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White River Charters New Visitor Experience on the River Bann is Launched

6th May 2022
River at your leisure... guests on board MV Kingfisher on the River Bann, which is operated by the 75 year old veteran vessel built by Harland & Wolff River at your leisure... guests on board MV Kingfisher on the River Bann, which is operated by the 75 year old veteran vessel built by Harland & Wolff Credit: White River Cruises-twitter

An inaugural voyage of the 'Meander and Dander', a new tourism offering from White River Charters, took place on the river Bann on Tuesday 26th April.

Invited guests and visitors enjoyed the beautiful spring conditions onboard M.V. Kingfisher, a unique 75-year-old wooden motor vessel, built by shipyard Harland and Wolff and beautifully restored by business partners Fiona Bryant and Ian McKnight during the Covid pandemic.

The fully guided heritage journey retraces the voyages of the stone age hunter-gatherers who explored, hunted, and fished the River Bann and tells the fascinating origins story of human settlement in Ireland and how the river and Mountsandel are at its heart.

From the marina in Coleraine, visitors were treated to a slow and gentle cruise downstream into the Bann Estuary Area of Special Science interest (ASSI), where they were rewarded with views of the wonderful estuarine and coastal scenery, ancient sand dunes and various habitats before turning and navigating upstream towards Mountsandel.

More on the Causeway Coast Community website. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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