Float Your Boat Carlingford Marina

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New Self-Drive boating experience at Carlingford Marina.

Boat Hire in Carlingford Marina with Float Your Boat Tours

Experience the joy of effortlessly navigating the Carlingford Marina with these user-friendly and self-driving boats. Ideal for those seeking an exciting and unforgettable day out, where you’re the captain of the ship. 

With Float Your Boat Tours, you can immerse yourself in the sea breeze as you independently explore the hidden treasures of Carlingford Lough. You’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Cooley Mountains and the stunning Mournes as they cascade down to the sparkling sea. 

Private Boat Hire in Carlingford Marina

Float Your Boat Tours offers a unique experience for private boat hire. Become the captain and cruise around Carlingford Marina as you steer the way. No experience is necessary to take part!

The whole group will receive a safety induction beforehand and everyone will be fitted with a life jacket before boarding. You must arrive 30mins before the scheduled departure for safety training and boat hire is subject to weather conditions. 

Check out the specific booking details below. 

Boat Capacity: Boats hold a maximum of 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. 

Duration: 1 Hour

Cost: €65 – €75 

Navigate the open sea and create lifelong memories of a fun-filled family day out. It’s fun for all ages and children can even have a turn steering the boat if they are supervised by an adult. 

What will I see in Carlingford Marina?

Carlingford Marina boasts a range of incredible landscapes that are full of awe-inspiring scenery. When you embark on your private boat hire, be sure to keep an eye out for the following: 

Coastal Landscapes

As you venture out onto Carlingford Lough, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the rugged coastline, picturesque beaches, and rolling hills that surround the lough. The natural beauty of the area is truly captivating.

Carlingford Village

From the water, you’ll have a unique perspective of Carlingford village itself. Admire its charming harbour, colourful buildings, and medieval walls that encircle the town, offering glimpses into its rich history.

Cooley Mountains

Look inland and marvel at the majestic Cooley Mountains that provide a stunning backdrop to the region. These ancient mountains, with their scenic trails and lush greenery, add to the picturesque beauty of the area.

Flora and Fauna around Carlingford Marina

Keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that inhabits Carlingford Lough. You may spot seals lounging on the rocks, seabirds soaring above, or even dolphins gracefully swimming alongside the boat. The lough’s ecosystem is teeming with life.

Historic Landmarks

Along the shores of Carlingford Lough, you may glimpse historic landmarks such as the ruins of Carlingford Castle or the remnants of ancient forts. These landmarks offer insights into the area’s rich heritage and provide great opportunities for photography and storytelling.

Carlingford Lough’s Islands

Carlingford Lough is dotted with several islands, each with its own charm and character. As you cruise around, you may pass by Haulbowline Island, Green Island, or others, each contributing to the unique beauty of the lough.


If you’re fortunate to be on a boat tour during the evening, you may witness the mesmerizing sight of a Carlingford Lough sunset. The sky turning shades of gold and pink as it reflects on the water creates a truly magical ambience.


Carlingford Lough has been frequented by dolphins before, usually around the summertime. If you happen to be lucky enough, you might be visited by them on your private boat hire in Carlingford. 

FAQs for Boat Hire in Carlingford 

As this is a relatively new and unique experience, you may undoubtedly have some questions about this water-based activity. Check out the answers to some FAQs below. 

Can I bring my dog? 

Float Your Boat Tours is pet-friendly, bring your furry friend onboard and fit them with their own life jacket.

What to wear? 

Expect some splashes while travelling around Carlingford Marina. It is advised to wear a waterproof jacket and bring a change of clothes. 

Is it safe? 

Float Your Boat Tours is a safe activity to take part in. The self-drive boat is specifically designed to be user-friendly and the lead safety boat will be present on every outing with fully qualified staff onboard. 

Book Your Private Boat Hire in Carlingford Marina

Float Your Boat Tours is a great option for anyone seeking to explore Carlingford Marina by water. It’s a truly unique experience steering your own boat and going where you want to go. For a day full of independent adventure, it’s the place to be!


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