Boat Trips and Sea Angling
No visit to Connemara would be complete without a visit to Killary Fjord. The nine-mile-long inlet boasts some of the finest scenery in the West of Ireland, and because of its sheltered nature, its waters are always calm.
The purpose-built cruise ship run by Killary Cruises, which can accommodate up to 150 passengers, has been designed to offer the maximum of comfort and safety to the guests, and also to offer them uninterrupted views of the spectacular scenery which makes Killary Harbour such a unique place to visit.
Inis Bo Finne (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles (10km) off the Northwest coast of Connemara, and measures five miles by three. The island is renowned for its magnificent scenery, its historical and archaeological features, its rare flora and an abundance of wildlife. The main activities on the island today are tourism, farming and fishing. There are several safe sandy beaches strewn with shells, and its crystal-clear waters make swimming, snorkelling and diving a joy.
Cleggan is the point of departure for the daily sailings with the "Island Discovery" ferry, which take only 30 minutes. The ferry is owned and operated by the third Island sea faring Concannon family – who are happy to assure a warm and friendly welcome on board the “Island Discovery”.
* Over 66+ can travel free with their travel pass
Discover the local history and culture and the heritage of the sea and country life aboard Ireland's only glass-bottomed boat. The tour takes you along the shores of Connemara with guaranteed views of a large variety of sea birds, and perhaps a seal or two! The tickets for the 1-hour trip are available at the Ocean & Country Museum at Derryinver, and at Avoca Handweavers at Letterfrack Pier. Also available are 2½-hour sea-angling trips suitable for the whole family. Telephone +353 (0)95 43473 for more information.
A family-friendly experience with on-board cooking, fridge and toilet facilites. All Life-Jackets, Rods & Tackle are supplied for 12 passengers. Sea Angling: Whether you are a novice fisherman or an experienced angler, you can experienece the thrills of Deep-Sea fishing in the clear waters off Connemara, and beyond.
Island Eco Tours: Enjoy a leisurely Cruise or wander around the Islands in search of Flora & Fauna, Seals, Gannets, Seabirds etc. Keep a watchful eye for Dolphins and Porpoises. Telephone +353 (0)87 0929188 for more information.
A spacious, stable and exceedingly safe 2010 catamaran, specialising in Island tours showing castles, ancient religious remains, plus towering cliffs and caves. The Brazen Hussey will take parties out to see the colonies of Puffins and Gannets. Encounter mammals such as Seal, Dolphin, Porpoise and occasional Whales, plus Basking sharks and Sunfish.
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