Self-Drive Boat Tours
A Fun Outdoor Activity in West Cork
Join us for a 1hr boat tour in your self-drive boat 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 Tour Information
Our self-drive boat tour 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.