What Tours We Offer
The Hook Lighthouse Tour
The principle offering of Waterford Estuary Heritage Boat Tours throughout the summer season is our Hook Lighthouse tour, this tour takes approximately 2 hours. The main access point for all tours being the Harbour in Dunmore East in Co Waterford and the Quay in Ballyhack in Co Wexford. We travel from either departure point taking in Credan Head on past the iconic Hook lighthouse, Loftus hall and Duncannon Fort, all the while taking in the splendid views that the Estuary has to offer. Throughout the excursion, the visitor will receive an in-depth guided tour of the significance of the harbour, the historic sites connected with it, historic tales of shipwrecks and pirates and local legends attached to the many small bays tucked in the coastline around nearly every corner.
The route will depend on the weather conditions of the day, or on any special requests from the customers.
Other Tour Examples
Duncannon Fort Tour
Travel from the scenic village of Ballyhack upriver to the fishing village of Checkpoint taking in views of the Great Island Power Station and the Barrow Bridge. From Checkpoint the tour would return down river towards Passage East and from there into the main area of Waterford estuary taking in taking in the pirates cove on Credan head. With the Hook Lighthouse and Loftus Hall in the background the tour will return past the the historic Duncannon Fort, which has guarded the estuary for centuries, to the village of Ballyhack taking in views of the estuaries other two working lighthouses, the Fort lighthouse and the North Lighthouse.
Travel from the scenic village of Ballyhack upriver past Buttermilk point to the fishing village of Checkpoint taking in views of the Great Island Power Station and the Barrow Bridge. The tour will continue up the river barrow past Kilmokea which according to legend was the first inhabited area of the estuary by the descendants of Noah after the great Flood, and return down river past Cheekpoint to Passage East and Ballyhack.
The above examples are a guide to what we at by Hook or by Crooke Boat Tours offer. Anther option would be to take a trip up the barrow to the town of New Ross passing under the spectacular new ‘The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge or take a trip up to visit Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford.
If you have any special requests for a custom tour, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will do all in our power to cater for your needs.