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Fastnet Sunset Tours & Whale Watching Trips

  • Morning trips depart at 10am for 2.5 hours 
  • Afternoon trips depart at 2pm for 3.5 hours
  • Evening sunset tours depart between 6 and 7:30pm depending on time of year/season
  • Tours depart from Baltimore harbour (either the middle steps on the ferry pier OR inner harbour steps just past the traffic restriction beam on the north pier OR the eastern steps on the north pier at the other end of the traffic restriction beam - you will be sent a text message on the day of your trip with details or image as steps may be blocked by other boats so there are these 3 access points).
A choice of daytime whale watching / wildlife tours OR evening sunset trips to the Fastnet Lighthouse.  The yellow boat called Wave Chieftain has a very stable deck space, with seating for 12 passengers as well as indoro cabin space (a toilet on board) and additional covid-19 hygiene produres apply.  Hand-gel is provided but please bring your own face mask (extra ones are for sale inthe boat if you need to purchase one).  We also provide lifejackets on board and would recommend wearing flat non-slip shoes and comfortable warm clothing - even on summer days it can feel colder out on the water.

Wildlife Sightings - The area of West Cork is renowned for excellent wildlife sightings including humpbacks, fins and minke whales plus of course dolphins, seals, aquatic birdlife, basking sharks (in spring and early summer), mola mola and a stunning sea and landscape - sea arches, caves, islands, rocky shorelines all within easy reach from Baltimore Harbour

We regularly extend the tours by 15 to 30 minutes to give passengers the time to take in the beauty of the ocean and take images on mobile phones, cameras or video records. 


Sunset tours  - Vibrant red skies - subject to weather conditions of course, and regulalor sightings of whales and dolphins (as well as seals) along this beautiful offshore cruise of Ireland's most southwesterly coastal waters.  Catch the amazing light and colours particularly on sunny evenings on board the Wave Chieftain around this elegant offshore lighthouse.  On this 3 to 3.5 hour tour the boat typically cruises on the south side of Sherkin Island, past the Gasnanane Sound and Cape Clear before venturing across the Fastnet Sound to this beautiful lighthouse.  After circumnavigating the lighthouse we return to Baltimore harbour via Roaringwater Bay to see some of Carbery 100 Isles or the south side of the islands if there are likely sightings of whales and dolphins.


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