Ireland’s west coast is home for a few months each year to an increasing number of one of the largest species of shark and the most gentle of oceanic creatures. Early season brings these magnificent creatures up from warmer waters to feed on the prolific spring plankton bloom and they can often be seen in large numbers skimming the waters just below the surface, with their huge gaping mouths open sifting their prey. This trip takes us West from Adrigole out along the southern shore of the Beara peninsula then North through the Dursey sound towards the west Kerry coast. The early season is when it is best to see basking sharks along the Cork and Kerry coast as they are usually found feeding off the headlands and between the islands.This is the focus of the expedition and depending on the weather, tide and sea state we will be sailing in and around the islands and headlands of South West Ireland.
End of May is a good time to see these gentle giants, though they stay with us throughout early summer.
We go where the wind is safe and you will enjoy every nautical mile,
Whatever the direction.