Depart from the heart of Cork City


One of our most popular private 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.

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.


Key Information

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Starting from €60pp based on 10

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When can I go

We operate all year round however May-September would be the best regarding weather. If you are booking a “City Adventure” you can choose a time and date that suits you when booking. If you have any questions or requests feel free to contact us.​

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Where do we meet

Cork City Marina, Cork City

Google Maps Directions

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Look out for

Blackrock Castle, Spike Island, Cobh, Crosshaven, Roches Point, Dolphin & seals

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There is something special about meeting your private boat in the heart of Cork City.

This trip allows you to experience Cork Harbour with its rugged coastline, scenic lighthouses, breathtaking cliffs and amazing maritime history. Whether you are seeking an epic adventure on the water, a family trip or wanting to have a few drinks with some friends you’ll find the perfect boat trip with Ocean Escapes


During the City Adventure you can choose up to three stops. Our most popular stops are as follows:

Trip Duration

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The City Seafari is ideal if your looking to depart from Cork City. The 2.5hr options allows for a 20min stop in either Cobh or Crosshaven for food or drinks before returning to Cork City.

Duration 2.5 hours

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An ideal option if you’re looking to depart from Cork City. The 3hr options allows for two 20min stops or 1 longer stop in either Cobh or Crosshaven for food or drinks before returning to the City.

Duration 3 hours

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The 4hr options allows for three 20min stops or one longer stop in either Cobh or Crosshaven for food or drinks before returning to Cork City. Ideal if you want to make a day out of your adventure!

Duration 4 hours




Parking in Cork City is pay & displat 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

Tequila Jacks

City Quarter,
Lapps Quay,
Cork City

021 2021002
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Rising Sons

Rising Sons,
Cornmarket Street,

021 2414764
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5 French Church Street,
Cork City
T12 KWX7.

021 4278444
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The Montenotte Hotel

Middle Glanmire Road
Cork, T23 E9DX

021 4530050

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The English Market

Princes St,
Cork City Centre

021 4924182
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Fitzgerald Park

Cork City

021 4924333
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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 Cork City 


By Coach

The main bus station in Parnell Place, Cork is a short 5min walk from Cork City Marina.

Bus Éireann, Parnell Place, Cork.

By Train

Cork Kent Station is a short 10min walk from our Cork City departure point. Please let us know if you have any luggage as space is limited.

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.”