Blasket Islands Dún Chaoin Ferry Co. Ltd. is no longer running a ferry service from Dún Chaoin to Great Blasket Island for the 2017 season. Please visit our sister site www.marinetours.ie for details of our boat trips from Ventry Harbour (Ceann Trá) around the Blasket Islands. We land passengers on the Great Blasket Island as part of our all-day combination Eco Marine Tour. Ventry Harbour (Ceann Trá) is 4 miles west of Dingle town (6 mins. by car), on the Slea Head drive, road R559. We may resume sailing from Dún Chaoin for 2018 Season.
Purpose built vessel; Experienced and Qualified Local Crew
Our company motto is Safety, Safety, Safety
“Blasket Princess” is a Class VI purpose built vessel complying with all current Department of Marine standards; with Passenger Certificate for 44 passengers and 2 crew, and inside seating for 20 passengers.
The boat complies with all S.O.L.A.S Safety, Fire-fighting and Communication Regulations and has an extensive range of electronic equipment.
The boat is powered by a pair of John Deere 220 h.p. marine diesel engines (“nothing runs like a deere”). There is a flying bridge for passengers to view sealife when the boat is stationary / calm conditions.
Your Captin Michael ("Mick") Sheeran has all the relevant Department of Marine qualifications and Commercial endorsements and has over 30 years experience fishing/ferrying/sailing in these waters. He has brought in excess of 100,000 people to the Great
Blasket Island in Safety over more than atwenty year period. His intimate knowledge of the Blasket Sound is based onhis years when he lived and fished from the Great Blasket Island and rowed across to the mainland many times by neamhï¿½g (curragh/canoe).
44 passenger vessel. Working area Great Blasket Sound,