'Andrew's love of the water is evident to everyone who climbs onto his boat. He clearly loves what he does.'


As owner of Ocean Escapes, Andrew O’Riordan combines his love of boats with his even bigger love for the water to provide exhilarating, inspirational, and educational marine tourism experiences for all ages. 


Your Sea Safari Experience Experts

Andrew O'Riordan
Owner & Full Time Boat Operator

With almost 20 years navigating the waters and coastline of County Cork, it's no wonder Andrew built his business on being on the water all day. H loves what he does and wants his passengers to discover the many wonders that County Cork has to offer. 


Billy O'Riordan
Part Time Boat Operator

Safety Standards

At Ocean Escapes, we go above the national Irish standard for safety. We carry an excess of the items we feel necessary in case the worst case scenario occurs. Our boats are equipped with a large First Aid kit (with more supplies than required) and survival blankets in case an injury occurs while the boat is in operation. 

If the boat malfunctions, we are prepared as well with additional boats on stand-by. We carry sea anchors, spare hand held radios in dry bags and multiple flares, Ocean Escapes skippers are prepared for whatever may happen out on the water. In addition, the company has its own Standard Operating Procedures for each potential scenario and its own emergency processes that go above and beyond the government requirement.

Boat Safety

In 2017, the company launched its Offshore 10 meter Excalibur licensing Andrew to take 24 passengers at a time out on the water. Andrew’s reputation for his own tourism company has grown exponentially. Ocean Escapes is proving hugely popular with tourists arriving on cruise liners to Cobh during the summer. Ocean Escapes has been shortlisted for the National Marine Industry Awards 2017.


10mtr Offshore Excalibur

Seating for 12 Passengers


In 2016, the company launched its Offshore 9 meter Excalibur. Saoirse is a very safe safarie style RIB with seating for 12 passengers and powered by a 300hp supercharged engine. We only use the best boats which is why we choose Excalibur.


9mtr Offshore Excalibur

Seating for 12 Passengers