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“Lough Neagh’s Stories” and “The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage Heritage Centre and Tearoom” Toomebridge

“Toome Bay Afternoon Tea Package” in association with The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage Heritage Centre and Tearoom, Toomebridge!

Enjoy a leisurely four hour round trip from Ballyronan Marina to Toomebridge. Unwind and recharge your batteries en route, as you savour the refreshing sights and sounds of Lough Neagh.


Travel up tranquil and picturesque Toome Canal and through the Lock, to the pier outside The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage, where the staff will await you with a warm old-fashioned welcome, their best china, and a feast of delectable homemade goodies, in a delicious afternoon tea. Indulge your eyes, your taste buds, your chat, your laughter, before contentedly sailing back to Ballyronan, with full bellies and warm-hearted, golden memories.                                                                       


*Subject to minimum numbers being met.

*£60 per person. Mixed groups. Tour participants in mixed groups are requested to please wear masks. 



Leaving Ballyronan Marina at 12 noon.

Arriving at The Lock-Keeper’s Cottage Heritage Centre and Tearoom, Toomebridge, at 1:30pm.

Arriving back at Ballyronan Marina at 4pm.

How long?

Approximately 4 hours trip on the water / 15mins safe boarding and health and safety matters / 15 mins safe mooring / disembarking


30th September 2021
14th October 2021

This tour can be booked to suit your schedule provided it does not clash with existing bookings. Please contact for more details.



  • Those interested in or in need of intimate, quality, memorable family / bubble experiences.

  • Families / bubbles interested in the natural environment, ecology and sustainability.

  • Families / bubbles interested in educational experiences.

  • Families / bubbles interested in or in need of relaxation or ‘time out’.

  • Families / bubbles interested in heritage and cultural experiences.

  • Families / bubbles interested in supporting and sustaining rural workers and their way of life.

  • Families / bubbles interested in rural tourism.

  • Families / bubbles interested in community stories and community endeavours.

  • Families / bubbles who appreciate the outdoors.  

  • Families / bubbles interested in history, especially Irish history. 

  • Families / bubbles interested in good food, knowing where their food comes from, and eating healthily.

  • Families / bubbles interested in fishing.

  • Families / bubbles interested in canals.  

  • Families / bubbles who are open-minded explorers!

Terms and conditions for all boat trips.

  • Obviously, boat trips are weather-permitting. We always monitor weather conditions and forecast in advance, and have contingency plans in place, including amending timings and routes to suit weather conditions, to enable us to proceed with the booking if at all possible. In the highly unlikely event of LNS being unable to proceed with the booking for any other reason, a full refund will, of course, be provided to customers (within seven days). 

  • Unfortunately, it will not be possible to issue a refund if a customer cancels a booking with less than forty-eight hours’ notice.

  • Please come suitably prepared: Health and Safety

  • Even on a perfectly still, calm summer’s day on land, there can often be cold wind-chill and wave on the Lough.  It is essential that tour participants come equipped with flat footwear, and warm, waterproof and windproof clothing - even a little blanket for over their legs. They should also enjoy a moderate level of good physical health.

  • These proposals do NOT take account of 1m social distancing. Tour participants in mixed groups will be required to wear masks - even Halloween ones.

  • Unfortunately, these tours would not be suitable for wheelchair users. 

  • We thank you for your understanding and support with these important health and safety matters.

Book the Cruise

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If we have not scheduled tours for a specific date, please use the contact form below to enquire about additional dates or Private Charters.

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