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Ocean Escapes Boat Tours

Boat Tours of Cork for Families and Couples

Planning a staycaytion in Cork? Make the most of our beautiful location on the Wild Atlantic Way and book a boat tour for your next visit. Catering for groups, families and couples, whether you’re on holidays in Ireland or are looking for an out-of-the-box corporate event, an Ocean Escapes experience is one that can’t be missed. . The perfect outing for any age, everyone in your group will have the time of their lives exploring the waters and coastlines of Cork.

Ocean Escapes was founded in 2015 by Andrew O’Riordan to provide Cork with the best tour company possible. Their team of experienced skippers are passionate about sharing our love of the water with everyone we have the pleasure of having on board. Their top priority is to make you, the passenger, happy!



The Ocean Escapes tours depart from Crosshaven, Monkstown or Cobh, all within a 20-30 minute drive of our hotel. If you are travelling with family, simply contact our Family Concierge team during or before your stay and they would be happy to assist you and make any necessary arrangements.



Highlights along the ancient port waterways will include breath-taking views and famous landmarks such as Crosshaven, Roches Point Lighthouse, Blackrock Castle, Spike Island Prison, Camden Fort Meagher, Haulbowline Naval Base (Ireland’s only Naval Base), Blackrock Castle, Martello Towers, Lord Inchiquin and the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the World’s first Yacht Club, and Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic, and more. Passengers will also learn about Cork’s fascinating maritime history and hear unique stories about each of the towns, villages and islands along the harbour.


A day out on the ocean is the perfect family adventure! Did you know that you can book the Ocean Escapes boat privately for your household or family? Their boats can collect you from Crosshaven or Cobh and are available for a 60 min trip around Cork Harbour and beyond. They have had regular sightings of Dolphins recently which makes the offshore trips very exciting, especially if you have children with you.


Many of our guests escape to our hotel for just a weekend break, and what better way to relax than with an day on the sea? The Ocean Escapes crew can include stops for whiskey tasting or a stop at the many villages of Cork Harbour for tapas, drinks or shopping in the local boutiques and crafts stores. See their website for more information on upcoming tours and seafaries and we’ll make sure to have a hot meal and cocktails awaiting you in The New Yorker Restaurant on your return after your day at sea!


If you are looking for something a bit different for the bride or groom-to-be, then why not charter them a boat? The Ocean Escapes team take the stress out of organizing the ultimate stag and hen adventure, so you can sit back and enjoy yourself and they can put together a charter to suit all budgets. Return to the Cork International Hotel that evening for a cocktail making class, Movie night in our private Cinema Room or afternoon tea.



The Ocean Escapes team know every nook and cranny in Cork Harbour and they are the perfect choice to help you make your wedding proposal a little unique, from arranging a private picnic on a deserted beach to other unique settings to pop the question if you can dream it they can make it happen.

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