About us

We are Galway’s newest boat charter company. Our aim is allow people to get on the water and experience Galway bay.
Most of our skippers are from the Claddagh and have been working on Galway bay for generations.

We at Galway boat charters believe that everyone should been able to go out on Galway bay.

We are closely linked in with many water based clubs around Galway, such as the Galway Sea Scouts and The RNLI lifeboats as well as many others

Over the years we have collected a wide range of boats that are perfectly suited to the bay and to your needs
Are boats range from 10 to 45 feet and are layed out with the most up to date equipment.

Because of the experience of our skippers they are able to offer a history of the bay and surrounding areas should you wish to make the trip even more personal

To get as many people on the water as possible we offer a huge range of activives to suit everyone needs. Our main areas are sailing, fishing and power boating but we are also able to do school trips, boat transport, racing and many others.

Your safety is our top priority and so all of our boats are Department of Marine approved, and all our skippers are ISA/RYA qualified and have a minimum  of 25 years experience

The Oliver family 

The Oliver family have been involved in boats in Galway for generations.

The last of the working Galway Hookers was named the Truelight and owned by Máirtín Oliver, and it is from this proud heritage that we would like to continue our work in the Marine Service for the people of Galway and the West of Ireland.

Máirtín was the last man to have owned and sailed an original working Galway Hooker from the Claddagh, prior to their re-emergence in the 1980s as pleasure crafts. The new Galway Hooker commissioned for the new city museum has been named Máirtín Oliver after the legendary Claddagh King of the 1950s and 1960s.

Making the announcement, Claddagh King Michael Lynskey said that Máirtín Oliver is a perfect name for the boat. “He was a special man, one of the only survivors from the Cleggan disaster and a master fisherman that was respected all over Galway and Connemara. He literally sailed until he could sail no more, and now I think it’s fitting that his name will be kept alive through the magnificent boat in the new museum.”