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Peaceful, serene and captivating

From the minute we stepped off the boat onto Scattery Island it was like going through a vortex to... read more

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Tridillon
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Ballina, Ireland
Scattery Island

Beautiful island to visit. Very peaceful. OPW Guide Morgan was great. Ferry service... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

From the minute we stepped off the boat onto Scattery Island it was like going through a vortex to another world, another time, peaceful serene and captivating. My visit was a family one, 2 kids, aged 6 and 9, I was afraid the prospect of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful island to visit. Very peaceful. OPW Guide Morgan was great. Ferry service excellent. Stephen n Ger

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great trip tour guide Michael was excellent. Did not realise the amount of history on the island. beautiful views of the estuary, lovely walks and bird life in the island was amazing. Highly recommend

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the 20 euro 3pm-6pm tour the other day which we enjoyed. A couple of things would have made it even better. Firstly the OPW guide had lots of interesting things to tell us but for anyone not Irish it was hard to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Diane S
IreneH2239, Public Relations Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Diane, Thanks so much for your review. We greatly appreciate feedback from our guests. The tour you selected allowed for 2 hours on the island, which sometimes means that the guided tour itself can be a little quicker to allow guests to have time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 3 who recently stayed in the Glamping Pods in the Kilrush Marina and we took a day trip to Scattery Island. We would recommend both the staff at the pods & also in the Scattery Island Tours office. Irene was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour, great scenery , very serene peaceful atmosphere on island, could spend hours exploring old ruins and island. Guided tour was very interesting and guide very knowledgeable and entertaining , recommend to anyone looking for a great day trip outMore

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ruairi1973
IreneH2239, Guest Relations Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ruairi Thanks so much for taking the time to review your visit to Scattery Island. We love to get feedback from guests on their experiences! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back some day soon again. Thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed every minute of this trip across the estuary to Scattery island. John the guide was very well versed in all the history of the place and there was just so much to see . Thanks for everything.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank david3162013
IreneH2239, Guest Relations Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi David Thanks so much for taking the time to review Scattery Island on the Wild Atlantic Way! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back again some time soon again. All the Team at Scattery Island.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour. Great guide. Only complaint was the remainder of the time left to explore the island yourself after the guided tour is too short. I would recommend just getting off the boat, skipping the guided tour(Excellent though it is)and having a good old wander...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Swiftyol
IreneH2239, Public Relations Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your visit to Scattery. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Our standard island visit is 2.5 hours on the island which allows one hour for the guided tour and 1.5 hours to explore the island...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just the best tour. Truthfully from the moment you set foot on board the ferry to stepping off it’s a pleasure. We scored a winning with the weather but to be straight it’d have been great with the wind blowing and a spread...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tone15woods
IreneH2239, Public Relations Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your kind review! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we can tell that you truly appreciated the unique experience that this little island offers! Nothing beats an outdoor picnic! Great tip! : ) For visiting guests, who may not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Scattery Island today with a group of 50 students from St Flannans College. It was a real highlight of our school year. Everyone from the tour guide to the boat crew were so helpful and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you very...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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IreneH2239, Public Relations Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

To the visiting teachers from St. Flannan's College, Thanks so much for your kind review of Scattery Island. We're delighted that your students enjoyed the visit! We love to see schools visiting for school tours. The island has such a rich history and the guided...More

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jacquiejoy
November 11, 2018|
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Response from IreneH2239 | Property representative |
Hi there, Our season starts again at the end of April 2019 and runs until September 2019. However, if you wish to book in advance all our sailings are up on line on our site scattery Island Tours. Thanks for your... More
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MarKevAdventures
September 23, 2018|
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Response from E4659BHireneh | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately we are now finished for the season. Our last sailing was yesterday. We hope your visit to Ireland. The team at Scattery Island Tours
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Mooney321
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Response from IreneH2239 | Property representative |
Hello Orla Small to medium dogs may travel on the boat and the island once they remain on the lead and owners take responsibility to clean up after them while on the island. We ask all passengers who are considering taking... More
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