Cork: Fastnet Rock Lighthouse and Cape Clear Island Tour

Cork: Fastnet Rock Lighthouse and Cape Clear Island Tour

From $59.32 per person

Take a scenic ferry trip to Cape Clear Island and experience this Gaeltacht island’s culture and life of old, then travel on to see the famous Fastnet Rock Lighthouse.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Cape Clear Island - Ireland’s most southerly inhabited island
  • Experience the islanders' traditional culture
  • See Cape Clear Heritage, Ancient Standing Stones, Napoleonic Tower, Dún an Óir Castle and the 12th Century Church
  • Spot wildlife including whales, dolphins, and migrating birds
Full description
Take the ferry from Baltimore and cross the beautiful waters of Roaring Water Bay. Arrive in the wonderful north harbor on Cape Clear Island and go by shuttle bus to Cape Clear Heritage Centre. There, learn the history of the island and Fastnet Rock. Spend some time exploring the island and its walking trails, stop at the spectacular lookout points and spot the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse in the distance. Be sure to enjoy some fresh island produce during lunch at one of the island’s bars and restaurants. After lunch, re-board the ferry and sit back as the experienced captain takes you further into the real Wild Atlantic Way. You might even catch a glimpse of whales and dolphins in the water. As you circumnavigate the tallest and widest rock lighthouse in Ireland and the UK, learn its history and importance from the onboard audio system. Hear about the “Teardrop” of Ireland, the last glimpse of the country that the immigrant ships saw before they headed over the horizon to the New World - America. Once Fastnet Rock has been circled twice (so that all passengers can get the perfect photo), head for home and enjoy the spectacular scenery until reaching the final port.
Includes
  • Ferry to Cape Clear Island from Baltimore harbour
  • A shuttle bus service from the harbour to Cape Clear Heritage Centre
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Baltimore Harbour, Baltimore, Co. Cork

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time
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Product ID: 387399