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Why just see the Wild Atlantic Way when you can experience the Wild Atlantic Way!

 

Killybegs Harbour Tour

Hourly departures on weather days and cruise ship days

The vessel will perform informative & visual tours of Killybegs harbour, Ireland's largest fishing port with some of the world’s most modern & high tech Pelagic fishing vessels. Also, on occasion luxury cruise liners visit the port & this will enable the public to get a up close experience of these truly magnificent vessels.

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POINTS OF INTEREST

Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships

Killybegs is a deep water harbour, and so in recent years has become a regular stopping point for some of the world's biggest cruise liners. Keep an eye on our website and facebook page for cruise ship days to get your up close experience.

Rotten Island Lighthouse

Rotten Island Lighthouse

On leaving the harbour, we are met with Rotten Island lighthouse which was constructed in 1838. It is still functional & extremely important to all vessel entering & departing the port.

St. John's Point

St. John's Point Lighthouse

We can also see in the distance, St Johns Point Lighthouse, located at the end of the long peninsula, constructed in 1831 & also still functional & now used as guest accommodation which is very popular.

Salmon Fish Farm

Salmon Fish Farm

Killybegs is Ireland's busiest fishing port and boasts a state of the art full operating salmon fish farm. You will be able to see the fish jumping.

Pelagic Trawlers

Pelagic Trawlers

See some of the world’s most modern and high tech pelagic fishing vessels, used for trawling for herring, mackerel, blue whiting and boarfish. You will see the boats moored up during the summer as no fishing takes place in the breeding season.

Killybegs

Killybegs Church

The church is an imposing building on the waterfront, with a rich monastic history. Killybegs derives its name, Na Cealla Beaga (The Little Cells) from the cells built by mediaeval monks.

WILDLIFE

Donegal's rich warm waters are abundant with wildlife. These are just a few of the species you may be lucky enough to see, and how to identify them.

Tuna

Albacore Tuna

Most likely to see:Summer and Autumn

Look out for:Really long pectoral fins, half the body length.

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic Salmon

Most likely to see:Spring and Summer

Look out for:A very small mouth. Salmon can be seen jumping in the fish farms.

Cormorant

Cormorant

Most likely to see:All year round

Look out for:Long neck and black plumage. Prolific divers.

Harbour Porpoise

Harbour Porpoise

Most likely to see:Summer months

Look out for:Smaller than dolphins with straight dorsal fins. (Dolphin fins are curved)

Lions Mane

Lion's Mane Jellyfish

Most likely to see:Summer months

Look out for:The mane! Compass jellyfish are often mistaken for dangerous lion's manes.

Razorbill

Razorbill

Most likely to see:Late Spring into Summer

Look out for:A white belly and black coat with distinctive markings on the bill.