Spoil yourselves with this unusual weekend treat! Skip the hustle and bustle of breakfast and make your way to the Strangford Sea Safari, where you will be woken up by the wind in your hair as you travel around the lough seeing the beautiful sights of the area.
Arrive at Strangford Village Pier 10 minutes before your scheduled sailing time, then it's on to the boat and out on the Lough! The trip will last approximately 2 hours.
We will park our boat on the ancient quay and get out to explore this stunning location which is very rich in wildlife, including many seals, and has fantastic views across to the Isle of Man and the Lake District. What better place to sit and enjoy our picnic….
Everyone will be given a nice warm waterproof coat to wear as well as a life jacket - you may want to bring a hat on a chilly day! Flat soled shoes only please.
Don't forget your binoculars and cameras!
Castle Ward Estate,
+44(0)28 43 723 933
Directions from Downpatrick: For Clearsky Adventure Centre follow directions below. For Sea Safari at Strangford Pier continue past entrance of Castle Ward Estate and continue to Strangford Village. Head towards Strangford on the A25 then turn left at the crossroads where you will see a sign for ‘Castle Ward Estate’. Follow road through gates into the estate, passing the Castle Ward mansion house on your right and warden’s hut on your left. Continue along the road, following signs for the car park. When you reach the car park (on your left) continue straight along the one-way system, following signs for The Farmyard and Clearsky Adventure Centre. You will go down a hill in a sharp U shape. At the bottom, turn left and continue onto the two-way system until you reach the bottom of the hill and Farmyard/courtyard area. Turn left through arched opening into courtyard next to big clock tower. You have arrived!