Taste the salt air on a Wild Atlantic Way Cruise Experience and immerse yourself ir the drama and beauty of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way!
A day sail experience or a half-day tour on West Cork’s pristine bays will revolutionise the way you see Ireland’s rugged coastline.
Dolphins and Islands
Join us on our luxury Hallberg-Rassy yacht as we sail alongside rugged peninsulas and skirt West Cork’s intriguing islands. Watch out for dolphins along the way! They like to swim alongside us, keeping us company on your Wild Atlantic Way Cruise as we explore the pristine waters around West cork’s peninsulas.
Day Tours or Half-Day Sails
Our sailing trip on Merlin, a luxury Hallberg-Rassy yacht, begins in the tiny fishing village of Ahakista on the rugged and award-winning Sheep’s Head peninsula. Choose a day cruise experience around Bere Island or the iconic Fastnet Rock lighthouse and we’ll explore our neighbouring bays.
Dunmanus, Bantry and Roaringwater Water bays each have their own unique character as you’ll soon discover! If you don’t have a day to spare, charter a half-day tour and we’ll chart a course around Carbery’s isles in Dunmanus Bay which lies between the Sheep’s Head and Mizen peninsulas. We’ll share stories of the peninsulas and their communities with you as we sail …
This is a hands-on experience where you can try taking the helm and help out on deck! Our experienced crew will be your expert local guides throughout your trip.
A cruise experience is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty and character of Ireland’s stunning Atlantic seascapes and the rugged West Cork coastline.
A sailing trip gives you a whole new insight into life in a coastal community on the very edge of Europe.
Connect with the Coastline
As you connect with the rugged coastline, islands, and pristine marine environments around the unspoilt peninsula, you’ll quickly realise the unique character of this magical place. You’ll even get to sample the local produce West Cork is famed for when we enjoy homemade soup and West Cork snacks on your tour!
Your trip is the perfect excuse to call for dinner to Arundel’s by the Pier in Ahakista on your return to land. Enjoy your dinner overlooking Merlin in Kitchen Cove and reflect on a great day on West Cork’s Wild Atlantic waters.
Join us on a unique adventure as we sail this magical part of the West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way and do it in style.
|Price Per Person||Fastnet Rock Sail: €140
Day Sail €95
1/2 Day - €75
Min charge is €300 if less than 4 people book.
|Price Includes:||Home-made soup, rolls, tea, coffee & biscuits.|
|Duration||Fastnet Rock Sail: 7-8 hours.
Day Sail: 6 hours.
Half-Day: 3 hours.
|Opening Times||9:00 - 20:00 7 days a week, April to October. (All trips by appointment.)|
|Group Tours||Individual and Group Tour Bookings available.|
|Maximum Group Size||Maximum booking – 6 people.|
|Languages||The cruises are supervised by our crew who can provide German and French language support.|
|Mobility||Must have good stability while walking (unable to cater for wheelchairs).|
|Fitness||Must have reasonable fitness and active outlook. No experience required.|
|Clothing||Typical walking gear will suffice.
Fleece, waterproof jacket and trousers, and sturdy footwear.
|Minimum Age||Must be over 12 and active|
|Nearest Airport||Cork Airport|
|Parking||Can cater for coaches and cars in the car park at Arundel’s By The Pier, opposite the pier.|