The lakelands and waterways of Athlone offer a variety of water based activities for both old and young. You can fish at the Lough Boora parklands, take a river cruise with the Viking boat, or just play in the Lough Ree lake with Bay Sports
|Viking Boat Cruises
Just outside the Hodson Bay Hotel doorstep, a fine Viking ship moors daily to take visotrs from the Hotel to the Athlone town centre and back. A shopping cruise like no other awaits you at Hodson Bay Hotel
Baysports is an ISA accredited boat training and water sports centre located on the shores of Lough Ree at Hodson Bay, Athlone. At Baysports you will have the opportunity to learn new skills or develop your existing skills in a wide range of water-based and land activities such as: Water Trampolining, Kayaking, Powerboating and many more
|Fishing & Angling
Athlone is a busy and important angling centre located in the heart of Ireland's Lakelands Region on the River Shannon and lies immediately south of Lough Ree, a large lake of 10,500 hectares.
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.