Fishing / sightseening in Cork Harbour

Cork, Ireland

Experience hosted by Fergus

4.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 3 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

I will meet you at the marina on the Hugh Coveney Pier in Crosshaven. For those interested in doing a fishing trip I will supply all the necessary equipment. If you are keen sea angler your welcome to bring along your own gear and bait. I will supply bait, mackerel/rag worm. We will fish in or close to the harbour entrance depending on weather conditions. The fish we can expect to catch mackerel, pollock, dog fish, conger eels, thorn back ray, codling, whiting, etc. Guests will have at least 4 hours fishing.
For harbour sightseening trips we will leave Crosshaven pier and head our the right side of the harbour out towards Roche's Point and back in the left side of the harbour. I will stop along the way telling you about the history of the various places of interest. There are old forts, Spike island prison, Cobh town, Monkstown to be seen and talked about. I will provide a nice cup of tea / coffee and nibbles when we stop at some place along the way. Both of these trips will be very personal and informative. I will try to answer and help you any way I can. I can assure my guests that they will really enjoy this experience.
Other things to note
This experience is suitable for adults or children over the age of 8. I'm sorry but I don't have access on to the boat if your a wheel chair user. Check out youtube clip klozme fishing with fergus for an idea what this experience will be like.
I will meet you at the marina on the Hugh Coveney Pier in Crosshaven. For those interested in doing a fishing trip I will supply all the necessary equipment. If you are keen sea angler your welcome to bring along your own gear and bait. I will supply bait, mackerel/rag worm. We will fish in or close to the harbour entrance depending on weather conditions. The fish we can expect to catch mackerel, pollock, dog fish, conger eels, thorn back ray, co…

What's included

  • Food
    Scones/Danish
  • Drinks
    Tea/Coffee/Water.

Meet your host, Fergus

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Hi Folks
I am a qualified craft operator with a Class P2 licence. I have all the required safety equipment on board to make your trip as safe and comfortable as possible.
I have detailed knowledge of Cork harbour and the surrounding area. So if it's fishing or sighseening or a bit of both your after I will do my very best to ensure you have a memorable experience. I really love being out on the water and Cork harbour is a great place to see from the water.
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Mon, Aug 9
$95 per person
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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$95 per person
Tue, Aug 10
$95 per person
$95 per person
Wed, Aug 11
$95 per person
$95 per person

Where you'll be

Cork harbour is a special place steeped in history, and a safe harbour, with lots of fish waiting to be caught. There are 36 islands in the harbour so there are lots of interesting things to tell you about. Cork harbour is nearly always accessible with calm water's the majority of the time.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 60 reviews.

Colm
July 2021
Brilliant trip with my son and niece both aged 9. We caught 7 different fish species and Fergus made everything easy and enjoyable for everyone. We will definitely be back again and I would highly recommend the trip.
Henri
July 2021
Really warm welcome from Fergus and Breeda who made us feel at home in their home. The accommodation was very clean; tidy and comfortable with open kitchen and neat cosy guest living room very handy for relaxing at the end of day with the kids. The fishing trip organized by Fergus was the highlight of our trip where we and the kids enjoyed every moment of it from discovering the harbor; and getting the thrill of catching their first fish ; including magic end of the day catch of a big ray! Great holidays overall!
Really warm welcome from Fergus and Breeda who made us feel at home in their home. The accommodation was very clean; tidy and comfortable with open kitchen and neat cosy guest liv…
Hunter
July 2021
had an amazing time! we learned a lot about the area, its history, and its wildlife. Fergus was extremely knowledgeable and fun to talk to. We had never fished in the ocean before, so it was a great introduction. Even catching the bait was fun! caught a nice spiny ray in to time flat. great experience all around.
had an amazing time! we learned a lot about the area, its history, and its wildlife. Fergus was extremely knowledgeable and fun to talk to. We had never fished in the ocean before,…
John
July 2021
I had a really great time cruising with Fergus and I highly recommend booking this experience. This is for small groups, as the only passengers were myself and my friend I was traveling with. That makes for an exclusive and intimate experience. Fergus really knows a lot about the history of the area and you can tell he loves sharing his knowledge. He also tailors the tour to your interests. We spent most of the time sightseeing, but we fished for an hour and even jumped in for a swim! I caught a couple mackerel and a thornback ray. Lunch is provided too, we had sandwiches on delicious homemade bread with coffee and fruit. We had to catch a train after, and Fergus actually gave us a ride to the next town where we caught a direct bus. This really was a wonderful day and Fergus is a great guy. I cannot recommend it enough.
I had a really great time cruising with Fergus and I highly recommend booking this experience. This is for small groups, as the only passengers were myself and my friend I was trav…
Jay Jun
July 2021
Class experience, would definitely recommend to everyone. Fergus knows all the spot and was good craic. Great day out and caught many fishes, we will definitely be back to go on another day out. A well deserved 5 stars to Fergus, highly recommended.
Class experience, would definitely recommend to everyone. Fergus knows all the spot and was good craic. Great day out and caught many fishes, we will definitely be back to go on an…
May
July 2021
My husband lives in Cork and we wanted to go out on Cork harbour as a fun adventure. I was so happy we went with Fergus instead of doing a tour with a bigger boat because it was catered to our preference. We learned different fishing techniques and a lot of military history of Cork. Would recommend this experience to locals and visitors. :)
My husband lives in Cork and we wanted to go out on Cork harbour as a fun adventure. I was so happy we went with Fergus instead of doing a tour with a bigger boat because it was c…

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Warm clothes and sturdy shoes.