The lakelands and waterways of Athlone offer a variety of water based activities for both old and young. Why not fish at the Lough Boora parklands, take a river cruise with the Viking boat, or play in Ireland’s largest inflatable waterpark with Bay Sports on our doorstep.
|Viking Boat Cruises
On the Hodson Bay Hotel doorstep, a fine Viking ship moors daily to take visitors from the Hotel to the Athlone town centre and back. Enjoy the serenity of the cruise while your guide ‘Viking Mike’ delights you with stories of the area.
Baysports is a waterpark located at the front door of our hotel. At Baysports, adults and kids will love the wide range of both water based and land based activities. Why not try sailing, kayaking, pedal boating, pier jumping, bushcraft and treasure hunts to name just a few! In 2014, Ireland’s largest inflatable waterpark was added to the collection and proved a major hit. You won’t be disappointed with Bay Sports! Click here to watch a video about the Bay Sports waterpark
|Fishing & Angling
Athlone is an angler’s paradise as you can fish in a number of locations on the River Shannon, Lough Ree and the lower stretches of the River Inny of which Athlone serves well as a base. Lough Ree offers a wide choice of fishing bays. The River Shannon down stream of Athlone offers a number of fishing hot spots as far as Clonmacnoise, about 12 kms away.