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Spike Island

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Address: | Cobh, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 481 1485
Today
10:15 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:15 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Spike Island Tour with John Flynn

I couldn't recommend this trip highly enough. As a group of twelve, including 5 children under 12 years we travelled to Spike on a Sunday morning. The weather was good for late... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
99Fiona
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't recommend this trip highly enough. As a group of twelve, including 5 children under 12 years we travelled to Spike on a Sunday morning. The weather was good for late November and the crossing was very smooth. We sailed around Haulbowline Naval Base which was an added bonus.The trip took about 15 minutes. When we got to Spike... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat goes every 2 hours in the summer forgot what i paid very interesting tour of the island our guide was very knowledgeable they have opened a new viewing centre since we were there and i am told it is very beautiful

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Thank mmmcork
County Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique tourist experience with many layers of history and panoramic views on an island in the middle of Cork Harbour.

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Charlwood, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really interesting afternoon on Spike. we had a very good tour guide. The charges are for the ferry from Cobh to the Island and everything is free after that (bar any shop/cafe purchases) The guide seemed to know the history well. We walked a long way around the island. The return ferry was dependent on the tide... More 

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Thank Crispness
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit little Jem the beautiful island lies in the mouth of Cork Harbour A ten minute boat trip from Cobh a beautiful little town with lovely pubs and hotels Try and visit these places when next in Cork

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Thank marrtino
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour. From the ferry over to the island was exactly on time and on arrival we had a great tour guide "Elizabeth" who was very pleasant and well informative on all aspects of the island and surrounding areas. A very good day out and I would recommend this tour for families families with kids from age... More 

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Thank CazSD
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Were blessed with a dry sunny Autumn day. Needed to be wrapped up well for the boat trip and on the island as it was windy. Siobhan was an excellent guide, knows her history and delivers it a clear and concise manner. Fantastic views of Cork Harbour from the island. Fascinating place to see and did not get to see... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live locally and decided to take my sister and her four children to Spike Island for the day. From the very start it was an enjoyable experience. The boat trip was lovely as they took us around Haulbowline Island. The staff were very professional. We were given the choice of having a guided tour or explore on our own.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day out - really helpful tour guide Martin. Amazing and varied history. Outdoors a lot so wrap up. Nice coffee shop in the fort.

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Thank Ruth_Ru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The boat trip is good fun for the kids on the way out as you get views of Cobh, The Irish Naval Base and Roches Point where Titanic was moored. The Island is a fascinating place to visit. We decided against the guided tour and spent 3.5 hours wandering through the Fort (prison) and its surrounds. Amazing history and really... More 

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