Expert Corporate & Commercial operators

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Large capacity

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Great camera platform

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Huge deck area for equipment

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Mobile fleet

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37 seats on our 3 RIBs

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Experienced crew

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Comfortable seating

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Versatile boats

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Waterproof gear


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 starting at just €180.00 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 can fit in each boat?

Not only do we have the largest fleet of RIBs in Cork but we also 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.

Check out “Our Boats” to learn more.

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.

What should I bring?

We have loads of room on our boats so space is not a problem.

Warm Days:

Cool Days:
-Warm Clothing
-Hot water bottle!

Where does the boat depart from?

Ocean Escapes departs from Cork City, Crosshaven, Cobh, Monkstown or Aghada

How do I book?

You can book online from our home page. If you don’t see what you want why not contact us at [email protected]

Will we see wildlife?

We have had some amazing encounters with Humpback Whales and Dolphins. Ireland has some amazing wildlife so there is always a chance of seeing some but there is never any guarantee.

Will I feel seasick?

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.

Will we 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.

Can we stop for food and drinks?

Yes, on our private charters you can add as many stops as you like. We advise ordering your food in advance.

How much are the trips?

Our Private Charter starts at €180 for up to 6ppl. Our boats have a capacity for up to 12 each so feel free to contact us for group prices.
trips are from €35pp for a 90min trip from Crosshaven or Cobh.
Cork City the trips are 2.5hrs and start at €60pp

What if we have to cancel?

Cancellation by you private charters: Bookings cancelled over a month before your charter you will receive a full refund. Bookings cancelled between 14 days and a month before your charter will receive a refund less the 30% deposit paid. Refunds are not possible cancelling less then 14 days before the date of your charter, cancellation within 14 days before the charter will lose their booking.

Cancellation by Ocean Escapes: We reserve the right to cancel a tour or charter if viable numbers are not reached or due to adverse weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. If we cannot offer a suitable alternative date, course or venue, a full refund will be given. Please provide email and phone numbers.


Find out more

If you’re looking to book a corporate trip or want to hire our boats for commercial work pop us a message & a member of our team will be happy to help!

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The craic and banter was flying.

We all had the best trip from start to finish. The craic and banter was flying, waters were crystal and calm and the overall experience was just incredible.



Andrew was so friendly and welcoming

“What an amazing trip out. Andrew was so friendly and welcoming and had a great sense of humour. We got to see lots of dolphins and beautiful views which was such and unreal experience.”



Such an enjoyable afternoon

“Such an enjoyable afternoon. Our skipper was funny, informative, entertaining and a real genuine guy.”