The water is the perfect way to see Kerry. There are so many options for cruises throughout the coastline. With so many choices it has never been easier to #KeepDiscovering Kerry’s coast!
From age 3 to 93 the Seafari cruise boat trips have something of interest for everyone. A comprehensive commentary given by the captain and guides who have a wealth of information ensures that there is not a dull moment on the cruise. The seal “rookery” is, without doubt, the major attraction on the cruise and Seafari prides itself on being the most seal friendly eco-cruise in Europe.
Star Of Kenmare Cruise-
Jump on board ‘The Star of Kenmare’ Wildlife Cruise and explore the magic that Kenmare Bay has to offer. The highlights of this 1-hour cruise include the beautiful Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas, castles, birdlife and seals. You may also get lucky and catch a glimpse of the White-Tailed Eagle and dolphins are known to pay us a visit on occasion. Daily Sailings run throughout the season.
Skelligs & South Kerry
Kerry Aqua Terra –
Explore the Ring of Kerry’s stunning landscape and coastline through Kerry Aqua Terra’s Adventure by Land & Sea custom-built, wheelchair-accessible passenger boat for a memorable tour experience on the Skellig Coast. They have many different offerings for boat tours, The Skellig Coast’s Church Island 1hr Tour, Valentia Harbour 1.5 hr Tour, Pirates of Dingle Bay Cruise 1.5hrs or Winter Dark Skies Cruise 1.5hrs. If you want to avoid the crowds they also have their Private Boat Charter which lasts 3hrs.
Skellig Michael Cruises-
Skellig Michael Cruises offer two types of boat tours to the Skellig Islands. Choose between a Skellig Islands Tour which goes around both islands and a Skellig Michael Landing Tour where you get off the boat and climb to the Monastery and can explore Skellig Michael and its wildlife.
Casey’s Skellig Islands Tours-
On the Skellig Michael Landing Tour, you not only cruise around the coastline but can also get off the boat and step onto the island. With the Skellig Michael Eco Tour, you stay on the boat as it goes around both the Skellig Islands getting right up close to see the historic sites and wildlife on Skellig Michael and the gannet colony on Little Skelligs.
Skellig Boat is a family run business operated by Dan and Donal McCrohan who between them have a combined experience of over 60yrs operating landing trips to Skellig Michael. They offer two different trips. The Landing trip where you get to land on Skellig Michael, retrace the Monks footprints and visit the monastery on Skellig Michael and the Eco tour which is more suitable to younger and older ages which circles both Skellig Michael and Little Skellig.
Skellig Coast Discovery-
On this sea cruise, you will uncover the history, fascinating places, stories, folklore and wildlife that the Skellig Coast has to offer. Learn about the first settlers to the area, mythical islands, and the monks of Skellig just to name a few. Your voyage is a unique insight into the amazing place we call ‘Skellig Coast’!
Dingle Boat Tours –
Located at the Yacht Marina in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Dingle Boat Tours provide a wide range of boat trips for visitors to enjoy our beautiful coastline and islands. These include: Sea Angling, Blasket Islands Sea Life RIB Tour, Dingle Harbour Tours, Blasket Island Eco tours, Blasket Island ferries and Private Charters.
The Great Blasket Island Experience –
The Great Blasket Island Experience is a speedboat Eco Tour that departs Dingle Marina, touring the beautiful Peninsula coastline to the Great Blasket Island. Included is a highly recommended landing on the Great Blasket Island for 3.5 hours. Experiencing fresh Atlantic sea air, breathtaking views, staggering cliffs and wildlife that is native to the Dingle shores. This sea cruise is approximately a 6 hour round trip.
Dingle Sea Safari Rib Experience –
This unique Dingle Boat tour takes in the breathtaking majestic coastline of Dingle Bay, the caves and the cliffs all the way to the Great Blasket Islands! Get an up-close view of the Great Blasket Island, see the rock formations, seals, caves. Soak in the delights that await you and keep an eye out for the many marine mammals and birds that may greet you as you go. You may privately hire the rib and decide on a particular area of the bay you would like to explore! The average duration for this tour is 2.5-3 hours.
Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours-
Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours offer three different packages for boat tours. They consist of the All Day Tour, the Morning Tour and the Afternoon Tour. For those wanting to go onto the Great Blasket Island the All Day tour departs from Ventry on the Morning tour, land on Great Blasket Island at 11 am; and get picked up from Great Blasket at 2 pm to continue on the Afternoon Marine Eco Tour, arriving back at Ventry at approx 5 pm. However, if you don’t want to visit the island you can pick the Morning or Afternoon tour and stay on the boat for the duration.
Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours-
Dingle Dolphin Boat tours have 4 different packages to suit everyone’s needs. Their Dingle Dolphin Blasket Adventures tour is a 2.5 to 3 hour tour on their covered boat around the Dingle bay, the Blasket Islands and Skellig. Their Dingle Harbour Cruise is an hour long cruise around the harbour learning about the history of the area. The Mini Eco Tour lasts about 2 hours and will give you a tour of dingle bay and all the wildlife that resides there. You can also hire their boat for an hour private tour of Dingle bay the surrounding areas.
This is not an exhaustive list of all the great sea cruise options in Kerry, there are plenty of options available for you to see the Kerry coastline in whatever style suits best.
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