The Irish coast has many fascinating islands. Our boat trips help you explore them. In Bantry Bay visit Bere Island for a Guided Walk or Cycle, Garinish Island famous for its tropical gardens and seals or Whiddy Island for self-guided walks and views of the bay. In Carbery’s Hundred Isles take a Guided boat trip along the coast or to Sherkin or Cape Clear Islands. From Cape Clear a boat trip around the dramatic Fastnet Lighthouse will be an experience to treasure. In east Cork a trip around Ballycotton Lighthouse is not to be missed.
Guided boat trips you can book:
Take a boat trip in a rib from Cobh around Cork Harbour in your own boat with a Guide in a boat beside you, who brings the history of this famous port to life.One-hour trip includes Haulbowline and Spike Island. Boat trip with max 4 people departs hourly from 11an to 5pm daily.
Fitness Level 2. Price €33 (min 2).
Two-hour evening tour includes the islands of Haulbowline and Spike, Roches Point Lighthouse, Crosshaven. Max 4 per boat with fuel, lifejackets provided.
Fitness level 2. Price €55 (min 2).
Take a guided kayak trip around the island in the centre of Cork city in double kayaks. This trip is dependent on tides and time changes daily as a result. Minimum no people 2.
Fitness level 2
Take a kayak tour from the upper Lee Valley to Carrigadroichead castle …. Trip takes place at 5pm and lasts for 2-3 hours travelling up river in double kayaks to this ruined castle. The Guide will tell of the history of this flooded valley. Max number is 8 people
Price €55 per person
Guided Boat trip on River Lee
– Take a Guided self-drive boat trip for 1 hour from the city centre Quays to Blackrock Castle and back.. See Cork city from the water as you drive the boat along the river with a guide to tell you of the history. Pass the Fords Factory, Pairc uí Caoimh to the castle. Boat with fuel and lifejackets provided, takes max 4 per boat and need booked 5 days in advance.
Fitness Level 2 Price €33 (min 2).
Sea Safari in West Cork – Take a Sea Safari in a Ribcraft boat, with its speed making it a fun experience and its shallow draft allowing it come in close to the coastline. Trips are weather dependent, but it is an exhilarating experience where you may see dolphins and porpoise, seal colonies, sea birds as well as basking sharks and whales in season. trips last 2.5 hours at 10.30am and 2pm daily. There is a maximum 12 per boat.
Fitness level 2 Price €35.
Evening Adventure Trip of 45 Minutes takes place in summer months. This trip around the historic Sherkin Island or along Roaring Water Bay passing Heir Island and the lovingly restored Kilcoe Castle. Fitness Level 2 Departs 6.30pm. Price €25.
Visit Whiddy island which sits in Bantry Bay. Take a half day tour includes a trip around the bay in a ferry and tea and sandwich in the island’s only pub. Experience a island which has not changed much in the last century. Pony and trap ride available at an extra cost. Price €25
Return Ferry trip with free time on the island. The ferry skipper will direct you to the way marked walking trails around the island. Price €15 return
Rowing Trip in Traditional Boat, Dingle
Feel like an islander off the coast of Ireland by rowing the traditional black boat of the west of Ireland. The Naomóg is made from wood and canvas and requires skill to move it across the water of Dingle bay. Find out the history of these boats and learn how to row a naomhóg in Dingle harbour.
Harbour Tour 1.5 hrs (min 2 people). Fitness level 2. Price €35.
Boat trip around Skellig
Enjoy a powerboat trip with an expert local skipper. Admire the views of the dramatic Skellig Rock, made famous by the Star Wars The Force Awakens film, as it rises sheer from the Atlantic. This boat has toilet, great speed for your comfort and the local expert. Great demand for trips due to Star War’s films, we do not land on Skellig as unpredictable seas and more chance of cancellation though this trip is weather dependent. Minimum group required and must be booked 5 or more days in advance.
Fitness Level 2. Time 3pm. Price €55.