CAPE CLEAR ISLAND TOURS

CAPE CLEAR ISLAND TOURS 2018-05-31T14:37:44+00:00

Baltimore, West Cork. Ireland

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.

Also called Costa De Cape, due to being located that few miles further south from the mainland, the weather here can be at total contrast from that on the mainland and often you think you are in the Mediterranean Sea. Cape Clear is rich in archaeology history with ancient standing stone, Bronze Age monuments and amazing stone walls.

UPCOMING SAILINGS

No event found!
VIEW ALL CAPE CLEAR ISLAND TOURS

The trip from Baltimore or Schull takes only 40 minutes and you get a splendid view of the rugged coastline whilst inhaling the fresh sea air and if you’re lucky some whales or dolphins along the way in these wildlife-rich waters.

You are greeted by steep hillsides covered with heather, gorse and wildflowers, sparkling harbours and spectacular cliffs before the ferry slides into the narrow entrance of Trá Chiaráin, or North Harbour.

Our Island has one Irish Language Summer School, a range of restaurants and pubs, and a range of accommodation including a youth hostel, yurt village, campsite and various guesthouses. There is also a choice of holiday homes.

Cape Clear Island has a lively social and traditional music scene, particularly during the summer months when the local musicians are joined by visitors, a place where jazz and jam meets trad.

There is a Napoleonic signal tower, a 5000 year old passage grave, a 12th century church, a 14th century castle, a historic lighthouse and one of the few remaining, actually standing, marriage stone left in the country.  

Anybody with the slightest sense of adventure will love exploring our Island, Cape Clear Island welcomes all visitors from those who come for a few hours to those who stay a lifetime.

Whether it’s enjoying the spectacular views of the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse from one of the marked walking trails, visiting one of the many attractions on the Island (check out the 25 things to do with Cape Clear Ferries) or just taking it all in enjoying the Irish banter and culture whilst sampling some of the finest West Cork food, Cape Clear Ferries in West Cork will get you there.

Ferries depart daily please see timetable.

Watch Our Cape Clear Ferries Video

Watch Our Cape Clear Ferries Video

There is a Napoleonic signal tower, a 5000 year old passage grave, a 12th century church, a 14th century castle, a historic lighthouse and one of the few remaining, actually standing, marriage stone left in the country.  

Anybody with the slightest sense of adventure will love exploring our Island, Cape Clear Island welcomes all visitors from those who come for a few hours to those who stay a lifetime.

Whether it’s enjoying the spectacular views of the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse from one of the marked walking trails, visiting one of the many attractions on the Island (check out the 25 things to do with Cape Clear Ferries) or just taking it all in enjoying the Irish banter and culture whilst sampling some of the finest West Cork food, Cape Clear Ferries in West Cork will get you there.

Ferries depart daily please see timetable.

“We had a brilliant day out visiting Cape Clear and the Fastnet lighthouse. A friendly helpful crew, couldn’t recommend it enough.”

-Shane R

“Lovely trip to Cape and the Fastnet today. A great day out and great service.”

– Anne C

“Absolutely fantastic. What a trip. What a crew. Do it. Priceless experience. We’ll be back for sure. Thank you guys..”

– Paul M

VIEW FULL TIMETABLE
x

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

I accept I decline Privacy Center Cookie Settings Read our Cookie Policy