Ireland Highlights

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.

Currently you can rent a boat and start your journey from 3 marinas, the most popular are Belturbet marina, Carrick on Shannon marina and Banagher marina.

When searching for a boat, it is possible to choose from the fleets of 2 charter companies in Ireland. Carrickcraft and ABC Boats got the highest ratings from our customers.

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.

When wishing to sail in Ireland, people most often rent motor yachts and houseboats.

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.

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