BALTIMORE FERRY 2018-05-31T14:19:53+01:00

Baltimore Ferry Route

Baltimore also known in Irish as Dún na Séad, lies near the southern tip of Ireland and is a busy maritime port, where the Wild Atlantic way meets  Carbery’s Hundred Isles and the beautiful coast of West Cork.

Baltimore is approximately 1hr 35 mins from Cork and Kerry. 45 mins from the busy town of Clonakilty and 15 minutes from the local town of Skibbereen.

Our passenger ferry Dún an Óir II services the route. The ferry has the capacity for 94 passengers with a comfortable heated indoor salon, and a large outdoor viewing deck so one can do a bit of Whale and Dolphin spotting or simply take in the breathtaking scenery.


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Our ferries depart from Baltimore pier to the spectacular Island of Cape Clear. The ferry operates 363 days a year with several departures daily. Please check timetable for up to date sailings.

Our tours to the iconic Fastnet Rock Lighthouse also known as the “Teardrop of Ireland” also depart from Baltimore pier starting once the weather allows us from mid -April onwards until the end of October, weather permitting also. Please check the timetable for the next tour departure date.

“We loved it, scanning the horizon for whales and seals ”

Mary C

“Used this service recently while holidaying in west cork, friendly staff very helpful with luggage etc.”


“Totally Professional and staff so friendly and fun…Had one of the best days ever…Thank you…Can’t wait to return.”

Elaine S
Covid 19 Guidelines

Cape Clear Ferries COVID 19 Guidelines

 For May bookings can be made online or paid onboard.

BAGGAGE- To avoid cross-contamination passengers are responsible for handling their own baggage. Please put it in the cargo box on the pier when provided or carry it on board yourself. Please do not put the baggage on seats.

HAND SANITISER- Onboarding please use the hand sanitiser provide and abide by the one-way system.

SOCIAL DISTANCING- Please keep your distance from the next group or couple.

FACEMASKS- are now compulsory on public transport. So please bring one with you.

CLEANING – all our ferries will be sanitised before and after every sailing.

TOILETS- In order to avoid unnecessary queuing for the onboard toilet, please ensure you use the public toilets before boarding located next to the Harbour Masters office (Baltimore) or behind the Shop (Cape).


We look forward to welcoming you back on board and do hope you enjoy your trip with us :)

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