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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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 66 reviews.

Victoria
August 2021
My husbandand and 15 Yr daughter went out with Fergus today. To say they had an excellent experience is an unstatement. Fergus made the whole trip enjoyable from the start, providing both local history and homemade bread . The fishing was a success and the day went too quickly. Will be booking again ,highly recommended
Dr. Sara
August 2021
Our experience fishing with Fergus was absolutely fantastic! My husband and I loved the whole day, complete with catching numerous different species of fish and thoughtful touches from Fergus including coffee and homemade bread and pickles we ate in a picturesque cove. Fergus was welcoming and personable, and he told us about landmarks and answered all our fishing, Irish history, culture, and travel questions. Fergus also rigged the fishing rods, gave us pointers, and took the fish off the hook for us. 😁 This stands out as one of the absolute best experiences of our 2 week trip in Ireland. Would recommend to anyone!
Thomas
August 2021
We had a fantastic day out with Fergus. Not having any real fishing experience we were mostly after a sightseeing trip and Fergus delivered. Fergus has a great amount of knowledge of the surrounding area and showed us many places and things you wouldn’t normally see. Fergus also provided some lovely homemade bread. In the end we stopped to do some fishing and caught our first ever fish. Would definitely recommend
Stephen
August 2021
Definitely recommend this trip. We had a excellent day with Fergus, who is a wealth of knowledge and very pleasant to all who sail with him. We loved to hear all the history Cork Harbour had to offer, the amazing once in a lifetime picnic in a boat and watching our kids ocean fish for the first time. Fergus knows all the right place's to fish from his life time experience sailing the seas. Would do this trip again.
Rebecca
August 2021
Excellent trip. Fergus is so friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed touring cork harbour and learning about its history and then went on to do some fishing. Fergus really knows his stuff and made the whole experience enjoyable for both beginners and experienced fishers! Fergus brought a picnic with homemade bread which was a lovely touch. We even took the mackerel that we caught home and ate them for dinner! Definitely recommend this experience, thank you for a great day out!
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.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Warm clothes and sturdy shoes.