See Galway From A Different Perspective. 

From the thrill seeking power boat tours, to the relaxed cruise, or the famous traditional Galway Hooker boat experience, the Oliver family endeavour to make your trip a truly unique experience.  We cater for families, groups, individuals & themed events (birthdays, weddings, photo-shoots & educational excursions). 

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
— Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

Venture out on Galway Bay with our fully qualified, experienced guides who have a wealth of knowledge in all things nautical.  Share our love of Galway's maritime & cultural history on a relaxing cruise or traditional sail boat experience. 

1 HR HARBOUR TOUR:

For those of you who would like a gentle meander through Galway Harbour, this 1 hour boat trip is an ideal standard boat tour experience.  

 The Iconic Long Walk - One of the most painted & photographed scenes in Ireland.

The Iconic Long Walk - One of the most painted & photographed scenes in Ireland.

The 1-hour Harbour Tour INCLUDES:

A Gentle Cruise In Our Passenger Motor Boat: KERRY HEAD.

This tour views the historic fishing village of the Claddagh, and starts from Galway harbor at the end of Long Walk, which is only 5 mins walk from city centre.  As you sail gently from the mouth of River Corrib towards Galway Bay, you will see Clare’s rolling hills and the unique, beguiling limestone landscape of the Burren, one of Ireland’s designated UNESCO sites.

This trip is a wonderful opportunity to take in the fabulous seascapes that have inspired generations of poets, artists & musicians: the Spanish Arch, the Long Walk, The Claddagh, Nimmos Pier, & Mutton Island Light House & Keepers Cottage, with it’s colony of seals & vast array of internationally renowned birdlife.

Stir your imagination & senses as your guide recounts stories of the sailing traditions that shaped Galway into the thriving city that we know today.

 Enjoy Galway's resident Swans, with their Australian Black Swan visitor. 

Enjoy Galway's resident Swans, with their Australian Black Swan visitor. 

Daily departures from €20 (seasonal variations)

Current Time: Week days, 10am.

Discounts for families, groups & children.

Tours catered to your requirements & schedule.

Experienced, qualified & knowledgable skippers.

On Wild Cities - Galway, the first in a four part nature documentary series about the wildlife in our cities, presenter John Lusby tells us about his own experiences with Galway's otters who are now an integral part of the city.
 Spanish Arch, Galway.

Spanish Arch, Galway.

The Spanish Arch, Galway

See some of Galway's most scenic heritage & cultural landscapes, including the famous Spanish Arch, built in 1584 as an extension of the City wall.  

IN ADDITION, IT IS POSSIBLE TO ADD ON A FURTHER 1 HR TRIP OR TOUR:

Scenic, Wildlife & Maritime Heritage Boat Tours, RIB tours, Galway's Famous Claddagh Experience, Galway's Traditional Hooker Sail Boat Tour, Water Taxi, Restaurant Trips, Fishing Trips, Family Lobster Pot Safari, Island Eddy Trips, or Boat Charter. 

All trips can include a packed picnic from one of our award winning local restaurants.  

Galway Bay is Ireland’s gateway to some of the most culturally rich seascapes in Europe; made all that more magical by the social history that is embedded in this rugged, yet sublime coastline.  The ocean that rolls into Galway Bay laps over a shore of long lost stories: of ancestors making their way to America, of cultural exchange, change & development, & the seafaring escapades of our famous Claddagh Boatmen!

 Mutton Island Light House & Keepers Cottage, dating back to 1817.  Home of countless seals & sea-life. 

Mutton Island Light House & Keepers Cottage, dating back to 1817.  Home of countless seals & sea-life. 

 Skipper Ciaran Oliver.

Skipper Ciaran Oliver.