Water Sports & Cruises

VisitGalway - Leisureland


Leisureland boasts three swimming pools to suit all the family, along with a thrilling 65 metre waterslide, a kids pirate ship and interactive water features. On certain days, there are inflatables are operated in the main pool. Leisureland offer a variety of classes, lane swimming, leisurely swimming and also sauna and steam room facilities.

VisitGalway - Scubadive West

Scubadive West

Scubadive West provide a sheltered, private training cove for diving beginners with facilities to include; three bespoke dive boats, hot showers, a canteen, classrooms, full equipment rental and air fills up to 300 bar. For the more experienced, qualified divers, there are a variety of activities such as boat diving trips to the offshore islands, a range of PADI diving courses, or a gentle swim around a stunning kelp reef on offer.

VisitGalway - Bees Nees Yacht Charter

Bees Nees Yacht Charter

The Bees Nees is a beautiful 35 foot wooden yacht which offers a unique way of seeing Connemara, Galway bay or the Aran Islands, tailored to your individual tastes. You can try catch a few fish, and have them cooked for you. There are day, half-day and evening trips on offer and cater for up to 10 people.

VisitGalway - Ribwest Boat Trip

Ribwest Boat Trip

Ribwest Boat Trips offer a safe, comfortable and exhilarating way to see the West Coast of Ireland. Ribwest has departure points at Galway Docks, Kinvara, New Quay and Ballyvaughan and their adventures offer sightseeing trips, eco tours, point to point trips (Galway to/from Kinvara, New Quay, Ballyvaughan) and full & half day Trips.

VisitGalway - MacMara Marine Eco Tourism

MacMara Marine Eco Tourism

Located in Kinvara, MacMara Marine Eco Tourism offers daily crossings from Galway Port in the heart of Galway City across Galway bay to Kinvara. Their private boat charters are a great way to experience Galway Bay and the Burren with the option of hiring a bike to explore the Burren flora and fauna, or take a specially designed tour with local tour guides and slow food providers. They also offer land-based activity packages.

VisitGalway - Galway Atlantaquaria

Galway Atlantaquaria

Galway Atlantaquaria is Ireland’s largest aquarium. The aquarium is home to over 150 marine and freshwater native species. Aquatic life is displayed carefully in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland. Highlights include seahorses, friendly rays, sharks and an enormous skeleton of a fin whale. The Ocean Tank is currently home to ‘Valentine’, the only White Skate on public display in the world.

VisitGalway - Charter Ireland

Charter Ireland

Charter Ireland offers overnight trips on board a luxury yacht to the Aran Islands. The chartered yacht trip includes a light tea, lunch, overnight stay and breakfast the following day. The stunning Beneteau Oceanis 37 yacht can accommodate up to seven people.

VisitGalway - The Brazen Hussy Charter Boat

The Brazen Hussy Charter Boat

Aboard the 2008 catamaran, Brazen Hussy Boat, you can go scuba diving, take an island tours or experience some sea angling as you set sail from the Derryinver Harbour in Letterfrack. Their island tours include seasonal sightings of dolphins, whales and seals off Galway’s shores along with a superb opportunity to view many species of seabirds such as the puffin colony on Inishturk and the gannets fishing off Clare Island.

VisitGalway - Corrib Cruises

Corrib Cruises

Cruise beautiful Lough Corrib, Ireland’s largest lake, with Corrib Cruises from Cong or Corrib Ferries based in Oughterard. Cruises on lough Corrib are regarded as one of the most scenic cruise trips in Ireland with Lough Corrib having 365 islands, the most famous of which is Inchagaoill, which contains 5th and 12th-century ruins. The trips are 2 hours in duration and includes a 40 minute guided tour of St Patrick’s 5th-century monastic site.

VisitGalway - Atlantic Way Sailing

Atlantic Way Sailing

Atlantic Blue is the biggest passenger sailing yacht in Ireland with 4 double berths and a separate skippers cabin. Each cabin has an ensuite shower and toilet. Atlantic Way Sailing offer 4 luxury sailing trips; a cityscape cruise departing from Galway docks, a half day cruise from Rossaveal harbour, an overnight sailing to the Aran Islands or a day trip to the Aran islands from Rossaveal harbour. The yacht has a daytime passenger capacity of 12 (overnight capacity of 8) people.

VisitGalway - Killary Fjord Boat Tours

Killary Fjord Boat Tours

Killary Fjord Boat Tours offer a 90 minute trip on a luxury boat providing uninterrupted views of the spectacular scenery on Killary fjord. The inlet boasts some of the finest scenery in the West of Ireland and because of its sheltered nature, the waters are always calm.

VisitGalway - Rusheen Bay Windsurfing Centre

Rusheen Bay Windsurfing Centre

Rusheen Bay Windsurfing offer courses and summer camps for windsurfing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding with experience instructors and using the best available equipment. Galway bay is an ideal learning environment as it boasts shallow calm waters and prevailing cross-onshore winds, just on the edge of Galway city.

VisitGalway - Kayakmor


Kayakmor offers kayaking trips across Galway Bay, the River Corrib, Lough Corrib and Connemara. Owned and run by renowned kayak guide Jim Morrissey, a well-known racing paddler and qualified Kayak instructor, Kayakmor tours are suitable for people of all ages and ability. Kayakmor also offers surf ski and race coaching courses.

VisitGalway - Sea Kayaking with Give It A Go

Sea Kayaking with Give It A Go

Give It A Go offer sea kayaking on the stunning Galway Bay or River Corrib with full, half day and evening tours available. Experience Galway on a kayak, with experienced and qualified instructors.

VisitGalway - The Corrib Princess

The Corrib Princess

Go on a 90-minute cruise on board the Corrib Princess with sailings from Woodquay in Galway City. The cruise offers commentary on all major points of interest along the way. There is a full bar service onboard and there is the option for private hire also.