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!

The Ferries: the Dún Na Óir II and the NEW FAST FERRY–Dún Na Séad II are modern and comfortable with upper viewing/sun decks offering breathtaking views of the spectacular local scenery.

Usually alternative ingoing and outgoing routes are offered around Sherkin Island to show to best advantage, the varied and stunning views of the many Islands and coastline of West Cork.

Special rates for groups, coaches and parties including school tours.

Gaeltacht is ea Cléire agus cuirtear fáilte ar leith roimh An Ghaeilge. Tá dhá choláiste samhraidh agus Institúid Teanga san Oileán agus reachtáltear réimse cúrsaí tríd an bhliain ar fad.

  • 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 Daily Year Round

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Admission Prices 2020:

Adult: €18
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €44.00 
(additional Children €5

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Useful Information

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

Getting There

The Dún an Óir II and the Dún Na Séad II sail from The Pier, Baltimore/Schull, Skibbereen, West Cork

Map Location: 51.483070, -9.375078
Contact Cape Clear Island Ferry Service (Farantóireacht go Cléire)

Cape Clear Island, Skibbereen, Co Cork, Ireland

T: +353 (0)28 39159
T: +353 (0)86 346 5110
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