sailor can cover during the yacht charter.