Sailing Expeditions

Step on board yacht Jessy of Adrigole for sailing expedition, wildlife and coastal discovery on the Wild Atlantic Way.


Charter Jessy of Adrigole with friends or family to explore and experience the wildlife of the Wild Atlantic Way

Observing Fin Whales, Minke Whales, Risso Dolphins, Basking Sharks, Humpbacks, Bottle Nose Dolphins, Common Dolphins, Porpoises, Seabirds galore, deserted islands, rugged hills – oh and so so much more.

A day sail will bring you out into Bantry Bay, a 14 day charter will give you wings to head out to deeper waters and bigger mammals. Choose a period of time to suit you.

Jessy of Adrigole is based in Bantry Bay in West Cork and has the most beautiful cruising ground for you to explore.  In Bantry Bay alone you have Bere Island, Glengarriff Harbour with Garnish Island, Bantry, Dunboy and many exquisite sheltered coves. There are visiting dolphins, resident seals and numerous sea birds to enjoy.

The coastline of West Cork and Kerry is second to none, with numerous coves and bays to discover, from Roaring Water Bay to Derrynane Harbour and the headlands of Mizen, Sheeps, Dursey and Kerry within a days sailing. All bursting with wildlife.

Your skipper is the highly qualified and experienced Niall MacAllister – zoologist, ocean yachtmaster, RYA / Irish Sailing yachtmaster instructor, amazing chef, fluent french, tour guide.

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Your yacht, Jessy of Adrigole, is a Department of Transport licensed passenger carrying vessel, so you are assured of high safety standards at all time.


Here are a few of the kind of expeditions you can encounter with Wild Atlantic Wildlife on board Jessy of Adrigole

Puffins and Wildlife

Puffins & Wildlife One of the delights of the Cork and Kerry coast is the great variety of seabirds and in early summer the region is host to some of the largest nesting colonies in the world. The un-grazed islands are ablaze with flowers and colour. This trip will get you up close and personal … Continue reading Puffins and Wildlife

Humpbacks and Whales

(food, wet gear, marina and diesel expenses) Humpbacks and Whales Live Aboard Sailing Adventure If it is big fins that excite you then Jessy will bring you out on the look out for these spectacular mammals. Ireland’s marine mammals are some of the largest creatures on the planet and for a few months of the year … Continue reading Humpbacks and Whales

Coastal Discovery

Coastal Discovery Adventure Sailing Trip This trip is about getting the best out of both worlds at a time, when the area is at its most productive. The sea is warm (relatively) and life abounds. In this expedition we endeavour to sail to some of the less explored spots and venture into caves in the … Continue reading Coastal Discovery

Dolphins and Fin Whales

Dolphins and Fin Whales In this trip we head south to the beautiful islands of West Cork and Roaring Water Bay. As the season wains the whales move south and the Dolphins, with bellies full, become as playful as ever. Here we enjoy some great scrambles over the uninhabited Islands, exploring the ruins of old … Continue reading Dolphins and Fin Whales

Basking Sharks

Basking Sharks 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 … Continue reading Basking Sharks