Sligo Boat Charters

Join us on board our charter boats for the most amazing experience of the Atlantic Ocean! Catch that fish you’ve always dreamed of catching. Feel enthralled by the wildlife and beauty on a floating eco-tourism tour. Eat the freshest fish you’ve have ever tasted, caught by your own hand. Sligo Boat Charters offers the best boat trips in Sligo and Donegal Bay that can be customized to do, or catch, exactly what you want. We catch more fish, offer better value for money and offer the best selection of trips and fun party ideas for beginners and experts. Simply bring wet gear and we’ll provide the rest under the nurturing eye of your highly experienced and qualified skipper. Located in Rosses Point, Co. Sligo, nestled under the Benbulben and Knocknarea mountains, we are based in the quintessential haven of the Wild Atlantic Way. Book a trip with us so you can hear the call of the seagulls, taste the salty air and experience firsthand, the magic of Sligo Bay.We look forward to welcoming you on board!


Check dates with the Operator
We recommend checking dates with the Captain before booking your trip.


Trip Includes
Fishing license

Trip does NOT Include
Float plane service
Pick-up service

You keep catch
Catch & release
Crew keeps catch


Bluefin Tuna
Atlantic Mackerel
Common Ling
Blue Shark

Types of Fishing
Offshore fishing
Reef fishing
Flats fishing
Inshore fishing

Fishing Techniques
Light tackle
Drift fishing
Deep sea fishing
Bottom fishing
Heavy tackle

Rods & Reels
Rod holders

Boat Specs


Angler (Delta Star 33) originally built in 2003. Powered by 1 engine (225HP, Perkins Sabre), with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.
33 ft
Services And Facilities
Life Jacket
Trolling rods



Daryl Ewing

Operator since 2006
I’m delighted to get this opportunity to tell you a little bit about my business and a little on charter sea fishing in the North West of Ireland. First off, a little about myself. Although I have sea experience worldwide, my background in fishing has mainly been commercial, helping my dad on his trawler with his sea-fishing business since I could walk. It wasn’t long after that that I could hold a rod, and another decade or two later, I managed to turn my hobby into a passion for life. I now run a successful charter business departing from Rosses Point in Sligo which currently operates two vessels, the latest one having being bought in 2015. We have rods and tackle available for hire on board which includes everything from light spinning class to stand up tuna gear which is connected to top class tackle from around the globe. In my spare time I am the Sligo Bay Lifeboat Mechanic and a volunteer helm for the lifeboat. You don’t have to go to Gloucester Massachusetts to catch giant Bluefin tuna nor Westport to catch common skate! The areas in Sligo and Donegal Bay which I target have excellent varied ground for everything from these monsters to sea trout and shark. We catch a massive variety of over 40 species in Sligo and Donegal Bay (our prime location gives us a great choice between both bays). Getting out on the water isn’t just about the fishing though, (although it’s a huge part) it’s fantastic for getting people together from anniversaries to team building and I love opening people’s eyes to the wealth of our ocean and getting the craic going. It’s amazing to see how a hot mug of tea on a wet day or some fresh mackerel landing on the pan can put a smile on someone’s face! I especially love the challenge of an angler telling me what his or her target species is for the day and seeing their dream come true. I also enjoy paying attention to the little details, giving advice and tips to anglers and watching their catch rates improve drastically. Advice is a big part of the job from the first phone call to giving an indication of the gear to bring on the day, to where to get your fish cooked up after, or where to get the best pint that night! Fishing lessons are free and even the experts have been known to pick up the odd tip here and there. We offer all types of angling from trolling to reefs & sandbanks and more but a lot of customers especially enjoy the spinning on light gear. The really big ones fight like tigers and it’s hard to beat the rush you get when a really big one bends the rod in two and rips off most of the spool. Game fishing is another favourite for seasoned anglers with species like sea trout, tope, skate, shark and giant bluefin tuna available. I keep a detailed diary and constantly try new spots and techniques for different species on days off and know that when you put the work in you will get the reward. I believe it’s this will to experiment, improve and succeed coupled with excellent catch ratios which keep my customers coming back for more. No matter where you choose to go fishing, it’s important to choose a good charter skipper, not only so you can enjoy some of the most rigorous safety standards in Europe, regulated by the Marine Survey Office in Ireland, but so you know you are visiting the best spots in that area according to the local and seasonal conditions on that day. As I often tell customers, it’s all well and good to buy a boat, but it takes a lifetime to learn how to put it where the fish are! So that’s it for my little blurb on fishing in our little part of Ireland. I hope you enjoy the blog and the next time when you’re booking a charter that you don’t leave things to chance and come out and enjoy the excellent fishing in Sligo and Donegal Bay with me. Give me a call on : +353 (0) 86 8913618

Daryl Ewing

Operator since 2006

How to get there

County Sligo, Ireland
10 Minutes on local bus route or take road named R291 to Rosses Point. As you enter the village the sea will be on your left hand side so continue up the promenade, keeping it on your left. You will see a statue of a woman with her arms out to sea (The Lady Waiting on the Shore) on your left. Just before the statue is a little road leading down to your left hand side (signposted Sligo Bay Lifeboat Station), take this road (you can see it in the picture beside this) and you will spot the Sarah Marie waiting for you on the end of the pontoon! If you come to the T junction you have gone too far, turn around and go back to the statue. Pick-ups can also be arranged from Sligo City Pontoon (just off the bridge in Sligo City) at extra cost. From Dublin: 2.5 hrs From Belfast: 2.5 hrs From Galway: 2 hrs

Book with 10% deposit

Once the charter confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 10% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the captain

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the charter on the trip date. The following payment methods are available: