Guest Book for Pleasure Cruisers Ireland

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 potential routes and nice places to eat along the way. If you are thinking about a boating trip along the it! You won't be disappointed and booking your boat with Pleasure Cruisers is a must!!

September 2015 - Chris & Eileen -  Mallow, Co.Cork
What a well run excellent business! Chris and I rented out the Camlin at the end of June this year for three nights. The attention to detail was outstanding, everything you need is on the boat. We did a little food shop before getting on and I bought eggs, I boiled them on the two ring gas cooker and thought to myself"I wonder are there egg cups on board?" and sure enough they were in the press. We had a tv/dvd combi and if we didn't have tv reception, which can happen in some areas, then we had a choice of dvd's to watch instead. The boat was comfortable and a pleasure to use. We got great training from Dave who stayed with us until we got throught the first lock. Chris was trained at the driving and I was the rope person! Dave made sure we knew our jobs well and that we felt confident with the boat before he left us. Fergus had the boat excellently prepared for our arrival that first day and it was so lovely to see a bottle of wine and two glasses on the table waiting for us. We got advice from both Dave and Fergus as to what restaurants to visit in the area and we followed their advice to a 'T' and were delighted to have done so as we weren't let down by any place. Dave and Fergus love their boats and provide an absolutely wonderful service to anyone who is lucky enough to find them. We will go back on the Shannon again and I have no doubt but it will be with Pleasure cruisers when we do. Thanks again Dave and Fergus. :-)
August 2015 - Redmond & Máirín, -  Belmullet Co Mayo.
August 15 Just returned home after a fantastic 4 night Shannon holiday. We can not recommend Pleasure Cruisers enough and hope to return again. Our boat was impeccable in every way and Fergus and Dave were so helpful and friendly and the little extras were all appreciated. Dave was so patient giving invaluable tuition on boat handling and took the time to make sure we were confident in all aspects of boat handling before handing over... again much appreciated. Roosky is a perfect base and we visited Lough Key, Carrick on Shannon Jamestown and Dromod. Again thanks to Fergus and Dave for all their great suggestions on where to eat. If you are planning a Shannon holiday we highly recommend Pleasure Cruisers. Red and Máirín

August 2015 - Aoife, Colm, Emily & Scott, Co. limerick

It's hard to describe exactly how fabulous our recent cruise on the Galileo was. We were so relaxed getting off the boat after a week that we were almost horizontal. Emily and Scott loved being active crew members and we were all well trained by Dave in mooring and locks etc. before we were let off! The weather was as Irish weather is - mixed, but the service provided by Fergus and Dave was top-class. It is clear from the moment that you meet them that your holiday is important to them. This is a beautiful part of Ireland and is spectacular when experienced on a fine day, at a gentle pace from the waters of the Shannon. I would highly recommend Pleasure Cruises and hope that we get the opportunity to return to take another trip in the not too distant future. Thanks Fergus & Dave!

August 2015 - Kathrin - Berlin, Germany.
In August 2015, Jacinta, Heiner and me spent a wonderful week on the river Shannon. Fergus and David were extremely friendly, patient and helpful and did everything to make our stay really wonderful. The boat was great, but it was also the little details that made our stay so special: We found a bottle of wine as a welcoming gift and also some DVDs for a quite evening on board. Thanks for everything and very best regards from Berlin!

August 2015 - Heiner Schwer -  Berlin, Germany.
Dave and Fergus, your service was great and we enjoyed a wonderfull week on the Shannon. Thanks for that and best regards Heiner

July 2015 - Elaine & John - Ashbourne, Co Meath
A huge shout out to Dave and Fergus for ensuring our trip with "Pleasure Cruisers" was so enjoyable. It is a joy to deal with people who put so much effort into making sure from start to finish that the experience will be memorable. The attention to safety and making sure we were comfortable with every aspect of handling the boat was exceptional. The boat was spotless and some little touches that made it feel more like we were in a "Hotel" was so nice. Thank you both so much for everything and we will certainly recommend you to our friends and family. We are already planning out next trip so until we meet again "Cheers".

July 2015 - Deirdre,Derrick,Nicole & Gabrielle - Co Wicklow
We are just back from a week on the Shannon in the lovely Gaileo boat which we hired from Dave and Fergus. The boat is decked out with everything you need including a lovely bottle of complimentary vino and lots of glasses!! The TV/DVD player and radio/CD player was a godsend given the poor weather last week. They helped to keep us all occupied in the evenings!! Both Dave and Fergus provide a very personal and friendly service and are very competitive vis a vis the larger boat hire companies.We will definitely use them again and we So we would highly recommend a holiday on the Shannon with Dave and Fergus...despite the rainy weather! Thanks again and continued success with your business.

