Cork Harbour Boat Hire

Outdoor Activities in Cork

Located beside Ireland’s only dedicated Cruise Liner Berth in Cobh, Cork Harbour Boat Hire allows you to explore the vast depths of Cork Harbour on a fantastic boating adventure. A firm favourite for outdoor activities in Cork for families of all ages and sizes. The self Drive Boats make it very easy to navigate the waters of Cork Harbour & our High Speed Sea Safari RIBs are great for those looking for a bit more adrenaline!

There is so much to explore and a fantastic boat trip is an ideal way to take in the fresh sea air and see another side of Cork hence why it has been voted one of number one for outdoor activities in Cork. The waters of Cork Harbour are full of fascinating history and captivating sights. With a vast array of wildlife known to inhabit the region, you will have great fun trying to spot all the different birds and sea creatures. Get up close to one of the many Cruise liners that visit, See the famous pier where the last passengers embarked for Titanic’s fateful voyage, Take a trip around Spike Island, the old monastic settlement and prison which resides in the middle of  the Harbour,  Pass Hawlbowline island home to the Irish Navy,  Crosshaven home of the oldest yacht club in the world, Roche’s point lighthouse, St Colemans cathedral in the centre of the picturesque town of Cobh and much much more. Cork Harbour Boat Hire makes this wonderful adventure on the open seas straightforward and accessible for everyone.

 Currently Closed due to         Covid 19 restrictions       

  Self Drive Boat Tour – €50     for one hour – Max no. of   people in the boat is 5 with   max of 4 adults


The Quays Bar & Reataurant Pontoon 17 Westbourne Place, Cobh, Co.Cork



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Self drive boats are very easy to drive, making it possible for everyone to enjoy a sail around Cork Harbour. You will receive full training before setting out on the water, ensuring everyone can enjoy their trip around Cork Harbour safely. The tours are led by a fully qualified safety boat guide, who allows you to independently explore and discover Cork Harbour while showcasing the Harbours natural beauty.

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Eileen Kearney of Easy Peazy

Easy Peazy Family Breaks can highly recommend the self drive boats and says” Everyone in the family loved it and it is one of our favourite outdoor activities in Cork. The kids each got a chance to steer and we loved it so much we booked it again as a birthday present to our grandad who is social distancing at these times so it was perfect

Eileen Kearney, Easy Peazy Family Breaks



Self-Drive Boats - €50 (Max 3 Adults/ 2 Kids)

Activity Type

Self-drive Boats


Cork Harbour Boat Hire