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Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours


Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours
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“east cork”(7 reviews)
45 minutes from Cork city and you will be transported on an exclusive historical natural visitor experience. A charming 10-seater passenger ferry 'Yassy' and a local guide will transport you to the previously inaccessible island; up the steep grassy...more
The Pier, Ballycotton 0000, Ireland
+353 21 464 6875
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All reviews boat trip great trip east cork life jackets tour guide fantastic morning lots of interesting facts well worth the trip light house great knowledge highly recommend this tour enjoyable trip sun was shining cliff walk local history two hours great family day
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience. Every tourist must meet someone like Eddie. He is truly the heart & soul of Ireland.

Thank gayle g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a cottage in Youghal for a week, with my two sisters. Was delighted to discover the Lighthouse at Ballycotton. Went to the ticket office about 12.30, was told the next sailing was at 2.00, so we went off to have our lunch, came...More

Thank briegem329
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister & I struck gold with having Eddie Fitzgerald as our guide. A former lighthouse keeper, he has a lovely way of relaying the history, personal experiences, engineering, farming, meteorology, you name it, linked to the profession of the keepers. The 2 hours flew...More

Thank SupaHon
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Discovered the lighthouse as we checked into our hotel and booked into a tour. Hazel is an amazing tour guide. She clearly enjoys what she does and has great history being from the area. We highly recommend taking the tine to visit the lighthouse. Thank...More

Thank Theresa F
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Really enjoyed the tour and Derry, our guide, was excellent - thank you! The trip was one of the highlights of the summer for me. (I recommend jacket with a hood and good walking shoes).

Thank anne4d
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

All booked up, we set off from the quayside at Ballycotton harbour, and Eddie Fitzgerald (our tour guide) immediately got started. What a fantastic couple of hours we were in for. Eddie is an ex keeper on this lighthouse, so it made for a fascinating...More

1  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I did this tour with my wife and 3 kids under 6. All the staff were very friendly and the guide was definitely local because she had brilliant knowledge of the place. Boat trip was great fun. The island has a walled walk up to...More

3  Thank Colm K
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Booked the tour by e-mail and was super easy. The staff, the guide and the skipper were very friendly and knowleadgeble (they knew the answer to all of our extra questions). They are dedicated to the lighthouse and to what it means for the community...More

3  Thank Ilinca S
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We had a gorgeous day for the trip which helped but besides that all staff were really friendly and chatty. Our tour guide Derry was great, remembered all our names in seconds and an unbelievable wealth of knowledge about the lighthouse and surrounding area. Beautiful...More

2  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Time & money well spent. Guide Hazel had great knowledge of the lighthouse. All staff extremely accommodating. No complaints. As a lighthouse enthusiast I loved it.

1  Thank littlemyrtle
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