July 2015 - John,Anne & Jenny - Waterford 
 We hired our boat from Fergus & Dave and were extremely pleased with the service they provided. Dave gave us a masterclass on the handling of the boat and Fergus was so kind, he collected us in Carrick-on-Shannon and took us to the Cottage Restaurant where we enjoyed a beautiful meal. The weather was not good when we were on the Shannon, but we had a great holiday due to the professionalism and thoroughness of Fergus & Dave. Thank you. We will be back again next year.

June 2015 - Fergal & Mary - Greystones, Dublin
We had a lot of experience on the southern part of the Shannon thru friends and boat hire. But Lough Key has stolen our hearts. It's a beautiful place. We were introduced by Dave and Fergus. These two guys are wonderful in their attention to detail and their massive support to ensure you know the boat, how it works and how to get the best from it. Bigger companies don't do this, you are safe and happy with Fergus and Dave. Thank you both so much.

May 2015 - Paul, Leena & Ellie - Dublin & NYC
Dave and Fergus love cruising and want others to enjoy it as much as they do; which is why renting a boat through "pleasure cruisers" is such a pleasant and fun experience. They have thought of all the small comforts one would need in a home away from home. Having rented from the bigger companies and now them, we would only go back to them. Thanks guys for a memorable trip!

August 2014 - Tom & Siobhan - Dublin
A lovely week cruising on the Shannon with our two girls (aged 9 and 11) made all the better by the attention to detail and exemplary customer service provided by Fergus and Dave. As this was our first experience cruising the extra effort they made to put us at our ease and ensure we were confident with the boat (Haines 31) before setting off was greatly appreciated - as were their recommendations for where to visit and where to eat. I doubt we would have experienced the same level of attention from larger cruiser companies. Highly recommended whether your a first timer or a veteran of cruising on the Shannon.
August 2014 - Conor, Linda,Cora & Darci - Sydney, Australia
 We'll definitely be back to Pleasure Cruisers. Dave and Fergus couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant to deal with. Right from the moment we enquired about the boat to when we reluctantly handed it back in Roosky after a magical week on the Shannon and up the Boyle river. We felt they truly cared about their customers and their boats. My wife, my 2 girls (10 and 11) and I visit from Australia each year and this is by far the best rental experience we have ever had. In fact it felt more like paying some money to friends to use their boat for the week. However, unlike a lot of friends, Dave and Fergus presented the boat spotlessly clean with bed sheets turned down, and a warm smile to greet us. We even learned new skills at the hands of Dave's excellent and careful introduction to the boat (Haines 31, 6 berth). Forget the rest. If you like boating, hail rain or shine you'll have a good time with pleasure cruisers. We'll be back.

August 2014 -  Bongartz Family  -The Netherlands
We are a Dutch family with two kids (of 12 and 14) who spent last week cruising the Shannon on the Galileo boat. What a great week we had! Due to airplane problems from A'dam into Dublin we arrived very late by bus (11PM!) but Dave & Fergus were picking us up at the bus station to bring us to the boat. In the boat fridge were some beers, soda, chips and next morning breakfast. Can you believe such service level, we were amazed and very pleased as you can imagine. The boat was nice, big enough for us and had all necessary facilities on board. We cooked a few nights on the boat which went perfectly well. The Shannon was really nice - quiet, beautiful nature with some small villages along the route. One of the min features for us was the Lough Key nature and adventure park with a number of great attractions for the kids (Zipit climbing!). We very much recommend you to book your Shannon River boat trip through Pleasure Cruisers, these guys are the best hosts you can imagine!

July 2014 - Jim & Siobhan - Hampshire U.K.
Four of us recently spent an enchanting week, cruising on the Shannon. Dave & Fergus had the boat ready, spotlessly clean, engine purring like a sewing machine, and fitted with every conceivable item. Flat-screen TV, (vital during Wimbledon and the World Cup), charts, binoculars, goodies of every description, including lotions and potions were discovered, the quality of which would do justice to a four star hotel. If anyone wants to spend an idyllic week, in a beautiful part of Europe, in luxurious surroundings, then do what we will be doing again : book yourself a little bit of Heaven on board one of Pleasurecruisers boats. Dave & Fergus will look after you and you will not be disappointed. Jim & Siobhan, Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, U.K.

