Boat Tours

Explore the Lake Isle of Innisfree with one of the best things to do in Sligo and Leitrim on your visit to the northwest of Ireland.

The Vessel

The Rose of Innisfree is a modern, all-weather tourboat able to accommodate 72 passengers in complete comfort and safety. The vessel has a fully enclosed heated cabin area, offers a range of onboard snacks and refreshments and is also fully licensed.

All our crew are professionally trained and happy to answer any questions or provide any help you need while out on the water

The Experience

The cruise lasts about an hour, taking in some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery in the heart of Yeats Country – the landscape that inspired our most famous poet.

Your skipper, Alan, will provide a fascinating and entertaining commentary as you pass the many places of interest along the way. You’ll hear about local myths and legend, as well as the history of the lough and its wildlife. You’ll also hear some of Yeats’ poetry recited in the very landscape that inspired it – including The Lake Isle of Innisfree itself.

All Aboard!

Sailing Times

DayTimeDeparture PointDurationBooking


Easter – September


Parkes Castle

1 Hour (Times vary)

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July & August


Doorly Park

1 Hour (Times vary)

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Sailing Prices

AdultChild(5-16)Age up to 4FamilyStudentGroup






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The Rose of Innisfree sets sail from two departure points.

Easter to October

Parkes’ Castle every day of the week at 12.30pm

July & August

Additional daily sailings from Sligo at 13.30pm

Our Moorings


Sligo Town Embarkment Point: Doorly Park) 1 km from Sligo town centre, past the Riverside Hotel and look for the Doorly Park sign


Leitrim Embarkment Point: Parke's Castle. 7 miles from Sligo on the R286 Dromahaire Road: follow the signs for Parke’s Castle



€25 (aged 17+)


€10 (aged up to 16)


€60 (2 adults and 2 children)

Concessions available for students & seniors.

Concessions available for students & seniors. Group rates also available.

Wheelchair Access

The Rose of Innisfree is fully accessible for wheelchair users and passengers with reduced mobility. 

Our friendly crew are all professionally trained and will be on hand to help with boarding, disembarking and throughout your cruise.

Assistance dogs are also welcome on board, and we’ll be happy to provide water bowls on request.

If you have any specific access needs, just let us know when you book. We’ll be happy to help.

Food & Drink

On board we have a range of snacks and full meals, all freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients.

We offer tea, coffee, soft drinks and of course, freshly baked traditional Irish scones.

Our tourboat is also fully licensed, so you can relax with a drink as you enjoy the lough, the beautiful landscape, scenery and wildlife.

For private charters we’re happy to arrange catering to accommodate the  dietary needs of your group. Just let us know when you book.

Safety Aboard

The Rose of Innisfree is fully compliant with all relevant maritime safety regulations and the skipper and crew are all professionally qualified. We want everyone to relax and enjoy our cruise with complete peace of mind – so if you have any questions, just ask.

Before we depart on our cruise along beautiful Lough Gill, the skipper and crew will give a short safety briefing.