Boat Trips Northern Ireland

The Narrows Sea Safari Voyage – Strangford Lough

A voyage on Strangford Lough is a ‘must do’ – the tide Ebbs & Flows through the loughs mouth known as the ‘The Narrows’ passing by the ancient castles which guard its shores and around its many ‘drumlin’ islands. The lough is a haven for marine and bird wildlife many of which have migrated all the way from the other side of the World – it is now a designated World Marine Nature Reserve and rightly soSeals and Porpoises frequent these waters, Dolphin sightings are on the increase and many migratory birds including Brent Geese and Arctic Terns visit every year.

The loughs striking landscapes and crumbling castles have also attracted many Hollywood Film Productions companies – Cinderella, Game of Thrones, Disney, Frankenstein, Vikings to name just a few, have all been filmed here in a recent times.

Vikings pillaged these shores many years ago in their ‘long boats’. As you voyage across the lough breathing in lungfuls of the purest Irish Sea air and watching the tide Ebb & Flow you soon realise how the lough got its name ‘Strangfyorthe’ an old Norse name meaning strong fjord.

Our boat tours are peppered with nuggets of interesting info. along the way as our local and safety conscious skippers impart their knowledge and passion for this wonderful area and take you to the ‘best spots’.

Highlights can include:

  • Angus Rock Island & Lighthouse

  • SS Empire Shipwreck from D-Day Landings

  • Seal Colonies

  • Great Whirlpools at famous ‘Routen Wheel’

  • Sea Gen (The Worlds first ever electricity generating tidal turbine)

  • ‘Up close’ chance encounters with great Sea Birds, Seals, Porpoises & Dolphins

 

You can enjoy the sights & sounds of Strangford Lough on these popular tours by:

Option 1 – book the boat on a date and time that suits you as a PRIVATE CHARTER. Ideal for friends and family, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations etc. where you would like the boat all to yourself. Choose from ‘The Narrows’ Voyage, ‘High Tea at Sea – Island Landing’ trip OR tour up the lough to Sketrick Island for lunch at Daft Eddies. Private charter prices start from £295.00 total (12 passenger seats)

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Option 2 – Pre book seats on your preferred time slots on our scheduled ‘PUBLIC OPEN DAYS’ – please see below for 2018 calendar dates.

2018 ‘The Narrows’ Voyage dates (PUBLIC OPEN DAYS):

(£22 children (3 years to 15 years old), £25 adult (Discounted Family Ticket 2ad+2ch = £87.00)(Duration: 45 mins approx. depending on tides)

  • 1st April – **Easter Sunday**
  • 2nd April – **Easter Monday**
  • Sunday 27th May
  • Sunday 3rd June
  • Sunday 17th June – **Fathers day**
  • Sunday 1st July
  • Thursday-12th July
  • Sunday 15th July
  • Sunday 29th July
  • Sunday 5th August
  • Sunday 12th August
  • Sunday 26th August
  • Sunday 23rd September

2018 ‘High Tea at Sea – Island Landing’ – Voyage dates (PUBLIC OPEN DAYS):

(£29 children (8 years to 15 years old), £35 adult / Duration: 1hr20 approx. depending on tides)

  • Saturday 26th May
  • Saturday 2nd June
  • Sunday 15th July
  • Sunday 29th  July
  • Saturday 11th August
  • Sunday 26th August

 

 

 

Sea Safari boat tours are also a popular GIFT VOUCHER IDEA – click here for more info- Experience Days Northern Ireland

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