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Sliabh Liag cliffs viewed from the deck of the Pirate Queen

Atlantic Coastal Cruises

Don't just SEE the Wild Atlantic Way, EXPERIENCE it!

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Sliabh Liag, Europe's highest accessible sea cliffs
 1 hr 45
  Families, groups & individuals

Sliabh Liag Cliffs Tour

 €30  €15   from €80

Experience the history and beauty of Europe's highest sea cliffs from the water. And look out for dolphins & seals.

Rotten Island Lighthouse, one of the sights you will see on the Killybegs Harbour Tour
 1 hr 15
  Families, groups & individuals

Killybegs Harbour Tour

 €20  €10   from €50

Killybegs, Ireland's largest fishing port is home to 2 lighthouses, a live organic salmon farm and the occasional cruise ship.

Guests posing for a photo on deck as they enjoy the party aboard The Pirate Queen
 1 to 8 hrs
  Corporates, schools & parties

PRIVATE HIRE

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Cruises tailor made for you. Hire the boat, its crew & licenced bar. Company days, school trips, hen & stag parties, birthdays and celebrations.

a dolphin jumps out of the water as it swims alongside the boat

Your Atlantic Coastal Cruise Experience

 

Atlantic Coastal Cruises is a locally owned family-run business set up in 2019.

The beautiful coastal town of Killybegs has been predominantly a commercial fishing town in Donegal Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. Its deep water harbour enables cruise ships to visit and also boasts the unique honour of two lighthouses. Just a short sail away are the Europe's highest accesible sea cliffs at Sliabh Liag. Sail there and experience the sights and sounds of this fabulous maritime experience. And if you're lucky, you may be joined along the way by dolphins, seals and even the occasional whale!

Why Choose Atlantic Coastal Cruises

 

Family Friendly

Family Friendly

 
  • Family discounts
  • Pet friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible

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Knowledgeable

We Know These Waters

 
  • Local family crew
  • We know these amazing waters, their inside stories and the marine wildlife

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Safety

Safe

 
  • Your wellbeing is our priority
  • All equipment meets Maritime Law standards
  • Fully trained crew

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Onboard Bar

Licenced Bar

 
  • Licenced bar
  • Onboard catering
  • Seating and viewing areas

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The Pirate Queen heading out on a cruise

Aboard The Pirate Queen

 

Our boat, the Pirate Queen, is a strong steel built vessel which can accommodate 96 passengers along with our professionally trained crew. Our vessel is constructed to the highest standard in order to meet the Irish Maritime law standards. Captain and crew are trained to the highest level and, in conjunction with the latest in communication, navigation and safety equipment, ensure the wellbeing of our passengers is to the forefront of our ethos.

The Pirate Queen is family-friendly, wheelchair accessible, pet-friendly (providing they don't interfere with other passengers) and we have a licenced bar onboard.

The Pirate Queen heading out on a cruise

Passenger Feedback

 

We love to hear passenger feedback. Whether you were mesmerised by the huge cliffs, or wowed by a dolphin escort, do tell us. Here's a selection of what you are saying...

The Pirate Queen and her crew

     

Excellent experience

Went on this boat trip last month enjoyed it staff very nice and the scenery was excellent Would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Killybegs area.

Davis S via Trip Advisor

September 2021

     

Brilliant cruise

Am not a boat person but the water looked really calm so I said to my husband let’s go and do the cruise. It was brilliant the scenery the boat even went round in a circle to see the dolphins got lots of photos free drink if u where over 65.

Ruth M via Trip Advisor

September 2021

A dolphin swimming alongside The Pirate Queen

     

Excellent staff, views and experience

The staff were so friendly, the trip was brilliant and got to see dolphins for a large part of the trip, the captain really knew what he was doing. Such a beautiful trip worth every penny.

Angela J via Trip Advisor

4 September 2021

     

Great day

What a beautiful boat trip. We saw dolphins and the captain made sure we all got to see them. The staff were really helpful and friendly. I woukd really recently this trip but take a warm coat, we went in September it was a lovely day but the Atlantic is cold.

Jacqueline G via Trip Advisor

September 2021

The Sliabh Liag cliffs taken from the boat

     

Stunning boat trip

We went on a boat trip to the sliabh league cliffs during our visit to Donegal with the Atlantic Coast Cruise from Killybegs. The cruise staff were very friendly and the trip well organised. Ample time was given to view the cliffs in all their splender. Well worth taking the time to go and great value for money.

Mary M via Trip Advisor

4 September 2021

The dolphins swimming beside the boat

     

A great trip & a bonus to see the dolphins

A great boat trip along the scenic coast to Sliabh Liag cliffs. On the return journey we were lucky enough to see 2 separate pods of dolphins, they interacted with the baot, all the passengers had great opportunities to see the dolphins race alongside the boat. It was well organised, the staff were friendly & helpful. I plan to do it again next year & highly recommend the trip.

Michele via Trip Advisor

August 2021

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