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Ocean Escapes

Boat Tours of Cork Harbour departing from Crosshaven, Monkstown & Cobh

Ocean Escapes was founded in 2015 by Andrew O’Riordan to provide Cork with the best tour company possible. Our team of experienced skippers are passionate about sharing our love of the water with everyone we have the pleasure of having on board. Our top priority is to make you, the passenger, happy!

Whether you’re on holidays in Ireland or are looking for an out-of-the-box corporate event, an Ocean Escapes experience is one that can’t be missed. The perfect outing for any age, everyone in your group will have the time of their lives exploring the waters and coastlines of Cork

​How to get there from The Metropole Hotel

The Ocean Escapes tours depart from Crosshaven, Monkstown or Cobh. If you are driving, you can easily reach all three departure destinations, if not, don’t worry! Just 5 minutes walk from our hotel is the Cork Kent Railway Station whose trains will take you all the way to Cobh. Train journeys are approx 25mins and depart every hour. If you need any help booking your tour or arranging transport, simply contact our Concierge during or before your stay and he would be happy to assist you and make any necessary arrangements.

Cork Boat Tours for Adults

Depart from Crosshaven, Monkstown or Cobh and maximize your time offshore. The Ocean Escapes crew can include stops for whiskey tasting or to explore the many villages of Cork Harbour. See their website for more information on upcoming tours and seafaries.


Family Boat Tours Cork

Did you know that you can book the Ocean Escapes boat privately for your household or family? Their boats can collect you from Crosshaven or Cobh (Just a short train journey from The Metropole Hotel) and are available for a 60 min trip around Cork Harbour and beyond. They have had regular sightings of Dolphins recently which makes the offshore trips very exciting.


Stag & Hen Parties Cork

If you are looking for something a bit different for the bride or groom-to-be, then why not charter them a boat? The Ocean Escapes team take the stress out of organizing the ultimate stag and hen adventure, so you can sit back and enjoy yourself and they can put together a charter to suit all budgets. Return to the Metropole Hotel that evening for a cocktail making class, whiskey tasting, or afternoon tea in The MET Cork.


Wedding Proposals

The Ocean Escapes team know every nook and cranny in Cork Harbour and they are the perfect choice to help you make your wedding proposal a little unique, from arranging a private picnic on a deserted beach to other unique settings to pop the question if you can dream it they can make it happen.

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