From Lusty Beg you can take the chain ferry to Boa Island to visit the Caldragh Burial grounds and see the famous carved stone statues. The 16th century castle; once owned by a founder of Belleek Pottery is now a ruin surrounded by forest, a sanctuary for wild birds and deer.
Lough Erne flows from Belturbet to Belleek and centres on the island town of Enniskillen.
Lower Lough Erne lies to the north of Enniskillen and Upper Lough Erne lies south of the town.
The Shannon-Erne Waterway joins the Upper Lough and connects the Erne to the River Shannon in Southern Ireland.
Manor House Marine and Cottages is based in the heart of Lower Lough Erne, approximately 1 ½ cruising hours from Enniskillen.
There are lots of restaurants and activity centres on the Lough shore and on some of the many islands scattered throughout the waterway.
For those who hire a boat you will find many moorings on the islands and ashore where you can stay overnight and the majority of these moorings are free of charge.
Unlike the Shannon and the Erne-Shannon canal, the Erne is virtually free of lock gates.
The Erne has only one lock which rarely has to be used making it a hassle free cruising paradise.
Passage at Portora is free, passage in the Erne-Shannon lock is by means of a pre-paid smartcard and passage through the locks in the Shannon is by payment to the lock keeper.
For further information on the locks see Island: There are two jetties at opposite ends of the island; popular with powerboat owners, jet and water skiers.
Large private marina and caravan park with limited mooring space available. Castle Archdale Country Park is a conservation area and includes a nature trail, butterfly gardens and wild flower meadows.