‪Saltee Islands‬

חוות דעת על ‪Saltee Islands‬, ‪Kilmore Quay‬

‪Saltee Islands‬
4.5

4.5
‪156 reviews‬
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Eamonn R
סקריס, אירלנד‪774 contributions‬
‪Solitude with nature‬
זוגות • יולי 2021
‪As this is an isolated island ,about 35min boat trip from Kilmore Quay,there is no toilet ,shop ,coffee shop or any other facilities on the island.If you want nature and solitude this is it as it is a bird island from puffins nesting may/June,cormorant, black tipped gulls and other seabirds this is worth a trip,bring a picnic and your drinks and enjoy the island ,as there will not be many people with you on the trip ,max12 per boat‬
‪Written 7 בספטמבר 2021‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

As1987
דבלין, אירלנד‪11 contributions‬
‪Amazing scenery‬
חברים • אוג׳ 2021
‪Phenomenal day trip! The island has loads to offer for any visitors. You will get very wet on the boat over and back so I would bear that in mind and take a dry bag for shoes for the trio over!! Plenty of time to walk the island and take it all in on the tour‬
‪Written 1 בספטמבר 2021‬
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mary s
‪2 contributions‬
‪catastrophe on boat trip to saltee islands‬
אוג׳ 2021
‪The saltee islands are quite simply a beauty to behold.
The ferry to the island run by Declan Bates is entirely a different story,we travelled on sunday 8 august ,the boat that was meant to travel out at 12.30 travelled out at 13.40,not a big problem for me ,however no apology ,but what followed on our trip was a serious potential catastrophe,10 of us was placed in a smaller boat ,with 3 young crew aged about 19-20,the skipper drove at such speed in the sea and because the sea was abit rough the boat nearly capsizsed on a number of occasions,all member on board were very alarmed ,one lady with a young child started to cry,she had to go inside the cabin ,another lady ( who lives by the sea and is very used to rough waters) said she got the fear ,she actually got sick ,when life jackets were requested ,the crew who were laughing and messing the whole time,stated it was declan bates policy not to give out life jackets to any guest on the boat ,it was the policy,this request for life jackets was repeatedly denied ,until the life jackets were simply taken and distributed my a member on board.It was a serious health and safety risk to all members on board ,the alarm went off on the boat to alert the crew that the boat was taking in too much water,the second boat that went to the island at the same time had no problems as it went at the correct speed and did not go through the "bar" but around it.despite the island being such a joy,everyone met on the island to discuss what had happened and their fear about the return trip,3 stated they would never return to the island again or even get on a boat again .This really was a serious risk to the members on board‬
‪Written 10 באוגוסט 2021‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

Dowley
וויקלואו, אירלנד‪481 contributions‬
‪WONDERFUL ISLAND‬
יולי 2021
‪We visited in July on a not so nice day. We booked the ferry over in advance its not cheap at €30 each but its definetly worth it. I was really hoping to see the Puffins and I wasn't disappointed. The skies cleared up eventually and as we were there very early the Island was very quiet which was lovely. ‬
‪Written 4 באוגוסט 2021‬
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Barbara M
וויקלואו, אירלנד‪79 contributions‬
‪Fantastic day out‬
משפחה • יולי 2021
‪We had a wonderful day visiting the Saltee Islands. From the moment we boarded the boat (Saltee Ferry) until we returned to Kilmore Quay the day was magical. The warnings about wet landings and rough terrain should be heeded- we did not get wet feet on arrival but had to walk through knee deep water/ seaweed on the way back as the tide had gone out. That was the only negative in what was a truly fantastic day. The puffins are adorably photogenic. The scenery is stunning. Do remember that there are no facilities on the islands so take advantage of the public toilets in Kilmore Quay before boarding the ferry. Also, bring snacks and drinks. We spent ages just sitting and watching the birds and the sea. It was tranquil and relaxing and I, for one, will definitely be back.‬
‪Written 14 ביולי 2021‬
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LizzyV19
דבלין, אירלנד‪15 contributions‬
‪A great adventure‬
חברים • יוני 2021
‪A truly great experience. We got a great but windy day for it and it was glorious. The boat was great fun and the staff were very friendly. There are thousands of incredible birds on the islands and picnic spots. The boat ride back was bumpy and wet but it added to the experience. Also lots of steep cliffs so you have to watch yourself. Also coming in we had to slightly clamber over rocks which wouldn’t be suitable for older people. Really worth it though!‬
‪Written 3 ביולי 2021‬
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caesarStVlas
דבלין, אירלנד‪83 contributions‬
‪Wonderful‬
זוגות • יוני 2021
‪This was a wonderful and very enjoyable trip to Saltee Island. We booked place on ferry by text and service was excellent. Landing on island requires transfer to dingy, also walking around the island is not suitable for young children or anyone infirm. That said this is well worth the trip when weather is nice. Remember to bring a picnic, there are no shops or facilities on island, so bring food and drink accordingly and use the spotless facilities in Kilmore Quay. Delightful sightseeing of sea birds, puffins, gannets etc and wonderful flora and fauna. Be very carful and watch your step on various rabbit holes and cliffs. Enjoy the wonderful panoramic views.‬
‪Written 15 ביוני 2021‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

Tink353
מחוז לימריק, אירלנד‪109 contributions‬
‪Beautiful Island‬
זוגות • מאי 2021
‪If you love birds, nature and peace this is a place you should visit. Booking was easy just a text then a confirmation and just turn up.
Our feet were wet from getting onto the island the seaweed and rocks are very slippery.
The island was beautiful we saw puffins and gannets along with many other birds. We sat and had a picnic it felt like we were only ones there.
‪Written 16 במאי 2021‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

manleyhands
mucklagh‪169 contributions‬
‪A fantastic day trip!‬
ספט׳ 2020
‪You couldn't spend a better afternoon than this, an almost deserted island with the exception of the wildlife, the birds and the seals. You felt like a visitor to their habitat. Got the boat over - you'd want to be a bit nimble as you have to get into a smaller boat for the last drop off and pick up. The spectacular gannet colony and their sounds is not to be missed.‬
‪Written 19 באוקטובר 2020‬
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JEN B
‪2 contributions‬
‪Beautiful experience‬
זוגות • ספט׳ 2020
‪Well worth a visit, if you enjoy just spending time walking around an Island at your leisure, having that space away, listening to the sound of the sea, and wildlife around. We were greeted by so many seals around the island and saw loads of gannets mating/nesting.
We got the boat at 12pm and picked up just after 3.45pm. Perfect amount of time to walk the island, stop and have some of our packed lunch and time to chill at the end awaiting our ferry ride back.
On route we did get slightly wet from the spray back from waves, and shoes a little wet from step off onto & off island. But nothing that wasn't quickly dried.
So come prepared with appropriate clothing/footwear for the walk. Reccomend bringing a bite to eat if get peckish as no facilities on the Island, just time to enjoy the freedom away from hustle & bustle and peace & quiet of the surroundings.‬
‪Written 16 בספטמבר 2020‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

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