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FAQ

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What trips do you offer?


We offer a number of trips from various points of departure. Our most popular trip is a 1hr Harbour Discovery which departs from Crosshaven, Cobh or Aghada and is one of our private charter options. You can hire a boat by the hour strating at just €150.00 for six passengers. Another very popular option is to depart from Cork City which would be a min of 2.5hrs and includes a stop for a drink in one of the many bars dotted along the coastline. We do offer public sailing too and you can check them out on our Home page.




How many people can fit on a boat?


Not only do we have the largest fleet of RIBs in Cork but we aslo have the BIGGEST. Our RIBs have seating for up to 12 passengers per boat with a number of boats available for public and private charter.




What do I need to bring?


We have loads of room on our boats so space is not a problem. Warm Days: -Sunscreen -Sunglasses -Water -Camera Cool Days: -Jacket -Warm Clothing -Hot water bottle!




Should I book in advance?


Yes, we recommend to book as far in advance as possible. Weekends are particularly busy & sometimes our boats are booked by private groups well in advance.




How can I book?


You can book online from our home page. If you don't see what you want why not contact us at info@oceanescapes.ie




Will there be wildlife?


We have had some amazing encounters such as Humback Whales coming up to the boat and Dolphins bow riding our boats. Ireland has some amazing wildlife so there is always a chance of seeing some but there is never any guarantee.




Where does the boat leave from?


During depart from Cork City, Crosshaven, Cobh, Monkstown or Aghada




Will I get wet?


We supply full gortex gear to our passengers if its required but we do advise your dress smart...you will be on a boat...in Ireland.




Will I feel sea sick?


Our boats are the largest commercial RIBs in Cork. We carry on average 8,000 people a year and we have never had anyone get seasick.




Can we stop for food or drinks?


Yes, On our private charters you can add as many stops as you like. Some of our public sailings include a drink stop.




How much are the trips?


Our Private Charter starts at €160 for up to 6ppl. You can add more people from €25pp up to 12ppl per boat. Available from Crosshaven, Cobh or Aghada. If you would like to add more time why not add an additional hour for €20pp (based on min 6ppl) Public trips are from €30pp for a 90min trip from Crosshaven or Cobh. From Cork City the trips are 2.5hrs and start at €50pp