With a life-time experience of Galway Bay, our fully qualified crew ensure your upmost safety at all times!  Sailing conditions are constantly monitored and if a cancelation is required, we do our upmost to facilitate an alternative Maritime Tour, or you are entitled to a full refund. 

Seasonal Sailing Time Variations: 

We offer a full daily schedule. Departure Times: 10.00 -14 00 -16.00 -18.00 and an option of a sunset tour.

Due to group booking, options for some of our scheduled tour times may not be available on our online booking system below. In this case, please get in touch via email or the form provided via our CONTACT link and we will do our best to accommodate / fit you in.

Online booking below.

IN ADDITION: We are now delighted to offer you an EXCLUSIVE two hour heritage Claddagh experience boat tour with airbnb

Next dates:

Fri, 18th May 12:00 − 14:00 · €30 per person

Sat, 19th May12:00 − 14:00 · €30 per person

Sun, 3rd Jun10:00 − 12:00 · €30 per person

Click on button below for booking a tour & details:

PLEASE NOTE: We need 12 hours advance booking notice. 

However, if you have just arrived in Galway & wish to enquire about a departure within this 12 hr period, please contact us directly via info@galwaybaytours.com or Call: + 353 (0) 87 280 7028

We may still be able to facilitate you!


Join us for a unique tour of galway Bay.

From the calm waters of the bay, you’ll see the rolling Clare hills and lunar landscape of the Burren, with its vast cracked pavement of glacial-era limestone; with cliffs and caves, fossils, rock formations and archaeological sites.  It is also possible to meander along this stunning coast-line to one of our famous fishing villages for an afternoon meal or picnic (these bespoke coastal village tours are weather & tied dependent, so please ring or email for details). 

Magic View Of Galway From The Water
Had a brilliant trip with Galway Bay Boat Tours and got to experience Galway as I have never before! I’ve spent time on the water in Rusheen Bay windsurfing and kayaking and I’ve paddle a bit of the upper Corrib, but it was so cool to see the city and experience the water on this boat trip. The crew are full of information, stories and history of the area. Did the hour trip but would love to do a longer tour another day.

This is suitable for all, something that a local like myself or visitors would really enjoy. The crew from Galway Bay Boat Tours are brilliant, couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
— Trip Advisor: Rosagra, June, 2016.
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Enjoy the thrill of a power tour WITH OUR FULLY QUALIFIED SKIPPERS.

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Rediscover the magic of west coast LIVING.

Curious minds will be sated with our Maritime Tour, as 100 years of history are explained through facts and folklore.  Discover how generations of Claddagh villagers made their living & enjoy stories of seafaring intrigue, famine, courage & resilience.  Or, enjoy stories of old with one of our famous Oyster Food Tours in collaboration with Galway Food Tours.