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Cork Harbour Boat Hire

17 Westbourn Place | The Quays Bar & Restaurant Pontoon, Cobh, Ireland
+353 86 074 7926
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Fantastic trip in one of the best harbours in the world

Fabulous trip in one of the best harbours in the world. Saw cobh, the naval base, the marine... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Cork, Ireland
via mobile
A great way to spend an hour and see the sights of Cork Harbour

I went out with my 8 year old boy and 6 year old girl. They were a little nervous at first, but... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Cork, Ireland
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Cork Harbour Boat Hire allows you to explore the vast depths of Cork Harbour on a fantastic boating adventure. This is an ideal day out in Cork for groups of all ages and sizes, with the easy to drive boats making it very easy to navigate the waters with Cork Harbour Boat Hire. There is so much to explore in Cork Harbour, and this fantastic boat trip is an ideal way to take in the fresh sea air and see another side of Cork. The waters of Cork Harbour are full of fascinating history and captivating sights. With a vast array of wildlife known to inhabit the region, you will have great fun trying to spot all the different birds and sea creatures. Take a trip around Spike Island, the old monastic settlement and prison which resides in the middle of Cork Harbour. Cork Harbour Boat Hire makes this wonderful adventure on the open seas straightforward and accessible for everyone. These easy to drive boats make it possible for anyone 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. You will receive full training before setting out on the water, ensuring everyone can enjoy their trip around Cork Harbour safely. Cork Harbour Boat Hire are now open in Cork City and are based at The Port of Cork Marina. Take a trip under some of the historic bridges of Cork right up to the Franciscan Well or take a trip to Blackrock Castle and maybe spot a seal or two on your way! No matter which route you take, you are guaranteed an enjoyable boat trip. Our 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. From the water visit the Irish Naval base, cruise past Spike Island, spot the sights; St.Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh’s seaside Promenade, view the historic White Star line ticket office and original pier where the last Titanic passengers disembarked on its fatal voyage and more all while skippering your very own boat.
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“self drive” (13 reviews)
“treasure hunt” (6 reviews)
“great fun” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
17 Westbourn Place | The Quays Bar & Restaurant Pontoon, Cobh, Ireland
+353 86 074 7926
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Fabulous trip in one of the best harbours in the world. Saw cobh, the naval base, the marine college, rocky island, spike island, the outer harbour and the spit bank lighthouse. Added bonus of a cruise ship being in port also. The team gave great...More

Thank BrianDonovan
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I went out with my 8 year old boy and 6 year old girl. They were a little nervous at first, but Kooba put them at ease straight away and when they heard that he would be coming out with us on the safety boat,...More

1  Thank EddieCork
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Cork Harbour Boat Hire organised a Team Building event for us - a River Treasure Hunt, followed by a meal at the Sextant. Although the weather was not on our side (bring full waterproof gear if you have it, especially if showers are forecast) we...More

1  Thank Brigbie
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Went with my family two adults and two children aged 2 and 4. Great outing. Children loved it. Staff were excellent. Safety boat was great to have with us all the time. If in Cobh a must do!

1  Thank liam19822
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

What an absolute amazing experience cork harbour boat hire offers. Myself my partner and another couple in our early 20's spent the day at fota island and took a trip to Cobh afterwards. After a short google on "things to do in Cobh" this popped...More

1  Thank Shauna K
Reviewed 2 August 2017

My family had a great hour out on the self drive boat last week. We went around Spike Island and under the bridges at hawlbowline. Great way to see Cobh from the water. Each child took turns driving the boat. We got soaked as the...More

Thank Avril W
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I organised the treasure hunt tour as a work event (construction company). There was 17 of us in total and from start to finish we had a ball. Deborah and her team really looked after us. We had 4 boats in competition and had to...More

1  Thank 464mosullivan
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I really can't thank Cork Harbour Boat Hire for an amazing day out with my family and friends. Kuba our guide was such fun and put up with our craziness. A genuine guy who loves what he does. You can't fake that.

1  Thank Sue-Ellen M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We booked the self drive tour for one hour. The guide was fantastic and everything was explained before we left. The kids loved it and really enjoyed driving the boats. I would highly recommend this.

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We hired out the self- drive boats with our two grandchildren aged 4 and 5 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Both of the kids steered the boat and loved the adventure!! Best part of our trip to Cork !!

1  Thank WicklowTownTilly
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Questions & Answers
26 June 2017|
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Response from RichardM2627 | Property representative |
Sorry only came across your question today, yes you can leave the buggy in or by the booking hut, there are no straps on the boat but this is normal on all boats, he or she will be very safe on your lap or sitting beside... More
Penny B
7 March 2017|
Response from Richard M |
Hi you can contact us on 00353 860474926 and we have a base in Cobh and another in Cork City