We operate fast (50 minute) passenger ferries from Dingle Marina to the Great Blasket Island. Watch out for Fungie the dolphin at the entrance to Dingle Harbour, then sit back and soak in the scenery as you round Slea Head and approach the Blasket Island.
The island, evacuated in 1953, was home to many famous Irish writers including Peig Sayers. Walk the 1100 acres of unspoilt largely mountainous terrain, relax on the beautiful beach or explore the abandoned village and the fascinating cultural and literary history of the island.
Enjoy a fascinating 3 1/2 hour guided tour of the Blasket islands aboard our 70 passenger Eco Tour Boat. Soak in the magnificent scenery of Inisvickillane (look out for the herd of Red deer), Inisnabro (Cathedral rocks) and the Great Blasket Island.
Cruise among the seals, puffins, gannets and other seabirds of the outer islands while keeping watch for whales, dolphins and porpoises. The tour also includes a stopover on the Great Blasket Island in April, May, June & September adding 1 hour to the tour. Make sure to bring your camera!
Come fish the waters around the most westerly islands in Europe with Skippers that have spent a lifetime at sea. Whether you are a novice fisherman or an experienced angler, you can experience the thrills of deep-sea fishing in Dingle Bay on board our fully licensed and equipped angling boats. Weekly charters including accommodation and airport pick-up can be arranged.
Our trips range from: 2 hours - great for adults, kids or anyone who feels the need to get on the water and have some fun (tackle included). 4 hours - a serious fishing experience. Travel further, fish more marks and catch a greater variety of species and bigger fish (tackle included). 8 hours - The ultimate fishing charter. Fishing around the Blasket islands. Top class fishing surrounded by spectacular scenery.
History of "Fungie": In 1984, Paddy Ferriter, the Dingle Harbour lighthouse keeper, first began watching a lone wild dolphin escort the town's fishing boats to and from port. By August of that year, local Ministry of Marine manager Kevin Flannery was able to officially record the dolphin as a "permanent" resident of the entrance channel and self-appointed "pilot" of the fleet.
"Fungie's" Playground: He normally plays in a small area from the middle of the harbour out to the Lighthouse, however when salmon are running he may hunt them further out into Dingle Bay. He regularly escorts boats entering and leaving the harbour and loves to play with small boats/ribs and sailing dinghies.Tours depart from Dingle Yacht Marina daily weather permitting and last approx. one hour. Guaranteed sighting or full refund!
Enjoy a fun and informative two and a half hour guided tour along the coast past Slea Head, the Great Blasket Island and Beginis Island.
Observe the Grey Seal colony around the islands and listen to the guide sweeping through the history and folklore of the unique society that was formed on the Blasket islands.Tours depart from Dingle Yacht Marina from April to September. Private Charter only. 72 passenger boat; 12 passenger boat .
Hire one of our 12 passenger boats with Skipper to create your own custom boat trip. Meet "Fungie" the dolphin, take a picnic to enjoy in the shadow of soaring cliffs. You choose what you want to do. Throughout the trip your Skipper will tell you about the sights and be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Larger boats are available to cater for School Tours, Wedding Parties, Stag and Hen Parties.
Relish the delights of a short boat cruise of Dingle Bay with an enlightening commentary on local history and look out for Fungie, the local celebrity dolphin. The Harbour Cruise is a guided tour, takes about 1 hour and it operates with 70 passenger covered boats. As you cruise around the harbour and into the bay learn about the local maritime history, the era of the landlords, the Great Famine and Dingle's historical connections to Spain and France.
Listen to our guides as they alternate between facts and folklore of a modern generation to times long past. From Lord Ventry and a lost fishing village, to French queen Marie Antoinette and hidden passageways, this tour is sure to surprise and delight all onboard. Don't forget to look out for "Fungie" our resident dolphin at the entrance to the harbour. We normally spend around 10 minutes in his company.
Experience the thrill of a speedboat ride around the Blasket islands onboard our newly commissioned 12.5m RIB. Explore hidden coves and sea caves as you travel through the domain of the seals, dolphins, whales and puffins.
The RIB “M/V Freedom” is designed for passenger comfort and safety with individual jockey seats for 12 passengers and an onboard toilet.