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Cork Harbour Boat Hire

17 Westbourn Place | The Quays Bar & Restaurant Pontoon, Cobh, Ireland
+353 86 074 7926
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Best trip ever

Went out on the boat yesterday with my kids. We did an hour tour out and around the harbour and saw... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Danielle M
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Great hour on the sea!

Had a fantastic day out on the water today with Cork Harbour Boat hire. Show up in plenty of time... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karen L
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Cork Harbour Boat Hire allows you to explore the vast depths of Cork Harbour on a fantastic boating adventure. This is an ideal day out in Cork for groups of all ages and sizes, with the easy to drive boats making it very easy to navigate the waters with Cork Harbour Boat Hire. There is so much to explore in Cork Harbour, and this fantastic boat trip is an ideal way to take in the fresh sea air and see another side of Cork. The waters of Cork Harbour are full of fascinating history and captivating sights. With a vast array of wildlife known to inhabit the region, you will have great fun trying to spot all the different birds and sea creatures. Take a trip around Spike Island, the old monastic settlement and prison which resides in the middle of Cork Harbour. Cork Harbour Boat Hire makes this wonderful adventure on the open seas straightforward and accessible for everyone. These easy to drive boats make it possible for anyone to enjoy a brisk sail around Cork Harbour. With tours ranging from one hour to three and four hour adventure tours, there is something to suit groups of all ages. You will receive full training before setting out on the water, ensuring everyone can enjoy their trip around Cork Harbour safely. Cork Harbour Boat Hire are now open in Cork City and are based at The Port of Cork Marina. Take a trip under some of the historic bridges of Cork right up to the Franciscan Well or take a trip to Blackrock Castle and maybe spot a seal or two on your way! No matter which route you take, you are guaranteed an enjoyable boat trip. Our tours are led by a fully qualified safety boat guide, who allows you to independently explore and discover Cork Harbour while showcasing the Harbours natural beauty. From the water visit the Irish Naval base, cruise past Spike Island, spot the sights; St.Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh’s seaside Promenade, view the historic White Star line ticket office and original pier where the last Titanic passengers disembarked on its fatal voyage and more all while skippering your very own boat.
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“self drive” (14 reviews)
“great fun” (17 reviews)
“treasure hunt” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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17 Westbourn Place | The Quays Bar & Restaurant Pontoon, Cobh, Ireland
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+353 86 074 7926
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"naval base"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went out on the boat yesterday with my kids. We did an hour tour out and around the harbour and saw 2 seals it was fantastic. Both my kids were able to drive around the harbour as the boat is very easy to drive. Both...More

1  Thank Danielle M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day out on the water today with Cork Harbour Boat hire. Show up in plenty of time so as not to delay the rest of the groups. The two lads working were very professional. Steve, handed us our life jackets and reassured...More

1  Thank Karen L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If anyone is looking for something a little bit different to do - 100% get yourselves down to Cobh for this boat trip. They do different tours/ lengths/prices & you can even drive a boat yourself! My tour for an hour (it was actually about...More

1  Thank MaryMidleton
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a last minute boat adventure on the May Bank Holiday weekend... A fabulous trip we had on the boat and looking forward to go back again :) Thank you

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Myself and my partner did this activity last minute and it is definitely one for the bucket list . We got to drive a speed boat over in cork harbour by ourselves . While driving we got close to two cruise ships 10 times the...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I am always looking for fun activities to do with my family and wasnt let down by this one. Friendly staff greet us and go through the route , how to work the boat and provide life jackets and wet gear if needed. Theres no...More

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

A fabulous trip. Enjoyed by both children and adults. A must do if you are in Cork. Our skippers Richard and kuba made this an unforgettable experience.

Thank Ciara T
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We booked the self-drive boat for an hour one Sunday afternoon. We booked earlier that day and Richard was very helpful. We had a brilliant time driving the boat and taking in the views. We saw Spike Island, the Maritime college, the Navy base and...More

Thank wizad14
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Fabulous trip in one of the best harbours in the world. Saw cobh, the naval base, the marine college, rocky island, spike island, the outer harbour and the spit bank lighthouse. Added bonus of a cruise ship being in port also. The team gave great...More

Thank BrianDonovan
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I went out with my 8 year old boy and 6 year old girl. They were a little nervous at first, but Kooba put them at ease straight away and when they heard that he would be coming out with us on the safety boat,...More

1  Thank EddieCork
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annettekiely2013
14 July 2018|
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Response from Danielle M | Reviewed this property |
I believe it’s €49 for an hour trip! They run Monday to Sunday. You would be better off calling them on 0860747926 to make a booking as they can book out. I would definitely recommend the tour!
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liverpoo2
26 June 2017|
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Response from RichardM2627 | Property representative |
Sorry only came across your question today, yes you can leave the buggy in or by the booking hut, there are no straps on the boat but this is normal on all boats, he or she will be very safe on your lap or sitting beside... More
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Penny B
7 March 2017|
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Response from Richard M |
Hi you can contact us on 00353 860474926 and we have a base in Cobh and another in Cork City
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