Lake cruising in Ashford Estate

A whole new perspective

Lake cruising

Lake cruising at The Lodge at Ashford Castle is a magnificent way to explore the pristine surroundings and soak up the scenery at leisure. With 365 islands and surrounding Connemara Mountains, you will have a great opportunity to photograph Ashford Castle from the water.

Corrib Cruises is a family-run passenger boat service on Lough Corrib, operated by brothers Patrick and David Luskin. The business was born when father John Luskin, purchased one of the original tenders (lifeboats) from the Cunard Line of the famous QE2 at an auction in Sandwich Marina in Kent in 1975.

The Isle of Innisfree is an 80 passenger, all-weather craft, licensed by the Irish Department Of Transport. There is a full bar service and toilet facilities onboard. Enjoy the outdoor upper deck and the lower enclosed deck which is centrally heated during the winter months. All cruises depart Ashford Castle Pier, 100 yards from the front door of the castle.

Boat on Ashford Castle estate


History cruise
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes, leaving at 11am

Boarding from 10.30am at Ashford Castle Pier, join local historian and boat captain Patrick Luskin as he takes you on a fascinating journey through time. Enjoy breath-taking scenery on Lough Corrib, with its 365 islands and surrounding Connemara Mountains. Highlights include, The Old Steamers Quay and views of Lord Ardilaun’s Obelisk. This Cruise all year.

The island cruise
Duration: 2 hours, leaving at 2.45pm

Boarding from 2.30pm at Ashford Castle Pier, this two-hour cruise operates between June 1st and September 30th. Explore the lakes most famous island set on 100 beautiful acres of state-owned forest park. While on the island enjoy a guided tour of St. Patrick's 5th Century Monastic site.


History Cruises:

  • Adults: €25
  • Children 5-15 years: €12
  • Children under 5 sail free

Island cruises:

  • Adults: €30
  • Children 5-15 years: €15
  • Children under 5 sail free

Advance bookings are highly recommended and please note the cancellation policy is 12 hours prior to the start of any activity. 

General terms and conditions apply.