Guest Book for Pleasure Cruisers Ireland

July 2018. Jim & Rachel - England
Dave & Fergus were really helpful in training us up to use the boat, spending as much time as we needed to feel confident in its use. The three days we had on The Shannon were completely glorious, cruising from Roosky over to Kilglass and Carnadoe then up to Carrick, then Lough Key. The boat had all the amenities needed and all worked perfectly well from showers to a working kitchen. I would really recommend pleasure cruisers, you really won't get better looked after with a nicer boat for your holiday.

July 2018. Ciar & Eamon
We rented The Camlin for 3 nights at the end of July and would highly recommend it to anyone. The boat was in pristine condition and was very comfortable. We were given an excellent induction and we set off fully confident on how to operate the boat. Dave & Fergus couldn't have been more helpful. All in all a brilliant holiday. Thanks guys

July 2018. Linda & Colin
Thank you for the warm welcome that we received from you both, we had great weather and the boat was lovely too. I had great fun learning to tie up the boat. Thank you again for all your help and hope to see you again in the future.

August 2017 - Simon and Lee - Co. Louth
Fergus & Dave, just returned from a weeks holiday on The Shannon after hiring a cruiser from Pleasure Cruisers, Roosky (aka Fergus & Dave). This is our third trip on The Shannon and everyone a wounderfull relaxing holiday; however this is our first time hiring from Fergus and Dave, and boy did they look after us! As you will have read from other reviews it is the attention to detail and the genuine warmth of welcome that strikes one the most about these gentlemen. From Fergus's presentation and thoughtfulness in ensuring that the boat was welcoming, to Dave's skilful and patient boat instruction (which was impressive - take it  i know a good teacher when I meet one!)
Cruising holidays are quite simply beautifully relaxing; combined with the tuition and consideration showen by both Fergus & Dave makes for an ideal treat. There knowledge of the boat, the water, the places to visit, and the places to wine & dine is superb. Highly recommend Fergus & Dave (aka Pleasure Cruisers) to anyone considering a holiday on The Shannon

August 2017 - Jim, Julie and Emily - Wexford
Hi Dave & Fergus, Thanks for making our holiday a very enjoyable experience. We are quite sure that our apprenhension and concern in taking a cruising holiday was palpable on our arrival. However, your hospitality and wounderful induction lession soon dispelled a lot of our fears. On our arrival we were met with a tour of the boat, complete with champagne chilling on the counter and a fridge full of essentials. The boat was spotless, decorated with great attention to detail, marine themed all the way- blue/white decor from carpets to curtains, marine table mats and a rope candle holder, to name but a few. It was definitely five star boating, dressing gown and slippers for all included. Within a few hours we were hooked! As your friend Ciaran said "you get an opportunity to see Ireland from a different perspective". Our time on the river was a complete chill out and just the kind of holiday we needed. You also made our daughter Emily feel so at home on board with DVDs and her pressie of a little teddy (now named Banyan!). so here's to the next time! (never thought we'd hear ourselfs say that!) We will be singing your praises hear in the South East!

August 2017 - Marion, Fergal and MaryKate Elmore
We are just back from a wounderful and relaxing week travelling along The Shannon on The Galileo. We would like to thank Fergus for having the boat prepared beyond expecations with everything we could possible need for our trip. Of course we have to mention Dave's fantastic instruction. By the time he was finished we felt totally comfortable heading away on our own, for our first family experience. Dave and Fergus gave us great tips for a route direction and excellent tips for restaurants along the way. Their service was second to none and were on the end of the phone at any time if needed (although with their prep it wasn't needed ). We would highly recommend Pleasure Cruisers and we would even more highly recommend a truly relaxing and different view of Ireland along The Shannon. Thanks a million Fergus & Dave

July 2017 - The Corr family, Dublin
Just a short note to thank you for making our week on The Shannon such a memorable one. From your handling of our booking in such a personal mannor to the welcome we received on arrival in Roosky, you left no stone un-turned. The boat exceeded all our expectations, fitted out to an exceptionally high standard, and was perfectly equipped for two adults and three teenagers. The little touches ie bottle of wine, perfumes and toiletries all added to setting the tone for a great week. This along with the time you both spent with us prior to handing over the boat, giving us expert tuition on handling and managing the boat, is the difference between going with a corporate letting and a private rental. Both Fergal and I would have no hesitation in recommending Pleasure Cruisers and we look forward to our next trip with you. Thanks again.

July 2017 - Carmel & Terry, Co. Roscommon
Hi Fergus & Dave, just wanted to say a quick thank you to you both for your excelent instruction and guidance on our first ever cruise. Our boat trip was exciting and relaxing at the same time. We hadn't a clue about boats really but you gave us loads of confidence to go it alone. The boat was easy to manage and had everything we needed. Hope to book you again for our next adventure. Thanks again, Carrie and Terry.

