Bull Rock Trip
Embrace the wild beauty of the Beara Peninsula for an unforgettable adventure on board the Bull Rock Trip. In the easy company of passionate local guides, begin at Garnish Pier and journey onward for the experience of a lifetime.
With the Skelligs visible in the distance, pass around the dramatic cliffs of Dursey Island, home of Ireland’s only cable car and learn of its use as a Viking slave base, the misfortunes of its Gaelic Chieftains and the mass slaughter of the islanders who were thrown into the sea by English soldiers in 1602.
Cruise onward to the wave battered Cow Rock, and the Bull Rock, home to Ireland’s largest gannet colony. Travel through their distinctive natural sea arches (weather permitting) which were once considered the path to the underworld. Hear what life was like as a courageous lighthouse keeper on the Bull Rock, which was manned between 1889 to 1991. View the remains of the cast iron lighthouse on the Calf Rock, destroyed by a great storm in 1881, and relive the dramatic rescue of its crew cowering in its broken base.
Along our cruise, watch out for whales, dolphins, basking sharks, seals and otters and a dazzling array of seabirds, including gannets and puffins, which forage in these rich feeding grounds.
LocationGarnish Pier, Garnish, Beara P75 D582
(not the pier for Garnish Island, Glengariff) Directions to Departure Point
“Great trip to bull rock yesterday the scenery was spectacular amazing views of our coastline and wildlife good commentary from skipper paul a trip to bull rock not missed when in the area”
“The best boat trip ever! Great crew and very friendly staff, incredible scenery, loads of wildlife including a huge pod of dolphins and seals, amazing history. There was all age groups on board and all loved it. Can’t fault it in anyway, would recommend it to all age groups for a fun and exciting day out.”
“This by far is the best boat trip experience ever, four of us went out and we all absolutely loved every second. Everything from start to finish was incredible, a definite must for anyone visiting Beara. The team were fantastic , the boat is amazing and the views and wildlife won’t be seen anywhere else, the history is remarkable.”
“Early morning family trip out to see the Bull, Calf & Cow Rock. Skipper Jason was friendly and informative. The scenery is majestic and wild. Cannot recommend enough”
“Very unique and thoroughly enjoyable experience. A must for anyone who hasn’t yet done this trip. Fantastic customer service, friendly and knowledgable crew. Great craic with so much history on our doorstep. Will be back for more! Thank you ”