Take a beautiful Howth boat trip around the picturesque island, taking in the Stack, where you see various seabirds such as Gannets, Guillemots, Cormorants, Kittiwakes, Puffins and Seagulls. You will also see the cave, the Martello Tower, and with a bit of luck a colony of seals.
Landing on the island is possible but only at certain times subject to tide height and wind conditions, which vary daily. (If you land on the island and intend trekking around it, wear long trousers, long sleeves and shoes as some parts are difficult to navigate)
This trip around the island lasts approx 40 mins and costs €15 for adults, €10 for teens and €5 for children under 12. If you land on the island you can stay for an hour or two with pick up by arrangement with boatman.
Around 700 AD three holy men, who were the sons of Nessan a prince of the Royal House of Leinster, established a church on Ireland's Eye. The church was named "Cill Mac Nessan".
There they penned a holy manuscript copy of the four Gospels named the Garland of Howth.
This is of similar type to the famous Book of Kells, and it too is preserved in Trinity College Dublin.
1 Hour Cruise - Experience Howth's awe-inspiring Cliffs from the sea!
The awe-inspiring Cliffs of Howth in Ireland's Ancient East are walked by tens of thousands of visitors every Summer. Why not try something a little more ‘Viking’ and experience their views, their flora and their fauna from the Sea!
Join us on the ‘Puffin’, Howth’s newest and fastest ferry, as we cruise along the Cliffs taking in breathtaking views of Dublin Bay, the Bailey lighthouse and Ireland's Eye.
This one-hour cruise is captained by Mark, whose family have been fishing and touring these waters for generations. Live commentary on bird life, rock formations and sea mammals is provided.
Cost is €25 per person.
Round trip takes approximately one hour, departing the pontoon on West Pier every hour from 10:30am to 4:30pm daily.
Cancellation policy: We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event
Take a Howth boat tour around Ireland's Eye, taking in spectacular views of the Island and the colony of seals which inhabit the area.
Explore treasures of an Island wilderness just 20 mins from Dublin City Centre and 30 mins from Dublin International Airport.
Due to onshore winds, it will not be possible to land on the island on Sunday 20th September 2020. We will still be completing our trips around the island.
You will feel safe in the hands of our experienced Captains Mark & Greg as they take you on the short boat ride from Howth Harbour to Ireland's Eye. The trip around the Island takes in spectacular views of the Island and the colony of seals which inhabit the area.
Passengers are also given the option to land on the Island. Once on the Island you can stay as long as you wish (boats return from the Island to Howth Harbour every hour; last boat departs from the Island at 6pm).
Take the time to swim in the clear waters, picnic on the safe sandy beaches, take a selfie by the Martello tower (built in 1803 to defend against Napoleon), or just lay back and watch the blue skies for flying Gannets, Gulls, Puffins and our very own resident Peregrine Falcon.