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Blackrock Castle
Blackrock Castle

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River Lee, Cork
River Lee, Cork

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Cobh, Cork
Cobh, Cork

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Blackrock Castle
Blackrock Castle

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Ocean Escapes


One of our most popular trips for groups looking for something different. There is something special about meeting your private boat in the heart of Cork City to embark on an adventure.


Beauty and history collide on this boat trip as you carve your way down the River Lee taking in the sights and sounds of times gone. Enjoy a drink, listen to music, and appreciate the company of friends, family or colleagues as you cruise towards the stunning Blackrock Castle.

You’ll know when you have reached the dramatic castle when the speed restrictions end andthe boat accelerates through Lough Mahon towards the Lower Harbour. The City Adventure is perfect for groups departing from Cork City who want to include stops for drinks along our very own Harbour pub trail.


Cork Harbour has numerous bars & restaurants located on the water's edge with stunning views over the pristine water. Enjoy locally crafted beer or cocktails all the time keeping your eyes peeled for porpoises, seals & dolphins that regularly visit the sheltered harbour and stage amazing acrobatic displays.

If you’re a foodie, why not extend the trip to include more time to indulge in some of the freshest seafood plucked straight from the purest waters. Whether it is enjoying cool refreshing drink on a sun lit terrace overlooking Cork Harbour or dropping an anchor off a secluded beach while listening to your playlist catching up with friends and building memories. Ocean Escapes will create the summer you’ve been waiting for.

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Cork City, cobh, monkstown, aghada

Cork City

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This trip is great if your looking to depart from Cork City and take in one 20min stop for drinks or explore one of the many scenic towns.

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This trip is amazing and one of our top sellers. This trip allows for either two short 20min stops or relax and enjoy a longer stop.

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Our epic trip from Cork City allows you to choose multiple locations to stop for food or drinks. This trip is new for the 2022 season!


Toilets are located at the arrival points however there is limited access in Cork City.


Parking in Cork City is pay and display or there are a number of private car parks near our departure point.

Food and Drink

Ocean Escapes stops at a number of locations during these trips which will be arranged prior to departure and subject to conditions. If you are out for the longer trips there will be multiple stops which you can discuss with your private skipper before the trip.

Safety Notice

You will be required to step down into some of our boats which can be up to 60cm.

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