Old Head Kinsale Wildlife Tour

From €60 Per Person

Wildlife Boat Tour close to Kinsale and Clonakilty. Your expert skipper will describe the  fish and birds you see as you  under the dramatic cliffs of Old Head of Kinsale and off Irelands South Coast on the Wild Atlantic Way.  Boat Charter for photography or fishing with gear available.

Description

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Boat up to 12 People
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Guide
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Eco Tour
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3 Hours
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12 + Years Old
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Fishing

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Tour Info

Place

See the best wildlife the south coast has to offer with a boat trip along the dramatic Wild Atlantic Way off the Old Head of Kinsale.   The coastal waters of Ireland were designated a Whale and Dolphin sanctuary in the 1990s and West Cork is the richest feeding ground for these majestic creatures. Your boat takes you out to sea where you may spot a variety of whales such as Minke from September to March, with Baleen, Humpback and Fin whales in the summer to autumn months. Dolphins, porpoise and seals also frolic in these waters. The comfortable boat departs daily from close to Kinsale and Clonakilty.

The area is also rich in birdlife. As your boat  leaves the pontoon you may see wading birds egrets, ducks and many other birds out at sea. Admire the Old Head of Kinsale from the sea with its abundant birds in flight or nesting in the dramatic cliffs.  

Boat Charter – Hire a boat for a photography workshop, a birdwatching tour,  a private tour  for a few hours or  a days fishing. The  expert skipper will take you to the best fishing grounds  for a day.  You can also enquire when the next  fishing trip take place where 2 or more people can join.  Rods and other fishing gear available for rent at the pier- needs to be pre-ordered. Each boat takes a max of 12 people at a time out to see off the southern end of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Price

Adult Trip €60 Trip am and Pm daily
Kids €40
Fishing Trip €90 – send enquiry
Boat Charter for Day fishing – enquiry Form
Extra – Bed and Breakfast – cost €100 for 2 people sharing

Group Size

Max 24

10am  and 2pm for a 3 hour trip

We Provide

Boat with expert West Cork Skipper Guide, Lifejackets

Please Bring

Wear long trousers, sweatshirt and rainwear as it can be cool and windy.

Things to do in the area

Stay overnight in the are in a Bed and Breakfast close to the pier so can have a relaxing start to the day.
Kinsale in know and the Gourmet Capitol of Ireland with many cafes and restaurants along its quaint narrow streets.
Visit Charlesfort and Desmond Castle Kinsale where there are guided tours each day. The Old Head of Kinsale signal station and Timoleague Abbey are close by.
Take a guided bike tour around the area starting at the Old Head of Kinsale for half a day (L)
In Clonakilty visit the Michael Collins museum.

Good To Know

  • The trips out in the Atlantic Ocean are weather dependant and don’t  operate in adverse conditions. It’s important for you to confirm with us a few days in advance that the trip will operate
  • Plenty of Parking by the pier at the meeting point.
  • Bring water, snacks and suncream as windburn can do a lot of damage on dull day. A hat is recommended for those light on top and for younger people. Flat walking shoes or boots, a hat and scarf are advisable. Bring a drink and snack in case you get hungry
  • The minimum age for the trip is 10 years of age – due to safety considerations and lifejacket sizes.
  • Deep Sea Fishing Charters or Nature Filming can be organised for a day.
  • Deep Sea Fishing  taking part of a group can be organised- send an enquiry form for details of the next trip which takes place once a week – depending on numbers booked.
  • Fishing Gear available for hire at bait shop in pier -Booking for Bait and Gear (no charge).
  • Cancellation Policy – this tour can be booked and refunded up to 5 days before the tour starts. Money will be refunded to the paying card, apart from a €5 booking deposit per person booked. 

At Activity Days, our priority is your safety, well being and enjoyment of this activity. Please note the following;

  • It is your responsibility to bring adequate clothing, footwear and equipment where specified. Please note that the guide may refuse participation in the activity if you fail to do so and your activity fee will not be refunded.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the fitness criteria prescribed for this activity. Please note that the guide may refuse participation in the activity on this basis and your activity fee will not be refunded.
  • Please note that we and our guides reserve the right to refuse participation in the activity if you are intoxicated, if refuse to comply with the instructions of the guide, if there is a risk to your safety or the safety of others for any reason, or are deemed unfit or unable to participate (in the reasonable opinion of Activity Days or the Guide). In this event, your fee will not be refunded.
  • Cancellation Policy – this tour can be booked and refunded up to 5 days before the tour starts. Money will be refunded to the paying card, apart from a €5 booking deposit per person booked.

Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

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