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“Great Activity, great fun” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cork Sea Safari

Cork Sea Safari
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Owner description: We offer fun and informative Sea Safari tours of Cork harbour and its many attractions, combined with the unique opportunity to experience high adventure and pure exhilaration.
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Activity, great fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Went speedboating around Cork Harbour with a group of 20 friend, split between 2 boats. The guides were great, pointing out places and sights you would never see, Highly recommended activity!!

Visited September 2013
Thank fathernoel
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English first
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great fun even with the rain!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

One of the highlights of our trip to Ireland, it was a cold day but seeing the seals and hearing about the history of that part of Ireland made the trip unforgettable.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank bpear65
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Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you local or visiting its a great way to see relax and see the harbour! My friends came down from London so what better way to start the day and show what cork has to offer than this boat ride, we all enjoyed the day.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank 607sarb
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best view of Cork Harbour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

Great way to see Cork harbour! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Boat lots of fun on the waves. Guide friendly & knowledgable. EXTREMELY cold, if you think you have enough layers, bring two more!!

4 Thank klaspa
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Friday the 13th & Who needs Dolphins?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

The words you don't want to hear when you've booked a tour “Sorry we are going to have to cancel" spoken by Jason the guide on the day we booked out tour.....Friday the 13th! He spent 45 minutes valiantly trying to fix an engine problem. From his arrival at the dock 15 minutes before the tour was due to depart he explained the problem, and that if we could bear with him he would do his best to fix it. It wasn't to be, but through the entire process he kept us fully informed and when the time had finally come to break the news that he didn’t want to waste any more time he was fully apologetic and looked genuinely distraught at disappointing us. As we really didn’t want to leave Cork without taking this tour we asked that if the problem could be fixed would we be able to join the tour tomorrow. He asked us to call him, and he would let us know. True to his word later that day when we called, he said the problem had been resolved and joining the tour the next morning would be no problem. The reason I wanted to document this sorry tale is to give you an example of the safety, attention to detail and customer care that Cork Sea Safari Offer. Safety needs to be your priority on a trip like this and it was definitely the case here.
So fast forward 24 hours and we were back on the dock. Once again Jason arrived well in advance of the tours scheduled departure. Straight away he welcomed us and thanked us for coming back. Then we went down to the boat with the other groups of travellers going out with us for a quick safety demonstration, how to put on life jackets and the provision of high quality sailing jackets. Then we climbed aboard and off we went. Jason explained that you had to move slowly towards the mouth of the harbour due to speed limit on the water to protect rowers, this gives you plenty of time to check out the surroundings and places like Black Rock Observatory that you pass en route, but once you get past the point where the limit ends, let me tell you the boat really opens up.
Jason had explained that chances of seeing Dolphins on the trip were 50/50. It’s a big sea, and he can only know where they have been, not where they are. Over the next 3 hours we travelled 63 miles of some of the most beautiful coast line I have ever seen trying to track them down. On this occasion it wasn't to be. Please don't let this put you off. The Tour is more than worth it even if Dolphins had never been mentioned. Jason is really knowledgeable about the local area, and was more than happy to point out highlights, explain the history and even take you up close for more photo opportunities of local spots like Roaches Point Lighthouse. Perfect weather conditions and amazing visibility still can't show you Dolphins if they aren't there. Eventually after exhausting every possibility we headed back. When safely on dry land, Jason couldn’t have been more apologetic that we didn’t get to see Dolphins and even went so far as to offer us 50 percent discount if we want to take the trip again in the future. Do not hesitate to book with this fantastic, safety conscious organisation. 2 tips - park at the nearby city hall multi story, reasonable pricing and a 2 minute walk to the dock. Also have a coffee in the nearby Cafe Gusto right beside the dock, amazing coffee and the use of the bathroom, as there isn’t one on board. You'll see why when you see the boat :)

Visited July 2012
6 Thank Stevie R
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