Meet the local brewing experts and listen to the secrets behind their range of locally crafted beers as you cruise Carlingford Lough!
OYSTERS & GUINNESS
AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE BOOKINGS
- Shared Table for Two
- Private Table for Four
- Extra Seat Add up to 2 extra chairs to your table
Taste Carlingford Lough Oysters
We are delighted to partner with the world-renowned Carlingford Oyster Company and Guinness to create this unique food event on Carlingford Lough!
The family-run Carlingford Oyster Company is based in the heart of Carlingford Lough where oysters have thrived for many centuries. These guys are passionate about oysters and nature and over the years have created the ideal location to grow oysters right on the doorstep in Carlingford Lough.
The distinctive sweet taste and high meat content of the Carlingford Oyster is one of nature’s real treasures and these award-winning oysters feature in many of the top restaurants throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Meet the makers and learn the secrets behind the cultivation of these award-winning oysters. Enjoy a bounty of freshly harvested oysters, perfectly teamed with a glass of Guinness as we cruise past the famous Carlingford Lough Oyster beds. This truly is an immersive experience!
– A bounty of fresh oysters served with different dressings.
– Your oysters will be accompanied by the unique taste of Guinness.
Afterwards, enjoy live music as we cruise the iconic Carlingford Lough, with its panoramic views of the Cooley Peninsula and the majestic Mourne Mountains. These cruises take us along the Southern shoreline, past the medieval town of Carlingford with its picturesque marina and imposing King John’s Castle. On the Northern shoreline, enjoy panoramic views of Greencastle Royal Castle, and Rostrevor Bay, as the sun sets on the majestic Cooley Peninsula and Mourne Mountain region.
Board the cruises at our terminals at either Greenore, Co. Louth or Greencastle, Co. Down, and begin your cruise along this panoramic Lough area. Keep an eye out for Finn, Carlingford Lough’s resident dolphin as we depart. He’s sure to pop up and say hello!
Guests will be seated at picnic tables for this food tasting event. Tickets are sold as ‘private’ or ‘shared’ tables. Each picnic table seats four people and individual seats also can be purchased and allocated to a particular table. Should you require a booking for 3 or 5 people, simply book a full table for four or shared table for two and add an individual seat.
CRUISE DURATION – Approximately two hours following all boarding.
CUSTOMER CONTACT – Please note that bookings must be made using a valid email address. In the event of any cancellations, passengers will be contacted BY EMAIL no later than 12 hours prior to departure. Carlingford Lough Ferry can take no responsibility for inaccurate contact information included in the booking form.
ALCOHOL – It is strictly forbidden to bring alcohol onboard our cruises. The safety of our customers is our priority and the excessive consumption of alcohol is a serious safety risk for passengers. Wine & Beer are available to purchase while onboard. Carlingford Lough Ferry reserve the right to refuse entry to any passenger attempting to bring alcohol onboard.
CHILDREN under the age of 15 are not permitted on the upper deck and must remain with their parents while onboard.
CLOTHING – Please ensure that you bring a WARM and WATERPROOF jacket with you. Seating is outdoors and it’s always cooler on the water!
COVID 19 – All passengers are asked to fully read and adhere to our COVID-19 safety procedures onboard. Carlingford Lough Ferry reserve the right to refuse passengers boarding if they are in breach of these public safety guidelines.
WHEELCHAIRS/REDUCED MOBILITY – Our vessel is wheelchair user friendly for the lower deck area only.
TOILETS – Toilets are available onboard; however, access requires that passengers climb three steps.
DOGS – Dogs are permitted onboard our cruises. Dogs carried onboard are only allowed for bookings on the main deck. Dogs are not permitted on the upper decks. Passengers bringing dogs onboard must ensure that the dog remains on the lead for the duration of the cruise and that they take responsibility to clean up where required.
ROUTE – Carlingford Lough Ferry reserves the right to cancel cruises or alter the route of the cruise in the event of weather conditions that affect our sailings. See further information on cancellations in our Cancellation Policy.
Please read our onboard COVID safety guidelines noted below before booking and arrive 20 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE AT THE TERMINAL.