Blacksod Sea Safari Wins Best Outdoor Escape Award - Visit North Mayo

Blacksod Sea Safari, the family-run business renowned for its thrilling boating excursions and wildlife watching tours, has been honoured with the prestigious Escape/Provider of the Year award at the People of the Year Awards. The award, presented in the Best Outdoor Escape category and supported by Vagabond Tours, was determined through a public vote.

A Night of Recognition at the Annual Awards

The annual awards ceremony took place on the vibrant evening of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at the Sugar Club in Dublin. Upon receiving the award, Michael Keane shared his excitement, stating, “We started this business about 3 years ago, and it has been an amazing success story.” Blacksod Sea Safaris has quickly become synonymous with fun, flexible, and memorable adventures, offering a range of tours from day trips to the abandoned Inishkea Islands to coastal cruises below the majestic Cliffs of Croaghaun and whale watching expeditions.

Mairéad Melody Carr, Manager of Mayo North Tourism, extended warm congratulations to Michael Keane, the proud owner of Blacksod Sea Safaris. She added, “Adventure activity providers, like Blacksod Sea Safaris, play a pivotal role in enhancing tourism in North Mayo. Their unique and thrilling experiences not only attract visitors but also showcase the natural beauty and vibrant spirit of our region.” Awards - photo by Outsider
Arlene Gaughan & Michael Keane of Blacksod Sea Safari celebrate their awards success with social influencer Joshua Nueva at the Sugar Club in Dublin
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Blacksod Sea Safaris Invites You to Experience the Thrill

Blacksod Sea Safaris invites thrill-seeking adventurers to join their Island Hop & Wildlife Safari tour for an exhilarating high-speed blast around the bay in their 10-seater rigid, inflatable boat, “Rascal.” Set sail in comfort aboard their 33ft passenger boat, The Huntress, and immerse yourself in a family-friendly fun day out on the water.

For more information about Blacksod Sea Safaris and their award-winning adventures, please visit

On behalf of Mayo North Tourism, congratulations once again to Blacksod Sea Safari, we must admit we are not one bit surprised at this achievement though!

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