public sailing trips from cork city, cobh, crosshaven. cork harbour is the perfect place to hire a boat


Your perfect private Charter!

Private Charter/Harbour Discovery for friends and families

Best seats in the house
Best seats in the house

press to zoom
Cave adventures
Cave adventures

press to zoom
Cobh from the water
Cobh from the water

press to zoom
Best seats in the house
Best seats in the house

press to zoom
Ocean Escapes has the best boat trips in cork


In Ireland's breath taking south you will find the world’s second largest natural harbour. Cork is home to spectacular scenery, award-winning attractions and famously the last point of departure for the RMS Titanic. Discover Cork Harbour onboard one of our boats and take in the amazing scenery from an utterly unique perspective.

Our “Harbour Discovery” trip takes you from the historic town of Cobh or the picturesque village of Crosshaven. Before your trip you will have time to “meet your skipper” where they will share stories and get you ready for an experience you’ll never forget. Along the way, there is stunning scenery to be admired and the possibility of spotting seals, dolphins, gannets, basking sharks not to mention minke and humpback whales.

You can extend your trip up to 4hrs to include a stop to explore one of the many seaside villages and even take advantage of your time shoreside to visit the myriad of local bars and restaurants to taste local beers on a terrace overlooking the harbour or enjoy mouth-watering food. Watch as the local fishing fleet land the catch of the day bringing home their bounty all before returning by boat to finish your trip where it all began.

Our Private Charter option allows you to create the ultimate trip. Increase your time with us to include more stops around the harbour and chill out under the sun with your friends or family exploring all corners of Corks hidden harbour pubs. 

loads of trip optins available for boat hire in cork


perfect for kids and adults


deprt fom cobh, crosshven, monkstown, aghada or cork city for the best boat hire

Cobh or Crosshaven

cork harbour cruising in style



Perfect for getting offshore and discovery the coastline with family and friends and take in some beautiful coastline and maybe see some wildlife too!

friends getting together and enjoying the sun



Extend your trip to include a stop off at some of the many bars and restaurants around Cork Harbour to explore or enjoy some drinks.

drinks and food in the quays bar cobh, ocean escapes has loads of optioins for the perfect day out



Our most epic trip! Create your own Harbour Pub Trail while shooting around Cork Harbour listening to your own soundtrack on our sound system.


Toilets are located near our points of departure.


Parking in Crosshaven is free.

Parking in Cobh is pay and display however there are free parking locations near the Cobh Heritage Centre. Check local signage for more information.

Food and Drink

Ocean Escapes departs from the historical town of Cobh and the picturesque village of Crosshaven which has a loads of options for all budgets for food and drinks both before or after your trip with us. Ask your skipper for recommendations.

Safety Notice

Please be aware that you will be required to step down into the boats. this may be up to 60cm. 

expore cork with ocean escape