The River Bann, a passage to Lough Neagh and a gateway to the Glens.

Let us take you on a gentle cruise along the picturesque Lower River Bann to discover the rich cultural heritage & native Wildlife of the region. River Bann Tours is the perfect way to connect you to the historical towns and villages along the river, where you can disembark to explore the outstanding local attractions, meet the local people and enjoy delicious food options.

We are delighted to be taking bookings for our Summer 2021 programme! We would love to welcome you and your guests on our 12 seater boat "The Goddess" which can be booked for private tours by contacting: or

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Meet The Goddess

The River Bann is one of Ireland's largest rivers and its name in Irish, An Bhanna, means 'The Goddess'. A Fitting name for the beautifully refurbed & comfortable 12-seater passenger boat which offers guided boat trips on the scenic stretches of the Lower River Bann and Lough Neagh.

Hop on board River Bann Tours's 45 minute cruise from Newferry and on to Lough Beg! Along the way, you may catch sight of water sports enthusiasts as they canoe, paddleboard and water ski on this section of the river. Maybe you'll see the famed Whooping Swans and a range of other birdlife that enjoy the tranquil environment along this picturesque section of the River Bann? With so many picturesque surroundings, this is the perfect sailing for you!

We will be running trips from Newferry 12-4 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday! (Allowing mixed groups with reduced numbers to allow for safe social distancing)

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Public Tour

River Bann Tours Newferry Tour

Newferry to Church Island

Starting and finishing at Newferry

45 minutes

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Private Tours

River Bann Tours the Wee Lough Tour

A trip to the 'Wee Lough'

Starting and finishing at Portglenone Marina

90 minutes

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River Bann Tours the Wee Lough Tour

Lock to Lough Experience

Starting and finishing at Toome Canal Jetty

60 minutes

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