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Cork Sea Safari

Cork Harbour is one of the finest natural harbours in the world (in fact it is said to be the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney Harbour). The islands and tranquil river estuaries are some of Corks most beautiful attractions and offer a wide variety of interesting and appealing sights.

5 Boat Tours

Cork Sea Safari offers 5 different boat tours, all of which will ensure a fun and informative tour of Cork Harbour and its many attractions, combined with the unique opportunity to experience high adventure and pure exhilaration. You might even get to see dolphins! Clayton Hotel Silver Springs is located just under a 10 minutes’ drive from the sea safari.

Prepare to get wet, so always have a spare set of clothes with you! 10-seater RIB boats (powerboats fitted with inflatable collars or tubes) are available for all the following tours.

One Hour Adventure (1 hr)
Offers a first-hand experience of viewing all of Corks lower harbour including Cobh, Spike Island Prison, forts Camden & lots more. This high speed adventure is only an hour long and aims to give you a quick insight. At €25 per person it is a great way to learn about Cork Harbour from a different view.

Grand Harbour Adventure (2 hrs)
A well-experienced skipper will journey you through all of Cork Harbours’ hidden gems including Cobh, Rochespoint Lighthouse, Crosshaven and lots more. This detailed tour will give you an historic overview of Cork Harbour and show you any new developments along the way. A 30 minute rest will be had in either Cobh or Crosshaven for you to take in the beautiful views and sights in these towns. This trip takes 2 hours and cost €35 per person.

Wildlife & Coastal Exploration (3 hrs)
This trip guides you to the west of the harbour, where you may take in some of Cork’s most magical coastlines. Here, you will also get to take in some of Cork Harbours’ marine wildlife including possible Basking Sharks and Grey Seals. You may even encounter some bottlenose dolphins. This tour is 3 hours long and costs €50 per person.

Kinsale by the sea (4 hrs)
This four hour sea safari takes you to Kinsale to enable a close view of the beautiful cliffs, hidden caves and islands which surround the coastline. On your trip you will come across families of grey seals as well as other wildlife of the Cork coast. This trip also includes an hour and a half stop off in Kinsale to explore as you wish.

Sea Safari & BBQ or Tapas (4hrs)
Great option for small parties and groups allowing you to enjoy a trip of Cork Harbour while finishing off your tour in a restaurant overlooking the coast whilst enjoying a BBQ or a tapas.

Hotel Near Cork Sea Safari

Tours depart daily from March to November. Advanced booking is necessary. If you are planning a trip to Cork Sea Safari, why not make a full event of it and book a night with us at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, where you are ensured a great night’s sleep.


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