inishkea island Ferry FAQ’s

Where are you located?

We are based at Blacksod Pier. You will see our vessel usually at end of the pier.

How do I check in prior to departure?

A member of our crew will come to meet you on the pier and check you in prior to your departure.

Do I need to book in advance?

We recommend booking ahead particularly in the summer months. Ferry seats are limited so its best to reserve ahead to avoid disappointment.

Do I need to print out my online reservation?

You must have an online ticket or booking confirmation present before boarding the ferry. There is no need to print out your ticket!

How early should I arrive?

Passengers should check in to our ticket office at least 15 minutes before the sailing time. This allows enough time for parking and locating the ferry departure point.

Can we bring dogs on board?

Unfortunately, no. The National Parks & Wildlife Service have changed the rule that dogs are no longer allowed on Inishkea. However, our vessels are dog friendly, you may bring your dog on the boat

Is there parking at Blacksod Pier?

Yes, there is a car park at Blacksod Pier. Parking is free of charge. Get directions to Blacksod Pier.

Are there toilets on board?

Yes, there are toilets on board all our ferries.

What to bring?

We recommend bringing the following items:

  • Rain Jacket
  • Camera & Mobile Phone
  • Warm Clothing & Spare Change of Clothes
  • Appropriate Footwear – Runners/Walking Shoes
  • Suncream & Sunhat
  • Swimming Gear – Incase you fancy a dip!
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Water / Drink