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Great Blasket Island

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Dunquin Pier, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 11 August 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 7 August 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 24 July 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 11 July 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 28 June 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 22 June 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
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This was a wonderful experience. We had been to Dingle several times, but this time we decided to go to the Island. From the ferry at Dunguin Pier it was only about 20 minutes. The Island was abandoned in the 1950s so you are walking...More

2  Thank Chuck52310
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This was the highlight of our weekend Before I start just one thing if you have limited mobility or fearful of water bare two things in mind it’s a steep climb after your return journey and there is a dinghy transfer from big boat to...More

1  Thank Burningburns
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5 August 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
17 July 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