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Experienced Cork and Cobh from a unique perspective

This 90-minute trip between Cork and Cobh travels along the ancient port waterways. The views are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Catherine S
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Germany
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Lovely Day Out

It was very enjoyable and we had great sunny weather for it too. Learnt a lot on the tour from Cobh... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Heidi H
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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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“cork harbour” (18 reviews)
“hour trip” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Cork, Ireland
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+353 86 401 0627
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This 90-minute trip between Cork and Cobh travels along the ancient port waterways. The views are breath-taking and it's a fantastic opportunity to see famous landmarks such as Crosshaven, Roches Point Lighthouse, Blackrock Castle, Spike Island Prison, Camden Fort Meagher, Haulbowline Naval Base, Blackrock Castle,...More

Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was very enjoyable and we had great sunny weather for it too. Learnt a lot on the tour from Cobh to Cork about the history of the harbour. The guide was very funny which added to the whole experience. Would highly recommend!!

Thank Heidi H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went from Cobh to Cork city on a sunny Saturday morning. From start to finish, it was genuinely a great experience. The staff couldn't have been nicer and more helpful, and with 2 young kids and stroller in tow, that meant the world. They...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We would highly recommend this harbour trip it was amazing,we had a marvelous time and the crew were so friendly,we will be back soon again👍👍😎😎☀️

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the boat from Cork, got a great tour of the harbour and then got to spend the day in Cobh before taking the train back. Really a great way to take in this part of the region.

Thank Barry C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've had at least 3 trips on the water with Andrew and Ocean Escapes and all were very exciting, entertaining and energising. Perfect for groups off all sizes plus great value for money. One of our trips out included just myself, my husband and my...More

Thank Rachael T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't recommend this trip enough, I've been living in Cork myself for years and wanted to do something different; this definitely ticks the box. 2 hour ride on the rib going along the coast with a some friends is a great way to spend an...More

Thank melissakiersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought a large group of 60+ International students on the Ocean Escapes tour from Cork down the Cobh, and it couldn't have gone any better. The booking process for such a large group was very straightforward & hassle free. When we arrived to the boat,...More

Thank Sonny K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip is is a real treat and very enjoyable. The staff are helpful and informative. There is plenty to see along the route which has a long history. The guide's 'script' for the route is a little weak and could include more information about...More

Thank Philip S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took this Trip from Cork to Cobh with Visiting London Friends, It was 100% Perfect on July 5th 2018, Safety Rules were given to us , Staff so Knowledgeable about all the are we Pasted , Either right or left , The Weather was also...More

Thank Ladywills88
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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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