River-based events and boat tours over course of festival

Clipper boat tours
Clipper boat tours

Local people are being urged to take part in a range of water based activities during the Maritime Festival.

Festivals and Events Manager with Derry & Strabane Council, Jacqueline Whoriskey, said: “There has been so much interest in our programme that all the places were snapped up for our Clipper 70 Experience, with high demand for the tours on the Clipper Race yachts. But with plenty more activities on offer I would advise people to check out the full festival programme for important information on times for all our other events, and to book activities early at www.foylemaritimefestival.com”

Free Clipper Open Boat Tours will take place on July 13 to 15. There will also be free tours onboard the 1929 Phoenix Tall Ship from McFarland Quay on July 14, 12pm to 5pm; July 15, 12pm to 8pm; July 16, 10am to 5pm and July 17, 10am to 5pm. The Dragon Boat Race takes place on Sunday July 10, with Canoe River Tours on Wednesday July 13, Live Water Displays over the weekend of 15 to 17.