• Self Drive Boats

    We specialize in hiring out self drive boats to tourists, families, schools, large & small groups & the general public all in the safety of Cork Harbour. We also offer birthday party packages, corporate days & more. All tours are led by our fully qualified safety boat guide.

    We are based in Cobh which is situated in the second largest natural harbour in the world and is home to Ireland's only dedicated cruise liner port.

  • High Speed Ribs

    A great new addition to our fleet for those of you looking to explore Cork Harbour in speed & comfort! One of our fully qualified skippers will take you on an unforgettable trip around the second largest natural harbour in the world, Learn all about Cork Harbours rich history, take in the sights, check out the local wildlife, stop off for some food & drink at one of the many bars & restaurants along the way. We cater for groups as small as 4 or up to larger groups of 50. Available for 1, 2 & 3 hour bookings . Collection points all over the harbour.

    For individual bookings call our booking number 086 0747926

  • Treasure Hunts

    Planning your office night out, looking to entertain corporate guests, searching for something different to do this year?... Cork Harbour Boat Hire might just be what you are looking for!

    Enjoy a unique experience with our Treasure Hunt in the City.

    Starting at The Port of Cork Marina you and your team will answer a series of questions, figure out the clues, take the pictures all while enjoying the beautiful scenery that Cork City has to offer. Travel down to Blackrock Castle maybe spotting a seal or 2 on the way or even cruising under some of Cork City's bridges all from the water on your own self drive boat!! After your hunt enjoy some food and maybe a drink or 2 in one of the local bars where the winning team will be presented with their prize!!

    Not only will our treasure hunts provide a great team building experience but it will also serve as a very enjoyable social outing.

  • 2 Hour Evening Tour

    Our Self Drive evening tours leave at 6.30pm or 7pm depending on demand and the time of year.

    Head out to Roche’s point to do some Dolphin spotting, or go to the picturesque East Ferry or Crosshaven. A great way to start your evening, why not round it off with a meal or drink in The Quays Bar & Restaurant and watch the sun go down!
    All tours are safety boat guided and no experience is needed as our boats are very simple to use! Our tours are fun and suitable for all the family.

    Please remember to arrive 15 minutes early to get your lifejackets on ect.

  • Groups

     Cork Harbour Boat Hire are delighted to welcome aboard school tours!

    With tours lasting up to an hour this is a unique way for students to see all that CorkHarbour has to offer. Tours are led by our fully qualified safety boat guide ensuring a safe and enjoyable tour!

    Students will also have a chance to “drive” the boat and even the teachers can get in on the fun too.

    As we work closely with other Activity Companies in Cobh we can come up with a tailor made package to suit your school`s needs to provide a perfect school tour day! Call Deborah O'Neill our marketing manager on 086 8933724 or for further information and prices.

  • Safety Boat Hire

    Specialists in the safety of others!

    We have several types of safety boat that will meet all your requirments.


    At Cork Harbour Boat Hire we are also able to provide Safety boats, on Long or Short term hire, with or without a trained Safety Boat driver.

    Just some of the jobs we hire out Safety boats,

    Civil engineering (construction, wind farms, ports, sea terminals, railways)
    Surveys (bridges, river banks, sea defences, canals)
    Bridge repairs & maintenance 
    Bank & canal repairs & maintenance 
    Event cover
    Energy & Utilities projects
    Maritime Construction
    Filming & TV crews
    Environmental projects
    Emergency response 
    Dredging support/Crew transfer

     Please contact our office on 086 6686281 for further details & prices.

    We are open all year round for safety boat hire!

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