If you are looking for a unique way to explore Galway City and its surroundings, you might want to consider booking a boat tour with Galway Bay Boat Tours. This family-run business offers customised sightseeing trips around Galway Bay and the Claddagh, the historic fishing village that is home to the iconic Galway Hooker, the traditional wooden sailboat of the region.

Galway Bay Boat Tours has a variety of options to suit your preferences and budget. You can choose from a one-hour boat tour that takes you around the bay and gives you a glimpse of the maritime history and culture of Galway, a one-and-a-half-hour boat tour that includes a visit to the Galway Hooker workshop where you can learn more about the craftsmanship and heritage of these boats, a one-and-a-half-hour walking tour that covers the most photographed sights of Galway city such as the Spanish Arch, the Long Walk and the Port of Galway, or a private boat hire that allows you to create your own itinerary and enjoy a picnic on the river or a guided tour of the landmarks on your route.

Whichever option you choose, you will be accompanied by Ciaran Oliver, one of the last surviving fishing families of Claddagh, who will share his personal stories and insights into the life and history of this area. You will also have the opportunity to see some of the wildlife and scenery of Galway Bay, such as seal colonies, lighthouses, castles and islands. And if you are lucky, you might even catch a live performance of traditional Irish music onboard, featuring instruments such as the fiddle, accordion and bodhran.

Galway Bay Boat Tours is a great way to experience Galway from a different perspective and to connect with its rich maritime heritage. You can book your tour online via their website or by phone. Tours generally operate from April to October. Don’t miss this chance to see Galway City from the sea!


New Docks, Galway, Ireland

53.269011, -9.047182

Galway Bay Boat Tours



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