Jump onboard & join the adventure


This trip is part of our regular public sailings and available Saturday & Sundays during the summer months.

In Irelands 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 with Ocean Escapes to take in the amazing scenery from an utterly unique perspective.

Our “Public Sailing” trips 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.


Top Tip: After your trip why not indulge in some of the freshest seafood plucked straight from the purest waters or enjoy a cool refreshing drink overlooking the harbour.


Key Information

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€40 per person

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When can I go?

Ocean Escapes operates its “Public Sailings” most weekends in June, July, August and September but these do get booked out very fast.

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Where do we meet

You can choose to depart from Crosshaven or Cobh

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Look out for

Stunning scenery with breath-taking cliffs and there is always a chance of seeing wildlife such as dolphins, sharks, seals and whales

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Cruise along our world class coastline.

Our public sailing is ideal for anyone who wishes to join other travelers to experience a once in a lifetime adventure. Follow in the wake of the legendary Titanic and follow the same route the passengers would have made to the ships anchorage at Roches Point Lighthouse. Onboard our boats you will experience stunning views, salty spray and the freshest of sea air as you take it all in.

Route Map

Our Public Sailings take in the Lower Harbour and beyond. Keep Discovering Cork with sights such as Spike Island, Roches Point, Numerous coastal fortifications, Stunning coastline along with the worlds oldest yacht club to name a few.

  Choose Your Trip

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1.5 hour Public Trip

Our Public Trips are ideal if you are looking to explore Cork Harbour and beyond. Trips depart from the beautiful town of Crosshaven and the historical town of Cobh.

Duration 1.5 hours




Parking in Cork City is pay & display or there are a number of private car parks near our departure point. There are two free carparks located in Cobh or there is paid on street parking available. Parking in Crosshaven is free of charge.


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

Food and Drink

Ocean Escapes stops at a number of locations during these trips which will be arranged prior to departure & subject to availability. If you are out on an extended trip and wish to have a meal, we advise you book this in advance.

Safety Notice

You will be required to step down into some of our boats which can be up to 60cm. We do not recommend our trips for anybody with a pre-existing back condition or for pregnant women.

Age restrictions

Given the high speed nature of our trips we recommend a lower age limit of 8 years. This is at the discretion of the parent or guardian.


What’s local

Food & Drink


Fun & Adventure

Rosies Bar

Lower Aghada,

021 4661231

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The Oar Bar

1 Lower Rd,
Crosshaven, Co. Cork

021 4831601

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The Quays Bar

17 Westbourne Place,
Cobh, Co. Cork

021 4813539

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Crosshaven House


021 4832005

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Fota Island Resort

Fota Island,

021 2373373

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Spike Island

Kennedy pier,

021 2373455

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Titanic Experience

20 Casement Square,

021 4814412

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By Road

This will depend on your point of departure. If your unsure its best to use Google Maps and search:

Ocean Escapes Crosshaven

Ocean Escapes Cobh

Ocean Escapes departs from Kennedy Pier in Cobh.

Please check local parking signage as there is no parking on the pier.


Ocean Escapes departs from The Hugh Coveney Pier in Crosshaven.

Please check local parking signage as there is no parking on the pier.

By Coach

Bus Éireann, Parnell Place, Cork.

Cork to Crosshaven, the route number is 222.

Cork to Cobh, the route number is 200.

By Train

You can travel on a short 28min scenic train journey from Cork City to Cobh. The train departs from Kent train station and runs to Cobh.

Further information of the train services including times can be found here.

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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.”