The Great Blasket Island Experience – Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
Welcome to the Great Blasket Island Experience.
Over 1,100 acres of unspoiled largely mountainous terrain, the Great Blasket Island is approximately 4 miles long by 1/2 mile wide. Home to an abundance of wildlife and fauna, the Great Blasket Island is thriving with Irish history and life.
Occupied from pre-history, the island overlooks the location where a number of Spanish Armada ships were wrecked. The small farming and fishing community exceeded a population of 150 in the early 20th century, but had dwindled to a small number when the island was vacated in 1953. The old village above the Trá Bán (White Strand) is situated on the north-eastern side of the island, facing the mainland and Slea Head.
Eco Tour Experience from Dingle Marina to Great Blasket Island
Great Blasket Island Experience RIB – “The Peig Sayers” – departs Dingle Marina daily at 11 am. Full day tour is approximately 6 hours long (duration may vary depending on wildlife) and is the best way to see The Great Blasket Island and Dingle Peninsula. Catch many sighting along the way, such as:
- Fungie The Dolphin (residential Dingle Dolphin)
- Stunning geology of the coastline
- Up close experience of cliffs and caves
- Abundance of birdlife
- Landing on the breath-taking Great Blasket Island, a place steeped in nature, beauty and history.
Our unmissable day experience includes what every boat trip offers on the Dingle peninsula in one tour – With both indoor and outdoor seating, this fast boat RIB experience incorporates speed, comfort and safety. Voted number one Boat Tours & Water Sports activity in Dingle Peninsula via Tripadvisor. 2018.
Great Blasket Island self-catering accommodation
Simple self-catering accommodation is available in five restored houses at the top of the old Blasket Island village. Lodgings are equipped with basic amenities, but no more than what is needed to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing getaway.