RSPB Rathlin Island Boat Trip
RSPB RATHLIN ISLAND BOAT TRIP
Saturday 20 May
10am to 2pm
Price: £50 per person / £40 for RSPB members
Telephone: 028 9049 1547
Join RSPB Northern Ireland staff Liam McFaul and Kenny Bodles on board a specially chartered boat to enjoy a tour of Rathlin Island from the water. We’ll meet at the Ballycastle ferry terminal and hop on board for the short journey across the ‘Sea of Moyle’. Look out for gannets, gulls and guillemots during your crossing. Keep your eyes peeled for seals and eider ducks too – they can often be seen lazing around the harbour.
In spring and summer, seabird like kittiwakes and puffins gather in their thousands to jostle for space. This boat trip will take you close to the base of the crowded cliff stacks – offering unique close-up views of the spectacular colony – the sight, sound (and smell!) will take your breath away. Skipper Damian will then drop you off for around one and half hours of ‘free time’ on the island – the perfect chance to explore Church Bay, visit to Boathouse Museum or stop off for a light bite.
*Please note places are strictly limited and a minimum number of participants will be required for the trip to go ahead. An afternoon trip may be offered if there is sufficient demand.
Suitable footwear and outdoor clothing is essential. Please bring binoculars if you have them. You may also wish to bring refreshments.
Rathlin Island. Pick up and drop off at Ballycastle ferry terminal.