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Kinsale Boat Hire

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Address: Marina Office | The Trident Hotel, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 174 7585
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Description: We operate a fleet of motor boats from our base at the Trident Hotel...
We operate a fleet of motor boats from our base at the Trident Hotel Marina, Kinsale, Co. Cork. You need no pervious experience as full training is provided as well as lifejackets, safety equipment, GPS & much more. Choose from our fleet of Harbour Runabouts or Fishing boats and take family & friends to explore the amazing harbour, coastline & wildlife at your leisure, from sunrise to sunset, seven days per week.
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We went for a 90 minute hire , weather was a bit showery and the water a bit choppy. Had to drop off a nervous wife and daughter after 15 minutes but myself and 2 sons really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went for a 90 minute hire , weather was a bit showery and the water a bit choppy. Had to drop off a nervous wife and daughter after 15 minutes but myself and 2 sons really enjoyed the adventure. The owner is very layed back and explains everything well . Would recommend as a must do if your in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We rented a boat from these guys and it was fabulous! After a quick information session we were on our way and viewing all the beauty that Kinsale has to offer. It was amazing to see Kinsale from the harbour. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would do this again on our next trip!

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Kinsale, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I rented a boat off Darragh recently and I couldn't have been more happy with the day out. The boat was easy to drive and came fully equipped with gps, lifejackets and all the other bits you need. He even gave me a quick demonstration on how to drive the boat so I had no bother exploring around Kinsale harbour.... More 

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Cashel, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We wanted hands-on harbour fun and got exactly that with Kinsale Boat Hire. Dara runs a tidy operation, complete with safety briefings, flares and life vests. We used the boats on two occasions to run around the harbour, letting our 4yo and 7yo pilot the little rigs while seating in our laps. You get to see and hear Kinsale and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Did the with partner who wouldn't love boats but she thoroughly enjoyed it as did I. It is a very unique opportunity to "captain" your own boat which I would certainly not have normally. The boat isn't particularly fast but you don't mind with the incredible scenery that's on view. We took a fishing rod with us and I caught... More 

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North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I hired a fishing boat for myself and my wife for half a day. I found Kinsale boats run by Dara to be very professional and safety conscious. The boat came with a navigator, depth sounder and a marine radio. Having a boat myself I found the marine radio to be very reassuring. Although he does not tell you each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We really enjoyed the whole experience. Darra was so helpful and pleasant. After Darra's quick training and guidance, the boat was really easy to manage, especially with having no prior experience of skippering a boat! The views of the harbour and the River Bandon were great for photographs from a boat.

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We hired the boat from a very helpful friendly and safety conscious gentleman. After a safety talk regarding the operation of the boat, lifejackets etc we were off (on our own). now the boat has two speeds (family friendly) slow and a slightly faster but still safe speed. I have two boys aged 6 and 3 who were sailers on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

we hired the boat at short notice. we were met and briefed by the knowledgeable owner and skipper. we we're shown around the boat and off we set. we have a few children and they had a ball. cheers

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

So glad we did this. Never driven a boat before but it was so easy and the instructor gave great advice. Such a wonderful experience on our honeymoon. Would definitely do it again.

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