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About Bantry Bay Boat Hire
Bantry Bay Boat Hire offers guided boat tours, boat hire, sunset kayaking, kayak and paddle board hire, kids kayaking camps and so much more! Experience our beautiful part of the Wild Atlantic Way from the water and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Bantry Bay. Take a spin on our Sea Safari out around the bay as you go dolphin and whale watching and hopefully spot some seals too! Enjoy a boat trip like no other in our Seafood Tour as you taste Bantry Bay mussels on Whiddy Island or why not try our food tour, Picturesque Picnic and enjoy a picnic on your boat! For a great outdoor activity in West Cork why not hire a kayak or paddle board and explore the Bantry Blueway, which is a marked kayaking route around the bay, or join a guided kayak tour and let our guide lead your around the calm waters of Bantry Bay. For a chance to see bioluminescence in the bay, go kayaking with our sunset kayaking groups and enjoy sea kayaking at the magical hour of sunset.
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Ciara G wrote a review May 2022
13 contributions3 helpful votes
Aaron and Mark were brilliant today. We'd a great trip. It was so interesting and never rushed. Highly recommend it for anyone. Let my 6 year old do some fishing too. Mussels and Guinness at Whiddy Island. Just a really enjoyable few hours altogether. Thanks a million Aaron Rian, Ciara and Jenny
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Aaron O, Owner at Bantry Bay Boat Hire
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks Rian, Ciara and Jenny for your lovely review! It really means alot to all our team here to see that you've taken the time to leave a review, it makes a huge difference so thanks so much!
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Andrew W wrote a review Apr 2022
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Great way to spend a couple of hours. Very knowledgeable skipper who knew lots about the local area and history. We went out on a windy day with a bit of chop but it didn't present any problems and the rib handled it well. There was an occasional bit of sea spray so go prepared, but if anything, it added to the experience. Unfortunately we missed the Fin whale that the skipper spotted but good to know that they're around. Glad we did this and would do it again.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Aaron O, Owner at Bantry Bay Boat Hire
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks so much Andrew for your lovely review. We are delighted you all had a great time on Bantry Bay and your review does make a huge difference to us all. Thanks again, Aaron
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catherine S wrote a review Apr 2022
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My children and I did a guided sea kayaking tour with Aaron. It was magical! The tour was really interesting. Aaron had an indepth knowledge of history, nature and local information. We saw starfish, collected scallop shells and enjoyed the beauty of Bantry bay. My son was a complete beginner. Aaron was really patient and supportive so by the end of the tour my son was paddling independently. My daughter didn't want the tour to end. I would highly recommend it.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Aaron O, Owner at Bantry Bay Boat Hire
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Catherine, Thanks so much for your fantastic review, we really appreciate it and it's so lovely to hear that your lovely children enjoyed it so much! We just love taking people out on the water and to see their faces light up! Do come back and see us again one day. All the best, Aaron
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Kathy Walsh wrote a review Apr 2022
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THE BEST experience! We took a 2 hour sunset trip around Bantry Bay and Whiddy Island with Aaron on his RIB and the experience began from the moment we left the pier! Aaron shared his knowledge of local sights, history and wildlife as we sped along the bay. We stopped at caves, Whiddy Island and saw seals, nesting birds and the mussel farms. It was a brilliant, brilliant experience and I cannot recommend enough- well worth every penny!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Aaron O, Owner at Bantry Bay Boat Hire
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks so much for your kind review Sunset trips are truly magical and we are thrilled that you enjoyed it so much. Do pop back and see us again one day! All the best, Aaron
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EmmaAus wrote a review Sep 2021
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions25 helpful votes
Absolutely brilliant experience. We loved the self drive boat tour. Robyn was so friendly and a great guide. This was such a fun experience. Didn’t stop smiling for the entire boat trip. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Aaron O, Owner at Bantry Bay Boat Hire
Responded 3 Feb 2022
Thanks so much for your 5-star review Emma, we sincerely appreciate it and we hope that you'll come back to visit us again one days soon! All the best, Aaron
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