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ABOUT US – FAMILY RUN BUSINESS

Belmullet Boat Charters is run by the Lavelle family for over 20 years. We specialise in trips to the Inishkea Islands, being direct descendants of the last islanders to live on Inishkea North ourselves!

INISHKEA island FERRY & GUIDED TOUR

Blacksod to Inishkea – Daily Trips

Experience the breathtaking views, crystal clear waters and sandy beaches that make Inishkea an irresistible place to visit. Embark on a guided tour from an island descendent where you will learn about the rich history of Inishkea and explore 5th century monasteries, stone slabs, whaling station, 19th century village and spectacular sea cliffs! So sail with us for unforgettable trip to one of Ireland’s most beautiful hidden gems!

View all our trips & tours – DEpart from Blacksod


inishkea island ferry & tour

Departure from Blacksod Pier to Inishkea Island.

Experience the breathtaking views, crystal clear waters and sandy beaches that make Inishkea an irresistible place to visit.

  • Embark on a free guided tour – learn about the rich history of Inishkea and explore some of the islands hidden gems such as celtic slabs, king’s house, whaling station, 5th century monasteries & much more!
  • Afterwards have lots of time to enjoy a relaxing lunch on the beach, furtherly explore the island or take a dip in the crystal clear waters.
  • Have the chance to meet some friendly dolphins, sharks, seals & whales.

Inishkea cATCH & COOK TRip

Departure from Blacksod Pier to Inishkea Island.

Enjoy the best of both worlds – A unforgettable trip to the breathtaking Inishkea Islands with a 30 minute fishing stop before arrival on the island.

  • Enjoy a 30 minute fishing stop before arrival on the Inishkea
  • Embark on a free guided tour – learn about the rich history of Inishkea and explore some of the islands hidden gems such as celtic slabs, king’s house, whaling station, 5th century monasteries & much more!
  • Afterwards have lots of time to enjoy a relaxing lunch on the beach, furtherly explore the island or take a dip in the crystal clear waters.
  • Have the chance to meet some friendly dolphins, sharks, seals & whales.

blacksod eco sea thrilling SAFARI

Departure from Blacksod Pier.

Join us on a sea thrilling eco safari trip, where you will experience the best of the west in just a few hours.

  • Take in amazing views of the surrounding islands with colourful sunsets
  • Enjoy a 30 minute fishing stop in the views of caves & grassy cliffs!
  • Have the chance to meet some friendly dolphins, sharks, seals & whales.
  • Learn about your surroundings including world famous Blacksod & Blackrock Lighthouses, Rare Granite Quarry, Inishkea Islands & much more! Customise your trip when booking a private tour!

View all our trips & tours – DEpart from Achill


AChill – Blacksod FErry

Departure from Dugort, Achill Island to Blacksod Pier.

Visit Blacksod – The Most Westerly Point in Europe. Enjoy a scenic crossing and your onboard tour guide will keep you informed of your surroundings.

  • Take a guided tour of the World Famous Blacksod Lighthouse (Book Online) & Visit the Blacksod Memorial Garden.
  • Enjoy a hot drink in the Mol Cafe, Grab a bite to eat at McGrills or Check out Úna’s Pub – all located within 2 minutes walk from the Pier.
  • Cycle or Walk the St. Derbhile’s Loop – where you will visit St. Derbhile’s Twist, Holy Well & St. Derbhile’s 7th Century Church & Grave.
  • Afterwards have lots of time to enjoy a relaxing lunch by the beach or take a dip in the Blacksod Bay.

AChill sea SAFARI & coastline tour

Departure from Dugort, Achill Island.

Embark on a sea thrilling sea safari to Ireland’s highest sea cliffs at 688 metres – three times higher than the cliffs of moher!

  • Visit the stunning Croaghaun Cliffs – Ireland’s highest sea cliffs and the 3rd highest sea cliffs in Europe!
  • Take in amazing views of the surrounding islands and have the chance to meet some friendly dolphins, sharks, seals & whales.
  • Learn about your surroundings with your onboard tour guide – including world famous Blacksod & Blackrock Lighthouses, the , Inishkea Islands & much more! Customise your trip when booking a private tour!

blacksod – Achill Ferry

Departure from Blacksod Pier to Dugort, Achill Island.

Explore Achill Island – Ireland’s Largest Island. The Most Westerly Point in Europe. Enjoy a scenic crossing and your onboard tour guide will keep you informed of your surroundings.

  • Embark on the Woodland Faerie Trail (Book Online) a magical woodland Faerie Trail or the Valley Loop Walk.
  • Dine in Achill with a wide range of restaurants & cafes in the locality.
  • Bring your bike onboard & Discover Slievemore Deserted Village & the Achill Experience Aquarium (20min cycle).
  • Afterwards chill by the beach or take a dip in Achill Islands, beautiful turquoise waters.

sea angling Trips

Embark on a fishing trip for beginners or experienced with the chance of catching over 36 species such as cod, pollack, ling, wrasse, gurnard and mackerel with us. Sea Angling is great way to spend a day with friends or family with us! Fishing rods and one set of gear is supplied to each passenger onboard. This can also be done as part of a combination trip to the Inishkea Islands.

diving trips

Dive the Islands off the coast of Belmullet where sponges, walls of jewel anemones and shoals of fish are seen on almost every dive. During your surface interval we will visit the famous Inishkea Islands, where you can enjoy your lunch and explore the island, before embarking on your second dive of the day.

marine services

From vessel recovery and anchor manufacturing to cargo transportation, we offer a huge range of marine services. Contact us with your enquiry and we will do our best to help! To view some of our most exciting past projects click the link here.

INishkea Island – CAtch & Cook trip

Watch RTÉ No Place Like Home Season 1 Episode 1 – Featuring the Famous Kathryn Thomas check out our Inishkea Island Catch & Cook Trip!

If you can’t find the trip your looking for, contact us to arrange your custom or private trip and we will do our best to provide you the excellent solution.

Our Reviews

What our passengers say…..

‘Planning next year’s visit with our extended families’

★★★★★

Our trip to Inishkea was absolutely amazing. An item on our bucket list and it delivered spades. Myself and my 2 friends thoroughly enjoyed our day. The boat trip was an absolute pleasure in the capable hands of Sean ably assisted by his daughter Kea and son Josh. Kea is a wonderful tour guide with a wealth of knowledge about the islands. It is clear she is passionate about her heritage. Parents and grandparents take a bow. Lovely to see this in somebody so young. Her sense and pride of her home place is wonderful to witness. She has a way with people. We are already planning next year’s visit with our extended families. Many thanks Margaret, Claire and Myra

Inishkea has to be one of the most beautiful places in Ireland

★★★★★

Couldn’t recommend this trip highly enough. Inishkea has to be one of the most beautiful places in Ireland and has a compelling history too. Sean and his lovely children were fantastic guides and great company. They made our child with additional needs feel like a King. Sean gave him a captain’s hat, let him sit in the captain’s chair and convinced him he was crew. We will be hearing about it for months! A wonderful experience for us all. We can’t thank you enough. Brenda & Family

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Spring 2022 – Special Announcements

Special Announcements in Spring 2022 ONLINE BOOKING IS BACK Planning your next adventure? Visit the Inishkea Islands with us! Geocaches on the Inishkea Islands. NEW FOR 2022 Geocaching fan? There are currently three geocaches to be found on the Inishkea Islands. Two of these have been created by the Belmullet Boat Charters team!

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