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Saltee Islands

Kilmore Quay, Ireland
+353 87 252 9736
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A short ferry trip from Kilmore Quay to the Saltee Island. An amazing wild life experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SkyeDublin
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Dublin
Bird Watching/Nature trip

After a very pleasant 15 minute boat trip from Kilmore Quay to the Island itself we landed (and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fergal s
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“sea birds” (17 reviews)
“boat trip” (16 reviews)
“bird life” (6 reviews)
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Kilmore Quay, Ireland
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+353 87 252 9736
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A short ferry trip from Kilmore Quay to the Saltee Island. An amazing wild life experience . Puffins on the cliffs and Gannets. We had a three hour trip it was a wonderful experience. The boatman told us what our behavior should be before we...More

2  Thank SkyeDublin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a very pleasant 15 minute boat trip from Kilmore Quay to the Island itself we landed (and stayed dry) @11.15 with an agreed collection scheduled for 3PM.. It was a beautiful sunny day and I couldn't wait to get exploring. The island itself is...More

4  Thank fergal s
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

I think it's important to state at the beginning of this review that my husband and I visited the Saltees during the current heatwave in Ireland (June 24th). Naturally the good weather made all the difference and enhance our visit enormously. So, try if possible...More

12  Thank BMRCIreland
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

First up it is a splendid uncluttered island for spotting the puffins etc and there are lovely pathways along the cliffs But the tide was out when we visited and the landing by dingy from the small ferry boat was disorganised undisiplined and dangerous as...More

1  Thank donalo
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I love this place, it's my third visit and it's still as amazing as the first time. Such am array of birdlife, and all so close. Drive from Dublin to Kilmore Quay - 2hr On a nice sunny day or summer's weekend, be sure to...More

7  Thank AlanMerrins
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Hi just wondering for the boat trip to the saltee islands how much is it for a adult and child we were near on the saltee islands and we would love yo go

32  Thank Trish R
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

With puffins cormorants gannets razer bills. This island is a place of natural beauty. No shops etc so bring your lunch. Boat over stops near harbour and a small speed boat brings you the rest of the way. Be careful or you get your feet...More

3  Thank Della B
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

A really remote and hard to get to place, the islands only have a tiny landing peer but we'll worth the trip from kilmore harbour ,the place is full of many bird species suck as puffins and cormorants to name a few, bring a picnic...More

1  Thank Matt B
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Went out on a boat with Declan Bates who brought to the Saltee Islands...takes about 15 minutes ..when we got there we were dropped off by rib to shore than spent a glorious 5 hours taking photos of the wildlife especially puffins and gannets..there are...More

3  Thank Sharon O
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

I caught the boat out from Kilmore Quay on 5/6/2018. Declan Bates operates two boats, 20 mins each way, the boats left at 10 am and returned at 3pm. Great day, saw Puffins and the Garnet colony. I had good wet weather gear, mainly for...More

Thank Bill C
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maureenkav
26 July 2018|
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Response from Della B | Reviewed this property |
Oh lord there I’d no real “path” as such just s trail. The first path to the cliff would be ok but you have to transfer from the boat to a small speed boat 🚣‍♀️ aswell if you can do that ok then you could stay at the area... More
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14 June 2018|
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Declan Bates: +353 53 912 9684 or +353 87 252 9736
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