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Kinsale Harbour Cruises

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Address: Kinsale Quay | (between Actons Hotel and Trident Hotel), Kinsale, Ireland
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+353 86 250 5456

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Nice afternoon on the water

Had a enjoyable trip this afternoon around kinsale harbour. Bit cool but it is April in Ireland but blankets are provided. Very informative and a wonderful view of kinsale and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a enjoyable trip this afternoon around kinsale harbour. Bit cool but it is April in Ireland but blankets are provided. Very informative and a wonderful view of kinsale and Charlestown fort.

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Tipperary, Ireland
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable trip around the harbour and an opportunity to hear some of the history of this beautiful town. lasts little under an hour would have liked longer but tht was all that as on offer during our time.

Thank regan3_11
Beirut, Lebanon
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

My friend was visiting Cork for the first time. I decided to take her to Kinsale and it happened that the boat was about to leave. The cruise lasted for 50 minutes. The rates were quite reasonable. The views were breathtaking and the tour is guided which helps. The seats are quite comfy and the boat was clean.

Thank Mohammad S
Des Moines, Iowa
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Kinsale is made for walking about but seeing it from the water adds a new and interesting view, as well. It was a grey afternoon, and a bit blustery, too. We did spend most of the tour outside, but then went into the cabin of the boat to warm up. We weren't alone... The tour was very interesting and we... More 

Thank auvoir
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It was a very pretty ride through Kinsale Harbour..but that's about it. There are several other tours not highly advertised that do 2 hour rides that go out to the coast. But we did enjoy this, it is just a slow tour of the inner harbour- great photo opportunities

Thank katestar99
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166 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great way to see the bay. Our guide was very informative, telling us about the history of surrounding buildings, headlands and culture. The tour takes 50 minutes and currently €12.50 but if 6 or more in a party there is a discount. Seating is on an upper deck, the stairs are steep and not good for people with poor mobility.... More 

Thank Garbu74
New Jersey
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

It is pleasant enough to sit on a boat on a beautiful day and take a 45 minute ride around the harbour. However, the volume of the recording was not high enough and if there is anyone talking around you, you will not be able to hear it (perhaps there are local ordinances regulating the volume?). Furthermore, the recorded voice... More 

Thank Global_Nancy
County Mayo, Ireland
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great trip seen and heard everything about the bay and really enjoyed the time spent on board nice friendly staff and blanks on top in case anybody cold.

Thank bwalshphill
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

The trip is approximately 45 minutes long and you only tour around the immediate area of the marina. Based on other reviews, we expected to be treated to a bit of history of Kinsale with the captain providing the info. Instead, they play a pre-recorded message that's not very engaging, exciting or interesting. Unfortunately, the person speaking is a bit... More 

Thank Levanbloem
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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111 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The harbour tour was a slow ride clockwise once around the harbour. The views are quite lovely all around. Best to sit on the port side to get the best views and camera angles without looking over other passengers. We had no trouble hearing the recorded narration as others have mentioned, but the boat was only about half full. Definitely... More 

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