Saltee Island Cruises

Saltee Island Cruises

The Saltee Islands are situated approximately five kilometres off the coast of Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford. The larger Island, The Great Saltee, is the most famous, known especially as a bird sanctuary. This Island has been privately owned by the Neale Family since 1943. 

The Saltees are a haven for sea birds from Gannets and Gulls to Puffins and Manx Shearwaters. These Islands lie on an important migratory route and are a popular stopping-off place for spring and autumn migrants. The Great Saltee also has a breeding population of Grey Seals.

These Islands were formed from some of the oldest rocks in Europe and because of this they are geologically unique in Ireland and of immense interest to Geologists.