Viking Info

The Viking Ship Sails every day 7 days a week (weather & water levels permitting) during its season from Easter to end of October. We sail 2 to 6 times a day depending on group bookings, demand and time of the year etc. Embarkation/disembarkation is normally at the quayside beside Athlone Castle on the Connaught side of the river. Daily sailings are north of Athlone on the River Shannon to Lough Ree (75 minutes in total) calling at the Hodson Bay en route.

Our other Cruise is south of the town on the river to Clonmacnois and this takes 90 minutes (one way). This sailing is a pre-booked sailing which you can join and you can see the dates and times here at Clonmacnois Cruises Dates and Times. 

The vessel does not remain at Clonmacnois and returns to Athlone straight away. If you wish to visit Clonmacnois we have arranged with our bus company (included in the fare) to bring our passengers back to Athlone after allowing approximately 90 minutes at the monastic settlement.

Because of group bookings and possible changes to the sailing schedule we only show a rolling over "Next 3 Days" for cruise times.

If you would like to get a sailing time for special trips / group bookings or private cruises you can contact the Captain via email:

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Phone: 086 262 1136 or

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Thanking you

Viking Mike

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