A mixed group of 10 friends, family and couples chartered the boat last summer for a day of touring and a bit of fishing, ranging in age from early 20's to 60's. We brought our own picnic foods and beverages, which was quite a lot, considering there were a dozen of us but there was plenty of room on board both inside the wheelhouse and out on deck. Shane the skipper planned our day with us beforehand, and what we would like to do and see, and we decided on a scenic trip to Inishbofin and around Inishark, with some fishing in the afternoon.
The boat is powerful, fast and comfortable and there is plenty of seating (indoors and outdoors) and a flying bridge deck upstairs also which proved very popular for sightseeing. The high cliffs of Inishark were spectacular and we saw some great bird life and seals. We lunched on Inishbofin, which was idyllic, as the weather had improved by the afternoon. The afternoon saw some serious fishing-the rods were included in the charter price and there was a lot of patience required by Shane and some of the other men on board at times! However, my female friends particularly enjoyed the fishing (all first timers) and everybody went home with a mixture of fresh mackerel and pollock that they had caught themselves. Apparently, the underwater technology on The Brazen Hussy means you don't usually have to wait too long to catch some fish.
A couple of swimmers also indulged and everybody in the group is already planning our trip for 2012. I would highly recommend a trip on the Brazen Hussy, particularly for staff parties, work outings, stag or hen party events, basically anything involving a group looking for a fun day out. It really is the perfect way to enjoy Connemara.
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