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Clew Bay Cruise, Westport ( 90 minutes )
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Clew Bay Cruise, Westport ( 90 minutes )

By Westport Cruises
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Duration: 1h 30m
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  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop


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  • Westport Cruises, The Quay, Cloonmonad, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
    Our cruises depart from Westport Harbour .We are a short 5 minute drive from Westport Town Centre. From Westport Town Centre take the N59 signposted Westport Harbour. At the Towers Pub turn right. Turn left at T- junction ( signposted Clew Bay Heritage Centre). Continue straight for 100m.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 170536P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Boarding begins 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Passengers must arrive at least 5 minutes before the departure time, or risk losing their space on the cruise.
    • Please be advised due to the limited nature of Viator's pricing schedules and the inability to allow individual pricing and group pricing in one product, we are unable to offer discounted group pricing and student ticket options on this platform.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 170536P2

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    • The Quay, Cloonmonad, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
      Our cruises depart from Westport Harbour .We are a short 5 minute drive from Westport Town Centre. From Westport Town Centre take the N59 signposted Westport Harbour. At the Towers Pub turn right. Turn left at T- junction ( signposted Clew Bay Heritage Centre). Continue straight for 100m.
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    • Westport Cruises
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      Ireland
      Joined in June 2019
    • Passenger56919135026
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic entertaining and informative cruise-definitely a must do when in Westport.commentary was fantastic and humerus
      Would definitely recommend this cruise,very well run and so informative,beautiful scenery and lots of local history
      Written 25 October 2023
    • Journey63306682841
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A fun rainy day cruise
      Weather was rainy and windy. Visibility not the best (most of us sat inside), but we still saw seals and other sights. Narration was very good. They sell snacks and drinks, which is a plus.
      Written 29 September 2023
    • michael h
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Entertaining
      Very informative and entertaining despite the poor weather. Definitely recommend to anyone with an interest in local history
      Written 25 September 2023
    • Aaaaaabb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very informative. Great views.
      Very good and informative trip. Wonderful views. Very friendly staff.Just be aware that if you want to sit you need to be there early as some may be standing. Especially at peak holiday times. Recommended. Take a raincoat as someone's can get unexpected showers.
      Written 17 September 2023
    • X3090SKmelaniep
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great little boat trip
      Loved this trip. Really fun, beautiful and great stories told. Weather was kind so we were standing upstairs with lovely gypsy the dog. Great afternoon and good value for money
      Written 25 August 2023
    • michaelabU1838GX
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beatles fan happy
      It was on my bucket list and did not disappoint. As Beatles fan a must see. Staff & dog very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended, book a place to be not disappoint. 5🌟
      Written 24 August 2023
    • 583mauraf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent
      Brilliant trip and lovely Audio explaining all parts of our trip,lovely to see the Seals and Croke Patrick.
      Written 15 June 2023
    • 944geraldinec
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely cruise and beautiful day
      The cruise was beautiful. Lovely lady telling us the history of the different sights as we went. Must say we really enjoyed it and definitely will go back again some day.
      Written 3 June 2023
    • simonZB32
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good afternoon cruise with informative guide, and to top it all we had sunshine 🌞
      The views from the boat and information about what we could see. The good weather experienced was a bonus. The online booking system was very easy and simple to complete.
      Written 13 May 2023
    • ber4444
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic trip
      Fantastic trip Our guide was fantastic full of knowledge and great crack. She really made the trip special. Then live music on the return, what more could you ask for can't recommend enough I have been living for many years in mayo and was my first time on this Cruise would highly recommend to anyone both living and visiting Mayo. Lovely trip and fantastic crew Thanks again
      Written 17 October 2022
    • Gemma T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Clew Bay trip
      Being out in the bay. Pity weather wasn't better (cold). We were on deck but could have gone downstairs but decided to brave elements.
      Written 11 October 2022
    • J1088YFmatts
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent.
      Excellent commentary, comfortable upper deck seating, couldn't fault our trip into the bay. Thank you
      Written 26 September 2022
    • Climber45570
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magnificant
      Brilliant experence to see the bay and the tour guide gave an excellent discription of where we were and the history of each island Tom was an excellent caption
      Written 7 September 2022
    • DayTrip788652
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      We chose the evening cruise and it was a great experience. Friendly crew. Beautiful landscapes. I highly recommand.
      Written 26 August 2022
    • edgate
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family outing
      Looking out from bay inland was amazing. A lot of history about bay. Crew was great. We even had a musician playing songs on way back. We danced and sang along. My 4 year old granddaughter enjoyed it. Would do it again.
      Written 28 May 2022
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    Fidelma G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021
    I booked this online for my sisters hen party. Even though I am based in Australia, it was a very easy and straight forward process to get in touch with the organisers and confirm the trip online. The live chat also is very helpful. While I paid online there was also an option to pay on the day and the rates are very reasonable.
    On the day it was lashing rain, typical Ireland, but the girls were in an inside area with a bar so they could still enjoy the views.
    But the best part for the hen party was the live music that they provided onboard at no extra charge! The musician was fantastic and really made the trip for the girls. I would highly recommend this for any hen parties in Westport. Thank you very much Tomas and all the crew!
    Written 15 August 2021
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    Hi Fidelma. Thanks so much for rhesus great review and 5 stars. Glad the girls enjoyed the Hen so much. You're more than welcome. All the best. Tomas
    Written 16 August 2021
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    AliD
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020 • Family
    We booked for the half 6 cruise and we could clearly see the staff sanitising everywhere as the last passengers got off before we boarded. Anyone going downstairs wore face masks. There was a nice little bar serving bottles of beer, soft drinks and tea/coffee and a clean loo also which was great!! 90 mins around the bay, close up of the seals, so lovely. The guy giving the information was very funny and he knew his stuff. I found it really relaxing and I'm not a fan of boats, so all in all, my family enjoyed their trip!! Thank you!!
    Written 6 August 2020
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    Hi Alison. Glad to hear your family enjoyed the cruise so much. Glad you found the experience relaxing too. Thanks for writing such a lengthy review also and cruising with us. All the best. Tomas
    Written 8 August 2020
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    Allie
    6 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    The weather was lousy the day of our cruise, but we still had a nice time! The hosts are friendly and the on boat cafe is a nice feature. However, there were two things that detracted from our experience.

