€6-12 kids/adults
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Garinish Island Shuttle - Glengarriff Bay Tour

The Garinish Island shuttle embarks every 30 minutes from the Blue Pool Harbour. The tour is a magical experience and takes you across the sheltered harbour to Seal Island, where you'll have time to observe the local colony of seals in their natural habitat, as well as other marine life including kingfishers, ducks, cormorants, swans, herons, guillemots, swallows, swifts, shags, terns, oyster catchers, black-backed gulls and the occasional dolphin or porpoise. The next stop is Eagle point where, if we're lucky, we'll get a look at the famous White-Tailed Eagles which nest here in Glengarriff Bay. Finally, we'll disembark at the absolutely stunning Garinish Island.

Conservation Area

Glengarriff Harbour is full of amazing marine wildlife which are now protected under European laws.

Local Guides

All our team are West Cork and Glengarriff Locals who can give you great advice about the surrounding areas.

Fully Narrated Tour

Along the tour we'll be giving you some insights into the local marine wildlife as well as some history for the local area.

Easy Access

Our ticket office is located in the middle of Glengarriff Village, and it's only a 1 min walk to the boat. Free parking is available.

Does this look like fun? Book tickets today!

Family Special Offers

Book an advanced family ticket online and get up to 20% off.

Family - Option 1
2 Adults, 1 Child
  • Glengarriff Bay Tour:
  • Seal Island
  • Eagle Point
  • Garinish Island
Family - Option 2
2 Adults, 2 Children
  • Glengarriff Bay Tour:
  • Seal Island
  • Eagle Point
  • Garinish Island
Family - Option 3
2 Adults, 3 Children
  • Glengarriff Bay Tour:
  • Seal Island
  • Eagle Point
  • Garinish Island

Tour Itinerary

The Garinish Island shuttle will embark from the Blue Pool Harbour and take a scenic tour of the bay including Seal Island, Eagle Point, and finally stop at Garinish Island.

Embark from the Blue Pool Harbour

We depart twice an hour all day from the magical Blue Pool Harbour with its beautiful coastl walks.

View Seal Island

We will take you to see the native Common Seal population which lives in Glengarriff Harbour, where you’ll be able to take pictures.

View Eagle Point
The White-Tailed Eagle has been living here in Glengarriff Harbour for a number of years. If we’re lucky we’ll get a peak at these majestic birds of prey.
Disembark at Garinish Island
The last stop is the wonderful Garinish Island. Take your time to admire some of the amazing sub-tropical plants native to this small island.


You can reserve spaces in advance by selecting a date on the calendar. We’ll send you an email with your booking information and you can pay on the day when you arrive. 

If you need to change the day, that’s no problem, just let us know. 

Any questions, get in touch – we’re here to help!


Special offers are available for advanced online bookings only.

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“Travelled out on the blue pool ferry - which was fantastic. Thanks Christopher. Garnish amazing. Love the Martello tower. Gardens beautiful...”
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“Lovely ferry trip, friendly staff, beautiful scenery, reasonably priced, a must visit while you are in Glengariff... ”
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