If you fancy sailing away for a quick weekend, check out the great selection of short cruises on offer this summer courtesy of Carlingford Lough Cruises.
They recently launched a programme of impressive Tasting Cruises, with plenty to tempt land-lubbers onto the water over the next few months.
Symphonia Gin and Woodlab Distillery are the stars of their dedicated Gin Cruises throughout July and August, which include a welcome cocktail, tutored tastings, live music and more, set against the constantly evolving views of the Mourne Mountains and the Cooley Peninsula.
Other planned tours this summer feature wine and cheese pairings, partnerships with local craft breweries, and the always popular Oysters and Guinness Cruise.
Departing from either Greenore, Co Louth, or Greencastle Co Down, detailed schedules can be found at carlingfordloughcruises.com