Tour Vessels “An Cosan” and “Foratha” belonging to Declan Bates, Skipper, Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford, Ireland
On leaving the harbour at Kilmore Quay you will arrive at the south eastern tip, Makestone Rock, in about 15 mins. From there Declan will go slowly around the cliffs, nosing the boat in tightly at Gillet Bay to give you an increasable vantage point from which to observe the birds and seals at close quarters. Guillemots, Razor Bills, Cormorants, Shags, a variety of species of gulls of such as fulmars, kittiwake to name a few. Don’t miss the colourful Puffins as they drop to the sea from the cliffs to search for food. The highest peak on the island, Seven Heads, is on the southern end and here the Gannett Colonies are well established, master of flight, an amazing diver that plunges deep into the ocean waters picking up food and returning to the overcrowded nest site landing in what would seem like a freefall catastrophe amidst the loud, harsh, and grating.”krok” calls of others close by.