July 2015 - Arno & Melanie - Nuremberg, Germany
In der Tat, nichts für Junggesellenabschiede oder Sauftouren. Dafür ist vermutlich Dave & Fergus ihre Bootsflotte zu schade. Aber für alle anderen genau die richtige Adresse! Das Boot (Broom 29) war tiptop in Schuss und beide "Jungs" haben sich sehr bemüht aus blutigen Anfängern mit viel Geduld und Einfühlungsvermögen in kürzester Zeit professionelle Skipper zu machen. ;-) Vor allem ist es sehr beruhigend, wenn man weiß, dass bei Problemen jederzeit jemand zur Stelle ist. Die sechs Tage auf dem Shannon haben sehr viel Spaß gemacht und bleiben uns sicher noch sehr lange in Erinnerung. Oder in wenigen Worten: Der perfekte Ort für einen Heiratsantrag!... ;-) Viele Grüße, Arno (Pleasure Cruisers for sure is not the right choice for stag parties or for a booz-cruise. But in any case it fits perfekt for people who like to enjoy the individual support and service of two nice guys. They almost managed to promote us from complete beginners to professional skippers. The cruising days on the shannon provided a lot of fun and we will always remember them when we are back home and watch the pictures we took. Worth to mention that this was the perfect location for a marriage proposal!... ;-) )
July 2014 - Joe & Judy (returning) Co. Kildare
Our annual week on the Shannon was once again a real pleasure.We took my sister and her husband who travelled from the UK with us.They are still talking about how much they enjoyed the experience.We of course are now used to being spoiled by the first class service provided by Dave and Fergus.I highly recommend pleasure cruisers if you are thinking of a boating holiday on the Shannon.From the spotless clean boats,to the safe parking of your car ,all is seamless due to the professionalism of Dave and Fergus. Already looking forward to next year

July 2014 Robert - Weyarn, Germany
Herzlichen Dank für das super Schiff und den perfekten Service. Wir waren mehr als zufrieden und werden ihre Firma weiterempfehlen Beste Grüße aus Bayern Robert Bruckmeier und Familie
(Thank you for the great ship and the perfect service. We were more than pleased and will recommend your company Best regards from Bavaria Robert Bruck Meier and family)

June 2014
 As newcomers to this type of holiday we had no idea what to expect.  All we can say is that it was one of the most positive and enjoyable holidays we have ever had and we will be doing it again. Dave and Fergus went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for the perfect holiday, they even got us great weather! To anyone who is thinking of this type of trip you must go with Pleasure Cruisers as they are the best by far.  Don't think about this holiday just book it now you will not be disappointed we can assure you.

 Janelle and Pat
 Co Wicklow

May 2014- Brian and Susan.- Dun Laoghaire 2014
We booked our trip with Dave and Fergus for the second time and had the most wonderful time with friends. Dave and Fergus are so helpful and friendly and have everything well organised, all you have to do is hop on board and enjoy, which we did. Thanks Dave and Fergus we'll we back again next year.

Febuary 2014 - Jerry O'Conor - Cork
Ever year I return to my roots and spend time on the Shannon River. This is the place where I am most at peace and I spend a few days every year on the river, sometimes with family, sometimes with friends. Fergus and Dave make this all possible and so easy for me. Fergus is always obliging with times that suit me where possible. Fergus always has the boat perfectly equipped, spotlessly clean and ready to sail. His attention to detail and the cleanliness of the boat makes my boating experience perfect from the minute I leave the dock. I have never had a fault to find with Pleasure Cruisers the boat has always being perfect for my needs. Dave has the engine ‘purring’ and ship shape and always ready to sail. I only once ever had a problem when I foolishly left the lights on overnight and ran down a battery. One phone call to Dave and he had me back motoring within and hour and a half. I am sure he wanted to curse me but he did it with a smile and a first class service. (Sorry to get you up early on a Sunday morning Dave) I can only highly recommend Fergus & Dave and Pleasure Cruisers for a perfect break in a beautiful place. I am due to call them again very soon. The river is in my thoughts again for 2014. Gerry O' Connor Cork 

January 2014 - Catriona McKenna - Co. Monaghan
We had a most wonderful weekend cruising on the Shannon with our friends thanks to the help of Fergus and Dave from pleasurecruisers. For anyone considering a cruise look no further than pleasurecruisers. The attention to detail is Second to none , the boat was immaculate and maintained to a very high standard. What impressed us most was Fergus and Dave's attention to detail. They ensured we were competent and confident in all aspects of sailing before leaving us to our own devices. They were contactable at any time and gave great advice on how to maximize our time and ensured we had a wonderful time.we would recommend them to anyone considering cruising and would definitely go with pleasurecruisers again

