Roundstone Bay & Island tours is a new company setting out to make visitor’s have a lasting & memorable experience with this personal & intimate tour. It’s run by Roundstone local Damien O’Malley a fourth generation fisherman who has been around the sea all his life.
The tours start from Roundstone harbour nestled in the centre of the centre of this pretty fishing village, then travel through the scenic Roundstone bay watching out for all the flora & fauna along the way. Look out for the Roundstone Bay’s resident seals as well as dolphins, sunfish, otters & baskin sharks which are known to be in the bay at certain times as well. Along the way we will pull up a lobster pot or two, watching with excitement to see if we have any keepers & learn a bit about the species as well.
Pass by the stunning beaches of ervallagh, gurteen & Dog’s Bay with a perfectly formed Tombola. We then make our way to the deserted Island of Inishlacken with it’s panoramic views, picturesque unspoilt beaches & pristine waters. It has long been a centre point for writers, poets & artists for its unique setting. A once largely populated island with its own school house & lots of quaint cottages.
Sadly that way of life came to an end when the population dwindled & the last of the island’s residents left for the mainland. But where man has left nature has flourished as a breeding ground for wildlife with a large variety of insects & birds, lots of rabbits as well as resident goats, sheep & donkeys.