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Introducing Blacksod Sea Safari: Boat Trips in Ireland’s Beautiful Blacksod Bay

Faulmore native, Michael Keane, established Blacksod Sea Safari in spring 2021.

“Like a lot of people in Ireland, the pandemic presented me a gentle reminder that we have some of the most beautiful places in the world right here on our doorstep in Erris, County Mayo. I have always had a love of boating and the sea and have been fishing since the age of 12, spending many summers by the Mayo coast until I immigrated to the United States. I’ve been settled back at home in Faulmore now for many years, and it feels great to be back on the bay!

With the increase in staycations and the renewed interest in Ireland as a destination, my partner Anne and I saw an opportunity for a boat charter service operating from Blacksod Pier, taking people on tours and day trips around the bay. After much research and consideration, we purchased a 33ft charter boat named “Huntress” that can carry 12 passengers. Next, we added a high-performance, rigid inflatable boat (RIB), which is fast and stable.

Now we offer boat trips in Ireland daily to the abandoned Inishkea islands, to the Cliffs of Croaghan and to experience the marine wildlife of Blacksod Bay. We also offer sea angling tours, exhilarating fast blast rib trips, and special promotions suitable for groups and schools.

If you are looking for an exciting day out, a family adventure on the waters or a coastal exploration in search of wildlife, book a trip with Blacksod Sea Safari. We’re a Faulmore-based, family-run business serving the community, highlighting the sights of County Mayo and showcasing the best of Blacksod Bay and beyond. You can’t get much more local than that!”

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The Erris area

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The Erris area has a lot to offer to tourists and locals alike. I have a great gra, love, for my homeland, the Mullet peninsula and especially for the Inishkea Islands. Described as ‘Heaven on Earth’ and ‘Irelands Treasured Gem’, Inishkea North and South are sandy islands off the coast of the Mullet peninsula. These remote abandoned islands are tranquil, steeped in history and mythology and full of wildlife.

We believe everyone should experience these incredible islands, and at Blacksod Sea Safari, it’s our job to take you there. Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip off the beaten path to discover a truly beautiful hidden destination!

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