Puffin Watching Ireland

Puffin Patrol Horn Head Discovery Tour

Embark on an enchanting boat trip departing from Downings, with convenient pickups available in Portnablagh. Glide along the stunning Sheephaven Bay, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the coastline. Our journey takes us to Duncan Head Cave and Horn Head, where you’ll encounter the magnificent puffin colony. Prepare to be amazed by the large and noisy seabird colonies nesting on the cliffs, including Razorbill, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Shags, Puffins, and Cormorants. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Choughs and Peregrine Falcons, both protected species under the EU Birds Directive, as they grace the skies above. Be sure to watch for playful Grey Seals frolicking in the waters around Horn Head, accompanied by sightings of dolphins and porpoises. Join us for a breathtaking journey filled with wildlife, wonder, and unforgettable memories!


  • Adult: €50.00
  • 12yrs – 18yrs: €20.00
  • Under 12yrs: €10.00


*Our tours will leave downings at the arranged start time, with an additional pickup at Portnablahy 20 minutes later. For instance:
If the trip is departing at 3.00pm from Downings Pier, it will pickup in Portnablahy at 3.20pm.

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