Eco Marine Tours Ventry
Located only about a 30 minute drive from our Bed and Breakfast and self-catering cottage over the breathtaking Conor Pass lies the peaceful village of Ventry (Ceann Trá) where you find a shop, post office, a pub that serves delicious food, and a lovely garden café at the head of mile long, sandy and safe beach. Ventry is also the departure point for Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours. These wildlife centred tours will bring you to and around the ruggedly beautiful Blasket archipelago teeming in wildlife and history.
There are three different tours to choose from – one includes a 3 hour stopover on the Great Blasket Island (all details are listed on www.marinetours.ie). Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours’ main focus is the wildlife, and a zoologist and/or wildlife guide accompany the trips, help to spot the birdlife, cetaceans and grey seals and will engage in informal chats with the passengers throughout the tours.
The islands hold major colonies of seabirds, the second largest grey seal colony in Ireland and – if lucky and the cetaceans are feeding in the area – you might see some of our harbour porpoises, common, Risso’s and bottlenose dolphins, minke whales and sometimes even humpback whales!
Please note that the ocean is big and it is not a zoo – the crew will combine all efforts by sea and land based watchers and years of experience to find any wildlife out there but there can never be any guarantee of sightings… However, the wonderful landscape thankfully stays in place and you will experience the Wild Atlantic Ocean at first hand!
For more information on availability of Wild Atlantic Way Cottage, contact us here.