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Cork Harbour Boat Hire
Cork Harbour Boat Hire is a fantastic boating adventure experience and is an ideal day out in Cork for all the family and groups of all ages and sizes, with the easy to drive boats making it very easy to navigate the waters in Cork Harbour.
There is so much to explore in the waters of Cork Harbour and with these self drive boats it is an ideal way to take in the fresh sea air and see another side of Cork.
Cork Harbour Boat Hire specialize in hiring out self drive boats to tourists, families, schools, large and small groups and the general public all in the safety of Cork Harbour.
Located in Cobh, Cork Harbour Boat Hire offers a range of boat touring options seven days a week. Tours are led by a fully-qualified safety boat guide, with the area forming part of one of the largest natural harbours in the world, and featuring Ireland’s only dedicated cruiser port.
Cork Harbour Boat Hire offers a fun, safe exciting experience to be enjoyed on the water this summer.
- No experience needed
- Easy to drive
- Lifjackets & fuel included
- Fully Insured
- Free training
To book a tour, for more information or to enquire about group rates, please contact us on 086 0747926 or [email protected]
Cork Harbour Boat Hire Tours
Cork Harbour Boat Hire offers you the chance to become the skipper, feel the wind in your hair and experience what is like to drive your very own boat!
The easy to drive boats make it possible for anyone (no previous experience required) 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.
All 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.
You will receive full training before setting out on the water, ensuring everyone can enjoy their trip around Cork Harbour safely. Safety equipment is included with each boat offering space for a maximum of four adults and one child.
1 Hour Tour
See the Beautiful town of Cobh from a whole new vantage point, Go around Spike Island and under the bridges at hawlbowline, Get up close to the many Liners that dock in Cobh and see St Coleman’s Cathedral in all its glory,
These tours start on the hour from 11am with the last tour leaving at 5pm unless booked for a later time, they advise you to arrive 15 minutes in advance to get your life jackets ect.
The cost is €49:00 per boat with up to 5 people on-board (a Max of 4 adults, at least one person must be 18 or over, ID required) This includes life jackets and fuel.
All tours are safety boat guided and no experience is needed as they are very simple to use!
Tours are fun and suitable for all the family
2 Hour Morning and Evening Tours
Cork Harbour Boat Hire morning tours leave at 9am and the evening tours leave at 6.30pm or 7pm depending on demand.
Head out to Roche’s point to do some Dolphin spotting, or go to the picturesque East Ferry or Crosshaven and on up to Drakes pool. A great way to start your day! Or round it off with a meal or drink in The Quays Bar & Restaurant and watch the sun go down!
All tours are safety boat guided and no experience is needed as our boats are very simple to use! All tours are fun and suitable for all the family.
Family Fun Tip:- Please remember to arrive 15 minutes early to get your life jackets on ect.
3 – 4 Hour Adventure
Cobh is an island lets go around it!
Cork Harbour Boat Hire have the boats and their guide has the knowledge on the right tides to get you around.
Leaving the Quays Bar & Restaurant pontoon on your own Self Drive Boat, make your way up river past Monkstown, the car ferry and Passage West. Turning right by the old IFI factory and on to Fota Island Castle for a stop off to have a tea break/picnic.
Then it’s back on board your boat heading under the iron railway bridge and navigating the shallow channels to Belvelly. Under the beautiful stone arched bridge (mind your heads) from here it’s very shallow and only the most experienced guides will know the right path to take you through the reeds. Leaving the Martello towers of Belvelly behind you are now at the back of the island making your way east over the oyster beds and on for Rathcorsey. Turning right the group will approach the picturesque east side of the island with Eastgrove house and East Ferry Marina where you can stop to stretch your legs. Then off again to Aghada and a stop in at Rosie’s Bar and Restaurant for a well deserved drink.
You then follow the coast along the south side of the island past the Spit Lighthouse. On past the beautiful town of Cobh where you will see the pier from where the last passengers embarked the Titanic, St Coleman’s Cathedral and Promenade, arriving back to the Quays Bar & Restaurant where you could round off a great adventure with a bite to eat.
A great day out for everyone!
Cork Harbour Boat Hire High Speed Boats
A great new addition to the fleet, for those of you looking to explore Cork Harbour in speed and comfort. One of their fully qualified skippers will take you on an unforgettable trip around the second largest natural harbour in the world, learn all about Cork Harbours rich history, take in the sights, check out the local wildlife, stop off for some food and drink at one of the many bars and restaurants along the way.
They cater for groups as small as 2 or up to larger groups of 30. Available for 1, 2 and 3 hour bookings .
Collection points all over the harbour.
For individual bookings call the booking number 086 0747926 or for group bookings please call Deborah on 086 8933724 or [email protected] for further information and prices.
Cork Harbour Boat Hire School Tours
Cork Harbour Boat Hire are delighted to welcome aboard school tours!
With tours lasting up to an hour this is a unique way for students to see all that CorkHarbour has to offer. Tours are led by a fully qualified safety boat guide ensuring a safe and enjoyable tour!
Students will also have a chance to “drive” the boat and even the teachers can get in on the fun too.
As they work closely with other Activity Companies in Cobh they can come up with a tailor made package to suit your school`s needs to provide a perfect school tour day!
Call Deborah O’Niell the marketing manager on 086 8933724 or [email protected] for further information and prices.
Cork Harbour Boat Hire Group Day Out in Cork
Options are available for groups and families, as well as birthday party packages and corporate days.