Faulmore native, Michael Keane, established Blacksod Sea Safari in spring 2021.
“Like a lot of people in Ireland, the pandemic presented me a gentle reminder that we have some of the most beautiful places in the world right here on our doorstep in Erris, County Mayo. I have always had a love of boating and the sea and have been fishing since the age of 12, spending many summers by the Mayo coast until I immigrated to the United States. I’ve been settled back at home in Faulmore now for many years and it feels great to be back on the bay!
With the increase in staycations and the renewed interest in Ireland as a destination, my partner Anne and I saw an opportunity for a boat charter service, operating from Blacksod Pier, taking people on tours and day trips around the bay. After much research and consideration, we purchased a 33ft charter boat named “Huntress” that can carry 12 passengers.Next we added a high performance rigid inflatable boat (RIB) which is fast and stable. Now we offer tours daily; to the abandoned Inishkea islands, to the Cliffs of Croaghan and to experience the marine wildlife of Blacksod Bay. We also offer sea angling tours, exhilarating fast blast rib trips and have special promotions suitable for groups and schools. If you are looking for an exciting day out, a family adventure on the waters or a coastal exploration in search of wildlife, book a trip with Blacksod Sea Safari. We’re a Faulmore-based, family-run business serving the community, highlighting the sights of County Mayo and showcasing the best of Blacksod Bay and beyond. You can’t get much more local than that!”
The Erris area
Ceantar fíor álainn Gaeltachta ar Shlí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin
The Erris area has a lot to offer to tourists and locals alike. I have a great gra for my homeland, the Mullet peninsula and especially for the Inishkea Islands. Described as ‘Heaven on Earth’ and ‘Irelands Treasured Gem’ Inishkea North and South are sandy islands off the coast of the Mullet peninsula. These remote abandoned islands are tranquil, steeped in history, mythology and full of wildlife.
We believe everyone should experience these incredible islands and at Blacksod Sea Safari, it’s our job to take you there. Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip off the beaten path to discover a truly beautiful hidden destination!
Meet The Crew!
Our dedicated teammates keep the Blacksod Sea Safari show on the road (or should we say, the boat on the waves) rain, hail or shine! We look forward to welcoming you onboard.
Excellent - service and experience top notch. Highly recommend. Inishkea is the nearest thing to paradise you’ll experience in this world.
I would definitely recommend Blacksod Sea Safari. Myself & family used it today and I was had nothing but a pleasant experience from start to finish with Mick & Gerry on board. If you are travelling to Blacksod I would highly recommended travelling over to Achill Island with them.
We had the pleasure of going out on your boat trip from Dugort, Achill to see the highest cliffs in Europe, the trip was amazing from start to finish & the lads were very informative & friendly. We would diffinately recommend Blacksod Sea Safari. Can't wait for our next trip. Helen & Zibi.