Blasket Islands Tours

Blasket Islands
Dingle Peninsula lie a group of abandoned sandstone islands rise out of the Atlantic Ocean. The Blasket Islands (Na Blascaodaí in Irish) have all been occupied at one point or another, but it was the tiny community on the largest island, The Great Blasket, that gained fame for its tradition of folklore and storytelling. 

At its peak, the island boasted 175 residents; by the time the Irish government decided the islands were too dangerous for habitation and ordered a mandatory evacuation, there were only 22 people remaining.

Visitors to The Great Blasket find the ruined remains left behind by the island’s former inhabitants. An 8-mile (13-kilometer) walking path takes visitors past some of the island’s most spectacular scenery — sea cliffs and white sand beaches — with the opportunity to spot shorebirds and a colony of seals who now call the islands home.

Practical Info

Boats to the Blasket Islands run between March and September and are weather dependent, so call ahead.
Address: Blasket Islands, Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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Full-Day Tour of the Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head, and Inch Beach

Experience the rugged beauty of the Ireland’s southeast coastline on a 6.5-hour coach tour of Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head. From Killarney, travel through scenic mountain regions and along Ireland’s rocky beaches. Spot ancient huts and historic buildings such as the Gallarus Oratory, visit Dingle Town , and get a splendid view of Slea Head – the most westerly point in Europe.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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$31.15 USD
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Dingle Peninsula Private Tour from Kenmare

Explore Ireland’s southwest coastal landscapes and  customize your itinerary to your own preferences on this private Dingle Peninsula tour from Kenmare. Follow your private guide along Slea Head Drive walking routes and marvel at the mighty Slieve Mish Mountains. Take the beautiful Connor Pass from Dingle to Castlegregory and enjoy panoramic views over the Blasket Islands. Take in top sites of interest such as Ferriter's Cove and Gallarus Oratory, and discover hidden villages including Castlegregory, Dunquin and Annascaul, where time ticks by at an altogether slower pace.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$80.76 USD
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Private Tour: Dingle Peninsula from Killarney

Discover famous landmarks and hidden gems on the Emerald Isle on this private tour of the Dingle Peninsula from Killarney. Explore the Dingle Peninsula with your private guide and take in top attractions including Ferriter's Cove, the Gallarus Oratory and the Blasket Centre. Pass pretty villages and towns such as Annascaul, Castlegregory, Dingle and Dunquin, where life ticks by at an altogether slower pace. Admire fine views over the mighty Slieve Mish Mountains and Mount Brandon — one of Ireland’s highest peaks — and take the famous Connor Pass back to Killarney.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$60.00 USD
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Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle

Experience the thrill of observing whales and dolphins on this 4-hour cruise around Dingle Bay. Marvel over the startling coastal scenery as you drive along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, then hop aboard for a memorable cruise around the bay. Glide past Slea Head, the westernmost point of Europe, then cruise out to the Blasket Islands and look out for humpbacks whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks and puffins.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$69.23 USD
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Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Cork

Experience the local charm and spectacular coastal beauty of the Dingle Peninsula on a private, full-day adventure from Cork. Travel to Ireland’s southwestern coast through landscape of craggy mountains, coastal inlets, sandy beaches and rugged sea cliffs. Along the way, visit popular tourist towns like Killarney and Dingle, and travel along the picturesque Slea Head Drive — an elevated roadway framed by the Atlantic and some of the country’s highest mountains.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$519.19 USD
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Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Killarney

Explore the Dingle Peninsula with a private guide, and discover wild coastlines, film locations, and, if you’re lucky, Dingle’s resident dolphin. A fun-packed day out for a private group of up to nine people, the full-day tour includes visits to Inch Beach and Dingle, plus scenic drives along Slea Head Drive and past the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range. Lunch and drinks are at your own expense. 
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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