There are a host of outdoor activities in Galway to cater to all tastes, walking along Salthill Prom or through the unique scenery of Connemara. Enjoy sailing with the famous Galway Hookers, golfing, horse riding, fishing and cruises through Galway Bay or to the Aran Islands. Our team are happy to lend their expert local knowledge to assist you in making arrangements for any of these activities.

Corrib Princess Cruise

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a cruise on-board the luxurious all-weather 157 passenger boat, the Corrib Princess. The journey takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib and onto Lough Corrib along the famous Steamers Line, the original trade route along the lakes.

Lough Corrib is Irelands second largest lake providing visitors with unsurpassed views and natural amenities that make this the most spectacular waterway in Ireland.

The Corrib Princess takes you past castles and various sites of both historical and cultural interest. You can enjoy this natural wonderland either as a member of a group, with your family or friends or, simply by yourself.

Departs daily from Woodquay in Galway City.

A day at the beach

We are lucky to be situated not too far from Salthill and the Promenade. Vibrant and bustling throughout the summer months with nearby funfair and activities for children. Further a field you will find beaches and coves along the Coast Road, from Silverstrand near Barna and beyond.

Leisureland, Salthill Galway

Leisureland is a wonderful leisure facility for all the family.

Inside there are 3 swimming pools with the highlight for all being the Treasure Cove with pirate ship, water cannons, serpents and bubbly pool. There is also a 65m water slide and 25m swimming pool. Outside there is crazy golf and during the summer months a wide variety of amusement rides.

Address: Salthill, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 521455

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Monkey Business indoor play centre

Monkey Business is an indoor children's play centre in Knocknacarra, Galway (behind B&Q). Perfect for those rainy days.

It has lots of slides, climbing frames, ball pools, bouncy castles, a painting corner, baby / toddler area and café area for parents. The ideal place when the weather is not the best.

Address: Knocknacarra, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 580956

Leisure World Activity Centre

Leisure World Galway is the ultimate family fun recreation centre with something for everyone.

They have kids activities suitable for everyone from the kids soft play area to 10 pin bowling. It also has cosmic glow in the dark balls, lanes and pins. Each lane is completed with bowling bumpers and light bowling balls to ensure that even the youngest children get the most enjoyment from their bowling experience. Bowling not suitable for Kids under 6 years of age.

Address: Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Rd, Galway City
Tel: + 353 (0)91 562820


A wonderful day out for all the family not far from the hotel, Galway Atlantiquaria is the national Aquarium of Ireland. It offers an enjoyable and educational experience displaying a large variety of aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitat.

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Loughwell Farm Park

Loughwell Farm Park is located in Moycullen, about 8 Km from Galway City and is the ideal place for a day out for kids. There is a host of animals to pet such as pigs, ponies, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens, donkeys, rabbits, reindeer and much more. There are also lots of activities such as a playbarn with bouncy castles, bouncy slide, obstacle course, timber play villages, sand dunes with slides and play diggers, sand pit with play boat, toddler swings, zip wire, pedal go karts and much more.

Address: Loughwell, Moycullen, Co. Galway
Tel: +353(0)91 868631

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Private Guided Walking Tours Of Galway

Explore the Footsteps of the Past with Fiona Brennan

Book your appointment with Fiona Brennan an experienced, Failte Ireland approved, Local Tour Guide. Fiona will meet you at the Harbour Hotel, beginning with a small group discussion of the History about Galway to set the scene for the walk to come and to get to know you.

You will walk in the footsteps of Galway’s Medieval History telling the stories of:

  • Spanish Arch
  • The Tribes of Galway
  • The Collegiate Church of St Nicholas
  • Lynch’s Window
  • Eyre Square
  • Augustinian Church and many more landmarks
  • Colourful Galway Characters

At the end of this leisurely (approximate 90 minute walk) having had a Taste of Galway you will want to continue this adventure on your own and feast on the delights of exploring this wonderful City with an informed eye. Contact Fiona directly on 087 2903499 or email

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Outdoors Ireland – Sea Kayaking Galway

Explore Galway City & Harbour by Sea Kayak in an unforgettable & unique experience.

Sea kayak through the busy working docks of Galway Harbour, past old fishing boats and stone piers. Savour the sights and sounds of Galway City as you relax in your kayak, amidst the swans and the occasional seal.

Discover local history and legends as you paddle along the coastline, landing on Mutton Island Lighthouse, and taking in fantastic views over Galway City and Salthill, before returning to the hustle and bustle of Galway.

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Wild Atlantic Adventures - Sail In A Galway Hooker

Immerse yourself in tradition by sailing into Ireland’s past on a 120-year-old Galway Hooker “Bláth na hÓige” (Flower of Youth).

A schedule of sailings operate daily in summer from Galway Harbour, 10am, maximum 10 passengers per trip, with individual and group rates available. The trip is 2 hours in duration, sailing out into Galway Bay towards Salthill, with views of the Burren and Galway Coast all the way, before returning to base.

This experience was voted among the 'Top 10 Activities along the Wild Atlantic Way' by National Geographic in 2014 and also featured on the recent ITV documentary 'Wild Ireland' presented by Christine Bleakely.

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