Guest Book for Pleasure Cruisers Ireland
Please see below some guest book comments we have received over the years.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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
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!
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.