Lakeside Day Boat Hire Athlone


We are currently not operating Day Boat Hire for the 2023 Season, please check back on our website for updates.

Phone us now to book in : 087 3505250

Lakeside Day Boat Hire is thrilled to say that our boats will be available for hire for Full Days hire (10am-6pm) from May 2022!!

Here is some information regarding our boats below :

17ft Boat (4 people maximum) ideal for fishing

Daily Rate -€ 110

20ft Short Cabin (6 people maimum)

Daily Rate – €150

20ft Long Cabin (6 people maximum)

Daily Rate – €160

25ft Comfort Celtic Spirit (8 people maximum)

Daily Rate –  €200

A Full Day hire is from 10am-6pm. 

No booking is secure or complete without a booking deposit which is 50% of your booking fee. To pay your booking deposit you can do so by following this link – . PLEASE CALL & CHECK AVAILABILITY FIRST BEFORE PAYING ANY DEPOSIT!!

* Lakeside Day Boat Hire reserves the right to cancel or restrict hirers sailing on a certain day due to unfavourable weather or unforeseen circumstances.

We look forward to getting you out on our beautiful Lough Ree!

***Lakeside Day Boat Hire is running a seasonal offer. ***

You can now rent one of our 17 foot 4-Person boats for just €80 for a half day(10am-2pm)!!

Our 17 foot boat is ideal for a day out fishing or pack a picnic and explore our inner lakes here on Lough Ree.

Call us on 087 3505250 to get booked in!!!!

***Regular booking conditions apply***

We supply lifejackets, navigation maps & full briefing on the boats & lake.

Come to Lakeside Day Boat Hire and enjoy a full day exploring the natural beauty and wildlife on the mystical River Shannon and Lough Ree

For any of our day visitors that wish to avail of our services we offer our boats for full day hire. You don’t need prior experience or a license to hire out our boats.

Fully comprehensive tuition will be provided on your arrival to hire a boat. You will be given a boat to suit your needs whether you are a couple or a large group, fishing or exploring!

Our boats cannot go through the Athlone Lock due to timings on the Lock opening hours.

Included in the boat hire are: Buoyancy Aids | Navigation Charts | Tuition | VAT

The stunning inner lakes of Lough Ree

Where you can explore

Lough Ree (Loch Ri or Loch Ribh), with an area of 41 square miles,in the midlands, is one of the three major lakes on the River Shannon and comes second in its size on the Shannon after Lough Derg. The lake serves as a border between the counties of Longford, Westmeath and Roscommon, with the town of Athlone situated at the southern end of the lake and the small town of Lanesborough at the northern end of the lake.

The meaning of the name it has been given is unclear, but it is believed that it could be one of 2 things. It could mean the lake of the great plain, making reference to its location in the midlands plain, or the belief that it comes from the meaning the lake of the Kings.

This Lough, known to be highly mystical, is studded with Islands, and is believed to be a place of great myth and legend. Spirits of the High Kings, ghosts of fallen warriors and the presence of ancient monks are spoken to be gazing through the mists. And there is even talk of a lake monster!