Explore Cape Clear island departing from Schull – Self-guided

Explore Cape Clear island departing from Schull - Self-guided

Join this island-studded Atlantic Ocean return ferry journey across Roaring Water Bay on the Cork coastline to visit remote Cape Clear Island and experience this Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) island’s culture and life of old.
Arriving at the north harbour on Cape Clear Island, a shuttle bus service is provided to Cape Clear Heritage Centre, where you can explore the history of both the Island and the interactive Fastnet Display about the Fastnet Rock. On the way back to the harbour we stop along the way to visit the memorial on the Island to the 1979 Fastnet Yacht Race Disaster. Then spend some free time exploring this Gaeltacht Island, learning about the island’s culture, the islander life, including old traditions and traditional farming. Discover the island’s ancient standing stones, Napoleonic Tower, Dún an Óir Castle and 12th century church. See the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse in the distance on one of the walking trials or enjoy lunch at one of the island’s bars and restaurants.

* Duration: 6 hours
* Starts: Schull, Ireland
* Trip Category: Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours >> Day Cruises




Join this island-studded Atlantic Ocean return ferry journey across Roaring Water Bay on the Cork coastline to visit remote Cape Clear Island and experience this Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) island’s culture and life of old.
Arriving at the north harbour on Cape Clear Island, a shuttle bus service is provided to Cape Clear Heritage Centre, where you can explore the history of both the Island and the interactive Fastnet Display about the Fastnet Rock. On the way back to the harbour we stop along the way to visit the memorial on the Island to the 1979 Fastnet Yacht Race Disaster. Then spend some free time exploring this Gaeltacht Island, learning about the island’s culture, the islander life, including old traditions and traditional farming. Discover the island’s ancient standing stones, Napoleonic Tower, Dún an Óir Castle and 12th century church. See the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse in the distance on one of the walking trials or enjoy lunch at one of the island’s bars and restaurants.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Schull, Schull, County Cork

Schull is a small but very charming and lively village nestling between the foothills of Mount Gabriel and Schull Harbour. Join this tour from Schull harbour with a crossing on the ferry through the beautiful waters of Roaring Water Bay

Pass By: Leighcloon, Roaringwater Bay, Co. Cork, Ireland

Roaringwater Bay, also known as Carbery 100 Isles, and includes the islands of Cape Clear, Sherkin, Heir and Long Island which enjoy a vibrant community life all year round. This bay contains various terrestrial and marine habitats. Five of these habitats are protected because of their importance at a European level.

Stop At: Cape Clear Island, Cape Clear Island, County Cork

Ireland’s most Southerly inhabited Irish speaking offshore Island. Cape Clear Island is situated off the coast of West Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Island is 8 miles by ferry from the mainland and is the nearest inhabited area to the famous Fastnet Rock Lighthouse. It is three and a half miles long by one and a half miles wide and has a permanent Irish speaking population of 130 which increases significantly during the summer months.

Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Wild Atlantic Way, Wild Atlantic Way

Get to see the real Wild Atlantic Way from the sea! You might even catch a glimpse of the magnificent whales and dolphins en-route to the island and when returning to the mainland.