The island is five miles long by three miles wide and can easily be explored on foot.
There is a single track road and a bus may be available from the ferry to the RSPB centre.
Bicycles can be hired from Soerneog View Hostel.
- 1 RSPB Seabird Centre, BT54 6BT, ☏ . 10:00 to 16:00 daily from April to the end of August.. Viewpoint and 4 mile nature trail. Free, but donations welcome.
- 2 Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre. 7 days a week 30 Mar – 15 Sep, 09:30 – 17:00. Closed for lunch 13:00 - 13:30. Council run visitor centre with historical exhibition Free.