Surrender to that timeless place Enjoy a fun-filled 90-minute cruise around
A sensation like no other, cruising Galway Bay has a rhythm all of its own. Experience the thrill of exploring the very edge of Ireland with our Galway Bay and Aran Island tours.
Take in the unspoiled landscape and shores teeming with life along the wild Atlantic coast. Here, you will discover breathtaking views of Gleninagh Castle, Black Head Lighthouse and Martello towers, with the Aran Islands on the horizon, and watch the ever-changing light sweep across the Burren.
Lose yourself in the nautical legacy and local lore as the native crew share stories of a time long past. Reflect on the vibrant maritime history, back to a time when trade vessels crowded na Chaoláire, (where Galway bay narrows), making the waves barely visible amongst the red sails that stretched across the bay and beyond the islands.
Enjoy light refreshments and a family-friendly performance of traditional Irish music provided by the crew, you are welcome to join in if you can!
Galway Bay was originally known as Lough Lurgan (Loch Lurgain), back at a time when there were only three significant lakes on the island of Ireland. Loch Lurgan was a large lake between West Connaught and the County of Clare, and it was separated from the Atlantic Ocean by strong banks, until the Atlantic burst these banks, flooding everything but the three Aran Islands.
Modern day coastal explorers can join the Galway Girl Cruises crew onboard and set sail from the mouth of the Corrib, the fastest flowing river in Europe. From there, cruise past Nimmo’s Pier and the Claddagh into the expanse of Galway Bay and experience the thrill of leaving the edge of Ireland.
The crew will point out the landmarks and coastal markers of interest including the Leverets, Martello Towers, seal colonies and more as we make our way to South Sound (An Súnda ó Theas), also known as Bealach na Finnise, between Inisheer/ Inis Oírr and County Clare.
Feel the beating heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, a timeless place where Irish language, traditions and vibrant culture are cherished
Get your feet tapping and heart racing with a trad session onboard, played in natural rhythm to the monghar or roar of the ocean
If these waters could talk… Hear the stories and maritime misadventures of the Galway coast, passed down through generations
Join 3rd generation fishermen Patrick and Tommy onboard the Galway Girl and set sail on a voyage of cultural discovery and spectacular scenery
We thrive to make every trip a unique experience. Hear it from some of our precious guests. We love that they alway have an amazing Galway Bay tour!
One of the greatest experiences we had in our Ireland trip! Simply superb! Tommy and Patrick went above and beyond.
The friendly and knowledgable crew made us feel welcome. We learned a lot while enjoying the magnificent vistas of Galway Bay.
All you need for a fantastic day out! We had lots of Irish "craic"!, enjoyed lovely music and saw dolphins!
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