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Erne Tours (MV Kestrel)

Brooke Park, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT74 7EU
Erne Tours MV Kestrel

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Relax and enjoy the panoramic view as your Boat Master delivers a live and entertaining commentary onboard the MV Kestrel, as you cruise along Fermanagh's waterways.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes


Your cruise will take you along beautiful unspoilt waterways passing alongside historic landmarks such as
-Enniskillen Castle
-Portora Royal School and Boat Club
-Old Portora Castle
-Waterways Ireland Headquarters
-Cole’s Monument

Check out the abundance of waterside wildlife and see if you can spot the fast and colourful Kingfisher as it flies low to the water near the nesting site.

Admire the skill of the crew as they safely navigate you through the lock gates at Portora and on towards Devenish Island Monastic Site on Lower Lough Erne.

Once moored at Devenish Island you can disembark for 45 minutes and learn about its history dating back to the 6th Century, including the best preserved Round Tower in Ireland, Augustinian Abbey, church ruins, ancient graveyards and high cross. There is also a small museum and toilet facilities.

Fully Licenced bar offering a range of options from Beers and Wines to Tea and Coffee, as well as snacks.

There is a toilet on board for your comfort.

The MV Kestrel can cater for visitors with limited mobility. There are some steps on and off the vessel. The crew members are more than happy to assist where needed.

Wheelchairs can be brought on board with help from staff.

Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times both on board the boat and at Devenish Island. On hot summer days, be advised the temperature under the glass can get quite warm so may not suit some animals.


Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted

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  • Family Discount

Special Offers

  • Island Town Dinner & Cruise

    Enjoy a relaxed cruise around Ireland’s only Island Town on board MV Kestrel followed by dinner in a local restaurant. You will have the choice from four of Enniskillen’s favourite eateries for only £35 per person. We are absolutely delighted to bring you the brand new “Island Town Dinner & Cruise Experience”. A unique partnership between Erne Tours and some of Enniskillen’s finest eateries: The Westville Hotel, The Firehouse, The Crowes Nest & Carrybridge.May: Tuesday & Thursday - June: July & August: Sunday - Thursday September: Tuesday & Thursday

    Prices: Adults: £35 / Children: £20


    *Sizzling Summer Offers - redeem this special offer between 01/05/2023 and 30/09/2023

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  • Evening Sunset Cruise with Erne Tours

    This cruise takes in parts of both Upper and Lower Lough Erne. Sit back, relax and watch the sun go down while enjoying a refreshing drink listening to a live music performer! Your cruise departs from the Round O Jetty, Enniskillen and takes you around the island of Enniskillen and then on as far as Devenish Island where you can take in the spectacular views of Devenish Round Tower as you pass by the Island and turn to make the return journey back to Enniskillen. Available: 27th May / 10th June / 24th June / 8th July / 22nd July / 5th August /19th August / 26th August / 9th September Prices: Adults: £20 / Children: £12. Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm


    *Sizzling Summer Offers - redeem this special offer between 27/05/2023 and 09/09/2023

    More offers like this - *Sizzling Summer Offers

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Opening Times

* Summer 2023:
• May: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 2.15 PM & 4.15 PM
• June: Daily @ 2.15 PM & 4.15 PM
• July & August: 10 AM, 12.15 PM, 2.15 PM & 4.15 PM
• September: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 2.15 PM & 4.15 PM

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Directions from Town:Round 'O' Quay is situated off Main Enniskillen Donegal Road, just 400 yards from West Bridge 5 minute walk from Visitor Information Centre.

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