SAILING ADVICE

SAILING ADVICE 2018-05-31T16:21:05+00:00

Cape Clear Island Sailing Advice

Passengers should present themselves for boarding at least 15 minutes prior departure to enable us to depart on time.

All passengers should allow adequate time for parking in both Schull and Baltimore during the busy season. We would recommend at least 30 mins.

There are shops, restaurants and bars in both Schull and Baltimore where one can purchase refreshments before or after your trip.

The Fastnet Rock Lighthouse is located in the open sea and even during the summer sea conditions can be choppy at times. This is why we operate in fine weather only although you can book a ticket we will confirm all sailings 72-48 hrs before, according to the weather forecast. At the slim chance your ticket has to be cancelled we will, of course, offer you another sailing or your money back.  You will find the Fastnet forecast here (link to Fastnet Forecast)

As Ireland is famous for having all four seasons of weather in one day we recommend wearing several layers from a light tee-shirt to a coat and hat for the fresh sea breeze. Don’t forget the sun cream and most importantly the camera! If you plan on walking one of the marked walking trails we would also recommend appropriate footwear.

The Fastnet Rock Lighthouse is located in the open sea and even during the summer sea conditions can be choppy at times. This is why we operate in fine weather only although you can book a ticket we will confirm all sailings 72-48 hrs before, according to the weather forecast. At the slim chance your ticket has to be cancelled we will, of course, offer you another sailing or your money back.  You will find the Fastnet forecast here (link to Fastnet Forecast)

As Ireland is famous for having all four seasons of weather in one day we recommend wearing several layers from a light tee-shirt to a coat and hat for the fresh sea breeze. Don’t forget the sun cream and most importantly the camera! If you plan on walking one of the marked walking trails we would also recommend appropriate footwear.

Life jackets are stored on board for each passenger but they are not permitted to be worn unless there is a case of an emergency as per department of marine recommendations.

Ferries are for Passengers Only. Cars are not permitted for visiting Cape Clear Island

Light Cargo can be carried from Baltimore eg Cattle, building materials etc, please see Cargo page for prices.

Bicycles are permitted on board at a charge of €2.

 Our ferries are dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome on board as long as they have a suitable restraint/lead and are kept outside.

 Once on board sit back, take in the sea air, and enjoy the spectacular views of Roaringwater Bay and this part of paradise.

Life jackets are stored on board for each passenger but they are not permitted to be worn unless there is a case of an emergency as per department of marine recommendations.

Ferries are for Passengers Only. Cars are not permitted for visiting Cape Clear Island

Light Cargo can be carried from Baltimore eg Cattle, building materials etc, please see Cargo page for prices.

Bicycles are permitted on board at a charge of €2.

 Our ferries are dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome on board as long as they have a suitable restraint/lead and are kept outside.

 Once on board sit back, take in the sea air, and enjoy the spectacular views of Roaringwater Bay and this part of paradise.

Whilst on Board

Our ferries are the largest and most comfortable ferries operating in both Baltimore & Schull.

You can enjoy comfortable coach-style seating indoors for up to 95 persons.

There is a viewing deck on board with plenty of space for passengers to move around, Indoor heated seating and toilets on board all ferries.

Whilst on Board

Our ferries are the largest and most comfortable ferries operating in both Baltimore & Schull.

You can enjoy comfortable coach-style seating indoors for up to 95 persons.

There is a viewing deck on board with plenty of space for passengers to move Indoor heated seating and toilets on board all ferries.

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

Elaine S

“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
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Covid 19 Guidelines

Cape Clear Ferries COVID 19 Guidelines/ OUR FASTNET TOURS ARE NOW FINISHED FOR 2020

With reduced capacity, all seats must be pre-booked.  Bookings can be made online @ www.capeclearferries.com or by phone.

CONTACT TRACING will be required on boarding.

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).

Important- IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY COVID 19 SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL.

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

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