FASTNET ROCK TOURS 2020-07-02T21:39:37+01:00

Fastnet Rock Lighthouse Tours-

We operate 3 different tour types. Fastnet Day Tour, Sunset/Twilight Tours and Direct Fastnet tours.

Fastnet Day Tour– Begin with a 45-minute crossing on the Cape Clear Island Ferry through the beautiful waters of Roaring Water Bay, keeping a close eye for Whales and Dolphins arriving in the wonderful North Harbour on Cape Clear Island.

A shuttle bus service is provided from North Harbour to Cape Clear Heritage Centre for the Fastnet multimedia exhibition and return downhill on foot taking in the spectacular views. Viewing Fastnet memorials and Fastnet Rock in the distance en-route. Some free time to enjoy a cuppa or explore the island. 

Back on board the ferry for the trip around the Rock itself. Where we will circumnavigate the Rock at close quarters for the best views from all angles and that once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

Departures for Baltimore & Schull at approx 10.45 am and returning at approx 4.45 pm. (please check bookings options for specific timing)

FOR 2020 SEASON DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING, we will not have access to the Island Heritage Centre or bus. We will have short visuals and audio onboard the ferries instead.


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Fastnet Rock direct Tour- Is approx 2.5- 3hrs long, departs also from Baltimore or Schull going direct to the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse. Sailing through the Whale and Dolphin rich waters of Roaring Water Bay until we reach the Rock itself. We will circle the tallest and widest Rock Lighthouse in Ireland and the UK up close at all quarters, perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. limited to 12 passengers. Booking essential call 02839159. €45 p/p 

Sunset/Twilight Fastnet Tour – Is approx 3 -3.5 hrs -be one of the elite to see the sunset at the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse.  Set sail at approx 7 pm circle the rock up close as the sun goes down and the stillness of the night appears as we arrive back to Baltimore or Schull at approx 10.15 pm. €40 p/p

“Had an amazing trip out to Fastnet Lighthouse, an engineering feat that even now over a 100 years later still seems astounding.”

Malachaí M

“Excellent crew, a brilliant trip to Fastnet as part of a hen party, could not have been more accommodating ”

Marion M

“Fantastic crew !!! Most enjoyable experience! We will definitely be back !!!”

Tom and Maria D
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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