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Killary Fjord Cruise

Scenic Cruise on Ireland's largest glacial Fjord

  • 1 h 30 min
  • From 18 ευρώ
  • Nancy’s Point, Killary Fjord, Leenane, Co Galway, H91 YA49, Ireland

Service Description

Killary Fjord Boat Tours offer 1½-hour cruises of the Killary Fjord, an area of outstanding natural beauty, rich with stories of old, some of whichThe cruise offers an incredible opportunity to survey the dramatic sweep of the rugged, North Connemara landscape, shaped both by nature and by our ancestors. The Fjord passes between the Twelve Bens and majestic Maumturk mountain ranges to the South in County Galway and the mighty Mweelrea massif, Connacht’s highest mountain, to the North in County Mayo. At the most Westerly point lies the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and breathtaking views of the many islands that are scattered along our western shores. The sheltered waters of the Killary Fjord are perfect for many types of aquaculture and you will see at close quarters the mussel ropes and the circular salmon farms that produce some of the finest seafood that Ireland has to offer. On land, the hills are dotted with sheep, producing the world famous Connemara Lamb. Towards the mouth of the fjord you will see a small Island, Inish Barna or Fox Rock to the locals. Here there is a Victorian navigation marker, faced with green Connemara marble. The area where the Killary meets the sea is rich in local lore and mythology and you will learn all about Big Ned Joyce, the time that British and German U boats studiously ignored each other in a storm and see the final resting place of Diarmuid O’Duibhne who stole the beautiful Grainne from Fion Mac Cumhail on the eve of his wedding. The point that the boat turns for it’s leisurely return to Nancy’s point is the most likely spot to catch a glimpse of the Killary’s playful pod of Dolphins. They will often swim alongside the Connemara Lady and, if you are lucky, these fascinating creatures will put on a show, leaping clear of the water and racing the bow wave at breakneck speeds. In peak season there are four sailings a day with times to suit all itinerary’s. Children under the age of 11 travel for free and concessions are available for larger group bookings.


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Contact Details

0035361484911

Info@amazingirishvacations.com

O'Briens Depot, Garryduff, County Limerick, Ireland


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