Blasket Island Ferries
A magical trip to The Blasket Island
We are the longest established, and were for many years the only ferry company operating to The Great blasket Island.
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.
A truly magical trip with a glimpse of Grey Seals, Dolphins, Whales, Orcas and Porpoises. Come and enjoy this remote and unspoilt beauty first hand and we promise you an experience never to be forgotten.
Hourly ferry trips from approx 10.30am, departing from Dunquin Pier along the Sleahhead Drive and Wild Atlantic Way route in West Kerry.
Social Distancing of 1 metre implemented on our ferry, bookings taken for ages 16 and upwards for 2020 season.We hope to welcome back passengers of all ages again for season 2021 when everything returns to normal and Ireland will be free of Covid 19. We appreciate your understanding in these challenging times.
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 twin engine passenger vessel from Dunquin Harbour to the Great Blasket Island. It is the largest carrier of people to the Island. Over the last twenty years more than 90% of passengers landing on the Island travelled with Blasket Island Ferries.
The twin engine 48 passenger vessel operating from Dunquin Harbour 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).
The crew of each vessel have experience over many years and hold all relevant Masters and offshore safety certificates and in many cases hold certificates that far exceed the Department of Marine requirements.
RReturn Ticket From Dunquin Pier to The Great Blasket Island
Bookings taken for ages 16 years and upwards, €40 per person for a return ticket.
Hourly ferry trips from approx 10.30am every day(Weather permitting.)
Season runs from April to 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 families and those interested in hiking, walking and birdwatching
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 10.30am 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 and cheaper than the other boat tours.
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!