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

 

Sliabh Liag Cliffs Tour

Daily departures. Contact us or see Facebook for sailing times.

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

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.

Drumanoo Head

Drumanoo Head

We will then travel west along the rugged Donegal coast which shows its beauty from centuries of Atlantic storms showing their strength, firstly passing Drumanoo Head.

Fintra Beach

Fintra Beach

En route to the cliffs we will view Fintra beach with its Blue Flag credentials, that then leads us onto Muckross Head.

Muckross Head

Muckross Head

After Muckross Head we pass by Teelin Bay & onto Carrigan Head. Rounding Carrigan head with Napoleonic tower overhead looking down on us, the majestic Sliabh Liag cliffs start to come into view.

Giant's Desk & Chair

Giant's Desk & Chair

As we travel around we can see the “Giants Desk & Chair” & this is leading us to the highest point of the cliffs which stand at 1,972ft/601Mtrs, making them he highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe.

Caves & Waterfalls

Caves & Waterfalls

While cruising close to the cliffs, you get a great chance to see the many caves & waterfalls.

Benbulben

Benbulbin

On the return journey, you can see the vast openness of Donegal bay, seeing the southern Donegal towns of Ballyshannon & Bundoran, the table shaped mountain of Benbulbin in Sligo & the Mayo coast.

Wildlife

Wildlife

Donegal Bay is one of the richest waters in the world. There are regular sightings during the summer months of dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks & tuna.

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 Puffin

Atlantic Puffin

Most likely to see:Spring and Summer

Look out for:A brightly coloured beak!

Basking Shark

Basking Shark

Most likely to see:July to October

Look out for:The "megamouth" as they feed on plankton.

Bottlenose Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin

Most likely to see:The Summer months

Look out for:The distinctively shaped nose! And a curved dorsal fin.

Common Seal

Common Seal

Most likely to see:April to July

Look out for:Lighter fur with ring shapes.

Cormorant

Cormorant

Most likely to see:All year round

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

Grey Seal

Grey Seal

Most likely to see:Winter months

Look out for:Bigger and darker than the common seal.

Harbour Porpoise

Harbour Porpoise

Most likely to see:Summer months

Look out for:Smaller than dolphins with straight dorsal fins.

Minke Whale

Minke Whale

Most likely to see:May to October

Look out for:Two blowholes! And a white band on the flipper.