    1. We took the afternoon sailing, which means the boat was coming back from the morning sailing, dropping off those passengers, and then immediately loading us on board for our departure time. The boat was late and as a result, we left about 15 minutes late. Of course, this isn't a huge deal and we still sailed the full 90 minutes, but there were no staff in the office at the time so no one could communicate to us what was happening. It would be nice if there were a staff member on-site to handle issues like that. It was annoying to be waiting around wondering what was going on, considering the ticket says to arrive 30 minutes early to allow for loading time. We were there on time and still left late.

    2. This is something that the business couldn't really control - about half of our boat consisted of a large group of 20 or so people (couples and their children). The top deck filled up quickly, so we sat downstairs in the boat with this large group and a couple of other passengers. The large group completely dominated the interior cabin - between them and the boat noise (we were at the back near the open doors as the group took up the whole front cabin), we couldn't hear any of the commentary over the cabin speakers. I'm the type who actually likes to hear the tour guide give info about the sites, so this was really annoying to me. And this large group of adults was busy drinking beer, taking pictures, and not watching their kids. It's obnoxious and uncomfortable to have random kids lying on the floor in front of your feet or on the benches next to you. Additionally, this is during a pandemic where these kids are definitely too young to be vaccinated and you don't necessarily want them right next to you. It really took away from the experience. Again, it's not the company's fault that this group was on board and acted the way they did, but it's something to think about for future passengers.