August 2013 - Joe Durkin & Family - Dublin
My wife and I and our two children aged 16 & 11 spent a week aboard Pleasure Cruisers' Haines 31 6 berth in August 2013. We have cruised the Shannon over 9 times now and the product and service provided by Fergus, Dave and their boutique cruiser hire business was the best holiday experience we have had by a stretch. Both were friendly helpful warm and engaging throughout and we felt at the end of it that in terms if quality comfort and value we had uncovered a real gem. My daughter, unbidden, wrote in the Ships Log that it was the best week of her life. Anyone with pre-teens will know just how high a bar that is to reach! Joe Durkan and Noreen McDonnell Knocklyon, Dublin

August 2013 - Kathy & Paul - Killaloe
We had a fantastic mid-week trip with our 2 children, aged 8 and 6, and it was a great holiday for us all. The amount of attention that both Fergus and Dave gave us to ensure we felt totally at ease with the boat was brilliant. The boat was really well laid out and in great condition. We've recommended you to lots of friends and are definitely hoping to come back soon.

August 2013 - Virgine & Family - France
ANous sommes très satisfaits de notre séjour sur le Galiléo, préparé par les soins de Dave et Fergus. Tous les 2 ont fait le maximum pour que nous manquions de rien et soyons tout à fait à l'aise avec le bateau. La croisière a été superbe et le confort du bateau est à la hauteur. Nous recommandons ce séjour pour les amoureux de la nature et de la convivialité. We absolutely enjoyed our stay on Galileo boat through the beautiful nature of Ireland. Dave and Fergus both did everything for us to feel comfortable and safe with the boat, and were most friendly with us before, during and after the cruise. We recommend them to our french friends.

August 2013 - Garvan & Kevin - Dublin
We rented one of the lovely Pleasure Cruisers for a long weekend in August. The boat was fantastic, sparkling clean, tasteful and well appointed - from soaps, nice smells, fresh towels, nice sheets, DVDs to watch, radio, charging points, hot water down to a well-appointed kitchen. Fergus & Dave were an absolute pleasure to deal with, they even had a nice birthday surprise waiting for us when we got there. They make sure you're 100% comfortable with the boat before you leave, giving so much time to go over things. It's a fantastic way to spend a few days, one we will be definitely doing again, and would be more than happy to recommend this duo and their business, wholeheartdly.

July 2013 - Shane & Emma - Bray
Hi Fergus and Dave. I think someone in a previous comment said: Carlsberg dont do Shannon River Boat Cruises, but if they did.. We really understand what they meant by that now! What a fantastic time we had. Were sitting infront of the laptop checking out your other boats at the moment (btw the Camlin was perfect for the 2 of us) and planning our next trip, possibly with Friends or Family! What a great 5 days we had cruising the River. You two could not have made our first experience any better! from the expert tuition (Dave) and impeccable presentation (Fergus- it was better than most hotels we have stayed in). You were both spot on with advice on where and when to go, and where to eat etc. Not to mention, you made us feel more like friends borrowing your boat. Our favourite place was Carrick on Shannon with Lough Key a very close second. Dave, thanks for advising us and completely altering our planned route ;)what were we thinking!! 2 weeks wouldnt have been enough for what we had in mind! We are really looking forward to our next trip,and seeing you two again. Best of Luck!

July '13 - Shane & Nathaline - Switzerland
After our wedding, for the last week of our honeymoon, we had the luck and pleasure to rent a boat from Fergus & Dave. It was simply perfect, the whole week. We'll recommend them to our friends, 'coz we know they'll be taken care of really well. Excellent through and through! See you again lads, thanks, Shane & Nathalie, Switzerland

July 2013 - Martin Ann Marie and family -  Dublin.
 We had a wonderful holiday on the Haines 31. The boat is brilliant, kitted out to perfection great attention to detail very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We had many highlights. Many thanks to Fergus and Dave for all their help and kindness and instruction, a wonderful friendly service. Top Notch, Highly recommended.

July 2013 - John - Co Wicklow.
Another great holiday with Pleasure Cruisers. We have enjoyed a few great breaks with this company. Would highly recommend pleasure cruisers to anyone. Their attention to detail, friendly manner and a great base from which to explore our waterways . Thanks again.

