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“Good for young kids”
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Kinsale Boat Hire
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Owner description: We operate a fleet of motor boats from our base at the Trident Hotel Marina, Kinsale, Co. Cork. You need no pervious experience as full training is provided as well as lifejackets, safety equipment, GPS & much more. Choose from our fleet of Harbour Runabouts or Fishing boats and take family & friends to explore the amazing harbour, coastline & wildlife at your leisure, from sunrise to sunset, seven days per week.
Orlando, Florida
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2 reviews
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“Good for young kids”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We got a voucher from living social for the motor boat rental for 2hrs. Had plenty space for us. The boat is good for a bit of sightseeing and a difference view of kinsale from a boat.

However, if you are looking for a bit of thrill on a "powerboat" then look elsewhere as the boats top speed is pretty slow. I was a bit disappointed at this. When I thought of a motor boat i had thought of something with a little bit more speed.

It's good for kids though as it doesn't go that fast so when you are in open water you can let the kids sit in your lap and steer for a bit which the kids enjoyed.

Visited May 2013
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KinsaleBoatHire, Owner at Kinsale Boat Hire, responded to this review, 10 May 2013
Hi Jazzyjeff19, thank you for taking the time to post a review & delighted the kids enjoyed it despite the boat being slower then expected. As a Certified Power Boat Instructor & RNLI volunteer I just feel it’s safer that way and our insurance company insist on the boats not exceeding 14 knots (17mph). Hence, we don’t include the words “Power” or “Speed” when promoting this side of the business. Best wishes. Daragh
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great fun for the kids.”
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Great fun and and the kids really enjoyed it. great views of Kinsale and charles fort from the water.

Visited May 2013
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KinsaleBoatHire, Owner at Kinsale Boat Hire, responded to this review, 10 May 2013
Hi PI19, Thanks for taking the time to put up a review and great to hear the kids had a wonderful time. You'll have to bring them back soon! Regards, Daragh
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wexford
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Myself and my boyfriend had a really enjoyable powerboat session around Kinsale harbour. After simple instructions and guidelines from the owner we were able to explore the harbour area of Kinsale at our leisure. A beautiful sunny afternoon afforded excellent views and been left to our own devices on the water was most enjoyable!It was also good value for money, been out on the boat for an hour and a half. The owner was very friendly and helpful and we would recommend Kinsale boat hire to anyone wanting to have good craic on the water without needing a lot of expensive training first. We would definitely return if in the kinsale area again.

Visited March 2013
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KinsaleBoatHire, Owner at Kinsale Boat Hire, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Hi EC, thanks for the review, delighted you enjoyed, come back and see us next time you are down west. Regards. Daragh
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Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great boat taster in Kinsale”
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Myself and 2 teenage kids had a great 2 hour powerboat session around Kinsale harbour today. Simple instructions from the owner and we are really enjoyed the bit of sun and exploration around the Kinsale, Charles Fort area. Would recommend the company to anyone wanting a fun time.

Visited February 2013
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KinsaleBoatHire, Owner at Kinsale Boat Hire, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Thanks for the review, so now you have had a taster! Come back see us soon. Regards,
Daragh
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“Excellent value for money.”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

These days its not easy finding value for money, but we found it, at Kinsale Boat Hire.
The owner Darragh was more than helpful and after brief but clear and thorough instruction we were left to or own devices on the open water.
Definitely have the boating bug now and intend on returning for more in the near future.

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KinsaleBoatHire, Owner at Kinsale Boat Hire, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Thanks for the review, delighted you found it value for money. Regards,
Daragh
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