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Water Sports in Galway at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel
No Booking Fees on That's right, we don't charge any booking fees or deposit (except for our prepaid rates) When you book direct, you pay on departure. Why Book Anywhere Else?

Water Activities

Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland. Tel : 00353 (0) 90 9630400 Email :

Watermark Ski Club
Watermark Ski Club is located just north of the bridge at Portumna on the river Shannon. Our base is the "Tubal", a 45ft long ship, built in 1942, which was used in WWII to refuel seaplanes. Now she is equipped with a changing room, toilet, galley, main saloon, pro shop and a Ski platform. For more details please click here to visit our website.

Boat Trips
If you are lucky enough to find yourself cruising the waterways, why not take a trip on the majestic River Suck, a tributary of the River Shannon which flows through the town Ballinasloe and the Carlton Shearwater Hotel is the ideal spot to stop off for Live Music and Great Food and Sheer Luxury. Just 25mins from the Carlton Shearwater hotel is the riverside town of Banagher, home to Silver line Cruisers, click here for information.

Or if you are visiting the peaceful town of Portumna, just 35 mins from Ballinasloe and The Carlton Shearwater Hotel why not enjoy the delights of Lough Derg, one of Ireland’s finest lakes. Portumna is also the home of Emerald Star the world renowned boating company.

Located just 5 minutes from the Carlton Shearwater Hotel & Cspa, UpRiver Kayaktivity runs its half-day, full-day, family and corporate events programme. is the first company to bring the Zorbing experience to County Galway.

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Key hotel features
Check-in Time 15.00
Check-out Time 12.00
No. of Beds 104
Spa Yes
What guest say...
Thank you for our fantastic stay!
Thank you to the management and staff for our fabulous weekend. The staff were most courteous and friendly, the food was excellent and everything ...