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Fáilte go Cléire

Welcome to Cape Clear Island - gateway to the Fastnet

Cape Clear Island & Fastnet Rock Tour - Awarded
West Cork Wild Atlantic Way Tourism Business of the Year 2022

Irish heritage, history and adventure awaits

Get immersed in a true Irish experience on Cape Clear Island where Irish-speaking locals will welcome you to their hidden treasure off the coast of West Cork. Why not join us on one of our most popular combi tours which includes a stopover on Cape Clear Island and a tour around the Iconic Fastnet Rock Lighthouse – Fastnet Rock Day Tour. 

Cape Clear Island – or Oileán Cléire in Irish – has a rich history that is still visible today with its  megalithic standing stones, passage graves, some of the country’s oldest castles and church ruins and – of course – the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse.

The island is an outstanding area of natural beauty with its stunning landscape of lush green fields, dramatic coastlines, beautiful sandy beaches and clear waters perfect for adventure sport enthusiasts.

Our Ferry Routes & Adventures

Cape Clear Ferries and Fastnet Rock Lighthouse Tours

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  • Fastnet Rock Lighthouse Sunset / Twilight Tours & Direct Fastnet Tour

    Our Fastnet Tours run from April-October. Twilight tours and Direct Fastnet tours.  Be one of the elite to round the…

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    2.5 hrs

    From €44
  • Rock the Boat Disco Cruise @7:30pm

    Cape Clear Ferries have teamed up with the Algiers Inn to bring their disco on the water.. Depart Baltimore pier…

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    2 hrs

    From €25
  • Gift Vouchers

    Why not give someone a gift of a memory. All our vouchers are valid for all sailings and tours on…

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    From €10
  • Schull to Cape Clear Island return Ferry

    Our Ferries depart from Schull pier to the spectacular Island of Cape Clear & Fastnet Rock Day tour from Schull…

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    40 mins

    From €20
  • Baltimore to Cape Clear Island return Ferry

    Baltimore also know in Irish as Dún na Séad is a busy maritime port. Journey time to the Island is…

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    45 mins

    From €20
  • Fastnet Rock Lighthouse Day Tours from Baltimore and Schull- Combi Tour

    Our FastnetTours run from April-October. Day tour to Fastnet Rock-Combi Tour- includes 2-3 hr stop on Cape Clear Island and…

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    6 hours

    From €44

    Take a tour on our boats from Schull or Baltimore to Cape Clear Island and or to the Fastnet Rock

    Welcome aboard Cape Clear Ferries

    The perfect way to see Cape Clear Island and Fastnet Rock Lighthouse

    Come visit us on Cape Clear Island, an historic Irish-speaking island is just 12 kilometres off Ireland’s beautiful West Cork coast.

    With a population of 120 people, the island’s rich history is visible across a lush green landscape pockmarked with megalithic standing stones, a 5,000-year-old passage grave, and the ruins of castles and churches dating back to the days of Ireland’s earliest Christian saints.

    Cape Clear’s southerly location, warm climate and unique natural features make it something of a hotspot for marine life, with passengers on our famous boat tours often treated to sightings of whales, dolphins, basking sharks, leatherback turtles and sunfish, all of which make regular appearances in our waters.

    Cape Clear Ferries is dedicated to ensuring the survival of this unique island and its community and guaranteeing its sustainability for future generations.

    Cape Clear Ferries runs services to the island all-year round from Baltimore with extra services from Baltimore and Schull, both on the mainland in West Cork, during summer months.

    As well as daily services to Cape Clear Island, we offer twilight cruises and tours around the iconic Fastnet Rock Lighthouse, the tallest and widest rock lighthouse ever constructed in Ireland and the UK.

    We look forward to welcoming you on board.

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    Cape Clear Ferries has a range of scheduled sailings to Cape Clear Island and Fastnet Rock Lighthouse Tours from Baltimore and Schull.  They can be used for group bookings and is popular with school tours, scouting groups, hen and stag parties and other large groups.

    Cape Clear Ferries can also create a complete bespoke package incorporating activities on Cape Clear and lunch options for your group or corporate event.

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    Fastnet Rock Lighthouse Tours

    Day trips from Baltimore or Schull including a stop off on Cape Clear Island

    Direct Fastnet trips