Visit The Boathouse Visitor Centre for tourist information and Rathlin history. The Centre houses artefacts of Rathlin's history, shipwrecks & glimpses into life on Rathlin.
There is plenty on Rathlin for the outdoor lover; from amazing flora & fauna, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, walking and bird-watching, there is something for everyone. After your day outdoors there are a variety of places to relax & unwind; grab a bite to eat, enjoy a drink or enjoy a bit of "craic" with some local music.
Rathlin Trekking 07521224331
Pony rides along the beach or longer treks to Mill Bay, Ushet Lake or East Lighthouse. Prices start at £15 for 30 min, beach walks for children at £5.
Soerneog View Hostel & Cycle Hire 028 207 63954
Daily hire from 10am-5pm. Bikes to suit entire family including bikes with child seats and helmets provided. Advisable to book in advance to ensure availability.
WEST LIGHT SEABIRD CENTRE
In summer, the seabird colony is a real assault on the senses – the sight, sound (and smell!) of tens of thousands of birds, including puffins, razorbills, guillemots, kittiwakes and fulmars jostling for space is like nothing else. Admission (payable on arrival): RSPB members & under 5s free. Adults £5.00, children £2.50. Family & group rates available. The Centre is situated 4.5 miles from the harbour - roughly a 90 minute walk. Please note that while the main visitor centre is accessible, there is an 89 step descent to the viewing platform, or 164 steps in total to the bottom of the lighthouse. Contact: 028 2076 0062
RBP Marine Boat Tours. Tour around the island or further afield to Carrick-a-rede rope bridge or Giants Causeway. Available for charter hire to and from the island.
Contact: or 07813680485
Please note that many activities are not available off-season.
Dining out is also limited from October to March. Please check in advance to avoid disappointment.
SHOP -EAT- GET AROUND
SHOP -EAT- GET AROUND
Community Co-Operative Shop: Amazing local products, range of groceries & general supplies. Grab n Go foods & takeaway hot drinks.
Island Treasures & Post Office: Selection of souvenirs & crafts. Cash back services available along with post office services
Breakwater Studio: Artwork by resident artist and selection of cute and quirky gifts.
Community Co-Operative Shop: Freshly prepared takeaway foods utilising local seafood & foraged seaweeds (weekends).
SeaBites: Fresh Rathlin prepared seafood by arrangement. We make seafood everyday food! (Request when booking)
McCuaig's Bar: Lunch & dinner served daily from 12pm. Serves a selection of specialised gins & whiskys - ATM available. 028 2076 0011
Watershed Cafe: Coffee house serving fresh made crepes & tray-bakes through the day.
Manor House: Serving lunches daily and dinners (by arrangement) 028 207 60046
GET HERE & GET AROUND
RATHLIN ISLAND FERRY: 028 207 69299
More details on ferry under 'Contact us'
BUS TRIPS: Journey to RSPB Centre from £5 return
Bertie Currie 07740586898
Francis McGinn 07752861788
Rathlin Walking Tours: Paul Quinn 07745566924,
Nine Glens Walking Tours: 07723921022
Dalriada Kingdom Tours: 07752659202