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Ocean Escapes
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: As Cork's largest RIB operator, we are delighted to hold Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2015 & 2016! We offer regular RIB boat trips, high speed safaris, tours and charters around Cork’s magnificent coastline and wildlife. Choose from group, family, corporate or unique Stag & Hen trips. ​ Don't see something that fits in with your plan? We will happily arrange a bespoke trip to fit in with your needs. Enjoy a high speed trip around the worlds second largest natural harbour, a family adventure,a Hen or Stag with your friends and even the odd dolphin for company! ​ On board with Ocean Escapes you will discover a wealth of information about the worlds second largest natural harbour and surrounding areas. You will have a chance to explore our beautiful Coastline from a unique perspective and take in breath taking views. Our RIB offers the chance to escape from the hussle and bussle and discover remote coves, leading to encounters with wildlife that call our coastline home. Join us on a unforgettable experience along the most dramatic coastline that will bring you to the heart of the action. Our tours combine the versatility of a fast, custom built RIBs with expertise of local knowledge creating opportunities for a once in a lifetime experience along the Cork coast. Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Titanic, taking in views of Fort Camden, Spike Island and Cobh. You will also have a chance to see some of the vast wildlife that call out coast home, from bottlenose dolphins to minke whales, even huge Basking sharks! a trip with us is a truly unique experience. be sure to bring your camera!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 12 August 2014

If you are looking for amazing scenery with a charismatic guide, look no further ... Andrew took my father and I out on a tour of Cork Harbor for an hour on Andrew's RIB, which turned into nearly two hours. Andrew stopped at several points on the harbor (THE second largest natural harbor in the world) and pointed out several interesting things -- too many to list here!

Andrew is friendly, enthusiastic, and genuinely loves sharing his knowledge ...

If you have even 2 extra hours to spare, you are cheating yourself by not spending that time with Andrew and Ocean Escapes ...

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

On a short holiday break for a few days with my wife and staying with friends in Cork we had the great fortune to book a trip with Andrew and what a fantastic experience. Right from the start you could sense his friendliness and his great enthusiasm for the sea and Cork Harbour. He was an absolutely super guide providing a huge amount of local knowledge about the Harbour and it's history and this made the experience even more enjoyable. Quite obviously an expert seaman even when we hit a little rough water his skill and continuous reassurance relaxed everyone and personally I thought it was the most thrilling and exciting trip ever. We booked a two hour trip but I am sure it lasted longer than that and indeed we wished it could have been for a further two hours! I will certainly do this again when back in Cork and I would heartily recommend this to anyone as the most perfect and enjoyable experience for all ages.

2  Thank Kieran C
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Wonderful experience; Andrew's knowledge of Cork's lower harbour is outstanding and he communicates it with great enthusiasm and no little humour. Some of our party were a little apprehensive about what to expect from the RIB experience, but with Andrew's reassuring presence and skilful introduction, we were soon enjoying every minute and whoopin and hollerin as he opened up the throttle.

We learned a lot about the harbour and it's many facilities; it certainly is impressive and as he says is second only in size to Sydney. It's a pity to see some of the facilities like Verholme shipyard and the old refinery(?) have basically closed down but also good to see how active Cobh is and the beginnings of the clean-up and development of Haulbowline.

But most of all it was a fun experience and we enjoyed getting to know the harbour and hearing Andrew's own amazing story; he has found his metier

1  Thank Martin T
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

From the very start Andrew was a pleasure to deal with. My friends and I were actually in Cobh for the day and i thought we'd have to drive to Crosshaven but he came to Cobh to meet us - Thank you. The trip is great fun, Andrew has a lot of knowledge of the area and we all felt very comfortable on the rib with him. I would definitely book a trip again with Ocean Escapes. Fantastic value for money. A great hour spent by all and we never stopped talking about it either!! Thanks Andrew and looking forward to the t-shirts....

2  Thank debsoc
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

What a fantastic way to see Cork Harbour and all that it has to offer! We had a brilliant tour with Andrew ... his local knowledge & obvious passion, make this trip unforgettable. There is so much to see & travelling by rib is very exciting! Andrew is very friendly & ready to answer any questions we had. Wet gear is provided but luckily we only needed the jackets! I would definitely recommend this tour!

2  Thank FiB18
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