Discover the Pure Cork Maritime Experience
Explore the sights, sounds and stories of Cork harbour on our fun-filled guided boat tour or ribs! Enjoy breath-taking views, famous sights, nature & wildlife, fascinating stories, and a maritime history spanning over a thousand years as you sail along these ancient port waterways. Our team of experienced skippers and entertaining tour guides are truly passionate about sharing their love of Cork harbour. Choose from our 72-seater tour boat or our exhilarating high speed ribs. Tours depart daily from June-September from Cobh or Cork City with a return by rail option.
Take to the waters with us to see and hear about some of the finest landmarks in Cork harbour in a fun and interesting way. You will explore the ancient port waterways, learn about our fascinating maritime history, and you might even see dolphins or whales in their natural habitat.
Our Guided Boat tour take approximate 1.5hrs. You can then enjoy free time in Cobh, before returning to Cork City via local train at a time of your choice.Discover more
On your journey to Cork City you will make your way from Corks lower harbour and through Lough Mahon, passing Blackrock Castle, Pairc Ui Chaoimh and the Marina before reaching your destination.
Our tour takes approximate 1.5hrs finishing at Custom house Quay in the Port of Cork. You can then enjoy free time in Cork City, before returning to Cobh via the local train at a time of your choice.Discover more
Have you ever seen the sunset on the water?! It's an experience like no other. Here at Ocean Escapes we want to share this natural beauty with you all!
We're hosting sunset cruises during July and August. Departing from Hugh Coveney Pier (oppposite the Oar Bar) at 8pm, and cruising through the harbour, we'll be watching the sky change colours before returning to the pier at approx 10pm. Given the duration the tour (2hrs) and the nature of the trip it's more suited to an older age demographic rather than children.
Prices start from €15 per person or 2 for €20.Discover more
Depart Cork City Marina onboard our custom built RIBs. Enjoy the scenery as we travel down the River Lee taking in sights such as the Cork Docklands and the impressive Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Continue past Tivoli Docks and on towards Blackrock Castle. It is here where speed restrictions end and we can open up our 300 hp Engines. Cruising at 25knots we pass the Great Island and Ireland's Only Naval base before heading to Crosshaven for refreshments. Following a stop at Crosshaven we depart offshore passing Camden Fort Meagher in search of wildlife. After some thrilling time offshore we return to Cobh for more refreshments on route back to the City for a BBQ.
€25pp 1 hr, lower harbour tour. Pick up at various locations
€35pp 2 hr, lower harbour tour. Stop for a drink.
€50pp 2 ½ hr, CIty Trip.
€55pp 3 hr, 2 stops
To book a RIB please email