Achill Island or Oileán Acla in Irish, is Ireland’s largest island. Achill Island is located in Co. Mayo and has a population of over 2,600. The island is also home to the highest sea cliffs in Ireland and third highest in Europe at 688 metres. There is a huge variety of accommodation, places to eat and activities available to visitors on the island.
How long is the ferry to Achill?
It takes only 40 minutes to get to from Blacksod Pier to Dugort, Achill or 45 minutes from Dugort, Achill to Inishkea with us!
What’s included in your trip?
- 40 minute crossing to Dugort Pier, Achill from Blacksod Pier.
- 45 minute crossing to Inishkea from Dugort Pier.
- 3-5 hours on the island depending on passenger preferences.
- 1 hour guided tour of Inishkea available in English & Irish.
- Walking map with sites information provided. (Inishkea)
- Special children’s treasure hunt.
Videos of the Inishkea Islands:
- Arrive 15 minutes before trip departure to check in with our crew.
What to bring with you
- Waterproof jacket
- Sun cream & Sun hat
- Extra clothing
- Packed lunch
- Walking shoes
- Swimming gear
- Disposable barbeque
Inishkea Island Trip Itinerary:
Your tour begins at Dugort Pier. Enjoy the experience of the Achill and Belmullet coastline as we head for Inishkea. Your sailing to the island takes you past the picturesque village of Surgeview and the Islands of Blackrock, Duvillian Beag & Mór, Geachta and Léim ar Reithe. Laying just beyond this, Inishkea’s navigation towers and cottages come into view as we make our way to the Island.
Once on the island, you will be given the choice to embark on a guided tour of the island, with an island descendent. You will be swept away on a spellbinding walking tour of the island, where you learn about the rich history of Inishkea and get to visit the school, whaling station, nunnery, cilin, 5th century stone slabs and various monastic sites. Learn about the fascinating stories of the Naomhog, Francoise Henry, St. Kea, the Children of Lir, the dye workshop on Inishkea North and so much more! Your tour finishes with a trek up the Alt Mór, where the Inishkea navigation tower, cliffs and St. Derbhile’s holy well are located.
Once your guided tour is complete, you will have lots of time to enjoy a relaxing lunch, go for a swim or furtherly explore the island! For our little passengers, we offer a exciting treasure hunt filled with puzzles and riddles to be solved! On your return trip, you can avail a refreshing hot drink onboard!