About Achill Experience
Faoi Taithí Acla
Your Perfect Day starts here!
Who we are! Achill Experience is Mayo’s first and only aquarium. Where you will come face-to-face with all your favourite fish and sharks, that’s right sharks!
Our passionate tour-guides will engage you and your family of all ages during your 45-minute slot.
The ship-wreck tank is sure to ignite your senses!
Do you know where the phrase ‘daylight robbery’ and ‘Boycott’ come from? Make sure you check out our visitor centre to find out. This side is self-guided. Allowing you to spend as long as you like or as time allows.
What are you waiting for?! Book now! The only all-weather indoor adventure in Achill! (Not that it ever rains here of course!) Click below on the link to get started!
Come, Look, Learn
Tar, Féach, Foghlaim
Achill has so much to offer – beaches, mountains, history, culture, and adventure are all here. Get a closer look at the beaches, the marine life and the mountains; immerse yourself with the people, music and the language. This is The Achill Experience.
Aquarium & Museum
Uisceadán & Músaem
School & Group Tours
Turais Scoile & Ghrúpa
What You Get
Cad a fhaigheann tú
Spent a lovely hour here partly due to the power cut on the rest of the island. So glad we did as we were given a fantastic tour by Eleanor. Our two girls, 5 and 7 years old, were kept totally enthralled. Thanks!
We visited last Thursday (3 adults). Had a fantastic experience. The staff were really lovely and Kevin was our tour guide for the aquarium, he was just amazing. Had us enthralled and entertained with his knowledge and easy way with people and our questions. Would hugely recommended a visit and we will definitely be back.
Definitely worth a stop. We visited on a thundery day and didn’t know what to expect as the building looks a bit small. We were blown away. Took the tour of the aquarium, all staff we met along the way were so friendly. The tour itself was brilliant. Lovely gift shop with hot drinks available. Great spot for couples or families.
We had a delightful visit to The Achill Experience Aquarium last weekend. My son absolutely loved it. The staff are very warm, friendly and welcoming. Also the guy leading the tour (sorry I can't remember his name) was SO knowledgeable and entertaining. And the gift shop is great too! What this Aquarium lacks in size totally makes up for in atmosphere. A must see for Achill visitors. 5 stars
What a brilliant place. The aquarium is superb with top class explanations for from Kevin. It's all environmentally friendly and reflective of f the local marine environment. We all learned something new which made our day. The history exhibit was also really interesting and it had us discussing what we had seen for the rest of the day. Add in a brilliant gift if shop and this is a must see place on Achill.
Lovely little spot, tours every 30 mins which are hosted by very knowledgeable guides. While waiting for the tour you can read all about the history of the Island. You get an up close and personal explanation on all the fish and things they have. Lastly the gift shop has lots of locally-made gifts.
Friends or family planning a trip to Achill Experience? Why not give them the chance to experience Achill Island in the most sustainable way possible. You’ll just buy the voucher and...we’ll look after the rest.