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About us
 Boat Hire & Deep Sea Fishing from Galway Bay

Galway Bay Fishing was established in 1999 by Kevin Mac Gabhann as a labour of love. Kevin was a well-known sailor and angler long before he launched his own boat and it may even be fair to say that his "marriage" to the "Maighdean Mara" (or "Maid of the Sea") was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.


Over the years Kevin's relationship with the waters in and around Galway Bay (as well as his skills at cooking the fruits) have gained him the reputation as the "Fir Uisce" (or "Fish man") of Connemara, and with that reputation, his commitment to the boat has grown to the point where his returning customers fill up the peak fishing season. The bottom line is, at Galway Bay Fishing, we have a passion for our passion for introducing people to the outstanding Irish deep sea fishing and beauty of Galway Bay.


Throughout our 21 years here in An Spidéal, Galway, this love and joy for the Irish landscape, waters and fish has not lessoned, and we look forward to doing it for many years to come.


Our sincere thanks to all our customers for their support in the past and we look forward to seeing you all again. Thanks also to our customers of the future; we can't wait to meet you.

To Book your Fishing Trip with Galway Bay Fishing Contact Kevin Today


Fun & Friendly Fishing Trips with Galway Bay Fishing

Fully Qualified & Insured

Fully Equipped Vessel

Approved by the Department of Marine

Tea & Coffee Facilities On Board

Experienced & Knowledgeable Skipper

Equipment for Hire

Private Trips Available

Custom Tours

All Safety Equipment SOLAS Approved

Conservation Practices

Registered with Chartered Fishing Boats of Ireland

Hear From Our Customers



“My wife, son and I went fishing with Kevin a couple of weeks ago and it was so much fun. The weather cooperated and the fishing was excellent. We caught the bait fish first, then caught a number of pollock, whiting and some other crazy looking fish. Kevin made it fun for us and even let me carry a barrel of beer of some steep steps at one of the Aran Islands! Thanks Kevin for the great fishing memories!”


James Gayton

Galway Bay Fishing



“What a Trip. We can highly recommend the Fishing trip with Kevin. He is a very nice skipper and it was really fun spending the day with him. After the trip he dropped the fish in a pub in Spiddal and they cooked us a meal with our fish. Very very good! If you are around this area do this trip!”


Johanna Muhs


Galway Bay Fishing



“Fishing with Kevin was a blast! My friends and I decided to give it a go since none of us had tried it before, and it was definitely one of the best memories I have of our trip to the Ireland. The boat is clean and safe and the Captain is a blast. I was a little unsure about the whole idea at first, but I'm now looking forward to going back to see these guys this Summer.”



Galway Bay Fishing
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