There are roughly 6,000 islands in the North Atlantic archipelago known as the British Isles. Great Britain is the largest, Ireland the second largest, and there's enough variety in the rest to fill an encyclopedia. But this is the only fjord anywhere among them. This pleasant 90-minute cruise gives you ample time to enjoy the gorgeous views, across glassy waters to the oh-so-green hills that seem to cascade down to the shoreline. Weather permitting, you should be able to see three major mountain ranges: the Maumturk and Twelve Bens to the south, and the Mweelreas in County Mayo to the north. If you’re lucky, as the cruise approaches the mouth of the Atlantic, you might also get to see dolphins. The boat—designed, they claim, to avoid seasickness, or your money back—has viewing decks inside and out, so the tour can be taken in all weathers. A bar and kitchen on board serves sandwiches and light meals, including fresh Connemara oysters. The boats depart from Nancy’s Point, about 2.7km (1[bf]1/2 miles) west of Leenane (Leenaun). Book online for a slight discount on ticket prices.
Killary Fjord Boat Tours
Signposted on N59, Leenane, Co. Galway
Our Rating Hours Departures daily June–Aug 10:30am, 12:30, 2:30, and 4pm; May and Sept 10:30am, 12:30, and 2:30pm; April and Oct 12:30pm and 2:30pm Phone 091/566-736 Prices Tickets €22.50 adults; €18.50 seniors and students; €11.50 children 11–17; children 10 and under free; €45–€55 families Web site Killary Fjord Boat Tours
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