Sailing Around Eden!
Sail around the Sheep’s Head peninsula on a Wild Atlantic Way Cruise that introduces you to the coastline and pristine waters of the Sheep’s Head peninsula in West Cork, Ireland.
The Sheep’s Head is one of three peninsulas that jut out into the north Atlantic on Ireland’s southwesterly coastline. Here, on the very edge of Europe, you’ll get a sense of why the Sheep’s Head on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way has been designated as a European Destination of Excellence.
From Bay To Bay
The Sheep’s Head is flanked on either side by the Mizen and Beara peninsulas, and by Dunmanus and Bantry bays. You’ll start your tour in Ahakista on the Sheep’s Head. We’ll set sail through Dunmanus Bay, and watch the coastlines of the Sheep’s Head and Mizen peninsulas unfold alongside us. As we head towards the Atlantic, we’ll share with you stories about the people who have made this remote landscape home over several thousand years.
Bantry Bay, bordered by the Sheep’s Head and Beara peninsulas, is one of the deepest natural harbours in Europe. The drama of this bay, which can be as flat as glass or angry enough to repel an invading fleet, is something to experience. The majestic outlines of Hungry Hill and the Sugarloaf stand over the bay. The hills transform the sea, the wind and the quality of the light in ways that our visiting sailors are always amazed by.
We’ll also explore Roaringwater Bay, named for the sound of the waves that, powered by Atlantic gales, crash against its many rocks and 100 islands. No better place to experience the Wild Atlantic Way! For all its drama, the climate here, influenced by the Gulf Stream, is mild. As we sail, look out for the harbour porpoises, dolphins and whales who make this bay their home. You’ll need your camera ready throughout the trip to capture images of local dolphins, minke whales, sunfish and leatherback sea turtles.
You’ll encounter three magnificent bays on Carbery Sailing’s Wild Atlantic Way Cruise. We’ll also chart our course past West Cork’s 7 inhabited islands. Spend time with their unique communities and experience the stunning natural habitats on Sherkin in Roaringwater Bay and Bere island in Bantry Bay during your sailing trip.
When we return to Ahakista on the Sheep’s Head peninsula to end our voyage, you’ll have a real sense that you’ve experienced a little bit of Eden, right here in West Cork!
Our Wild Atlantic Way Cruises start from €290 (per person, cabin-sharing).
Board and all food is included, and you’ll get to sample the best local produce while you spend time on our luxury Hallberg Rassy yacht.
Either choose a scheduled Wild Atlantic Way Cruise, or contact Chris Forker to arrange a booking for dates to suit you.
Tel: +353 (0)27 29101
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