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Ocean Escapes

Salve Marine | Crosshaven, Cork, Ireland
+353 86 401 0627
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Our Favorite Excursion on our Entire Trip!!!

Andrew and his tour was the best!!! We were 3 families with boys with us ranging from 13 to 19 and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
M A
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San Francisco, CA
Amazing adventure along the coastline of Cork with a cheeky stop off in Cobh :)

We had a fantastic time sailing with the lads. They had all the waterproof clothing we needed to... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Dayalan S
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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!
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“hour trip” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Salve Marine | Crosshaven, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Andrew and his tour was the best!!! We were 3 families with boys with us ranging from 13 to 19 and every single person absolutely LOVED this day with Andrew. The weather was not great and Andrew still made it a perfect day. His family...More

Thank M A
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had a fantastic time sailing with the lads. They had all the waterproof clothing we needed to keep us dry even when we were getting splash back and the clouds decided to drip. We got to see a different side of the Cork coastline...More

1  Thank Dayalan S
OceanEscapes, Owner at Ocean Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Weather held off long enough for us to get a good burn around the harbour and was a good laugh! Thanks for coming out with us and taking the time to write a review. I'm sure we will see you and your colleagues out with...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

My group of 11 had such a great time on the high-speed boat with Andrew of Ocean Escapes! The boat was terrific, it went really fast, was fairly smooth on the water, and had surprisingly comfortable seats. Of course, what really help make the trip...More

1  Thank Phamer
OceanEscapes, Owner at Ocean Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We had a great time on the water with yourself and family. It was nice to meet all of ye and I hope you had a great cruise! Thanks for letting us be part of...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

I went out with a group of friends for an evening on Andrew's boat and we had the best time! Seeing the coastline from the sea was absolutely glorious. Andrew was great for knowing all the little secret coves, and the history of the area....More

1  Thank Rachel N
OceanEscapes, Owner at Ocean Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi Rachel! Thanks for your review. That evening cruise was one of the nicest trips of the year. The conditions where perfect to be out and it was great fun showing off our coastline. Hope to see you out again! Regards Andrew

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Seriously, Ocean Escapes is epic. Could not have asked for a better way to spend an evening -- Andrew was the perfect host to take us around the harbour and the coastline of County Cork. We went before sunset and saw amazing views (and some...More

Thank Rachel V
OceanEscapes, Owner at Ocean Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi Rachel Thanks for coming out with us, That was a great trip! one to remember. Conditions like that make the trip. I'm glad I got to show you the coastline before you left Ireland. When you come back for visit let me know and...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Went on a trip around the harbour on Saturday with my family. We travelled as a group with my parents and grown up kids. We left the from the port of Cork in the city and headed out to Roches point. The weather was nice...More

Thank donbosco2014
OceanEscapes, Owner at Ocean Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us. I love reading the reviews!! Hope to see you out with us again. Regards Andrew

Reviewed 22 July 2016

Andrew O'Riordan certainly has a really top class act put together!! Unfortunately, he has not yet organized to have a "pet" whale shark ready for all of his outings!! (-: But his knowledge of the Irish coast, and everything in, around and under is fenomenal!...More

1  Thank patrifit
OceanEscapes, Owner at Ocean Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thanks for coming out with us. Since your visit we have been spending a huge amount of time training and perfecting our impersonation of a Dolphin and hope to start using it to bring in wildlife next year! If you are interested in leading up...More

Reviewed 10 July 2016

Do not hesitate for a second! This was by far my favorite thing in Ireland, and there were so many great things in that country. The guide, Andrew, is a very nice guy and very professional. He knows his away around the clouds if it...More

Thank ZainaSm
OceanEscapes, Owner at Ocean Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thanks for your kind review. When working on a boat in Ireland it is vital to be able to avoid rain, Irish are among the most experienced people when it comes to rain so we have used this to our advantage. From a very young...More

Reviewed 9 July 2016

one of the best things we did during our stay in Cork and Ireland, not a dull moment on that speeding boat, and Andrew is a professional when it comes to driving that boat, he is funny, very informative about the history of the place,...More

Thank mariabsm
OceanEscapes, Owner at Ocean Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Its funny how you remember the small things....Hair Clips (bobby pins) are one of the most requested things on our boats and we started carrying them a number of years ago. We now run two of the biggest commercial passenger boats in Cork Harbour and...More

Reviewed 2 July 2016

Andrew is the perfect host, attentive, funny and has everything you could possibly need for a high speed boat ride from Cork City port out to Spike and Robert Island. A lovely stop over for lunch at Cobh and fantastic view of the amazing coastline....More

Thank chrislaver82
OceanEscapes, Owner at Ocean Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2016

Chris, Thank you for giving us a review. It was very nice to meet you during your visit. We could not have asked for a better day on the water. Best wishes to your daughter on her big day! Thank you again, and we look...More

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lizardmo
20 July 2015|
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Response from OceanEscapes | Property representative |
We have a minimum age limit of 8 years, it is at the parents or guardians discretion whether or not a child is suitable to travel. The following must be considered – duration of the trip, temperature, lack of toilet etc... More
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Jetison
28 June 2015|
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Response from OceanEscapes | Property representative |
We can collect in the lower harbour. We often collect from the town of Cobh which is 23km from the city, there is also a direct train link between Cork city and Cobh. Our second departure point is the village of Crosshaven... More
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