July 2013 - George, Fidelma & Family - Dublin
July 2013 - We had a super family holiday on the Haines 31 Sports Cruiser. It was the 1st class personal service that we received from our initial contact with you that made the difference to our holiday. We had used the big hire companies before, but they don't even come close to the brilliant instruction and wonderful service that we received from yourselves. The boat was fantastic - very well kitted out and we enjoyed every minute of our journey. Favourite places - Knockvicar and Richmond Harbour and must give Bruno's italian restaurant near Knockvicar a mention. And on top of all that we got the best week in July that Ireland has ever witnessed. You run a premier business with premier boats combined with a premier service. What more could we ask for?

June 2013 - Brian & Anne - Co Meath
How lucky were we to find ourselves on the lovely Banyan for some of the best weeks of the Summer. We cruised from Roosky to Killaloe, crossing both Lough Ree and Lough Derg. The trip down the Shannon, through Athlone, Clonmacnoise, up the river Suck to Ballinasloe and on through Banagher and Portumna was so relaxing and we enjoyed all the nature we encountered along the way – kingfishers, swan families with their fluffy cygnets, cormorants, gulls, cattle, Connemara ponies, sheep, the list goes on. Banyan was totally reliable and so well kitted out, thanks to Dave and Fergus. We had every comfort on board - including the new oven. We knew that, even though we were a long way from Roosky, if we needed any assistance they were only a phone call away. Lough Derg, it's lovely villages and Killaloe are so worth the visit (you really need two weeks to do this). The scenery around Lough Derg is spectacular and every village has it's attractions / pubs with trad music / great coffee shops and restaurants. All the marinas are well maintained, with floating jetties, showers, toilets, water, shore power. See you next time guys!

June 2013 - Peter and Sara - Co. Meath
We were so pleased with the great lay-out of your Camlin boat when we rented it for a sunny weekend recently. It has the most comfortable bed and plenty of storage space and is well equipped with everything we could need. The decor is perfect and there’s so much light. Dave and Fergus thought of everything. We enjoyed the fact that we could sit side by side when cruising – with the sunroof open. And when we tied up we could open the doors and sit outside on the back with our wine and watch the world go by. We travelled from Roosky to Carrick-on-Shannon (a very lively town!) and spent the next day in lovely Lough Key (such fabulous forest walks). We look forward to our next trip.

May 2013 - Tess Harper - Dara Molloy & Family - Co. Galway
This was a great holiday for us. We were greatly impressed by the fantastic service provided by Fergus and Dave. The boat was immaculate and fully kitted out. The instruction and care taken in making us feel confident with the boat was exceptional. Well done, both of you and thank you very much. We would recommend Fergus and Dave and their boats to anyone interested in a safe, enjoyable and very satisfying holiday on the Shannon.

April 2013 - Brian & Anne - Co. Meath
After our smashing week last September we just couldn't wait to get back on board Banyan last weekend. And isn't she looking so sophisticated with her ultra- coordinated new decor? We managed to visit most of our favourite places, picturesque Dromod the first night, then all the way to Lough Key for a bracing walk before heading back to Carrick for the craic. It's a great town for visitors with top class restaurants like the Oarsman and cosy coffee shops like the Cafe Lounge (wifi!) as well as delist coffee. Thanks Dave and Fergus - roll on the main event in June!

April 2013 - Rchard & Sky - Co. Kerry
Thanks so much to Fergus and Dave for a wonderful time on our anniversary. They could not have been more helpful, everything was taken care. Galileo was amazing even on the slightly rough lough Boderg. Have already planned to return in sept for another break. Thanks lad for a memorable few days.

March 2013 - Conor & Janet
Great boat, Great weather,Great guys, Great weekend

September 2012 - Michael & Margaret - Co Carlow
Great boat, Great river, Great Pleasure Cruisers! Thanks Fergus & Dave

September 2012 - Brian & Anne - Co. Meath
A lovely relaxing week on The Haines (aka Banyan). As usual she was kitted out with ever comfort & convenience - absolute five star. The friends who joined us were bowled over with the whole experience and could not get over Banyan's fantastic layout ie. 2 spacious cabins , 2 toilet/shower's, the large lounge and kicthen. They also loved - as we do - that Banyan can be driven from inside or on top with plenty of space on the back to sit and even eat. Thanks Dave & Fergus, your attention to detail is incredible, you really do spoil us. Roll on 2013.

