Fastnet Tours was established in July 2007 with our first Fastnet Rock Lighthouse Twilight Tours from Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland. Excited passengers boarded as we headed off into the sunset through the spectacular waters of Roaringwater Bay, often accompanied by dolphins and sometimes whales in these beautiful and tranquil waters. It was a joy to all to see the priceless smiles and hear the tails of the tour as the excited passenger disembarked.

Fastnet Tours is owned and ran by Cape Clear Ferries Company based in Irelands most southerly inhabited Island of Cape Clear off the coast of West Cork, Ireland the real last stop on the Wild Atlantic Way and part of the Haven Coast. Cape Clear Island is a Gaeltacht Island where the Irish language is spoken fluently and where you can experience the true Irish culture and friendly banter.

Fastnet Twilight Tour Dolphins

As the company grew so did the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse Tours and today we offer both full day trips to the Fastnet Rock including a stopover on the spectacular Island of Cape Clear, Co Cork and evening sunset cruises “Twilight Tours” around the Rock. We operate these boat trips from both Baltimore and Schull piers in West Cork, Ireland.

Our fleet of 4 “Orange” passenger ferries can carry a total of 243 passengers including Cork’s First FAST FERRY!  The vessels are fully licensed and inspected annually by the Department of the Marine. Our skippers and crew mainly Islanders are all experienced professionals who have had comprehensive safety training courses. We are the only company in the area with passenger ships that are fully licensed by the Irish department of marine/transport to go out and circumnavigate the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse which is the only way to truly experience the magnificent structure.

We operate from Mid-April until the end of October. Our company policy is that the tour is for the passenger and not the company so we operate our tour to strict weather guideline so all can enjoy. So, for this reason, it is vital that you that you keep in touch with us through our facebook page or our home page here for the latest sailing.

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.

We are available for private charter and our friendly staff will assist you will your needs. In the past, our private groups have included hen, stag parties, birthday parties, camera club, bird watching tour, walking groups, heritage groups the list goes on and on.

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