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Ocean Escapes,Cork

Ocean Escapes offers a great adventure, if you want to experience the Heart of Cork from a different perspective. Rent a private boat with your friends, take a public sailing tour or explore the harbour with stops for a swim or picnic, Ocean Escapes offers it all.

What can I expect from the tour?

As Ireland has a great wilderness there is an opportunity to meet some of the wildlife.
With a little luck and a good eye, you could encounter both Humpback Whales and Dolphins. Seeing them is always possible, but never guaranteed.

Is there anything I need to bring with me?

Since the boats have plenty of storage space, you don't need to worry. You should be prepared for the climatic conditions. In case of warm days don't forget your sunscreen, water and sunglasses. However, if you have chosen a cold day, it is advisable to wear warm clothes and a hot bottle of water to warm you up from the inside.

What are the offers and prices that Ocean Escapes has?

You can rent a private boat for 2.5 hours for a total of €600 for at least 10 people. Alternatively, Public Sailing tours can be booked on Saturdays and Sundays from June to September. It lasts 1.5 hours and costs €35 per person. Lastly, The Harbour Discovery experience in Cork could include stops at the Beach for a swim or a picnic for just €180 for at least 6 people.

Do I need to book in advance?

It is advisable to book as far in advance as possible to guarantee a boat trip.
There is a great deal of demand for their boats on weekends and private groups sometimes reserve them well in advance.

What is the location of the boat’s departure?

Ocean Escapes offers a variety of departure locations. You can book different tours from Cork City, Crosshaven, Cobh, Monkstown or Aghada.

How do I get to Ocean Escapes from the Imperial Hotel?

The closest Ocean Escapes departure point is a 7-minute walk from the hotel. You can follow the directions here.


Where can I find more information?
You can find more information about Ocean Escapes Cork on there website here:


Just 7 minutes from the Imperial Hotel, the Ocean Escapes Experience is an unforgettable way to see and explore Cork. Visit iconic landmarks such as Blackrock Castle, Spike Island, Cobh Crosshaven, Roches Point and more. 

Extend your Cork City Break with an overnight stay at the luxurious 4 Star Imperial Hotel, the perfect base for exploring the beautiful city and trying some of the many local specialities.