Blasket Island Ferries
A magical trip to The Blasket Island
SEASON 2023 - 8th OF APRIL TO 21st OF SEPTEMBER
Relax and soak in the breathtaking views of the most westerly lands in Europe while listening to the calls of the huge number of breeding seabirds such as Puffins, Fulmars, Guillemots, Storm Petrels and Shearwaters. The island is also home to one of the largest Grey Seal colonies in Ireland.
Come and enjoy this remote and unspoiled beauty firsthand and we promise you an experience never to be forgotten. Trip is suitable for those interested in hiking/walking and birdwatching. The O.P.W offer free guided walking tours around the island village at 12pm/1pm/2pm and 3pm lasting approx 45 minutes.
Ferry trips from Cé Dhún Chaoin/Dunquin Pier to An Blascaod Mór/The Great Blasket Island 9:50am,10:50am,11:50am and 12:50pm. It takes 20 minutes for the crossing and visitors get to enjoy approx 4 hrs on the island.
*For those interested in wild camping on The Great Blasket island, departure times from Dunquin Pier are 2:30pm and 3:30pm and pick up from the island pier the following day at 10:10am, 11:10am and 12:10pm. To book your seats, call or email us to check availability for your preferred date/time.
Contact us +353 85 280 5202
Please note that there are no toilet facilities available on the island. We advise you to bring a packed lunch, bottled water, insect repellent, pack light rain gear and wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Please make sure to call or email us to reserve your seats as trips get booked up fast over the busy summer months!
The ferry trip is suitable for adults and children over 7 years of age.
A Little About Us
All vessels operated by Blasket Island Ferries are inspected annually by marine surveyors of the Irish Department of Marine.
We operate a passenger ferry 'Lady Avalon' from Cé Dhún Chaoin/Dunquin Pier to An Blascaod Mór/The Great Blasket Island. Over the last thirty years, more than 90% of passengers landing on the island travelled with Blasket Island Ferries.
Our passenger vessel operating from Dunquin Pier to The Great Blasket Island was purpose designed and built as an inshore Island ferry and boasts a comprehensive intergrated electronic navigation package (life rafts, life jackets, smoke life rings, engine room fire suppression system, echo sounder, electronic charts, distress safety system, global positioning system, emergency positioning beacon, etc).
R * Trip is suitable for adults and children 7 years of age and above.
*Please note that after reaching the island, passengers are transferred by smaller boat to the island slipway and this process only takes a few minutes.
*The island terrain can be steep and uneven in places and we advise that this trip would not suitable for those with heart conditions and/or mobility issues.
€40 per adult/€30 per child for a return ticket.
Booking is advised!
Ferry service is weather permitting.
Hourly ferry trips from 9.50am every day(Weather permitting and times may vary due to demand, so we strongly advise to call/email ahead of time to reserve your seats!)
Season 2023 runs from 8th April to 21st September
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
During the crossing from Dunquin Pier to The Great Blasket Island you will pass by one of the film locations for Star Wars-The Last Jedi at Dunmore Head and can also see another location where they built the replica Beehive Huts for Luke Skywalkers hermitage on Acho-To called Ceann Sibeal/Sybil Head.
Suitable for those interested in hiking, walking,birdwatching and nature lovers.
Lots of tracks and trails to follow on the island and a beautiful white sandy beach. A few friendly donkeys live on the island along with Grey Seals, Hares, Rabbits and sheep. Lots of wild birds and a possibility of spotting Minke Whales, Dolphins and Basking Sharks during the boat ride.
Testimonials and Reviews
Blasket Island Ferries
Grabbed the ferry from Dunquin Pier in May 2019 with my friends, had an absolutely amazing time! Crew were very friendly and they took great care of us. The island itself was beautiful, very peaceful and we saw hundreds of grey seals up on the beach. Took a guided walking tour around the little island village which was great fun and free! Definitely going back to visit again. Great trip!
I had amazing weekend one of the best in my life and I will remeber it for a long time. What a place everyone should visit this beautiful island becuse words and pictures cant describe atmosphere of Blasket Island. So happy that i had chance to spent time in this little heaven thank you guys for made our trip on the boat more exciting by letting us go to the front of the boat - I did love it!!!
Many thanks to Blasket Island Ferries for a wonderful trip. The staff were helpful and friendly. Booking was very simple especially as contact could be made through FB. I'll definitely make a trip again.
Took a boat trip with Blasket Island Ferries with my husband and we had an absolute blast. Very easy to make a booking through Facebook and we were kept updated on weather conditions. Amazing scenery and we did a hike around the first peak on the island. Definitely recommending this trip to all my friends!