August 2012 - Ben & Ela - Co. Clare
We loved our recent holiday on Galileo with Pleasurecruisers. The level of detail and personal service offered by Fergus and Dave was second to none. Thanks a million for a great holiday guys

August 2012 - Conor & Patricia - Dublin
We made up our minds we would try the Shannon cruiser holiday. One week was the plan, to say that we liked it would be such an understatement! We stayed for an extra week, and we were blessed that Fergus & Dave had a boat for the second week... they looked after us so well anything we wanted was just a call away, the two lads are great, they spend as much time as you need to show you the ropes....but after the first day we were fine. We are planning next year as I sit here.... cant wait.... thank you lads for a great holiday

August 2012 - Dave, Joan, Ben and Holly - Co Meath
Another fantastic holiday with Pleasure Cruisers. The Haines is a lovely boat and again 10/10 to Fergus & Dave for a great welcome and fantastic service. We will definitley be back again next year.

July 2012 - Mark & Judy - Co. Meath
Another great holiday with Pleasure Cruisers, 3rd time. Fergus and Dave are great  for making sure you have the best holiday possible. Thanks lads. We'll be back

July 2012 - Tom, Kathryn and Kids - Dublin

we spent one week on the shannon the first week of july and unfortunately it rained too often ,however this did not take away from a great trip on a great boat ,fergus and dave were always there if needed ,looking forward to our next trip with the lads

June 2011 - Brian & Anne - Co. Meath
Perfect week-end. This boat is home from home. Thanks guys

June 2012 - Paddy & Sarah - Derry
We had a great time. The great instruction came in really useful!

May 2012 - Ian & Victoria - Cork
We took The Galileo out for a week the start of May 2012 - what an enjoyable week. The lads trained us and spend so much time with us that we were really confident going out on our own. We stopped off in serveral different places all up and down The Shannon (all north of Roosky). The trip was only as busy as we made it, which wasn't very busy except for when we stopped into port and decided to move on again before it got dark. We really enjoyed it and would recommend to Friends. Good luck in the future Fergus and Dave and thanks and we will see you next year.

May 2012 - Uve & Susan - Texas USA
Our 2nd year with Dave & Fergus. Dave & Fergus are the best - we'll be back

April 2012 - Brian & Anne - Co.Meath
Fantastic start to our 2012 season guys. Thanks for everything

April 2012 - John & Caoline - Co. Kildare
Great weekend, - boat lovely, 2 gentlemen Fergus + Dave, real attention to detail, very welcoming. We will be back.

September 2011 - Nutley Family - Co. Kildare
Had a fantastic time! You made us feel more like friends than clients. Thanks so much for everything. We cant wait to come back.

Setember 2011 - Brian & Ann - Co. Meath 

Ah Sweet Galileo, our home from home, our safe port in a storm. It's hard to improve on perfection but this was our best two weeks yet. We had concerns about handling her on our own but we needn't have worried because Dave gave us such excellent, practical advice and put us through our paces until we were confident. And thanks again for our treats, Fergus, you make us feel so special. We've seen the whole Shannon now, Roosky to Beleek in 2009 and Roosky to Kilaloe this year, and lots of peaceful, meandering tributaries along the way. 2012 - yes please. But Galileo or the Haines - one to mull over for the Winter

August 2011 - Michael & Angela - Cork
Hi Fergus & Dave We had a great week in August. You both are so welcoming and helpful.It is so relaxing on the Shannon and of course the great tips from you on where to go and where to eat. This was our second trip there will most defintely be a third. :-)

July 2011 - Niamh & Dave - Co. Cork
Hi Fergus & Dave
Thanks so much for looking after us so well last week. We were snug as bugs in Galileo during the bad weather and your encouraging texts with better weather on the way and offers of fresh towels were very welcome. All your advice proved very sound and we will definitely be back.The kids had a great time too! Thanks again

July 2011 - Karen & Simon - Co. Mayo
Dear Fergus & Dave
Thank you both for making Pleasure Cruisers a home from home. We all had a great week and Daniel is still looking to tow the boat home with his dad. We will definitely meet again

June 2011 - Judy & Mark - Co Meath
Fergus & Dave, another great week with Pleasure Cruisers. What a great boat the Galileo is especially for 2 people. This is our second time with you guys and we will be back.
 Love how you give 110% customer service. Thanks for a great holiday

June  2011 - O Grady Bunch - Co. Wicklow
Hospitality was way above par, we had mighty craic.

June 2011 - Schira, Larry, Aaron & Caoimhe - Dublin
Lovely boat, great training, thanks a million.
(Aaron)The holiday was great the boat was perfect. Fergus and Dave were really kind and helpfull
(Caoimhe)Fergus and Dave are some of the nicest people I've met, it was a great holiday

June 2011 - Joe & Judy - Co Kildare
The attention to detail by Fergus & Dave is what keeps us coming back each year. We are non drinkers so to find on our arrival that there was a bottle of non-alcoholic wine for us shows the attention to details of these guys. Thanks for everything again this year, we most definitely will be back, in fact we have booked for next year already!
P.S Your attention to detail should be copied by The Government Departments.

