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Motorboat on the Shannon - anyone done this with Active and Afloat/Le Boat?

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Jaamy Wed 11-Feb-09 15:03:25

Hi wasn't sure where to post this, well, it's hardly cruising, so apologies if you've seen this twice.

We are thinking of taking DDs 5 and 3 on a motorboat on the Shannon for a week in July. DH is boat mad but am wondering whether it will be suitable and, more importantly, safe for the DDs.

Anyone any experience of this and/or Active and Afloat/ Le Boat?


SalmonintheLiffey Wed 11-Feb-09 15:06:51

i know people who've done it. I would like to one day. tbh, i wouldn't do it with such young children but I'm a worrywort and my son is a headless chicken. he's 3 too.

renaldo Wed 11-Feb-09 15:28:50

We have done it with 7 and 9 year olds and I was a bit tense... It is a great family holiday but we enjoyed our week in a cottage in southwest ireland much more
I think yours are a bit young
if you are going to do it get a boat larger than you think you need - we got a 7 berth for 5 of us which was just about big enough

Jaamy Wed 11-Feb-09 15:33:41

Thanks renaldo and salmon. I guess deep down I know DDs are too young but when I asked the lady at Le Boat she said they'd be fine...

We've also been looking at a cottage on the Dingle Peninsula (Kerry).

SalmonintheLiffey Wed 11-Feb-09 16:34:57

I'd go with the cottage on dingle this year! Cruising will be easier when you can delegate tasks to your children grin

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