Seals Safari

Seals Safari Discover the Ards Friary Colony

Join us for an unforgettable boat trip along the stunning Sheephaven Bay, departing from Downings with a convenient pickup option in Portnablagh*. Cruise along the picturesque coastline, taking in the breathtaking scenery as we navigate towards Ards Friary Bay and the iconic Doe Castle strand. Marvel at the golden sandbanks and encounter a large colony of seals basking in the sun. Keep your eyes peeled for the diverse marine life that inhabits these waters, including dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks, guillemots, gannets, great northern divers, grey herons, terns, shags, shelducks, oystercatchers, godwits, and knots. With every turn, there’s a new opportunity to witness the wonders of nature up close. Join us for an adventure filled with exploration, discovery, and unforgettable moments!


  • Adult: €40.00
  • 12yrs – 18yrs: €15.00
  • 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 11.00am from Downings Pier, it will pickup in Portnablahy at 11.20am.

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