May 2011 - David, Joan, Ben & Holly
Fantastic boat, friendly service, Instruction 10/10

May 2011 - Joe, Bernice, Joe & Nula - Belfast
To Dave & Fergus, a big THANK YOU for a very enjoyable and memorable 5 day cruise on The Galileo. Our 1st time cruising and your instruction and hospitality surpassed and exceeded our expectations. We have recommended you to all our friends and family and will definitely call on you again for our next trip. Thank you again. P.S. Loved The Galileo.

May  2011 - Michael, Ignatius & John
Dear Fergus & Dave
We had a great cruise, definitely the best ever. We will be back again in late Summer or Autumn. Keep up the good work.

May 2011 - Louise & Cathal - Co. Monaghan
Amazing! What a fantastic few days cruising from Rooskey to Carrick on Shannon on the beautiful Galileo! Fergus and Dave really have thought of everything and went out of their way to make sure that my partner, Cathal and I were well instructed and had everything that we needed and more!Thank you SO much guys. This was our 1st time and we're very much looking forward to seeing you guys again. We'll be recommending you to all our friends, family, collegues and customers! Take care and lots of love, Louise & Cathal xxx

April 2011 - Susan & Uwe - U.S.A.
Dave & Fergus Just wanted to say thank you for the 2 weeks we spent on the Gallelio.the boat was well equipped and very inviting.This was the first time to rent with you guys but our 3x to cruise the shannon. By far the service you provided was superior to anything we had in the past. I would recommend you to anyone.Susan & Uwe

April 2011 - Dave & Marie - England
What a fantastic week we had on the Gallelio cruising the Shannon. Dave and Fergus were so welcoming and gave us first class tuition on the boat, making sure they did`nt leave us until we felt confident with the handling of the boat and the locks. The boat was excellent with everything you needed for your adventure, even down to a pair of binoculars which proved to be very useful. Once again, thanks for was a pleasure to meet you both. Dave and Marie

July 2010 - Bernie, Val & Ro - Bray Co. Wicklow

Carlsberg don't do cruises, but if they did... Dave and Fergus, What can I say, it was the most fantastic way to celebrate my 50th Birthday, just us three Gals, and (Dave) on the Gallelio. We truly had the best time and would highly recommend the adventure and the experience which could only be made possible by two guys who clearly understand the concept of ‘quality customer service’, including the cream buns, yumm,! We, Ro, Val and I would like to say the biggest thanks to you both for a memory which will be treasured by us for always! So from three special ladies to two special guys, until next year, thanks and shiver me timbers, lol, lots of love from your new friends, Bernie, Val and Ro, x x x!

June 2010 - Kerrie & Ben - Co Kildare
Wow, we are still high from the incredible week we have just spent on the Shannon. The Haines gave us a real sense of luxury with the comforts of home. As for our exceptional hosts we were looked after beyond the call of duty. Fergus & Dave don't do a good job, they do a FANTASTIC job nothing phases them not even the posibility of a mid-night call from the transplant co-ordinator...
The biggest massive thank you for helping me throw away the stress for one whole blissfull week and enjoy my little family. I speak from experience of other cruise companies and trust me they are not even on your radar......Boutique cruising!!

June 2010 - Magi & Mike - Carrickfergus NI
Again, again, again please. Brilliant boat & training. Dave and Fergus made it possible to enjoy our 1st boat adventure.

June 2010 - Brian & Ann - Co Meath
Guys, your boats and the Shannon are our secret haven and perfect relaxation therapy. Looking forward to our next session

June 2010 - Mary & peter - Port orange, Florida.
Dave and Fergus, thank you so much for making our first weeks cruising on the Shannon so enjoyable you could not have been more helpfull, and Galileo is such a comfortable and well equipped boat

May  2010 - Gerry & Nula (again) - Wicklow
Super service again as always. Made to feel like a special customer- a rare thing, thanks

May 2010 - The moloney Family - Co Dublin
We spent a wonderful week on the Shannon. We relaxed and thoroughty  enjoyed our holiday. Dave & Fergus provided excellent guidance and tuition, nothing was too much trouble. Thanks for a really memorable holiday

May 2010 - Teresa, Pat, David, Jim, Jackie & Brian - Dublin
Just like coming home - Thanks Dave & Fergus

