Operating in Glengariff
Harbour Queen Ferry Services was established in 1970. It is owned and operated by Glengarriff and Garnish Island Boat Services Ltd and is the longest operating ferry company in Glengarriff.
Our fleet of ferries includes 3 purpose built enclosed water buses which are licensed to carry 45, 50 and 56 passengers.
What to expect
We are delighted to welcome back our customers
Here’s what to expect when you arrive to get the boat to Garinish Island:
We have a system in place to queue to board the boats from the Pier.
All boats are sanitised after each journey with special attention to frequently touched surfaces.
Hand sanitisers are available at the ticket office and at the entry to the boats and on Garinish Island.
When you reach Garinish Island:
There is a one way system in place.
The maximum time on Garinish Island is 90 minutes.
Cafe is open as normal and they now accept credit cards.
When you reach the end of the one way system there is a holding point to get the boat back.
Please bear with us as the entry and exit is the most difficult and slowest part for us to do safely.
Our Clients say the nicest things
Have a look at what some of our customers have had to say.
“Visited this little gem during a 3 day break with pals. The boat trip across takes about 15 mins and the boat operators make sure to let everyone on board get a view of the seals that we passed on the way out. The island itself is just wonderful and visitors are free to roam (within COVID-19 guidance). We spent a lovely hour walking around and enjoyed a coffee and muffin afterwards while waiting on our return ferry. This is a must if you are in the area.”MaeveTripadvisor
“This is a fabulous place to visit, you could spend the whole day here. The ferry trip out also goes by seal island. I would definately go back.”AmaryhAthlone
“Excellent island, really enjoyed my visit and seeing the seals on the boat trip over were especially welcome”MichelleTripadvisor
“Going to Garnish Island is a must. It is stunning. The ferry over was equally as good we got the Harbour Queen ferry company, lovely people gave great information, we got to see dolphins and seals up close, which my daughter loved. Walking around garnish Island was so nice and relaxing, and stunning to see.”MorrLimerick