Galway Bay Boat Tour -
w/Seasonal Fishing or Lobster Safari

Join local fisherman Ciaran Oliver, one of the last surviving fishing families of Claddagh, on a boat trip across Galway Bay. Live the history of Galway’s maritime past and the traditional wooden sailboats, the Galway Hooker.

Embrace nature and the expansive views that reach the city, sea and the UNESCO site of the Burren in County Clare as Ciaran shares insights into his life as a fisherman and tells stories from the famous Claddagh village.

Learn about the traditional sailboats, Galway Hookers, and witness Ciaran’s infectious passion for these boats and the community that dedicate their time to preserving these crafts.

What You Can Expect

Galway Bay Boat Tour Details

Cost:€20 per person
Duration:1 hour (approx)
Meet Point:Click here to find the pick up point on Google maps
Important:Require a minimum of 4 people to run the tour

Galway boat tour gallery

Upgrade Options - Seasonal Fishing or Lobster Safari

You can upgrade the following tour at an additional cost and longer duration – choose from below;

  • Boat tour as above with either Lobster or Seasonal fishing (e.g. Mackerel)
  • Learn about the Oliver Family who are one of the last surviving fishing families in the Claddagh who still earn a living from the sea. 
  • Get an insight into shrimp and lobster fishing and learn how to catch lobsters and other species in this grade ‘A’ shellfish bay.
  • Hear about the conservation measures now in place to protect and sustain this small inshore industry.

Upgraded Boat Tour

Cost: €35 per person
Duration: 1hr 45mins