The Bellavista Hotel and Self Catering Suites has a fleet of 6 Self Drive Boats in our fleet consisting of 5 x Warrior 175 /170 boats and a new Raider 18 which was added to our fleet in 2011. The boats were carefully selected as one of the safest and optimally designed boats for the inshore sea angler. Our boats are swift and make sure that you can get the most out of your fishing time in the harbour.
There is an Icom VHF radio with DSC and Lowrance fish finder / G.P.S. on each boat so that you should have all that you need for a safe and successful trip. Each boat can fish up to maximum of four with a varying seating plan. Our newest boats come with a single swivel seat for the driver to maximise space for fishing.
Each boat has undergone an RNLI sea check and is equipped with two anchors, boat hook, warps, fenders, VHF with DSC, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, navigation lights and features an electric bilge pump or self draining cockpit with additional bailer. We also have our own safety boat on standby in case you should get into any difficulty and have emergency procedures conveniently located beside the VHF so that you can handle any situation. The wearing of life jackets is not just a stipulation of the hotel but also a legal requirement in Ireland so we must insist they be worn at all times
Each boat will be refueled at the end of each day by the staff at the Bellavista hotel. The cost of refueling varies with the price of petrol but feel free to ask us for our most up to date price on booking (knowing that this is subject to change). It is your responsibility to ensure that your boat is fully fuelled before a member of staff leaves you for the day, after that it is assumed to be accepted by both renters and staff that the tanks were full.