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Ballycotton Sea Adventures
Ballycotton, Co. Cork
Hidden gem
Family friendly
Free car parking
Pre-booking essential
Cloudy days
Ballycotton Sea Adventures run boat trips and charters around Ballycotton Bay, County Cork, and the surrounding scenic coastline. The 90 minute guided tour of the lighthouse and Ballycotton Island is very popular and you may even spot some dolphins and whales.

Ballycotton Sea Adventures, County Cork, provide exhilarating fun excursions around Ballycotton Island. Choose from the popular guided tour of Ballycotton Island Lighthouse or a fishing trip. Sunset tours can be arranged. Head around the corner to Cork City for lunch or dinner on a private charter. Enjoy a one hour fun ride around the bay, to longer wildlife coastal excursions where you may spot some dolphins and whales. Ballycotton Sea Adventures offers something for everyone. The season runs from April until October. Meet at the kiosk on the pier.

Ballycotton Village in East Cork is a fishing village set on a rocky ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay. Families looking for a lovely day out need look no further as the area has a lot to offer. You will find something for everyone, from breathtaking scenery, cliff walks, peace and quiet, to an abundance of restaurants, pubs, live music and accommodation.

Why we like it
  • Explore the unspoiled coastal scenery of Ballycotton Bay and Island, learn about the lighthouse and possibly see whales or dolphins on a family-friendly guided tour.
  • Sunset tours and private charters can be arranged.
  • Fish for your dinner or enjoy a fine choice of restaurants in the village.
Tips from locals

Visit The Blackbird Bar for fantastic live music and enjoy the signature fish and chips served from the funky Field Kitchen.

Contact details
The Pier, Ballycotton, Co. Cork, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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