Traditional Sailing

Experience the customs and traditions of Connemara first hand aboard a Galway Hooker, a traditional sailing vessel unique to this part of the west coast of Ireland. These iconic vessels have been built for centuries by renowned boat building families of the area, and sailed the coastal waters from Galway to the Aran Islands and out into the Atlantic Ocean commercially until the 1960's.

Why not join us for a truly authentic experience along the Wild Atlantic Way, where you can belong to the Connemara of today yet be spellbound by its past. Absorb the atmosphere while bantering with the crew, who will be more than happy to share their knowledge and passion for their native land. They might even let you take the rudder for a while!



Scheduled sailings available in  Roundstone





Immerse yourself in tradition by sailing into Ireland’s past on our 120-year-old Galway Hooker “Bláth na hÓige” (Flower of Youth).

Enjoy a unique sailing experience from the beautiful little village of Carna taking in the deserted islands including St MacDara's.


For more information call +353 87 7417478 or email


Private Charters:


We offer scheduled departures on our traditional Galway hooker from Carna and Cill Chiaráin throughout the Summer season.

We can however offer this unique sailing experience 7 days a week throughout the season for bespoke groups.

Sailings can be combined with a range of other activities including our Island Adventure options and our guided walking experiences.