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Great Blasket Island

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Dunquin Pier, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It starts with such a wonderful view from Dunquin Pier, looking down the winding path that takes you to the "pick-up" point. We had to take a rubber raft from there to the ferry on the way out. Just the views from the ferry were...More

2  Thank phil753
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After many years of having this visit on our bucket list, we finally got to take a boat trip from Dunquin Pier out to The Great Blasket Island. We booked through Facebook and were given lots of advice, bringing a picnic with us and comfy...More

Thank simononeill75
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We took the boat to Great Blasket Island for a four hour round trip. It took approximately 20 minutes by boat to get to the island from Dunquin harbour. We had to board a small raft to the bigger boat at both ends so don't...More

3  Thank Cheese M
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We took a day trip to the Island (with Billy from Dingle) and loved spending time on the island. Enjoyed the tour to learn about the history and culture of the island. We hiked the main loop and enjoyed the views. Highly recommend spending a...More

Thank PDaBo
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We stayed overnight on the island (with a total of 12 people) and had the whole place practically to ourselves. We hiked the ring trail from the village to the old fort, up the ridge to the ruined signal tower, and back through the peat...More

1  Thank Nicole B
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Went on a fab camping ⛺️ trip to the blaskets over the bank holiday weekend this had been on my list of things to do for years and was not disappointed fab place and the people are relaxed and so so friendly. Been a sheep...More

1  Thank michael b
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Went on this island tour on 21st july with Billy. It was wonderful and billy if you read this I'm the nervous lady with Peggy the dog. Billy was a brilliant tour guide and went far beyond my expectations with his wonderful information of the...More

Thank emcampbell1104
Reviewed July 11, 2018

35 Euro Ferry requires a dingy transfer at either end. Professional, well equipped service. Advised to call a day or two before departure. We visited on a sunny day in July in near perfect sea and visibility conditions. Seasonal cafe and accommodation available - we...More

3  Thank Stephen G
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Definitely not for people with any difficulties walking up steep slopes or scrabbling in and out of boats, this is a strenuous day but well worth it. We walked around the top of the mountain to the prehistoric site and enjoyed stunning views. Everyone else...More

1  Thank tes108
Reviewed June 22, 2018

I had no idea what to expect when we decided to take the ferry from Dunquin Pier over to the Great Blasket Island. My suggestion is to do it from Dunquin as opposed to Dingle - there are far more times available from Dunquin than...More

3  Thank ErinS2699
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August 8, 2017|
Response from simononeill75 | Reviewed this property |
No landing fee when you reach the island, just your ferry ticket fee of course on the mainland.
August 4, 2017|
Response from JZoopa | Reviewed this property |
Think €35 return but one of the ferries does an island tour which might me more I think
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July 17, 2017|
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Response from sandracT2035NV | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you are into. If you are into the whole Star Wars theme, then Skellig Michael is a must, otherwise they are both equally beautiful. Although when you get back home, you probably will be sorry for not doing... More