Tour Code: 2706FJORD
Duration: 90 minutes
Set off on a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise on Killary Fjord through the heart of rugged Connemara. Relax inside the comfortable catamaran or out on the open-air deck as you glide along the sheltered waters of Ireland’s only fjord. Take in views of the dramatic Twelve Bens, Maumturk and Mweelrea mountains, whose craggy slopes rise to the north and south. Listen to live commentary from an onboard guide and look out for dolphins swimming alongside the boat.
Choose from several daily departure times and step aboard the comfortable boat at Nancy’s Point, located just west of Leenane village. The cruise will take you through one of Ireland’s most scenic regions, an area unmarred by modern development.
Head inside the luxury catamaran where you can enjoy a drink and a snack (own expense) while admiring the wild beauty of the vistas outside. Alternatively, settle into a seat on the outside deck and breathe in the fresh sea air while sightseeing.
Relax as the cruise moves west toward the Atlantic Ocean. Take in panoramic views of the imposing Twelve Bens and Maumturk mountain ranges, which tower above the water. Look to the north to see the peaks of Mweelrea, Connemara’s highest mountain.
Soak up the tranquil atmosphere as you cruise. This peaceful region is sparsely populated and the only sign of civilization you’ll see will be the odd fish farm, country house or boat.
Listen to the live commentary to hear more about Killary Fjord. When you reach the mouth of the fjord, look to the silvery waters for any sign of activity; schools of dolphins are often spotted swimming by at this location.
After 1.5 hours on the calm waters, the boat will pull up back at Nancy’s Point, where your tour will conclude.