Our 2 Day Wild Atlantic Way cruise is the perfect way to explore Ireland’s storied coastline, and its pristine waters
Enjoy the unique experience of sailing this magical part of West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way, and do it in style on our luxury Hallberg-Rassy yacht Merlin!
From the pretty fishing village of Ahakista on West Cork’s rugged Sheep’s Head peninsula, we’ll sail out of Dunmanus Bay onto Atlantic waters to explore coves and bays full of stories that reveal how life has been lived on here at the edge of Europe.
It’s the beginning of a breathtaking journey which will reveal the beauty and character of some stunning Atlantic seascapes.
You’ll get a taste for great food and great company as you explore West Cork’s pristine bays, and meet wonderful people in beautiful locations on West Cork’s unspoilt peninsulas and islands.
We’ll set sail from the stunning village of Ahakista on the Sheep’s Head peninsula which not surprisingly is an area designated as a European Destination of Excellence. As you connect with the rugged coastline and pristine marine environments around this undiscovered peninsula, you’ll quickly realise the unique character of this magical place.
You will be met in Ahakista by your skipper. There will be a full safety brief on yacht systems. Set sail for Bere Island and Lawrence Cove Marina. En route, lunch will be served in a small bay close to Piper Sound which is the western entrance to Bearhaven.
Take a short walk to the village of Rerrin on Bere Island and visit Murphy’s shop and Des’s pub. On your return to Merlin, tuck into a three-course meal all freshly cooked on board, using the finest West Cork food with a bottle of wine.
You are free to come and go from Merlin as you please.
Morning starts with a full Irish breakfast before we set sail once again to explore the western end of Bantry Bay. From here we will make our return trip to Ahakista arriving at around 16:30.
Ideally you will have some sailing experience. However, we are happy to take complete beginners.
Although it is not necessary to have any formal sailing qualifications, some sailing experience would be beneficial. We would encourage you to participate in sailing the yacht under the careful supervision and guidance of your skipper.
You will have experienced sailing in the Atlantic Ocean, rounded the iconic Fastnet Rock, and the Mizen peninsula. You’ll also come into close quarters with curious dolphins, whales, and seals basking on the shoreline.
The package includes
RYA qualified instructor/skipper
2 nights accommodation on ‘Merlin’
Fresh sheets, duvets, pillows and towels
Breakfast, lunch, dinner with coffee and tea
Safety gear including auto life jacket and safety harness
Marina fees and diesel
Wine with evening meal
Travel and transfers.
Travel & medical insurance.
To book and to check out more dates for cruises, sailing trips and training courses, visit carberysailing.com