Explore the world’s second largest natural harbour.

In Ireland’s breathtaking south lies the world’s second-largest natural harbour. Cork is renowned for its spectacular scenery, award-winning attractions, and its historical significance as the last point of departure for the RMS Titanic. Experience Cork Harbour from a unique perspective onboard one of our boats, taking in the stunning views.

Our private “Harbour Discovery” trip departs from the historic town of Cobh or the picturesque village of Crosshaven. Before setting off, you’ll have the chance to “meet your skipper,” who will share fascinating stories and prepare you for an unforgettable adventure. This private tour offers breathtaking scenery and the opportunity to spot seals, dolphins, gannets, basking sharks, and even minke and humpback whales. It’s ideal for friends or families looking to make lasting memories together.

Looking to customise your trip? Discuss with us about extending your tour to include additional stops around the harbour. Relax under the sun with your friends or family and explore all the hidden harbour pubs of Cork.


Key Information

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Our boats can hold up to 12 passengers each so we can cater for groups large and small. For example a 1hr trip it just €180 for up to 6ppl.


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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 “Harbour Discovery” 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

We operate the “Harbour Discovery” from various departure point around Cork Harbour – Cobh, Crosshaven, Monkstown or Aghada.

You can choose the nearest departure point for your convenience.

If your looking for trips from Cork City check out our very popular “City Adventure”

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Look out for

There is so much to see during this trip! Keep an eye out for wildlife such as dolphin, seals, sharks and whales. You will also get to enjoy the amazing scenery from towering cliffs to mighty fortifications and military bases.

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Discover Cork Harbour from a unique perspective.


Our private Harbour Discovery Trips start from 1 hour but you can extend your trip to include a stop to explore on of the many seaside villages and even take advantage of your time shoreside to visit the myriad of local bars & restaurants.

Did you know you can book our boats for as long as you like? Making it perfect for Work Parties, Birthdays ,Stag & Hen Parties or just friends looking for something different.

Where do we depart from?

We operate the “Harbour Discovery” from various departure point around Cork Harbour.

Crosshaven – Hugh Coveney Pier

Cobh – Kennedy Pier

Aghada – Aghada Pier

Monkstown – Monkstown Pier

Trip Duration

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1hr is perfect for taking in the Harbour or explore offshore. Discover Cork Harbour onboard one of our RIB where you will take in stunning scenery and follow in the footsteps of the RMS Titanic. 

Perfect for a quick spin!

Duration 1 hour

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2hrs is ideal if you want to take in the Harbour and enjoy a stop for some refreshments in one of the many bars. Enjoy a stroll while grabbing fresh fish and chips before zooming back across the harbour to finish where it all started.

Duration 2 hours

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3hrs is perfect if you want to spend some time on the water exploring and stop for a meal at a different location. Locations include Crosshaven, Cobh or Aghada. All of these locations have food and drink options.

Duration 3 hours




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 & departure points. If you are unsure please ask your skipper prior to departure and they will be more than happy to direct you to the nearest restroom.

Food and Drink

Ocean Escapes can arrange to stop at a number of locations during this trip 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

[email protected]

The Oar Bar

1 Lower Rd,
Crosshaven, Co. Cork

021 4831601

[email protected]

The Quays Bar

17 Westbourne Place,
Cobh, Co. Cork

021 4813539

[email protected]

Crosshaven House


021 4832005

[email protected]

Fota Island Resort

Fota Island,

021 2373373

[email protected]

Spike Island

Kennedy pier,

021 2373455

[email protected]

Titanic Experience

20 Casement Square,

021 4814412

[email protected]

St Coleman’s Cathedral

5 Cathedral Tec,

021 4813222

[email protected]



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 Aghada

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.”