Cork Harbour is one of the finest natural harbours in the world (said to be the second largest natural harbour on the planet) offering a wide variety of watersports. Its many islands and tranquil river estuaries, prisons, forts, pretty towns & scenic coves, beaches and bays as well as incredible marine and bird life make for a fascinating environment waiting to be discovered. As you leave the harbour the coastline becomes even more dramatic having been pounded for millenia by the relentless Atlantic Ocean. There are a number of very reputable companies that operate private tours for groups and here are a few of them.
Cork Sea Safari, Cork City.
This is a unique and fun experience all combined with the unique opportunity to experience high adventure and pure exhilaration around Cork Harbour. Excursions depart from right in the heart of the city centre. Do you fancy a thrills, fancy getting wet, fancy a buzz of adrenaline? Be sure to bring a change of clothes!! www.safari.ie
Sail Cork, East Ferry, Cobh.
Try a Taste of Powerboating in Cork Harbour – the ultimate in high octane waterports: enjoy a 3 hour session in a speedboat for a fast, exhilarating drive, explore the nooks and crannies of Cork Harbour and see Roches Point up-close. www.sailcork.com
West Cork Sailing & Power Boat Centre, Adrigole, Bantry.
Escape to the crystal clear sheltered waters of Bantry Bay, West Cork, Ireland. West Cork Sailing & Power Boat Centre is set in one of Europe’s most beautiful harbours, with an amazing fleet of boats for all abilities, a purpose built centre and a warm welcome. www.westcorksailing.com
Courtmacsherry Water Sports Centre
The operation is based in the picturesque village of Courtmacsherry less than 25 miles from Cork City. Courtmacsherry Water Sports Centre would like to enable individuals & groups to have the opportunity to gain experience or qualifications in sailing ventures within a safe exciting environment on both land and sea. www.courtmacsherrywatersports.com