West Cork is an ideal location for a break away from it all. We have put together our favorite activities on the water to do in West Cork for your next trip.
Bantry Bay Boat Hire
Navigate the shores of Bantry Bay by hiring a powerboat or kayak from Bantry Bay Boat Hire. Experience a boat tour with a difference, learn about our wonderful seafood and finish it off by enjoying some local produce.
Sea Kayak the inlets & islands of Bantry Bay & Glengarriff Harbour with Outdoors Ireland. Discover local history and legends as you paddle along the coastline, past fishing boats, amidst the swan and and occasional seal.
If you want to go sailing in West Cork, Carbery Sailing is a RYA Sail Training School based in the village of Ahakista on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula. They have direct access to Dunmanus Bay for half day skippered charter sails. Roaringwater Bay and Bantry Bay are within easy reach for the day skippered charter sails.
Whale Watch West Cork
Depending on the time of year, seals, dolphins, harbour porpoises, puffins, guillemots and both baby minke whales & baby dolphins grace our waters. The season typically runs from April to May and June to November. Top zoologist, Nic Slocaum, an avid marine conservationist, has been watching whales & dolphins from boats for the past 25 years. Whale Watch West Cork trips leave from Baltimore.
West Cork Sailing Centre
Escape to the crystal clear sheltered waters of Bantry Bay for intensive yacht master training, learn on a cruising course, charter a skippered yacht or paddle around the harbour in a kayak or canoe. West Cork Sailing & Power Boat Centre is based in Adrigole.
Aquaventures Dive Centre
They offer a unique and wonderful experience with a guided snorkel tour. This is a magical experience from the fishing village of Baltimore. They also offer the most interesting scuba-diving locations for divers.
Lagoon Activity Centre
A day out at the Lagoon Activity Centre is a fun day for all the family. You can rent paddle-boats, row-boats or kayaks by the hour and enjoy the wonderful surroundings in the lagoon in Rosscarbery.