North Irish Lodge
Self Catering Island Magee
Gobbins Cliffs Sea Tours
Accommodation Tariffs
Diving Charter Northern Ireland
Contact and Location
Commercial Boat Charter

Welcome to North Irish Diver

North Irish Lodge / Diver have been established since 1998, when we first opened as luxury holiday cottages and a Scuba Dive Resort in Islandmagee. Over our 16 years of trading the business has won many awards for excellence and is renowned for the personal professional service it offers to guests and customers alike.

We offer:

  • Fast passenger transport / Private and Corporate RIB Charter around Northern Ireland and to Isle of Man & Scotland
  • Regular weekend diving on many shipwrecks off our immediate coast (available to suitably qualified divers)
  • Sea safaris (Group bird and whale watching trips) to the infamous Gobbins Cliff Path (open 2015) and the Maidens Islands – East and West Light or along the Scenic Antrim Coast.
Minke Whales at the Maidens North Irish Diver Sei Whale in Larne Lough Sei Whale Whale Watching from North Irish Diver

Gobbins Cliffs Sea Tours

The Best Way to See the Gobbins Cliffs & Cliff Path is onboard
The Fast Passenger RIB “NORTH IRISH DIVER”

'The Gobbins'. The name has its origins in the Gaelic 'An Gobain' and translates to 'the points of rock'. The original “Gobbins Cliff Path” with its many bridges and tunnels was constructed by the Railway Company and opened in 1902. The Cliff Path, cut into the rock and comprised of suspended walkways, bridges, tunnels & caves. It was a major feat of engineering, and more popular than the Giant's Causeway, before falling into disrepair in the 1950’s.

The new “GOBBINS CLIFF PATH” with 20 bridges including the famous Tubular Bridge & Suspension Bridges & Tunnel has now been reinstated (open 2015) at a cost of over £6m.

The new “GOBBINS CLIFF PATH EXPERIENCE” is something not to be missed when visiting N. Ireland and is only 30 minutes from Belfast.

If you are not up to the long walk and the hundreds of steps on the Cliff Path the most popular, convenient and relaxing way to see the entire Gobbins Cliff Path is by Boat on board our Fast Passenger RIB “North Irish Diver” 

This 1 x Hour Trip from Ballylumford Harbour will whisk you at 30 Knots along the spectacular Islandmagee coastline past Portmuck Island (“Hot Spot” for Porpoise & Seals) to experience the Gobbins Cliffs & Cliff Path close up where you can wave to and photograph friends on the Path.

Our Boat Trips operate in conjunction with the opening times of the land based “Gobbins Cliff Path Experience”. Please see our Tariffs page for timings, bookings & prices.

Boat spaces are limited and it is advised to pre-book your place in advance by:

Email: or by Tel. Boat/Mob: 07753816069

Debit/Credit Cards accepted


Boat Charter - Golf & Whiskey Tours

For great office days out, Stag & Hen Parties with a difference or that Special Family Occasion, why not charter our vessel and enjoy a Golfing Trip or Tour of some of the world famous Distilleries, Golf Courses and Seafood Restaurants in

  • Scotland – Islay approx. 3 x Hrs, Campbelltown 1Hr 30 Mins or Portpatrick 1x Hr.
  • Isle of Man – Peel approx 2 Hrs 15 Mins. (famous for Manx Kippers & Queenies)
  • For Boat Charter to the Isle of Man TT Races you must book early.
  • Or just take a Cruise along the Coast calling at local harbours on the way

Departure Points – Islandmagee, Whitehead, Carrickfergus, Bangor or by customer request. 

Charter Price – Based on Charter Tariff from Ballylumford Harbour, Islandmagee.
Please Email: for current Tariff

Don’t Miss – The Gobbins Cliffs & Cliff Path (2nd largest sea bird colony in NI – incl. Puffins)
Portmuck Island & Maidens Rocks & Lighthouse (Best Seal & Porpoise Hot Spots in NI)

Safety - All passengers receive a full safety briefing. Lifejackets are provided and must be worn by all

Download Sea Safari Flyer

Download Sea Tours Brochure & Shipwreck Map

Download Boat Trips Terms & Conditions & Booking Form