For many generations, the majestic and isolated Fastnet Rock has fired the imaginations of onlookers, both locals and visitors alike. For others, the 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.
The Fastnet Rock Tour– is a day trip that will bring you first, through the spectacular waters of Roaringwater Bay spotting for whales and dolphins on the way. Arriving at Ireland’s most southerly Gaeltacht Island Cape Clear Island where you will have time to see the Fastnet Exhibition and multimedia display in the Cape Clear & Fastnet Rock Heritage Centre. Also allowing time to see the Fastnet Rock Memorials on Cape Clear Island and to the view the Rock from the Island itself.
Back onboard the ferry, the tour will circumnavigate the rock to view it from all sides at close quarters, perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.
FOR 2020 SEASON DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING, we will not have access to the Island Heritage Centre or bus. We will have short visuals and audio onboard the ferries instead. Departures for Baltimore & Schull at approx 10.45 am and returning at approx 4.45 pm. (please check bookings options for specific timing)
Fastnet Rock direct Tour- Is approx 2.5- 3hrs long, departs also from Baltimore or Schull going direct to the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse. Sailing through the Whale and Dolphin rich waters of Roaring Water Bay until we reach the Rock itself. We will circle the tallest and widest Rock Lighthouse in Ireland and the UK up close at all quarters, perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. limited to 12 passengers. Booking essential.
Sunset/Twilight Fastnet Tour – Is approx 2.5 -3hrs -be one of the elite to see the sunset at the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse. Set sail at approx 7 pm circle the rock up close as the sun goes down and the stillness of the night appears as we arrive back to Baltimore or Schull at approx 10.15 pm.