May 2010 - The Carmody Family - Co. Dublin
Cool holiday - great personal service. Will come again

April 2010 - Mario, Keila & lisset - Co Kildare
First time on The Shannon and what a wonderfull week it was!  Everything was splendid, especially thanks to Dave & Fergus for their advice and dedication. If you want a perfect week don't look further, "Pleasure cruisers" is what you need. We will be back soon...10 out of 10
September 09 - Elaine & Thomas - Dublin 
The holiday and our boat was brilliant. Excellent tuition on how to drive and handle the boat. The lads are always at the end of the phone in case of any queries or problems. Will be back again next year for another week with the lads 

September 09 - Conor & Anette - Dublin
We had a great time on the Shannon with David & Fergus. Their motto is simple, " the visitor is looking for a holiday, and we are here to make that happen". We will be booking again for next year, knowing that all our needs will be met. Thank's again guys

August 09 - Michael & Angela - Co. Cork
We spent 5 wonderful days on The Galileo. It was our first time and we will be back. Fergus & Dave could not have been more helpful. Our 2 boys absolutely loved every min of it. Highly recommend it if you want to relax and chill out - Thanks lads
August 09 - Jim & Jane - Dorset UK
Everything about the boat was awesome, Dave & Fergus looked after us above and beyond the call of duty! We can't think of anything we would change about the whole holiday. We would love to come back.
June 09 - Dee, Irene & Ruth - Cork & Dublin
A fab boat with brilliant back stage support! Super week on the Shannon, highly recommended. We'll be back defo!!! The Three Degrees

June 09 - Sinead & Fergal - Galway
Very comfortable boat with every extra imaginable. Lovely personal touches. Four very memorable days which were enjoyed by the children as much as the adults. We hope to be back on board again before the year ends!

June 09 - The White Family - Meath
Guys, only home and missing you and that lovely boat already. We have never had such a personal service and such a well-equipped boat. you thought of everything. The two weeks were perfect for us as a family - thanks to the very detailed itinerary you made out for us - walks, wildlife, fishing, watersports, not to mention the restaurants you recommended (every one a hit). You've got us hooked! We've been with other companies but we're sticking with you. Brian, Anne, Suzanne, David, Peter & Sara.

June 09 - Dara & Greg - Dublin
A Little Gem of a find. It's all about the boat! Superb. If you're thinking of booking a boat... book one of their boats. Thanks again Lads!

May 09 – Gerry & Nula – Wicklow
"Super service, Great boat, Highly recommended."

October 08 – The Gleeson family - Limerick
"Thank you, we had an absolutely fabulous weekend. We’ll be back!"

September 08 – Noeleen & Trevor – Ballina
"Great welcome and the boat was 5 star. We hope to see you soon."

August 08 – Andy & Jane – Lincoln, England
"Very personal from booking to great attention to detail including advice, recommendations, even booking restaurants. Thank you both - hope to see you again"

July 08 – Mark & Rachel – London, England
"Fantastically kitted out. Great shower. Wonderful holiday."

July 08 – Marion & Arthur – Co Louth
"Everything required + more provided, great holiday. Thanks for everything."

September 07 – Christine & Tim - Surrrey, England
"Lovely welcome, excellent induction, everything we needed for a fantastic time. Hope to see you again. Thanks"

September 07 – Philip & Lucy

September 07 – Ger & Tom
"Impressed by how well supplied the boat was. All that was required was there- excellent!"

August 07 – Ray, Noeleen, Aaron & Amy – Ballymahon
"Second time around. She took us from Terryglass to Coothall. Best one Yet"

August 07 – Philippe & Gerard – Belgique
"This must become a Therapy. Thanks for all."

August 07 – Emma & Charlie – Cavan
"Excellent training & excellent boat. Fantastic holiday Thanks"

July 07 – Malcolm & Damon – Chelmsford UK
"Thanks for all the help you gave us. We had a great time. See you again we hope."

June 07 – John & Liz – Carrickfergus
"Brilliant time, really enjoyable, thanks very much. Keep in touch"

May 07 – Lucy C. – Swords
"It doesn’t get much better than this ! Thank you."

Sept 06 – Keith & Genny S. – Wicklow
"A great weekend had by all. We will be back."

August 06 – Tom, Helen, & Steve M. – Castlebar
"First class welcome & care to detail. Ideal craft 1st time on the river, Brilliant!"

July 06 – Ray, Noeleen, Aaron, & Amy – Ballymahon
"5 star welcome & exceptional attention to detail, thank you. Hope to see you again."


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