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Enterprise 1/ Swilly Explorer

Skipper: Niall Doherty and Angela Crerand

Location: Rathmullan Charters, Rathmullan Co. Donegal

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Enterprise 1

The enterprise a "38ft Aquastar", has a 225 hp John deere engine, with a max speed of 18 knots. The Enterprise 1 has a full range of JRC electronics, it has full safety equipment, and comprises of a galley, toilet facilities and seating.The Enterprise 1 is licenced by the department of marine to carry 12 passengers and 2 crew. There is also tea/coffee and light refreshments available.

Rathmullan Charters specialize in Wreck, Reef, Tope and Shark Fishing. We also provide Sight seeing & Corporate Trips, Evening Fishing Trips & Cruises

"Swilly Explorer"

New to 2005 the interceptor 42 motor cruiser has a Scania 500 hp engine, with a maximum speed of 24 knots.

The cabin is Spacious and luxurious, and comprises of a galley, toilet and leads onto a large aft deck space.

The Swilly Explorer has state of the art Furuno electronics and all up to date safety equipment.

It is licenced by the department of marine to carry up to 12 passengers and 2 crew.



Rathmullan Charters specialize in Wreck, Reef, Tope and Shark Fishing.

Over 30 species of sea fish are available in the Lough Swilly area. General fishing produces excellent catches of pollock, coalfish, cod, haddock, whiting and thornback ray. Lough Swilly is famous for the hard fighting tope which run the lough from May and average 30-40 lbs

Many 1st and 2nd world war wrecks lie just offshore from Rathmullan the nearest being the "Lavrentic" in 120ft of water. Pollock, ling, coalfish and congar are plentiful here with a real chance of specimen sized fish.

Blue shark appear in good numbers around the end of August and provide exciting sport.


Enterprise 1/ Swilly Explorer


 Rathmullan House
Rathmullan House are the Country House of the Year 2007 award-winners for Georgina Campbell's Ireland - The Guide, one of Ireland's leading food and travel guides. Placed in The Bridgestone Guides 100 Best Restaurants In Ireland 2007 and 100 Best Places To Stay In Ireland 2007. A 4 star Georgian Country House Hotel, members of Ireland leading Blue Book, with a seaside setting on the inlet of Lough Swilly inRathmullan, Co. Donegal.


Rathmullan House
County Donegal
Tel                +353 ...       
E Mail Web



Bed and breakfast: (all within walking distance of boats)

Kinnegar View
Kinnegar rd,
(prop. Mrs V. Matthewson)
Tel:                074-9158385        .


Mrs Hanna Birney
The Knoll,
Rathmullan Tel:                074-9158241        


Mrs Eileen Gallagher
Pier rd,
Tel                074-9158171        .



Prices for the B+B's range from 25 to 35 euros per night


There are a number of pubs and restaurants in Rathmullan, which provide excellent food at reasonable prices.


We would be happy to arrange your accommodation if required.




Deposit on booking



Lough Swilly is a sheltered sea lough stretching from its mouth at fanad head, inland some 20 miles to Letterkenny. A British navel base during both the world wars, Lough Swilly has a long and interesting history.

It is in this magnificent setting that we provide a variety of lough tours from sightseeing and historical tours to bird and seal watching and relaxing evening cruises.

You will visit the site of "The Flight of the Earls" Dunree, Fanad head lighthouse, Knockalla caves and Macamish fort and enjoy the spectacular scenery that is "Lough Swilly"

We also offer day trips to Tory island, a unique offshore island with some rare bird life and great views of the mainland

We want your trip to be a memorable one and we will be happy to cater for your particular requirements.


Licence Registration:

Enterprise I
38' Aquastar. 225HP

Skipper: Neil Doherty

Licence: 858 Expires: March 2010
Base: Rathmullan Operational area: Up to 20 miles out of base.

Notes: NWCSA member. Reef, wreck, tope and general inshore fishing.

Address: Rathmullan Angling Charters, Rathmullen, Co. Donegal.
Tel: +353 (0)87 2480132 or +353 (0)87 0507464
Email: Web:

Swilly Explorer
Interceptor 42'. 500HP

Skipper: Angela Cerrand

Licence: 1076 Expires: March 2010
Base: Rathmullen Operational area: Up to 30 miles out of base.

Notes: As for Enterprise I.



From 400 euro

General fishing
including inshore wreck: From 400 euro per day
Offshore wreck: From 450 euro per day
Individuals: From 50 euro per day
Rod/reel hire: From 10 euro per day
Minibus available for Airport or ferry pick-up
Full day charter: From 400 euro per day

Sightseeing trips
(approx two and half hours) From 20 euro per person

Tory Island
day trips: From 50 euro per person


Contact Details:



Angela / Niall



087 2480132 / 087 0507464



Niall 087 0507464



rathmullancharters [at] eircom [dot] net



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