The Trips

Discover marine wildlife such as whales, dolphins, puffins, and seals. Take in the breath taking beauty of the world famous North Coast, a UNESCO Heritage Area and home to famous giants, Scottish Kings, and of course Game of Thrones.

Get stunning photos from the water of the three lighthouses on Rathlin Island including the unique "upside down" Rathlin West Light. Over quarter of a million sea birds next on Rathlin each year and your skipper knows where to find the best spots to stop for a bit of bird watching.

We have trips to suit your every mood, from early rising dawn tours right through to evening tours where we chase one of the most magical sunsets on the planet.

The Crew

All of our crew are trained to the highest standards, very experienced on our vessels, and very knowledgeable about local wildlife and scenery.

Charles the owner, and chief skipper with Kintra Boat Tours has been navigating the islands of Scotland and Northern Ireland for over 30 years. He knows every cave, ever cliff, and is probably on speaking terms with a few mermaids.

Charles heads up a crew of local skippers who are all passionate wildlife enthusiasts, local history buffs, and excellent mariners.

If you want to know why this part of the world is a UNESCO heritage sight and features in many "Seven Natural Wonders of the World" lists then Kintra Boat Tours have your ticket waiting.

Our Vessels

Our boats are designed and built for only one purpose, and that is to give everything they can to ensuring you have a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable tour with us.

We have two modern state of the art vessels with excellent toilet facilities, child friendly high sides, and lots of great viewing angles for photography.

Kintra have the equipment and skills required to keep these boats in perfect condition so that every trip is safe and enjoyable.

If you want to know more about our wheelchair facilities, safety equipment, or the design of our boats please click the button below.

The Harbour

Ballycastle is a modern harbour with excellent facilities. There is ample parking and it is right beside the town - very handy for finding a nice traditional pub for food or a pint.

The most fun I have ever had before 6am!

We had a fantastic sunrise cruise with Charles, and I was mind blown by how close Ireland and Scotland are to each other. The boat is first class and the guide was really knowledgeable and very funny. Wrap up warm and enjoy some Irish hospitality.

Rathlin Island Trip

The North Antrim Coast and Puffin Spotting on Rathlin Island