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HERO Ireland Island Boat Tour

Experiences

Embrace Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Coast

Embark on an enriching journey to this stunning island sandwiched between the North Sea and the Atlantic. Immerse yourself in ancient traditions and castle heritage while experiencing the rugged coastlines ideal for surfing, along the mesmerising Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy the music, history and otherworldly beauty of the Irish landscape. Borrow a supercar and tour your way around hitting the perfect boltholes serving as a base for your enriching experiences.

When to go:
May – September

What better way to initiate your Irish adventure than in the iconic capital, Dublin. Enjoy a private viewing off the Book of Knells and absorb the atmosphere of prestige and admire the striking architecture of Ireland’s oldest university, Trinity College. Wander through the historic city, strolling across the James Joyce Bridge over the River Liffey and be amazed at the talent of the buskers along the cobbles.

Enjoy a Michelin starred meal to fuel up for the beginning of your journey across to the West coast, before dancing into the night along the Temple Bar neighbourhood to some of the finest, unrehearsed and spontaneous gigs that will give you a night to remember.

Drive through the verdant interior reaching the North West coast. Donegal’s stretch of untouched and beautifully unexplored rugged coastline is a treasure trove of spectacular nature. Explore some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs at Sliabh Liag and feel the wind rush through your hair and icy spray from the Atlantic as you powerboat to Oyster and Mussel farms to pick your catch for the evening.

Follow the southerly route of the breath-taking Wild Atlantic Way. True to its name, walk along blustery coastal paths with ferocious waves crashing below. The coastline is momentous and craggy and has inlets throughout which are ideal viewing spots for otter seals, dolphins and whales. Explore the moss covered heathen of the Connemara National Park, as you enter County Galway. Enjoy a PEORUS private helicopter tour, taking to the skies experiencing the top of the peaks and undulating valleys leading to the sapphire sea, from the view of a bird. Pause for a spot of culture in Galway. Famous for its fiddle, folk and acoustic sounds, get caught up in the spontaneity of the Irish pubs.  On a private boat across to the Aran Islands enjoy the eccentricity and astounding untouched beauty of the Irish speaking island Inis Meáin. Walk to the headland and view a mesmerising sunset over the dramatic Cliffs of Moher.

Seize the day and traverse further south through to County Clare stopping to explore the Aillwee Cave’s, a haven for nature lovers and wildlife, the cave system is home to many species of birds of prey. After adventures underground, glory in the fresh salty air of one of Ireland’s premium surf beaches where PELORUS can point you to the best tides and breakers. The beaches Aileen’s and Laurens are an amphitheatre of surfing mecca with consistent waves to suit all skillsets.

Head down to County Kerry with its pointed jagged outline of coast creating a ring of bays and headlands. Visit the quintessential Irish town of Dingle, enjoy the finest fresh seafood before embarking on a challenging climb up the MacGillyCuddy Reeks. Ireland’s highest mountains rise majestically on the Iveragh peninsula and boast a range of walking tracks. For those less sure of heights, follow a PELORUS guide and take an unexplored route through part of the Gap of Dunloe, a narrow mountain pass with winding streams and fairytale charm. Th wide sandy beaches, with the dramatic backdrop, make for an otherworldly horse trekking destination. Gallop along the shamrock trails and enjoy the gentle rhythm of the horse and the soaring views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Fulfil your culinary wishes with a stop in Cork, home to world renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School. Devour an organically foraged feast either cooked for you by one of the world-renowned chefs or learn about their slow food philosophy for yourself and take part in the cooking experience. Visit the Jameson Whisky Distillery, enjoying a private tour and tasting experience of the many unique blends, seeing what all the ‘craic’ is about.  After all the gastronomic delights embrace the wild greens of the stunning Old Head of Kinsale golf course. Occupying one of the most unique headlands, it provides a challenging and rewarding golfing game.

Culminate your journey of discovery experiencing the ancient east in County Wexford. The Irish National Heritage Park traces the first settlers to the Island and follows through to its Norman history. Before stepping back in the car, stretch the legs with a brisk walk up or around the Wicklow Mountains. Enjoy a winding hike through the tapestried valleys of fern and heather. Tour the Irish National Stud to look at some of the manicure’s finest racehorses in the field.

Heading north with the coast on one side and the emerald fields the grounds of early Irish history on the other. Racing past this magical and mythical scenery provides the perfect moments for reflection of an unforgettable trip through this legendary isle.