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 http://gisc.ie/content/blogsection/23/199/lang,en/
Lessons and racing program: Mayo Sailing Club http://www.mayosailingclub.com/
Explorer, a Hanse 54, Leaders Charter Ltd., Westport, Aaron O’Grady +353 868090476
http://www.leaderscharter.com/westport_clew_bay.php, firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Ocean Potion and a whole fleet of vessels
Clew Bay Marine
Padraig McCormack, 087 257 0021 Peter MacDonagh 087 248 9098 firstname.lastname@example.org
they have a wide range of land and sea based activities and sports: http://www.theadventureislands.com/
(Listing of licensed vessels from the Central Fisheries Board)
- 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
- 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
- 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