The sea! The sea! The open sea!, The blue, the fresh, the ever free!
— Bryan W. Procter.

NATURE | HISTORY | CULTURE

Galway Bay is the West Coast of Ireland’s principal gateway to some of the most spectacular seascapes in Europe, including: the ecologically unique Burren limestone mountains, Connemara’s rugged coastline & the magical Aran Islands.   It is now possible to visit by boat some of Galway's most picturesque coastal villages, for a family picnic, seafood lunch or romantic evening meal. 

CNN's Kelly Bowman takes us to the Irish harbor town of Galway for a little art, history and award winning cuisine.

We endeavour to make your trip a memorable experience through our bespoke & varied offerings.  We cater for families, groups, & individuals.  In addition, we provide special themed events for corporate team building, weddings & birthdays.

Please contact us for a unique tailored boat tour experience, or an exclusive private adventure.

Fishing Trips.

We also offer Fishing Tours, either with rods or a ‘Lobster and Crab Safari’.  We have a number of lobster pots (traps) set around the Bay, and it is possible (depending on the time of year) to take a boat trip & harvest the catch and re-bait these pots.

In addition, there is the option of purchasing your catch (fish or lobster) and, by prior arrangement, avail of a ‘catch and cook’ deal, where a local seafood restaurant will cook your harvest later in the evening. 

 An Authentic Galway Fishing Tour.

An Authentic Galway Fishing Tour.

 For those staying in self-catering accommodation, there is the option to take your ‘catch’ home.

For those staying in self-catering accommodation, there is the option to take your ‘catch’ home.

Great Boat Tours
Interesting, fun and good value! Had a great day out on the water with Ciaran. We saw dolphins and pulled up lobster pots from the Galway bay. Recommended.
— Trip Advisor: Ken K. April, 2017.

Afternoon or Evening Sunset Trips: Bespoke Family or Romantic Boating Excursions.

 Sunset Tours along Galway Bay.  These tours are limited, as they are weather & calendar permitting. 

Sunset Tours along Galway Bay.  These tours are limited, as they are weather & calendar permitting. 

Before the road networks of Galway were built, it was easier to navigate your way through Galway via a series of integrated sea & waterways.  Today, it is possible to combine the ‘old with the new’, and to travel by sea (as our ancestors once did) in one of our modern boats, to some of Galway's most popular tourist attractions: Salthill Village, Barna, or further afield to the stunning coastal village of Newquay or Ballyvaughan, in the Burren (these trips only run at certain times of the year).

 Barna Village.

Barna Village.

Salthill Promenade, Galway.

Take a leisurely cruise along Galway's glorious sea front taking in the iconic Salthill Promenade.  

Salthill Village, Galway.

Day Tour to the Burren

Stop off for some lunch or refreshments at one of the many traditional villages that surround Galway Bay.  Here, we will meander along a coastline of slate grey mountains that skirt the Atlantic horizon: a wild seascape through which our senses interpret the connection we intuitively feel between Ireland and America. 

It is an opportunity to reflect upon our sense of belonging; our connection to the elements & each other. 

 The West Coast of Ireland is famous for it's rich & varied seafood. 

The West Coast of Ireland is famous for it's rich & varied seafood. 

Why not order a family picnic with one of our restaurant partners, or book a romantic lunch in one of our recognised best foodie venues.  Enjoy some of Galway's best! Voted Region of Gastronomy, 2018.   

Want to enjoy a long relaxing evening? It's even possible to order a taxis to bring you home!  

Check out a great write up on where to eat, drink & sleep in Kinvara, one of Galway Bay's most beautiful coastal villages.  

Published by: This is Galway.