• High Speed Ribs

    We are currently offering High Speed Rib Tours in compliance with Social Distancing requirements. Our High Speed Sea Safari RIBs are much faster so you will see more of the harbour! One of our fully qualified skippers will take you on an unforgettable trip around the second largest natural harbour in the world. We are currently offering 4 time slots daily for these tours and are only offering the tours for up to 4 people from the same family @ €125 and for up to 6 people @ €150. These tours are 1 hour long. In compliance with Covid 19 Requirements, the boat is cleaned and disinfected after every use.

  • Self Drive Boats

    We are currently offering Self Drive Boat  Tours in compliance with Social Distancing requirements. Our 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. Our 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. We are currently 4 x 1 hour Self Drive Boat Tours daily. This allows us to clean and disinfect each boat and all life jackets between each tour. We are only taking out 4 boats at any 1 time instead of the normal amount of 6. All Socially Distanced Self Drive Boat tours are priced at €50 per boat.

  • Fishing Boat Charter

    Fishing Trip or Leisure Cruise   Our 17ft  60 hp boat is ideal for a fishing trip or a leisurely cruise around Cork Harbour.  Our boat holds up to 4 people and is kitted out with GPS, Depth Sounder, VHF, anchor, fenders, first aid kit, paddles and is also fitted with a GPS tracker. Cork Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world and boasts a large variety of fish like Codling, Bass, Mackerel and Pollock to name a few, so you should have a productive day fishing! We just ask that you clean up after you.You might just want to take a leisurely cruise around the Harbour and beyond to enjoy the amazing views and breathtaking scenery. Bring a picnic and sit back and relax in the natural beauty of the harbour. Full Day   9am - 6pm   €250 (includes fuel) Half Day  9am - 1pm   €200 (includes fuel) 2pm – 6pm   €200 (includes fuel) Requirements : A level 2 powerboat or higher license A valid driver`s license A credit card number to pay a damage deposit of €500 which is fully refundable on safe return of the boat.

  • 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 Cross haven. 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 etc.  

  • 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.  

  • 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!