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Things to do in Sligo for kids - Sligo Activities

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One of the great things to do in Sligo is a trip with Ewing’s, a brilliant activity for young and old alike. Aboard Ewing’s Sea Angling and Boat Charters, we offer a multitude of day out ideas to cater for everyone from kids to grandparents! See if some of the boat trips and activities we run below appeal to your senses.

“I still had the lads ringing me recently saying what a blast they had, and I just keep saying – “Thank the skipper”. Cheers for a great day out and no doubt I (we) will be back at some stage in the not to distant future” – TripAdvisor user Ger D

  • Angling; Sligo Bay holds good varied grounds from reefs to rocks and sandbanks for offshore and game angling. Shark fishing is available from mid-August until the end of September and evening mackerel trips depart daily by appointment. Other half day, full day and evening fishing trips are available to try catch some of Sligo Bays 30+ species!
  • Catch n’ cook; Have your day’s catch cooked professionally at a local restaurant, and take the rest home! (If you are a fan of fish, nothing beats it this fresh – If you’re not a fan of fish, try something else from our especially discounted menu!)
  • Coney Island Taxis; hop onboard the M.V. Sea Star or M.V. Dalemoor for a short water taxi ride to Coney Island. Here people generally like to walk the island, visit the fairy forts, famine structures and the pub or go swimming in the crystal clear waters on the secluded beach to the island’s rear. A lot of groups bring a BBQ or a picnic to make the day extra special. Some groups go on the quest to find “St. Patricks Wishing Chair”, or the remains of a washed up whale on the north side of the island.
  • Inishmurray Island;this historic island was founded in the 6th Century but abandoned in 1948, and contains a variety of sights in its’ monastic settlement ranging from bee-hive huts to cursing stones. Other ecclesiastical buildings which remain visible within its boundaries include a stone roofed oratory, two churches, a clochan and an old schoolhouse. This island is one of Sligo’s top historic destinations, and another great place for a bbq or a swim in its crystal clear waters off the shore!
  • Sightseeing/ Eco-tourism tours;this option is popular with families and other sightseeing groups. The tours depart Sligo’s new pontoon or Rosses Point Pier, and give an introduction to Sligo Bay in either a two or three hour trip. The type of trip can be arranged to suit the bird, lighthouse, wreck or seal watcher alike! Dolphins have also even been known to make an appearance on this trip.
  • Seal Watch; Hop on board Sea Star for a short cruise to check out a nearby seal colony.
  • The Beach Bar; a short walk from Aughris Pier, The 17th Century Beach Bar is Sligo’s most charismatic thatched pub. It is situated beside a scenic cliff-top walk and close to many local facilities for surfers and swimmers. A menu for the bar-food is available on board Sea Star, so clients can order a meal en route to the bar, and have it ready for them on arrival in Aughris. The steak is highly recommended! (Times dependant on tides)
  • Stag and Hen Parties; Ewing’s Sea Angling and Boat charters offers a special six hour party trip rate for these occasions, which can include a few hours fishing or seal watching, followed by a meal at the Beach Bar or a drink/bbq on Coney Island (times dependant on tides).
  • Kids Parties; for those extra special kid’s parties or family excursions we can offer charters where you can catch your first fish with your child, explore Coney or Inishmurray Island, visit the local seal colonies or just go for a short sightseeing cruise from Sligo town’s new pontoon. A kid’s party meal can even be arranged on a trip to the Beach Bar in Aughris, that is, if you decide not to bring your BBQ to one of the islands!

Or; Combine and tailor these trips together to find the trip that best suits you!

Further details of any of these tours can be found on their respective pages on this site. Your skipper will also give you any local info on local events and activities that are taking place during your stay.
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