Fastnet Rock was known as Ireland’s Teardrop as it was the last Irish structure seen as their ships carried them away to America, most of them never to return again.

Fastnet Rock Lighthouse was, for thousands of emigrants, the last Irish structure seen as they sailed for America. Today, enjoy its rugged beauty without the sadness by stepping aboard the Fastnet Tour. Chart a course for Cape Clear, one of West Cork’s charming unspoilt Gaelthacht Islands & learn more about the famous lighthouse!

Enjoy some free time for lunch or a cuppa. On return to the ferry, sail through whale and dolphin rich waters,(skippers will divert to see them when the opportunity arises) to the voyage’s ultimate destination; the Iconic Fastnet Rock Lighthouse—a Great Lighthouse of Ireland. Make sure to get that once-in-a-lifetime photo.

  • Experience Ireland’s most southerly Gaeltacht Island Cape Clear Island
  • Fastnet Exhibition and multi media display in the Cape Clear & Fastnet Rock Heritage Centre on Cape Clear Island
  • A Unique Experience
  • View the rock from all sides at close quarters


April to October: Tuesday to Sunday

Full timetable available or book online at


Admission Prices:

See the website for details

Useful Information

PARKING: Public Parking available in Baltimore and Schull

GROUPS: Competitive rates are available to larger groups, coach tours and there are discounts for families and students. We also offer a personalized service to private groups and parties.


Getting There

The Fastnet Tour sails from Baltimore and Schull Piers West Cork

Map Location: 51.483071, -9.375035
Contact Fastnet Rock Tour

Cape Clear Island, Baltimore or Schull, Co. Cork, Ireland

Eircode: Baltimore P81 HW89 / Schull P81 V221
T: +353 (0)28 39159
T: +353 (0)87 389 9711
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