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Puffin Safari

Rathlin Puffin Safari

The Quickie

Departing from Ballycastle we make our way through Rathlin Sound to the West Light Seabird Centre.  From here we have a spectacular view of the cliff where these quirky seabirds make their home. This is truly an immersive experience with the smell of the sea and the sound of colony.  We take plenty of time here to let you relax, enjoy the experience and take photos.  From here we make our way to the dramatic rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede.  Rather than join the crowds who walk over it daily, you will experience the tranquility below and appreciate a full view of this scenic area.

Price: £25 per person (£20 per child under 12)

Trip Duration: 2 hours

The Full Monty 

Departing from Ballycastle we make our way through Rathlin Sound to the West Light Seabird Centre.  From here we have a spectacular view of the cliff where these quirky seabirds make their home. This is truly an immersive experience with the smell of the sea and the sound of colony.  We take plenty of time here to let you relax, enjoy the experience and take photos.

We make our way around the island seeing all three Rathlin Lighthouses on our full circumnavigation.  Coming into Church Bay at Rathlin make sure to watch out for the seals who play here during the summer.  We stop on the island for an hour during which you can explore, pop to McCuaig’s Bar for refreshment or food, visit the Boat House Centre or stroll along the beach.  For the final leg of our trip we make our way to the dramatic rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede.  Rather than join the crowds who walk over it daily, you will experience the tranquility below and appreciate a full view of this scenic area.

Price: £45 per person (£35 per child under 12)

Trip Duration:  4 hours 

Gobbins Puffin Safari

Departing from the marina at Carrickfergus Castle we enter Belfast Lough and cruise to the world renowned Gobbins Cliff Path.  On our way we pass the Victorian seaside town of Whitehead and the historic Blackhead Lighthouse.  The Gobbins Cliff Path is host to a variety of seabirds including the distinguished Puffins who make it their home during the Spring and Summer months.

We cruise along this Jurassic coastline taking in the breathtaking scenery, the multitude of puffins and other seabirds, and the Lions Mane jellyfish who fill the water in droves during warmer months.  We travel beyond the current Gobbins Cliff path Walkway to explore the caves and if we’re lucky spot some seals before making our way back to Carrickfergus.

Price: £40 per person

Trip Duration: 3 hours

  • Great for: Sightseeing, ornithologists, family day out, adventurers, photographers, historians, video producers, sports teams…

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