Join us on a evening trip around Blacksod Bay and pass by the nearby islands, where you will experience the best of the west in just a a few hours, enjoy amazing views of the surrounding islands, colourful sunsets, a bit of fishing and maybe even get the chance to meet some friendly dolphins and seals along the way!
What’s included in your trip?
- 20 minute crossing to destination from Blacksod Pier.
- Chance of spotting dolphins, seals & other marine wildlife.
- Fishing stop on request with gear provided.
- Information provided by onboard tour guide.
- Scenic cruise of Blacksod Bay and nearby islands.
- Toilet facilities available on the boat.
- Fishing rods and gear provided.
Videos of our Sea Thrilling Eco Safari’s
- Arrive 10 minutes before trip departure.
- Let us know when booking your trip if you would like services such as fishing to insure availability.
What to bring with you
- Waterproof jacket
- Sun cream & Sun hat
- Extra clothing
- Packed lunch
- Personal fishing gear
Your Sea Thrilling Eco Safari begins at Blacksod Pier. Enjoy the experience of Blacksod Bay, the most westerly point in Europe! Your onboard tour guide will tell you about your surroundings – including world famous Blacksod Lighthouse, Blacksod Pier & Rare Granite Quarry, Belmullet Town and much more! Soak in the delights that await you and keep your eyes peeled as we pass the best location for spotting Grey Seals & Sea Otters in Blacksod before we continue our journey out the bay.
Our next destination is the picturesque village of Surgeview or Ton na hUltaigh in Irish, home to many legends & folklore stories that your onboard tour guide will share with you! Laying just beyond this are the islands of Geachta, Léim ar Reithe and of course the well-known Inishkea Islands, which were once home to over 300 people. Learn about what life was like as an island and why the islanders left their home in the 1930s.
Afterwards, continue our journey past the Island of Blackrock, which is home to Blackrock Lighthouse, the hardest lighthouse to get to in Ireland & pass the islands of Duvillaun Beag & Mór. Take in the majestic coastline of these beautiful islands surrounded by caves and grassy cliffs, where we will also make a fishing stop for 30 minutes. Have the chance of catching over 36 species of fish, most commonly mackerel, pollack, red gurnard & coley. On return back to Blacksod Pier, we will make our way through the best spot for meeting dolphins & whale including our fishy friend – halfin the dolphin!
This is a sample trip itinerary, book a private tour with us to tailor make your Eco Sea Safari & decide on a particular area of the bay you would like to explore!