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Scattery Island Tours

29 reviews
Kilrush, Ireland
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About Scattery Island Tours
Scattery Island Tours offers a daily ferry service to Scattery Island, at the heart of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. Scattery offers a unique Cultural & Heritage experience for visitors with a range of Monasitc & Heritage sites. Scattery Island is an EDEN award winner for Sustainable & Cultural Tourism. Sailings depart from Kilrush Marina in Co. Clare May to Sept. Guided Walking Tour included.
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Scattery Island Tours offers a unique Cultural & Heritage Experience for visitors interested in Ireland's rich history.
This little island, now completely uninhabited, is just a short 20 min ferry ride from the mainland. It offers a calm and tranquil environment for visitors to enjoy the many historic sites all within easy walking distance. Sites include a Cathedral, several Medieval Churches, one of only two Round Towers in Ireland with the door at ground floor level, an Artillary battery, Lighthouse and the remains of the deserted village where the last islanders lived until the late 1960's. The trip includes a guided walking tour of the Monastic sites.
Scattery is a wonderful destination for a family day out and guests can enjoy a packed lunch and swim while on the island.
The island was awarded Ireland's European Destination of Excellence for 2017 and in 2019 received an Innovation award for Sustainable Tourism Practices for services offered by Scattery Island Tours.
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$28.54 per adult
The Great Island Experience
For the more adventurous and those who enjoy exploring and walking, our great island experience allows you additional time to fully explore the island and includes a gourmet packed lunch, a guided walking tour of the island and an additional audio tour of the southern side.
Your tour begins at Kilrush Marina. Enjoy the experience of the Marina’s Locke gates as we exit into the sheltered waters of the Shannon Estuary.
Once we arrive on the island, you commence your guided walking tour and learn about the fascinating history this little island holds.
On completion of your tour, visit the island exhibition at the visitor centre and soak up the pier-side views back to the mainland of Kerry and Clare as you enjoy your lunch.
After lunch, begin your walk to the southern end of the island, to the lighthouse and battery. Your audio tour guides you by Old Street, where the last of the islanders lived, onto the lighthouse, and finally the Napoleonic artillery battery.
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$39.95 per adult
Eco River Cruise
NB: Not available daily - the days this tour operates changes weekly due to tides.
Our eco cruise is ideal for visitors with limited time and those wishing to enjoy views of Scattery and the Shannon River from the comfort of the ferry. This tour last approximately 2 hours. The estuary has much to offer, including a variety of birds and wildlife. You may even get lucky and spot a dolphin as we travel!
Your tour begins at Kilrush Marina. After departing the gates, we first cruise past the smaller of our two islands, Hog Island, then onto Scattery Island, where you can enjoy an audio tour on the history of this significant little island.
Our audio tour continues as we cross the river along the kerry coastline as you listen to the rich history of the Shannon Estuary. We then cross back again to the Clare side by Moneypoint, then return to Kilrush via the picturesque village of Cappa.
An rare opportunity to enjoy a river cruise and soak up all the the sights of the lower Shannon Estuary.
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$28.54 per adult
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a trip not to be missed. We had an amazing experience. We were a group of four nationalities. Our guide was excellent - namely Ruth who held a very delicate balance with the wisdom and the richness of the past and our Irish...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Frank D
infoscatteryisland, Owner at Scattery Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Frank, Thanks so much for your detailed and kind review. We're so pleased that you experienced the true magic of this little island. Scattery gives so much to visitors and everyone who walks these beautiful island grounds, takes a little piece of its unique...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent a fab 2.5hrs on Scattery Island last week. My husband & 5yr old son loved it. The entire Scattery Island tour team we encountered were all very pleasant to deal with. Our tour guide Morgan from the OPW on the island was incredibly...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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infoscatteryisland, Owner at Scattery Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Michelle! Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a detailed informative and kind review! We love to get feedback fro our guests, particularly families with young children. Scattery is such a wonderful and safe playground for children, so its lovely to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very efficient courteous staff on the boat and in the office.Lovely smooth crossing to the island.Very informative pleasant tour guide on the island.Excellent trip.More

Date of experience: July 2019
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infoscatteryisland, Owner at Scattery Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for your feedback on your visit to Scattery Island! We're delighted that you enjoyed your trip and we'll be sure and pass on your kind comments to the guides and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back some day soon...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I did this on a warm summer day with my family. The cruise is only 30 mins but 15mins is getting thru the lock gates at the entrance to the harbour (which is interesting in itself). There appears to be seating for about 50-60 on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JamieO863
infoscatteryisland, Owner at Scattery Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jamie Thanks so much for leaving such a detailed review! It provides a great insight for future guests. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. There's nothing better than a swim in the clean fresh waters around Scattery Island! We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at the floating pods at the Kilrush Marina as part of our honeymoon. We had other plans but changed course to take the Scattery Island tour, and are so happy we did! Such an intimate and historical tour - the boatride and tour...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ResilientSea
infoscatteryisland, Owner at Scattery Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Resilien, Awww.. I wish we'd known you guys were on your honeymoon!! Congratulations to you both! We're delighted that you enjoyed the tour.. we know how precious time is on a honeymoon so it gives us great pleasure to know that we've contributed to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Travelled with my husband and two young children. Booking was so easy. Staff very friendly. Really pleasant boat journey - long enough for the children to love it but short enough for them not to get bored. The tour on the island was really great....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank neemie
infoscatteryisland, Owner at Scattery Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Neemie Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. Its hard to get the balance right for the little ones!! Next time have a look at our Great Island Experience. This allows for approx 4.5 hours on the island and comes...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable trip on the ferry and the guided tour of the historical island with its ecclesiastical monuments associated with the 6th century life of St. Senan. Highly recommended to all Clare people and tourists.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Philip W
infoscatteryisland, Owner at Scattery Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Philip, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review on your visit to Scattery Island. We really appreciate the feedback! We hope to welcome you back some time again in the future. All the team at Scattery Island Tours

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent few hours. Lovely short boat trip and very very informative guide of the island. Full of interesting facts. Unlike most of the western islands this one is tiny and so had a very small community and because of this it is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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infoscatteryisland, Owner at Scattery Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Bernard! Thanks for your feedback on Scattery Island. We agree, this is a most unique little island and we think there is nothing like it on the West Coast! (But we're probably a bit bias!!!) Thanks for the feedback on your guide. The OPW...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful weather. Very professional crew and Tour Guide. Modern clean Ferry. Irene and her staff were so welcoming and informative. Island itself very peaceful and easy to navigate.More

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infoscatteryisland, Owner at Scattery Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Betty, Thanks so much for taking the time to feedback on your visit! We were delighted to welcome you onboard and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your trip. Thanks again for visiting and we look forward to welcoming you back some day soon...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great trip to Scattery Island. Started out on boat trip out with tea.... always a winner with me. 😍 The guide on our tour was most informative friendly and warm. It is an absolute gem of a place...... 200 acres with 6...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mahoonagh
infoscatteryisland, Owner at Scattery Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi! Thanks so much for your kind review and for noting the importance of taking all rubbish away with you. We work hard to preserve this beautiful little island so its we really appreciate it when we see visitors being mindful of litter control. We...More

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