Travelling to the Manor House Rathlin Island by ferry is sure to be a highlight of your island experience.
Enjoy a breathtaking crossing to the island with panoramic views of the coastline. If you are lucky you might be joined by a few dolphins on the way!
Bird lovers will not be disappointed. Famous for its puffins, the journey to Rathlin Island is an excellent opportunity for avid photographers to hone their skills on the way by photographing an array of winged friends that may appear during the trip.
On any given day, guillemot, kittiwake, razorbill and fulmar could be making their way to the island or the mainland at the same time as you.
As you approach the island the feeling of freedom and getting away from it all is exhilarating.
Once on the island a while you are guaranteed to consider it a unique, magical and mystical place that you will not be able to resist visiting again.
The ferry leaves Ballycastle Harbour and docks just a stones throw away from Church Bay, home to the Manor House Hotel. The journey can be as short as 45 minutes in the Express Ferry.
On a nice day visitors can enjoy a finale drink on the island on the beautiful lawn to the front of the hotel and watch as their boat comes in to take them back to the hustle and bustle of real life.
It is advised that all visitors visit the ferry website to plan their trip in advance as exciting and memorable as being stranded on Rathlin Island might seem it is not ideal if the hugely popular Manor House Hotel is fully booked and the only roof over your head is a blanket of stars across a cold, windy sky.
Please visit the ferry website to check sailing times as these vary at certain times of the year and on certain days of the week.