Our Lough & Lighthouse Cruise takes you within four hundred meters of the iconic Haulbowline Lighthouse, guarding the entrance to Carlingford Lough.
Our stunning Sunset Cruises are available weekends right throughout the summer months. Check Sunset cruise calendar for available dates!
Sit back and relax as we take you on a voyage of discovery around one of Ireland’s most beautiful loughs, as the sun sets. Soak up the breathtaking sights as we cruise along the Southern shoreline, past the medieval town of Carlingford with its picturesque marina and imposing King John’s Castle and the Cooley Mountains. On the Northern shoreline, enjoy panoramic views of Greencastle Royal Castle, and Rostrevor Bay and the majestic Mourne Mountain region.
While onboard, enjoy an audio tour and live music and dancing as you cruise. Food and drink services also available onboard.
Board the cruises at our terminals at either Greenore, Co. Louth or Greencastle, Co. Down, and begin your cruise along this panoramic Lough area. Learn the stories of the famous myths and legends of the Lough. Be sure to keep an eye out for Finn, Carlingford Lough’s resident dolphin, as we depart. He’s sure to pop up and say hello!
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.