Day trip

Cork: Cape Clear Island Tour

Cork: Cape Clear Island Tour

From US$ 27.05 per person

Take a return ferry journey across Roaring Water Bay on the Cork coastline and visit remote Cape Clear Island. Experience this Gaeltacht island’s culture and life of old.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Visit Cape Clear Island - Ireland’s most southerly inhabited island
  • See Cape Clear Heritage, Ancient Standing Stones, Napoleonic Tower, Dún an Óir Castle and the 12th Century Church
  • Experience the islanders' traditional culture
  • Spot wildlife including whales, dolphins, and migrating birds
  • Enjoy the coastal scenery, wild-flower hillsides and dramatic high cliffs
Full description
Take the ferry from Baltimore or Schull Harbour and cross the beautiful waters of Roaring Water Bay. Feel the fresh sea air against your face on a spectacular journey through some of Carbery’s Hundred Isles, some of which are inhabited. Scan the spectacular scenery and look out for whales and dolphins. Cape Clear or Cléire is the largest of these Islands and lies 6 miles from the mainland along the Wild Atlantic Way. With a population of 130 people, Cape Clear is Ireland’s most southerly inhabited island and is one of the few Gaeltacht speaking (Irish speaking) islands in the country. Arrive in the wonderful north harbor on Cape Clear Island and take a shuttle bus to Cape Clear heritage center. There, explore the history of the island and the interactive display about Fastnet Rock. This wild and romantic Island offers visitors an insight into a way of life that has long since disappeared from most of Ireland. Spend some free time exploring Cape Clear. Wander the walking trails, enjoy the spectacular lookout points and spot the 159-feet tall Fastnet Rock Lighthouse in the distance. Enjoy some fresh island produce during lunch at one of the island’s bars and restaurants before heading back.
  • Ferry to Cape Clear Island from Baltimore or Schull Harbour
  • Shuttle bus service from the harbor to Cape Clear Heritage Centre
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Everyone on the tour will be required to wear a correctly fitted life jacket
  • This activity is weather dependent
  • There is heated seating on the upper deck and indoors
  •  There are toilet facilities onboard
  • Ferry to Cape Clear Island from Baltimore or Schull Harbour and shuttle bus from the harbor to Cape Clear Heritage are included
  • Food and drinks will not be provided. Please carry cash for lunch
  • Tips are not included
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Product ID: 387535