Friendly Cruise service to a unique Irish coastal community

The award-winning Cape Clear Island Ferry is a friendly ferry and cruise service to Oileán Chléire (Cape Clear Island), West Cork. Travelling by sea is more than just a journey and there is no effort spared to ensure that your trip is as enjoyable as possible.

The friendly guides provide commentary while experienced Skippers constantly scan the seas for whales, dolphins and basking sharks which abound in these waters, if seen, a detour is made to give passengers the best views. Seeing a minke whale is easily worth an extra 5 minutes!

Engage with Irish-speaking islanders while enjoying a wide range of activities and attractions on the island including walking trails, kayaking, a goat farm, electric buses, and tours to the imposing Fastnet Rock Lighthouse that stands 159 feet high above the Atlantic Ocean.

Alternative routes around Sherkin Island show stunning views.

Special rates are available for groups. Bicycles and dogs can be carried for €4.00 and you can travel onwards to Schull at no extra cost.

  • Friendly ferry and cruise service to Oileán Chléire (Cape Clear Island)
  • Whales, dolphins and basking sharks which abound in the water
  • Breathtaking all round views of the spectacular local scenery

Operates Year-Round.

Check website for up-to-date sailing details


Admission Rates Apply

See website for prices. Book your tickets online to ensure your place.

Useful Information

PARKING: Car park adjacent to the Pier with a number of overflow car parks available during the high season

Getting There

Sailings from The Pier, Baltimore/Schull, Skibbereen, West Cork

Map Location: 51.483070, -9.375078
Contact Cape Clear Island Ferry Service

Cape Clear Island, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland

T: +353 (0)28 391 59
T: +353 (0)86 346 5110
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