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 £320.00 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.

2019 ‘The Narrows’ Voyage dates (PUBLIC OPEN DAYS):

(£23 children (3 years to 15 years old), £26 adult (Discounted Family Ticket 2ad+2ch = £89.00)(Duration: 45 mins approx. depending on tides and operations)

  • 21st April – **Easter Sunday**
  • 22nd April – **Easter Monday**
  • Sunday 5th May
  • Sunday 26th May
  • Sunday 2nd June
  • Sunday 16th June – **Fathers day**
  • Sunday 30th June
  • Saturday 6th July
  • Sunday 7th July
  • Friday 12th July – **12th July Holiday**
  • Sunday 14th July
  • Sunday 11th August
  • Saturday 17th August
  • Sunday 18th August
  • Sunday 25th August
  • Sunday 15th September

2019 ‘High Tea at Sea – Island Landing’ – Voyage dates (PUBLIC OPEN DAYS):

(£30 children (8 years to 15 years old), £36 adult / Duration: 1hr20 approx. depending on tides)

  • Sunday 2nd June
  • Sunday 30th June
  • Saturday 6th July
  • Sunday 14th July
  • Saturday 17th August
  • Sunday 18th 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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