Bantry Bay Boat Tour
A Fun Outdoor Activity in West Cork
Join us for a 1hr boat tour on Bantry Bay and experience part of the Wild Atlantic Way from a totally different perspective. You will enjoy the breath-taking scenery and natural birdlife or wildlife that we encounter as we navigate around the bay – it’s not uncommon to spot dolphin and seals on our boat trips!
You will self-drive your easy to use boat in a follow-the-leader style tour and explore the majestic Wild Atlantic Way from the water, a truly unique experience.
Let everyone take turns at being the 'Captain' for the day and steer the boat, a firm favourite with children as a parent sits right beside them at the wheel.
All boat trips are led by a qualified guide in a separate safety boat, so you never have to worry about going in the wrong direction. We will navigate you around the bay, showing you points of interest, giving a brief history about the area while you soak up the atmosphere of beautiful Bantry Bay and the stunning scenery all around you.
Additional Boat Tour Information
The Boat Tour in our self-drive boats is 1hrs in duration and it departs from The Railway Pier, just a short walk from Bantry town centre.
All guests will be supplied with a lifejacket and given a full safety briefing on the use of the self-drive boat before we depart from the pontoon.
The boats are easy to use and drive, no experience is necessary. Each boat has a key switch, a steering wheel and they have a safety pull-cord which is worn by the ‘Captain’ at all times. The maximum speed is 15km/h, which is like going for a run, so there’s minimum risk of going too fast and getting out of control. Your guide will be near you at all times.
A maximum of 4 adults per boat or 2 adults with 3 children. If you have additional children on your trip, give us a call to discuss your requirements. If you are travelling as part of a large group, talk to us about organising a private departure.
Of course all boat tours are weather/sea conditions permitting but it will be confirmed to all guests on the morning of the expected day of departure. Please ensure you submit your travelling contact details when booking.