River Foyle adventure on the ‘Wee Blue Boat’

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A new boat service has been set up to offer people the chance to explore the River Foyle

The new service was officially launched this week by local company Blue Boat Tours. Blue Boat Tours spokeswoman Julie Bryson said the new service will plug a “gap in the market”.

“The River Foyle and the lough are such a huge resource right here at our feet but they are underused and many people never get the chance to get out on the water. We felt there was a gap in the market for a boat service which could cater for tourists or small groups taking both long and short trips. We think our trips and tours will appeal not only to tourists but to local people – particularly families - as well giving them a new perspective on their city.”

The ‘Wee Blue Boat’ operates 7 days a week departing from the Foyle Marina offering tours of differing durations as well as scheduled children’s pirate trips at weekends. The boat can cater for parties of up to 12 people.