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About Galway Bay Boat Tours
Galway Bay Boat Tours is a family run business specialising in tailored boat tours on Galway Bay for individuals, families and small to medium-sized groups. 1 hr Harbour Tour | 2 hr Galway Bay Trip | Fishing Adventures | Afternoon Excursions to Galway's Stunning Coastal Villages I Special Events. Bespoke Excursions: Maritime Adventures, Heritage, Culture & Food Tours, Picnics, Packed Lunch & Our Iconic Traditional Sail Boat & Claddagh Experience Tour. "Our passion for the seas around the West coast of Ireland stems from generations of fishing and seafaring within our family backgrounds. To say the sea is in our blood is probably the best way to describe our love of the Atlantic Ocean that rolls into Galway Bay." "Having been involved in fishing and sailing for generations, our family still fish commercially for lobsters, crabs, and other shellfish in the bay, so for those of you who are up for a bit of adventure, check out our popular fishing tours." — Skipper Ciaran Oliver.
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

I enjoyed the history and cultural context narrated by tour guide and captain, Ciaran Oliver. He has a personal connection to the heritage of fishing in Galway Bay and was able to convey this to the tour participants. He responded passionately to questions about the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Eric B
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We did the one-hour trip on a gorgeous sunny day - it is always great to see things from the vantage point of the sea! Our guides included several members of the family and the best part of the tour was hearing how this family...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We got on a small boat with 2 other couples. It was very casual:bring your own cooler, drinks, snacks. Mike, the captain, is a member of the oldest continuing fishing families and descendents of the family that built the famous "Hooker sail boats". The sail...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank paulav
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

A great combination walking and boat tour of Galway with two very knowledgeable guides from the local fishing community. Highly recommended....the historical walk was very well done and the Galway bay boat trips are a unique and especially fascinating compared to other tour offerings in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Hi went on a family trip. Fantastic company. Kids had a ball. Really great fun Company are very professional

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank christina f
Reviewed 11 April 2018

My wife and I live in the region but we had never thought of doing such a "touristy" thing as a boat trip in the bay and I am very glad we decided to do this trip. It is an exhilarating and enjoyable experience for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Thank you so much to Graham for such a lovely afternoon . The history of the city was so informative for our guest and it was such a treat to see beautiful Galway from the bay . We were also lucky enough to see the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank RoxyGalway2013
Reviewed 26 March 2018

My friend and I only had a few hours before our train home, and we decided last minute to take a boat tour of the Galway Bay. So happy we did it! The sun came out and it was a refreshing and beautiful experience. Ciaran...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kierakehoe
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Loved the boat tour with Ciaran , a fantastic guy with a great passion for the bay and knowledge of the history of the area, some great stories too and recommendations for exploring Galway. Really interesting to hear about the history of the Galway hooker...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Julie B
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Ciaran is an absolute legend...he took us out coz he didn’t want to let us down on a wet n windy hailstoney cold day. A man proud of his family history and passionate to share his love for the sea. We didn’t stop laughing amongst...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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galwaybaytours, Owner at Galway Bay Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

thanks for the review girls and glad ye had a blast. Hope to get ye back again in the summer for some more hiccups!

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