June 2017 - Michelle & Eoin - Dublin
Me and my now husband decided to rent a boat on the Shannon for our honeymoon at the start of June and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. After all the rushing around and madness of the wedding it was one of the most relaxing holidays we've ever taken. Dave & Fergus - from my first contact with them via email a few week ago have been so helpfull, professional and made sure we had a really special and enjoyable holiday. They had  chocolates, roses and a bottle of bubbly waiting for us on the boat and even booked us into a fabulous restaurant for our first night. All of their recommendations were great - food, pubs, parks & festivals. They gave us excellent training & a thorough run through of how to manoeuvre the boat, work the lock, mooring etc. They also had the most competitive price of all the hire companise. We'd like to sincererly thank them both for a really unforgettable & brilliant holiday.

August 2016 - Brendan, Caroline, TaylorRose & Charlie, Co. Cork
Just back from one week boat trip with Pleasure Cruisers... amazing, one of the best family holidays we've had. Both children aged 11 and 16 had a great time and recommended it to all their friends. First time staying in Ireland for summer holidays and I must thank Fergus and Dave for making it a memorable one. For DAVES training, patience and knowledge, thank you. FERGUS, what a fabulous spotless beautiful boat, I couldn't find fault with anything.
I would advise every family to do this kind of holiday at least once but make sure its with these guys. Pleasure Cruisers made our holiday a pure pleasure!!!!! Thank you and we will see you again.

August 2016 - The Beasley Family, Co. Kerry
What a wounderful experience! If you are looking for a shannon cruise holiday, look no further. Fergus and Dave are ulter professional and went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our holiday was memorable. We got brilliant training and we all learned new skills. We got to fish, eat in amazing restaurants and a visit to lough key forest park is a must...we all really loved the segway tour. Dave and Fergus are exceptional!

July 2016 - Martin, Whitehall, Dublin, Ireland
Well we just got back home after spending a week on The Haines .....the first thing I would have to advise is stop browsing now!!!, you have found the perfect site. This was our second holiday with Pleasure Cruisers. Fergus and Dave provide an outstanding service giving great peace of mind from the moment we arrive. Their friendliness and attention to detail was fantastic!! The boat and galley beds all presented like a five stare hotel. So well equipped I could go on for another pages. So book now to avoid dissapointment !!!Thanks a million Dave And Fergus & hopefully see you on The Shannon soon. Martin & Ann-Marie.

July 2016 - Edward, Dublin Ireland
We just spent 5 amazing days on The Shannon, on The Galileo boat, the fishing was great, the advice that Dave and Fergus gave us on restaurants, pubs and places to see was just perfect, all and all a realy great holiday, thanks lads.

June 2016 - Jim & Claire, Sheffield, England
We are on the ferry on our way back to Sheffield after the best week on a boat ever. From the moment we first contacted them, Fergus and Dave have been fantastic in helping to make this such an enjoyable holiday. We chose Galileo for its different layout and the boat was well prepared and ready ahead of time for us to get aboard. A very welcome bottle of wine, range of toiletries, sun cream, tea, coffee, and washing up liquid was all there. Fergus had booked us in to a delightful bistro at Dromod for our first night and came with us to the mooring in a private marina. The following day Dave spent three hours with us and took us to the first lock on our journey north. During this time we learned all about operating the boat, places we could visit and restaurants and pubs we could eat at. All of Dave and Fergus's recommendations were totally right for us and we had a series of great meals out. Dave's boat handling tuition is second to none. We have a lot of boating and sailing experience but learned so much more from Dave and enjoyed our time all the more for it. There is so much more we could say but the over riding difference between this holiday and others we have been on in England and Scotland, is the level of customer service. Fergus and Dave could not have been more helpful and at no time did we feel we were renting a boat from a company - it was more like borrowing a boat from friends.

June 2016 - Dave & Ann, Straffan, Co. Kildare
From start to finish it was one of the best holidays we have had.Dave & Fergus were so welcoming and could not have done enough to make our stay perfect

May 2016 - Susan & Uwe, Texas, USA
This is our 6th time to do the Shannon river and the 4th time to rent the Galleo boat. We love that boat, easy on and off, the thrusters and the uniqueness of the boat. Once you rent from Dave and Fergus you will never rent from a large company again. They take pride in their boats and give personal service. We will be back. Susan & Uwe

September 2015 - Ashley & Eimer, Co. Meath
I have just returned from a week on the Shannon on the Camlin Boat and what a fantastic week it was. Both Fergus and Dave were so welcoming and provided an excellent service. The boat was in perfect condition with everything you could need onboard. The personal touches and bottle of wine was lovely. Dave provided excellent training on driving the boat, mooring and the locks and made sure we were confident before going out alone. We got advice from both Fergus and Dave on what route to take and us being foodies what restaurants are a must visit and we were not disappointed. I cannot recommend Pleasure Cruisers enough and no doubt we will be back on the Shannon soon. Thanks again Fergus and Dave ☺

September 2015 - The kenny family - Galway
My family and I just returned from three very relaxing days on the Shannon. Fergus and Dave of Pleasure Cruisers provide a top class 5 star service. They genuinely care about what they do and are focussed on ensuring you have an amazing holiday. The boat was impeccably clean and very well kitted out. Dave gave very thorough tuition on driving the boat, mooring and handling locks...he ensured all felt confident and comfortable before going it alone. Dave and Fergus were always on hand to make suggestions with regards to poten


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