Shannon Culture Holidays together with Lough Ree Marine Services hire out cruiser's on the River Shannon, Ireland. There is no licence or experience required to handle our self drive cruisers. Our customers will get a full demonstration on the cruiser they hire before departing our base at Quigley's Marina. On arrival at the base you will receive a briefing in our office. Once your cruiser has been fully seen too by our cleaning staff and our mechanic you will then be able to go aboard your cruiser. Your cruiser will be fully equipped with bedding and crockery for your holiday. Once you are on board one of our experienced instructors will bring you through a full demonstration of the boat. The instructor will bring you through the navigation of the river by showing you how to read your map. He will then show you the controls of your boat while letting you drive out onto Lough Ree. Lough Ree is a wide open lake perfect for gaining confidence in handling your vessel. You will learn how to park your cruiser and tie the ropes correctly.
You are more than welcome to stay at our base whenever you want throughout your holiday. Your cruiser will be full of diesel and your waste tanks empty before departing the marina. This is usually all done before you arrive. You are never alone. We will provide you with an 'emergency number' that you can ring in case of trouble.