We offer tailored trips for those special little ones in your life! Whether you want to catch your first fish with your child or experience the best birthday party on board or on Coney Island, we offer a multitude of popular options for trips with your kids. We generally recommend shorter trips for younger kids in the duration of 2 to 4 hours (depending on their interest and age) and highly recommend mixing up the options below to keep it fun and the little ones occupied.
All life jackets and safety equipment are on board and your skipper Daryl, is an experienced lifeboat helm with decades of chartering and safety experience. Daryl, the skipper’s own favourite trip when he was a boy was with his Dad for a bit of fishing followed by a picnic and cake on Coney Island!
Thanks Daryl for the amazing fishing trip this evening. kids loved every minute of it and the grown ups too. It will be the highlight of the summer . cant wait for the next trip.
Catch Their First Fish
Make catching their first fish an easy and enjoyable experience with us. We enjoy such regular catches of fish for children of all ages that catch is practically guaranteed! Our most popular option, the short 2 hour mackerel fishing trip departs several times daily whilst in season and is a perfect introduction to some light, fun fishing for your little ones. Free tuition is provided and rod and tackle hire is all included on all short charters. The longer 3 hour trip starts by hunting for some mackerel (if in season) followed by a trip to the reefs for some bottom dwelling fish. Three hour trips run year round, weather permitting.
Sightseeing and Seal Watch
We offer two hour sightseeing cruises which visit the beaches, lighthouses, sea caves and sights in Sligo Bay, finishing up with a visit to the local seal colony on the Seal Rocks. There is plenty of local wildlife and birds visible on this trip and we have occasional sightings of porpoises, dolphins and basking shark. This trip can be changed to 3 hours to include some fishing in the productive water beside the seal rocks. For more information on our sightseeing cruises, see here.
Kids Birthday Parties
A popular option for kids is a birthday party on board! We have hosted multiple birthday parties and a popular option includes some light fishing out the bay followed by a visit to the beach on Coney Island for some birthday cake or a BBQ! Some groups also bring a picnic! Definitely a hit with the youngsters, we can tailor make this trip if kids would prefer to see the seals, fish or why not both!
Coney Island Visit
Coney island is located close to Rosses Point, just a short boat ride away. There are beaches to the front of the island, and around the back (Carty’s Strand) and both are nice and quiet, secluded and a great option for some beach fun and a BBQ or picnic. The local pub on the island can be arranged to be open if needed and the scenic walk to the North side is a must. We have small maps on board if people wish to explore the geocaching points and other points of interest around the island.. See more about the magic of Coney Island here.