    In short, if you like to actually hear the tour guides and a bit of personal space, be aware that it's a crapshoot who will be sharing the tour with you. If it's a group like the one we had, you won't have a great time. Otherwise, it's an enjoyable ride and experience. I don't think I'd do it again unless I had a big group or children with me.
    Written 6 July 2021
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    Hi. I'm sorry your experience onboard wasn't up to the high standards that we set. I'm very sorry the sailing was 15 minutes late arriving but glad you got the full 90 minutes out there. Sometimes due to the tidal nature of the harbour our sailings are back to back. I'm sorry there wasn't a representative there to explain the delay and this is something we'll rectify into the future. It's a pity that one group onboard seemed to dominate the downstairs space. We like all of our passenger to have equal run of the facilities and commentary. I will talk to all the crew to make them aware of this to try and avoid a similar occurance again. It's also a pity you weren't given the opportunity to enjoy the commentary and I'm saddened that you feel it's a trip you don't think you'd do again. If you ever do feel like doing it again, please contact me directly on 0876890615 as I would like to afford you the opportunity of experiencing our cruise at its best. Thanks very much for all your comments. We'll take all of it onboard so we can avoid a repeat of this for any other customer. All the best. Tom.
    Written 6 July 2021
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    L9282EYchrisw
    Enfield12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2020
    Lovely cruise around Clew Bay on a beautiful sunny day. Only small dissapointment was the 'Guide' doing the narrative. Very monotone voice and lacked ability to engage with guests.
    The skipper of the boat would be better doing the narrative himself, if allowed.
    Written 28 September 2020
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    Thanks Chris for the great review ( skipper speaking here). The guide that was on your cruise had only started that day, it was his first day doing it. I've passed on your points about the tone of his voice and I'm sure his next days will be better. Our guides vary from day to day. Thanks for your feedback and glad you enjoy ever other aspect of the cruise. All the best. Tom
    Written 30 September 2020
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    nmur001
    Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020
    We really enjoyed this cruise around Clew Bay and would recommend it to others. My 5 year old was a bit angsty, but the other children really enjoyed it. The weather was pleasant but overcast and this would be an even more enjoyable experience on a lovely sunny day or evening.
    Written 27 July 2020
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    Thanks so much for the great review. Pity the weather wasn't a bit sunnier for you. Glad to hear the kids enjoyed it. Appreciate you going to the effort of writing such a lengthy review. All the best. Tomas
    Written 27 July 2020
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    Maeve O'R
    Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021
    We went on an evening cruise 7pm, 2 kids and 2 adults. The whole crew made us feel really comfortable and relaxed and the guide Mick had us transfixed with local lore and craic and the scenery is stunning. The kids loved it all above and below deck counting jelly fish and seals in the water.
    Written 28 June 2021
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    Thanks so much for the great review and 5 stars. Glad the kids enjoyed counting the jellyfish and seals in the water. We're so glad we could make your cruise an enjoyable one. Thanks again for taking the time to review us. All the best. Tomas
    Written 29 June 2021
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    Irina A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Couples
    Wonderful tour around the isles of Westport. We booked a tour during our family visit in Westport, thanks to the weather we enjoyed it a lot. The guide told many interesting facts and stories about isle and town history and wildlife. We could see beautiful landscapes and learn a lot. It was my second time taking the tour. Sadly, this time there was no life music on board. Please include it into the tour as it brings nice atmosphere. Thank you
    Written 16 October 2021
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    Hi there. Thanks so much for the great review and 5 stars. Glad you learnt alot and enjoyed seeing the beautiful landscape. Unfortunately during the latter end of the season it's not always possible to have live music onboard due to reduced numbers onboard. This happens more so in October time than any other. We do replace this with streamed music instead but of course it's not the same as having a live musician onboard. Thanks again for your feedback. All the best. Tomas
    Written 18 October 2021
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    Karen A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Family
    I would highly recommend this 90 minute cruise around Clew Bay, it’s not too long for smaller kids but there is enough to keep everyone engaged for the 90 minutes. It ran exactly to time, the boat was clean and the whole booking tickets and boarding experience ran smoothly. I really enjoyed the tour guides (Amanda I think) information, she engaged well with passengers and had a lovely manner about her. Plus it was informative, but we were not bombarded with info, just enough to feel informed. I also liked the music on the trip, the kids were cold so we went downstairs and were entertained for the second half of the journey.
    Written 6 August 2021
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    Hi. Thanks so much for the great review and 5 stars. Glad you enjoyed the cruise so much and our tour guide. Thanks for taking the time to review us. All the best. Tomas
    Written 7 August 2021
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    MichaelSadler
    Welland, Canada167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful setting with a captivating storyteller.

    We did the evening cruise and the scenery and seals would have been enough for a great review. The price point was great. The views spectacular as rays of sunlight cut through roiling clouds to light up the hillsides. Yet what made it special was the high energy positive storytelling of the guide whose enthusiasm for the place was infectious. Told in a lilting Irish brogue she wound tales of history, myth and facts of the land in a wonderful tapestry. A must if you visit Westport or Western Ireland.
    Written 20 July 2022
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    Hi Michael. Thanks so much for the great review and 5 stars. Glad you had a great time; enjoyed the captivating commentary and the spectacular views. Thanks also for saying that it's a must do when in Westport. We totally agree. All the best. Tomas
    Written 21 July 2022
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    Fearless142859
    London, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020 • Solo
    Such an interesting tour of the harbour, full of fascinating facts about Grace O’Malley, John Lennon’s island, Crough Patrick and historical tragedies in the bay. We even caught sight of a few seals. There was a beautiful pink sunset on the 6pm cruise. On the way back was serenaded with live music and given the chance to request some tunes, the three hosts were really welcoming and charming, couldn’t have asked for a better start to my Westport stay, was more than pleasantly surprised. Highly recommend!!
    Written 6 October 2020
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    Thanks so much for the great review and 5 stars. Glad you enjoyed the cruise so much. Thanks also for the recommendation to other travellers. Also thanks for taking the time to write such a lengthy review. We really appreciate it. All the best. Tom
    Written 7 October 2020
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