Park Lodge Hotel

Local Activities

Cruises, Water Sports & Fishing

Sea Fishing


Max and Kevin run and operate two fishing boats on the famed Galway Bay. Where one can fish for species such as cod, shark, ray, ling and much more. They can cater for the individual or groups up to 14 persons. They operate from approximately 9am to roughly 5.30 to 6pm depending on tides. Evening charters also available.

Spiddal Angling School


Have been too afraid to try angling? No need at Spiddal angling school, you'll be an expert in no time… Guided fishing trips can be arranged along with walking tours from this centre.


There are many fine beaches nearby. Spiddal itself has three beaches (known locally as the prom, the sean céibh (nun's beach) and the pier. During the summer months the prom and the pier have a life guard on duty.

A little further west of Spiddal there is a sandy beach known as Trá Sailín but this does not have a life guard on duty. Continuing along the coast (approximately, 3 miles from Spiddal) you will reach Trá Mór which currently boasts a blue flag and life guard.

In Carraroe approximately 20 miles west there is an unique beach, Coral Beach, which is covered with fire coral.

Travelling east of the Park Lodge Hotel, there are also beaches in Furbo, Bearna and of course Sathill to name but a few in the area.

Swimming Pools


Leisureland, in Sathill is an award winning centre with a 25 metre swimming pool, kiddies pool with a pirate ship and a thrilling 65 meter water slide. During the summer months they also have a Perks Amusement Park.

Kingfisher NUIG


This 25 meter, 6 lane swimming pool is located on the grounds of the National University of Ireland, Galway and is opened to the public daily from 2 – 4pm.

Rusheen Bay Windsurfing


Why not try windsurfing just six miles from the Park Lodge Hotel. Rusheen Bay is an enclosed Bay perfect for beginners with calm waters and prevailing cross winds. Other activates include kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

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Killary Cruises


Explore Ireland's only fjord on board the Connemara Lady, an all weather luxury cruise ship. Sailing departs from Leeane. See website for details.

Connemara Ocean and Country Seaside Visitor Centre

Has Ireland's only glass bottom tour boat where one can see and majestic marine life off north connemara. The centre also has a museum which houses over two hundred and fifty displays. Working tours are also done from the centre.

Corrib Princess


Explore the corrib river and lake on the luxurious all weather Corrib Princess from woodquay only 5 minutes from city centre. An enjoyable stress free way to pass an afternoon.

Corrib Cruises


All aboard the Isle of Inisfree which departs Ougherard and Cong. There are several types of tours exploring the north section of the Lough. The cruise which visits the monastic site of inchagcoil island and onward to Ashford Castle is my personal favourite.