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How to get out on the water in Clew Bay

If you don’t want to sail your own boat to the remote region of Clew Bay, there are other options. Boats can be charted for angling, cruising or exploring some of Clew Bay's 365 islands. Other options include visiting by land and taking day trips out on the Bay from either Westport or Clare Island, both of which are home to charter angling boats and excursion vessels. The following list provides a few places to start:


Lessons: Glenans Irish Sailing Club,en/

Lessons and racing program: Mayo Sailing Club


Explorer, a Hanse 54, Leaders Charter Ltd., Westport, Aaron O’Grady +353 868090476,;


Ocean Potion and a whole fleet of vessels

Clew Bay Marine

Inishturkbeg, Westport
Padraig McCormack, 087 257 0021 Peter MacDonagh 087 248 9098

Adventure Islands

they have a wide range of land and sea based activities and sports:



(Listing of licensed vessels from the Central Fisheries Board)

Shamrock I

  • 33' Aquastar. 120HP
    Skipper: Mary Gavin Hughes
    Base: Newport Operational area: Clew Bay
    Notes: Sails from Newport. Being Ireland's only lady skipper - in fact, Europe's only lady skipper, combined with her intimate knowledge of Clew Bay and the waters around Clare Island, Achill and beyond, Mary is internationally known for her expertise on sea angling, seamanship and your fishing requirements.
    Address: Clynish View, Derrada, Newport, Co. Mayo.
    Telephone: +353 98 41562 or +353 86 8062282
    Fax: 09841562+

Restorick II

  • 38' Bullet. 300 HP
    Skipper: Pauric O'Grady
    Base: Clare Island Operational area: Clew Bay
    Notes: Mainland departures from Roonagh point. Specialises in reef and wreck fishing in the Clew Bay area. Also fully geared for bluefin tuna anglers.
    Address: Bluefin Adventure, Clare Island, Co. Mayo.
    Telephone: +353 (0)86 2423199

White Sea Horse

  • 36' Bullet. 300 HP
    Skipper: Vinnie Keogh
    Base: Westport Operational area: Clew Bay, Clare Island , Inishturk.
    Notes: Reef, shark, skate and general inshore angling.
    Address: The Helm, The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo.
    Telephone: +353 98 64865 or +353 98 26194

Lady Helen

  • 36' Ocen Tramp. 180 HP
    Skipper: Reg Roynan Jnr.
    Base: Westport Operational area: Clew Bay, Clare Island , Inishturk
    Notes: Reef, shark and general inshore fishing.
    Address: Angling Charters, Rossmoney, Westport, Co. Mayo.
    Telephone: +353 98 26514 or +353 87 7647789


  • Tremlett 31, Engine 240HP
    Skipper: Niall O'Boyle
    Base: Newport Operational area: Inishbofin - Achill Head - Clew Bay
    Notes: Intimate knowledge of angling locations in and around Clew Bay, Clare Island, Inishturk, Inishbofin, Bills Rocks. Cruising speed of 12-17 knots.
    Address: Coastal Zone Services Ltd., Knockbreaga, Newport, Co. Mayo.
    Telephone: +353 87 2255440

Clew Bay Home - Clare Island - The Inner Bay - Water Activities - Westport - Newport

Clew Bay area Activity Map (1.2MB pdf)

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