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Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience

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| Dingle Marina from the pontoon below the Tourist Office., Dingle, Ireland
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Wonderful!!

This was an awesome day for us going to the Blasket Islands with Billy. He was very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marilyn B
An eventful adventure to Blasket Island with Billy!

We enjoyed our experience with Billy on his boat. He is very knowledgeable about the area and took... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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The most thrilling way to see Dingle Bay; experience the outstanding natural beauty of the Dingle coastline, paired with an exciting speed boat blast; approximately 6h round trip @ €60 Departing daily at 11am from Dingle marina (directly behind Tourist Office). Stopping on both legs of the tour we meet Fungi - Dingles residential Dolphin. Cruising out the harbour, increasing speeds along the beautiful Dingle coastline we take a wide arch out to sea where one of the many other whales, dolphins and sea birds are likely to feed. Exploring cave and rock formations along the way we then reach the Great Blasket Island, where we tour the Northern shore which is a hotspot for Grey seal activity; the island is home to one of the largest seal colonies of the Atlantic Coast. Landing for 3.5 to 4 hours, visitors can take a tour of the old Village provided by the OPW and explore the many wonders the island has to offer. A complementary Tea/Coffee is provided for all our customers.
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| Dingle Marina from the pontoon below the Tourist Office., Dingle, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an awesome day for us going to the Blasket Islands with Billy. He was very knowledgeable and very intent on ensuring that we all had a good experience. He has a lot of knowledge about the area and does a lot of "extra"...More

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Billy C, General Manager at Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Marilyn, Thank you very much for your review. Positive customer experience is our number one priority and we are glad you had a wonderful time. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes, Great Blasket Island Experience Team

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed our experience with Billy on his boat. He is very knowledgeable about the area and took his time showing us around. We saw many dolphins swimming around and alongside the boat. Billy told us about the ancient rock formations, some history about the...More

1  Thank Jeff A
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Billy C, General Manager at Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Jeff, Thank you so much for your feedback - We're over the moon you had an enjoyable time on both tour and island. Hope to welcome you on board the Peig Sayers again in the near future! Best regards, The Great Blasket Island Experience...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The best way to experience the Dingle Peninsula is to see it from the water with someone who really knows the sea and land the way Billy O'Connor does. I visit Dingle every summer, and I never miss a trip with Billy out to the...More

1  Thank kated40
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Billy C, General Manager at Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey Kate, Thank you for your wonderful comments - We are glad you had an enjoyable trip and overnight stay with us! Look forward to welcoming you back again next time. Best wishes, The Great Blasket Island Experience Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I recently took a Trip to The Great Blasket Island on Billy's Boat. We had an amazing fun day and Billy was absolutely fantastic stopping and showing us everything along the way, giving us the history of every nook and cranny which...More

1  Thank joan M
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Billy C, General Manager at Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey Joan! Thank you for taking time out to review your experience with us! Delighted you and company had an enjoyable time on board and visiting the Great Blasket Island. We look forward to meeting you again in the near future. Many thanks, The Great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful trip out to the Blasket Islands on a fantastic day. Billy, a lovely guy with excellent local knowledge, brought us out to a huge pod of dolphins which swam around us for about an hour. We then visited various sites along the coast...More

Thank Rory W
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Billy C, General Manager at Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Rory, Thank you for your kind comments, we are over the moon you enjoyed your tour and overnight stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again! Best wishes, The Great Blasket Island Experience Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Billy was a great tour guide stopping at various places along the way to the Islands. Dolphins, seals, water caverns we hit it all. The sea was so calm and then we got to Blasket and the quaint little cafe and history of the Islands...More

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Billy C, General Manager at Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing your experience and recommending our tour. Glad you enjoyed your time on the Great Blasket Island and we hope you re-visit again soon! Best wishes, The Great BIasket Island Experience Team.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked out several eco-/ and great blasket tours in dingle during the last 7 years.. Billy's doing the best one! Little more privacy as there may stay maximum 12 persons on the boat.. many great information! Going out with the boat really fast- which...More

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Billy C, General Manager at Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey Kathy! Thank you for your kind comments. So happy you enjoyed your day tour on boat and visiting the Great Blasket Island. Looking forward to your visit again next year! Many thanks, The Great Blasket Island Experience Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of six adult people made that trip on a sunny day.The sea was quiet so we had a good ride to the Great Blasket Island.There was enough time to walk around the island,which is a very nice and peaceful place.We watched seals and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a day! And all SO much more than we expected. We had looked forward to our trip to Great Blasket Island but I think we did very much expect it to be a fairly 'run of the mill' boat trip and if we were...More

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Billy C, General Manager at Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking your time to review, your comments are really, really appreciated. We hope to see you again in the near future and look forward to welcoming you back on board the Peig Sayers. Best regards, The Great Blasket Island Experience Team.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I took the boat out to Great Blasket Island on our recent trip to Ireland - the weather had some suggestions for us, like "you should bounce around the inside of the ship the whole way there," but Billy very capably led...More

Thank christianirwin
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Billy C, General Manager at Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Christian, Thank you for taking time to review! We really appreciate your comments and glad you had an enjoyable trip. Looking forward to welcoming you back again. Best regards, The Great Blasket Island Team

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KosmicCustomCakes
6 June 2018|
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Response from Billy C | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for your enquiry. You can contact myself - Alice - on 0863135098 or info@greatblasketisland net Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!
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Jill B
26 March 2018|
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Response from Billy C | Property representative |
Hi Jill. Yes we get plenty of children taking the tour with us. The fast boat combined with up close sightings of wildlife is both exciting and adventurous. Also indoor and outdoor seating on the Peig Sayers ensures... More
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SPP_Bananas
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Response from _elena_steve | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure since we went in August. It would be best to contact Billie directly. They are very good at responding. All their trips are dependent on weather condition. They initially changed ours to noon from 11:00 a.m.
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