River Bann Tours
River Bann Tours
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About
River Bann Tours offers boat trips and tours on the Lower River Bann, based at Portglenone Marina. Our boat, The Goddess can carry up to 12 passengers and has been approved to the highest safety standards and our experienced skippers are commercially endorsed by RYA. We currently offer 3 trips. 1. 45 minute trip from Newferry to Church Island. 2. 60 minute trip from Portglenone Marina to Lough Beg 3. 90 Minute trip from Toome Canal to Lough Neagh
Portglenone, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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glenn s
Belfast, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a great way to spend a weekend peaceful and relaxing waking up on the river till watching the sun going down,James was very accommodating and Knowledgeable of the surrounding area ,my wife and I had a great time this was our second stay on the boat Vivenne ,we will definitely be back thanks again .
Written 22 November 2023
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jacqueline M
Belfast, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Thank you James for a very nice boat trip, so glad we got to do this before you finished for the session.
I'll be recommending friends and family to give the tour a go
Written 29 October 2023
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Jock M
Larne, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We were welcomed aboard by the friendly Skipper and crew. We had our own wee section on the boat. We set off from Lough Shore and went out into Lough Neagh. The trip was full of stories and folklore. The kids were excited to get to be at the wheel for a while.
All in all, could not have been a nicer day. Even the sun turned up.
Brilliant job Jim and Crew.
Thank you.
Written 25 October 2023
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Claire M
Carrickmacross, Ireland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Fantastic boat trip today with River Bann tours , we sailed from Toome to Church Island Lough Beg. Very informative guided tour. Very relaxed and enjoyable and the children even got an opportunity to sail the boat!!! Highly recommend. Thank you 🛥️🛥️
Written 20 August 2023
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Kate M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
An absolutely fantastic experience on the river bann. I did not know what to expect and was quite nervous as we have never driven a boat only been on sail boats and kayaks. We were met by James at portglenone and he showed us the ropes!! He was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient very easy going and took his time to show us the boat and met with us the following day to show us the workings of the locks. It was an absolutely lovely relaxing three days with my husband and son. we enjoyed the tranquility and the quietness of our surroundings completely cut off with just the three of us and the river and the wildlif. the boat was well equipped and was comfortable and warm at night time. We cruised the full length of the river bann from toom to the cutts near Coleraine and saw beautiful scenery and were accompanied by wonderful wildlife from buzzards ducks herons and even Sammy the seal who popped up his head along the way. The locks took a bit of getting used to but when you go through them once you soon get the hang of them and experience the workings behind the few remaining ones that are still operated by lock keepers.
It is definitely worth taking a cruise and exploring this magnificent river. I would highly recommend river bann cruises as their boats are very comfortable and easy to manage and James is so friendly and accommodating which helped us to enjoy the trip even more knowing he was there if we needed anything.
Written 19 August 2023
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Grainne M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
I highly recommend the river bann tour. We all had some craic with James and his daughter Jessica. The views were stunning and we got loads of pictures of the heron's swans and water hens .We will definitely be back 😊
Written 27 May 2023
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helen
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Really enjoyable boat trip , an hour well spent. Crew very friendly & welcoming. If you have a free time I would recommend booking a wee bot trip with river bann tours.
Written 14 August 2022
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BennyDiction
Chippenham, UK359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Went on the sunset 2 hour cruise. A really lovely experience. Great fun and good company. My wife loved the prosecco. Thoroughly recommend
Written 10 August 2022
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MrsMac
Kilrea2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Really enjoyable boat trip along part of the River Bann.
Very friendly crew men who were humorous and willing to ask any questions.
This is a lovely way to spend an hour.
The boat is well-prepared for all weathers.
Written 9 August 2022
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Pamela
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip from Toome to Church Island!!! The staff were so friendly and made the whole experience even more enjoyable!! We will definitely be recommending to our friends and family and can't wait to have another little trip on it. They were also amazing with the kids, they even let them drive the boat!!
Written 7 August 2022
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