Boating Common Questions


You need no experience or licence to row a boat. We give a full demonstration on your arrival and answer any questions you may have. You will be shown all the workings of the boat followed by a detailed explanation of the navigation charts that will be supplied to you.

We recommend that the group leader be at least 16 years old.

There are lots of low cost airlines flying in to Belfast International, George Best Belfast City Airport, Knock Airport and Dublin Airport. The routes change regularly but below are a list of airlines that you may find useful. From Europe From USA

Yes, unsecured parking is available there is a cost to the Activity Centre of 4Euro this can be paid at the gate or if you wish to use the centres facilities you will get parking complimentary.

Sunshine please!
We recommend proper boating / rubber soled shoes. Please do not bring heels.
Bring your waterproofs and don’t forget sunglasses and sun cream.

Rowing a boat is great exercise ! it is strenuous and requires strength but you can time your time and pause to take in the sights, the islands, the beautiful canals and the amazing wildlife and nature.

The insurance does not cover you for personal injury or loss or damage to your own property.

Yes absolutely, Lough Key has an abundance of fish such as Trout, Pike, Perch, Roach, Bream and Eels.

In the unlikely event of a breakdown our Support staff will be with you immediately. On-board safety equipment includes: life jackets and life ring.

Lough Key Reopening

*COVID Update – June 2021*

Lough Key Boats crew are delighted to be able to welcome visitors, in line with the latest Government guidelines.

Rowing Boats only will be available

June 6th – Please call down to Harbour Cash and card accepted 

Speed boat trips will open shortly, please check back for updates. 
To keep all our visitors and our crew safe we continue to facilitate social distancing, hand sanitizing, Face masks, and other safety measures.
Further updates will follow in the coming weeks as guidelines are adjusted.
Best wishes, ⁠⁠
Lough Key Boats Management⁠