A Food Tour on Bantry Bay
Explore the beauty of Bantry Bay in a guided food tour with a difference. Our Picturesque Picnic tour takes you out on the water and lets you explore the inner harbour of the bay as you follow your guide in your self-drive boat.
You will learn about the local history of the bay, enjoy watching out for wildlife and birdlife on your trip - it's not uncommon to spot dolphins and seals on our tours!
Once we have picked out vantage point for our picnic, we will turn off all our engines, gather the boats together and you will enjoy a tasting platter of food sourced from the very lands that surround you. You will listen to the sea lapping against your boat as it drifts in the tide and you will experience the Wild Atlantic like never before.
Taste the Wild Atlantic
Enjoy a sharing platter of West Cork food sourced from the very lands that surround you
Local Food from the Three Peninsulas
Your sharing platter of food represents the three peninsulas in West Cork and includes a selection of the following:
Smoked Gubbeen cheese - Mature oak smoked cheese from the Mizen Penninsula
Coolea cheese - A Gouda style cheese made in Ballyvourney
Durrus Farmhouse cheese - A semi-soft cheese with an edible rind from the Dunmanus Penninsula
Knockatee Cheddar cheese - An unpasteurized cheese from the Beara Penninsula
A selection of Gubbeen charcuterie salami and chorizo - from the Mizen Peninsula
A selection of local chutneys
History & Wildlife
Enjoy a little history of the bay while you watch out for wildlife and birdlife in the bay
Additional Tour Information
The Picturesque Picnic food tour departs from the Railway Pier in Bantry, which is a short walk from Bantry town, just past Supervalu supermarket which you can see from the town square.
The Picturesque Picnic trip is approx 1.5hrs in duration.
All guests will be supplied with a lifejacket and given a full safety briefing on the self-drive boats, which are very easy and safe to use, before we depart.
A minimum of 5 guests are required to guarantee departure, but talk to us about organising your private trip or a group tour.
Of course the picnic is 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.