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Saltee Islands

Kilmore Quay, Ireland
+353 87 252 9736
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Another Stunning Day

This was my second visit and it was just as good as the first 2 yrs ago. Likewise the weather was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Wonderful haven for photographers

Visited the islands with a group of photographer friends last weekend. Fantastic colonies of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Magherafelt, N. Ireland
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“boat trip” (12 reviews)
“sea birds” (16 reviews)
“bird life” (6 reviews)
Kilmore Quay, Ireland
+353 87 252 9736
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second visit and it was just as good as the first 2 yrs ago. Likewise the weather was equally spectacular and that's why it was magical. Getting there: We drove from Dublin that morning, to Kilmore Harbour. It took 2hrs. I had...More

Thank AlanMerrins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the islands with a group of photographer friends last weekend. Fantastic colonies of puffins, gannets and other birds. Great photo ops. Highly recommended to see these beautiful birds up close... PLEASE RESPECT THEM THOUGH!

Thank cfc_7
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous Island for photographers. Two Gannet colony's, Puffins, Razor Bills, Guillemots etc not easy getting onto the Island but all part of the fun

2  Thank Noel R
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The boat trip over from Kilmore Quay was fabulous even though the weather was cold and miserable. On arrival at the Saltee islands at 11:20, we requested what we thought was the earliest collection..... 4 hours is a long time to spend here unless you're...More

Thank deedeeone
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great trip for adults and children alike. bring suitable clothing depending on the day. Unfortunately there was no running commentary on what we were looking at which was disappointing. Might be helpful to bring a bird book as there are many different species to see....More

2  Thank stormcloudKildare
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A short trip by boat from Kilmore Quay, this small and peaceful island is well worth a visit for its varied bird life and fresh air walks. Highly recommended for anyone with a few hours to spend or make a day of it with a...More

1  Thank RWB2012
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We took the advice of one of the locals and booked a trip to the Saltee Islands in May to photograph the wildlife. In short, it is a beautifully unspoilt island with only one family on the entire island (the owners). The colours of the...More

2  Thank moorem99
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were taking a trip around Ireland and decided to take a detour to Kilmore Quay on our way to Wexford. We were hoping to take an impromptu trip around the Saltee Islands. We parked for free on the Quay itself and...More

5  Thank Jan C
Reviewed 17 August 2016

when I was told that we were going on this trip my first impression was "oh no, island means boat" I was so scared to go on the boat and so excited to see the island too, the boat ride out was so fun it...More

1  Thank Mimibh1808
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was a real highlight of the trip despite the awful experience with the only boatman allowed to stop tourists off at the island. We had (sms proof) arranged for him to pick us up at a certain hour and he arrived over an hour...More

1  Thank SarahJupiter
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Hi...how do you travel to Saltee islands? Is there a cruise available or have to take public ferries?
23 March 2017|
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Response from moorem99 | Reviewed this property |
Cruisers leave from Kilmore harbour in the mornings and afternoon.
hi do you have the contact number to ring to book a place to go visit saltee islands, thanks
20 July 2016|
Response from majo56 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't book the boat but I googled it there and I think this was the guy: Declan Bates 087 2429736 or 053 9129684. Enjoy your trip!
How do I book this?
19 May 2016|
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Response from gaverino | Reviewed this property |
t: +353 53 912 9684 m: +353 87 252 9736