Harbour Queen Ferry Services provide boat trips to the world renowned Garnish Island, situated in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay.
A personalised service is provided to both private and group parties. Competitive rates are available to larger groups and we have reduced rates for students and OAPs. The scheduled service departs at 30 minute intervals, and operates daily from 1 April to October 31.
As restrictions ease, special times can be arranged for coach groups and/or private parties. The spectacular trip to the Italian gardens at Garnish Island takes in such sights as Glengarriff Castle and the home of actress Maureen O’Hara.
An extended stop at Seal Island is also included in the trip as an extra bonus for those who would like to photograph these mammals in their natural habitat.
In recent years. a pair of Sea Eagles have chosen to nest on the island. Last year, their the eagles chick fledged the nest. During our trips to the island we were able to witness the chick grow from nesting, and her first flight, to learning to fend for herself and finding her first meal. You can view a livestream of the nest on our website or by searching Glengarriff Sea Eagles on YouTube.
Tours can be tailored to take in the inner reaches of Bantry Bay if desired.
About Harbour Queen Ferry Services
Harbour Queen Ferry Services was established in 1970. It is owned and operated by Glengarriff and Garnish Island Boat Services Ltd and is the longest operating ferry company in Glengarriff.
Our fleet of Harbour Queen ferries includes 3 purpose-built enclosed water buses which are licensed to carry 45, 50, ,and 52 passengers respectively.
The vessels are fully licensed and inspected annually by the Department of the Marine. Our skippers and crew are all experienced professionals who have undertaken comprehensive safety training courses. The largest vessel in the Fleet “Harbour Queen III” is wheelchair-accessible with a custom-built ramp.
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