Waterford Estuary Heritage Boat Tours
Waterford Estuary Heritage Boat Tours will offer boat tours of Waterford Estuary with its main emphasis on the culture and heritage of the estuary which has made Waterford harbour one of the principle trading routes, in and out of Ireland for many centuries. The principle offering of Waterford Estuary Heritage Boat Tours is our Hook Lighthouse tour, this tour takes approximately 2 hours. The main access point for all tours being the Quay in Ballyhack. The route will depend on the weather conditions of the day, or on any special requests from the customers.
- The boat is a 40″ long ‘Lochin’ with a 425 HP Caterpillar Engine.
- The boat can comfortably accommodate 12 passengers plus 2 crew ensuring a pleasant and comfortable trip.
- The boat is fully licensed and insured to the Department of Marine specifications.
- It is fully equipped with up to date safety equipment of the highest standard which is inspected on a regular basis.
- Life jackets are supplied and must be worn by all
Travel from the scenic village of Ballyhack down towards Credan Head on past Dunmore East, returning past the iconic Hook lighthouse and Loftus hall then back towards Duncannon Fort all the while taking in the splendid views that the Estuary has to offer. Throughout the excursion, the visitor will receive an in-depth guided tour of the significance of the harbour, the historic sites connected with it, historic tales of shipwrecks and pirates and local legends attached to the many small bays tucked in the coastline around nearly every corner.
Duncannon Fort Tour
Travel from the scenic village of Ballyhack upriver to the fishing village of Checkpoint taking in views of the Great Island Power Station and the Barrow Bridge. From Checkpoint the tour would return down river towards Passage East and from there into the main area of Waterford estuary taking in taking in the pirates cove on Credan head, and the village Dunmore East. With the Hook Lighthouse and Loftus Hall in the background the tour will return past the the historic Duncannon Fort, which has guarded the estuary for centuries, to the village of Ballyhack taking in views of the estuaries other two working lighthouses, the Fort lighthouse and the North Lighthouse.
Travel from the scenic village of Ballyhack upriver past Buttermilk point to the fishing village of Checkpoint taking in views of the Great Island Power Station and the Barrow Bridge. The tour will continue up the river barrow past Kilmokea which according to legend is the the first inhabited area of the estuary after the great Flood, down river past Cheekpoint to Passage East and Ballyhack.
If you have any special requests for a custom tour, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will do all in our power to cater for your needs.
Phone: 0871248764 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org