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Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together some of the most frequent queries to help you plan your Safari with us. If you have a question that's not answered here please don't hesitate to contact us on and we'll do our best to help you as soon as possible. 

Who can go on Corrib Safari?

Height restrictions apply on our boat. As a guide we use 8 years as the minimum age for our trips or a minimum height of 130cm. This is for safety reasons as our passengers are required to be able to sit in their own seat and have their feet on the ground as per the Department of Transport rules. 

We recommend that people who are pregnant or suffer from existing back issues do not come on our trips. There is some stepping up and down required to board and disembark the boat. As it is a high speed boat trip there is movement of the boat throughout the trip.

Where do the Corrib Safari Trips depart from?

Our Corrib Safari and Maam Valley Safari depart from Lisloughrey Pier near Cong in Co. Mayo. You can search Corrib Safari in Google Maps to get directions right to us. 

Our Inchagoill Island Safari trips depart daily from Lisloughrey Pier and on Saturday mornings from Oughterard Pier, Co. Galway. If you have a group that would like to go from Oughterard on a different day, please contact us and we can arrange something to suit. 

Our Private Charters can depart from many pick up points around Lough Corrib including Galway City, Oughterard, Maam Bridge and various other points to suit our groups as best as possible. Contact us to discuss some options to suit your group. 

What Should I Bring With Me?

We always consider wearing an extra layer while on the boat. Given the wind experienced from the high speed and the potential of spray we'd always suggest you dress for engaging in an outdoor activity, bearing in mind this is Ireland!


On warm days we suggest bringing suncream, a hat, sunglasses, water and a light jacket to keep the wind or any spray off you. On colder days we suggest bringing a good waterproof jacket, warm layers, a hat, gloves, good footwear along the lines of boots or trail shoes. This is an outdoor activity and there is a chance of getting wet, please dress appropriately.

What Sort Of Boat Do Corrib Safari Use?

Our boat is a Rigid Inflatable Boat, or RIB for short. It is 9 metres, or nearly 30 feet long, and is powered by a 300 horsepower outboard engine. Our boat is extremely stable, comfortable, safe and has been thoroughly inspected by the Marine Survey Office prior to being issued with a licence from the Department of Transport. 

How Many People Can Corrib Safari Carry? 

Our boat is licenced by the Department of Transport to carry a maximum of 12 passengers.

What's the best way to book?

You can book through our online booking system or if you don't see what you'd like just drop us an email or give us a call. Group bookings and private charters are best to contact us by email to discuss options. 

What's the cancellation policy?

Cancellations are required to be made by email to Cancellations made with more than 14 days notice will receive a full refund. Cancellations made between 7 days and 14 days notice will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made with less than 7 days notice will not receive a refund. 

Corrib Safari reserves the right to cancel a trip for reasons including, but not limited to; safety reasons, adverse weather conditions, minimum numbers not reached or circumstances beyond our control. Every reasonable step will be taken to ensure cancellations are made with the most notice possible at the time. In this instance customers will be offered an alternative date, time or refund. 

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