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Bellacragher Boat Club
WestportCo. Mayo
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Bellacragher Boat Club provide the Claggan Ferry service for cyclists and walkers between Achill and Ballycroy linking the greenway with Claggan. Catamaran sailing and ferry boat hire with crew are also available for exploring the bay and islands.

The Claggan Ferry service is based on the narrow mouth of the fjord that separates Tonragee in Achill from Claggan in Ballycroy.

It follows a historic tradition as a paid service using small boats operated here carrying people in both directions for centuries. It allowed people to cut as much as ten miles off their journey. One outcome of this was close family connections developing between people on both sides.

The recent restoration of the Claggan Ferry Service provides today's travellers with convenient access to the Greenway and Achill from the Ballycroy side.

Users of the Greenway and others on the Achill side can now easily reach the Ballycroy National Park, the Solar System Walk, or the rest of the Wild Atlantic Way.

The ferry duration is approximately 15 minutes.

Bellacragher Boat Club also provide the option of daily hire of a boat and crew which can take approximately five hours for up to five people. It will enable you to explore Bellacragher Bay, learn its history, experience the wildlife, visit the islands, go snorkelling, fishing, have a BBQ on an island, camp overnight, or plan your own adventure with the help of an experienced skipper. In the case of overnight camping, contact Bellacragher Boat Club who will arrange to pick you up whenever you want.

Catamaran sailing is on 16ft Hobie T2s with an instructor. The session lasts for approximately three hours for a minimum of two people. Competent sailors can take boats out solo after bay familiarisation. Wetsuits and lifejackets are provided. It is recommended to bring windcheater jackets and wet shoes.

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