Are you looking for something exciting and unique to do with the family during your stay at Maldron Hotel Cork? Well, we can wholeheartedly recommend contacting the good folks at Cork Sea Safari for a harbour tour that will have you jumping for joy!
Cork Harbour, without doubt is one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world and is second in size only to Sidney Harbour in Australia. This breathtakingly beautiful harbour tour will be a day you and your family will remember for many years to come.
Whale Watching in Ireland
Cork Harbour’s natural beauty should not be underestimated and brings with it a wealth of marine life at all times of the year. It should be noted that Cork Sea Safari operates from March to November each year due to the somewhat unpredictable Irish weather during the winter months. During the summer months you can expect to see some of our warmer weather visitors such as whales and dolphins and throughout the year you can get up close and personal with grey seals and all manner of marine birds.
The harbour tour also takes in some of the wonderful coastal sights along the way. See the magnificent Cobh Cathedral in all it’s splendour, cruise by the Irish Naval Base on Haulbowline Island, see Spike Island up close and the resplendent Roches Point Lighthouse to name but a few.
Adventure Harbour Tours
Cork Sea Safari offers a number of tours, ranging from 1 hour in duration right up to 4 hours:
The One Hour tour takes your right into Cork Harbour and gives you the opportunity to see as many sights as possible in a short time frame. Note that you will have to travel to the harbour area to embark on this one-hour tour.
The Grand Harbour Adventure includes all of the spectacles of the one-hour tour but with the added bonus of a 30-minute stop off and an introduction to the history of the harbour.
The Wildlife and Coastal Exploration Tour will hug the coastline so you can catch a glimpse of some of our marine friends, such as basking sharks, dolphins and seals.
Kinsale by Sea Safari Tour is a 4-hour trip, which will take you through the harbour and around the coastline to the historic town of Kinsale, all the while searching for dolphins, seals and basking sharks. The tour allows for 1.5 hours of free time.
Sea Safari with BBQ or Tapas, this is a most enjoyable day out for groups of 10 or more and includes some special tapas along the way. This tour can be specifically tailored to you and your parties needs.