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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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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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Great time had by all

We hired several boats for a family outing. There were many of us and Kinsale boat hire was great getting everyone out on the water. Great fun and beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
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Southampton, New York
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Southampton, New York
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

We hired several boats for a family outing. There were many of us and Kinsale boat hire was great getting everyone out on the water. Great fun and beautiful.

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MI
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We made a spontaneous decision to rent this while touring Ireland. Turned out to be much more fun than we expected. Boats are very safe, instructions given by operator were thorough and accurate regarding how to use the boat, where to go, things to stay away from, and what to do in the event of an emergency. We were blessed... More 

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Thank MIMaryandSteve
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

I have never been the skipper on a boat before and was a little apprehensive at first, but am so glad I did this. The boat was so easy to use, I felt like a pro after 5 minutes. I even saw a dolphin, lots of seals, plenty of fish and some amazing scenery. A great way to get a... More 

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Thank Mitcho1000
Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We took a boat out from Kinsale on a quiet September Monday afternoon and had a wonderful time getting to see the harbor and shore from a different perspective. Daragh could not have been more pleasant and helpful, taking time to explain mechanical and safety features thoroughly beforehand and suggesting areas to explore. I highly recommend this outing as something... More 

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Thank grandma_eccie
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is our 3rd time hiring a boat from Darragh and again he greeted us with a smile. Just a quick tour of the boat, life jackets on and my three friends and myself were off for our days fishing. On returning contacted Darragh and were met with a smile again.A quick wash of the boat, a big thank you,... More 

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Thank knack2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a great time renting a small motor boat and exploring the harbour area and close (but not too close) to Charles Fort. Saw some seals and overall had a fine time. The equipment included in the boat was top quality and in perfect order. Overall, I'd highly recommend this activity.

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Thank strange_john
Greater London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank John H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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Thank KLM369
Kinsale, Ireland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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