Sailing into the Future: Geraghty Boat Charters in Blacksod, Belmullet - Visit North Mayo

‘Family-Run Business Hands Over Helm After 30 Years of Service’

In a poignant transition, Geraghty Boat Charters, a well-known name along the Wild Atlantic Way, is embarking on a new era as the founding family steps back from the captaincy. Operating since 1993, this family-owned business has been a mainstay for those seeking maritime adventures in the tranquil waters of Blacksod Bay. Reflecting on three decades of memorable journeys, Josephine expresses that the time has come to pass the leadership to the next generation.

Decades of Exploration:

Established in the summer of 1993 with the launch of the “Ave Marie” at Blacksod Pier, Geraghty Charters became synonymous with thrilling expeditions to the breathtaking Inishkea Islands, Achill Island, and exciting sea angling trips around Blackrock. The fleet expanded over the last 30 years with the addition of “Fionnuala” and “Noirín Bán,” leaving behind a legacy of maritime experiences.

A Legacy of Adventure:

As Mattie and Josephine bid farewell to their role as captains, the spotlight now turns to Jason, who, along with his partner Katherine and daughters Maisie and Kitty, is set to lead Geraghty Charters into the next chapter.

Gratitude and Farewell:

Conveying sincere appreciation, Mattie and Josephine extend thanks to everyone who has been part of their remarkable journey. “We wish to thank each and everyone who supported us, sailed with us, helped us, and skippered for us during the last 30 years. The community’s support and the memories created will always be remembered in Geraghty Charters’ history.”

Mattie and Josephine Geraghty with their son Jason as he prepares to take over the helm at Geraghty Boat Charters
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A Bright Future:

As Jason takes the helm at Geraghty Boat Charters, Manager of Mayo North Tourism, Mairéad Melody Carr, extends her heartfelt gratitude to Mattie and Josephine for their unwavering dedication to tourism in North Mayo. “Geraghtys welcome everyone as friends, and their captivating stories and warm hospitality have not only left a lasting impression on international visitors, the domestic market, and locals but also resonated with media and influencers. Best wishes go to Jason, Katherine, Maisie, and Kitty for success in growing this business. On behalf of Mayo North Tourism, I express our sincere appreciation for the Geraghty family’s contributions and eagerly look forward to the exciting next chapter in Geraghty Charters’ journey along Blacksod Bay and the Wild Atlantic Way.”

Embark on Your Adventure:

As the Geraghty family passes the torch to the next generation, the tale of Geraghty Boat Charters continues along North Mayo’s scenic coast. This transition doesn’t just mark the end of an era; it heralds the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in Blacksod Bay’s maritime narrative. Wishing fair winds and smooth seas to Jason and the Geraghty family as they navigate the waters of the future. For further details, visit Geraghty Charters on social media or call 086269585.

Mayo North Tourism ‘People and Places’ video featuring Geraghty Charters & Brú Chlann Lir B&B

This past summer, we had the pleasure of producing an extraordinary video highlighting Geraghty Charters as a key feature in Mayo North Tourism’s ‘People and Places of North Mayo’ video series. You can enjoy the showcase below. Additionally, the video includes a spotlight on Brú Chlann Lir B&B, offering a complete package for your 2024 adventure with both a memorable boat trip and comfortable accommodation. Dive into the experience and plan your perfect getaway!

Wishing the Geraghty family all the best in the years ahead. Please support Jason and his family by booking a trip with this wonderful family business in 2024.

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