Angling Charters are offered with qualified skippers on a full-day, half-day and evening trip basis. All trips will be tailored to suit your needs. Anglers will benefit from the skipper’s angling experience and local knowledge with advice and guidance on-hand at all times. All levels of anglers are catered for.
We provide oil skins, lifejackets and complimentary tea and coffee. We have a great range of new rods, reels and tackle for hire.
All charters have the provision of a safe and secure trip on-board and a comfortable stable boat with inside and outside seating and toilet facilities.
- Fishing time 9am- 5pm
- Cost 800 €/boat
- Half day fishing 9am- 1pm or 1pm-5pm cost 500€/boat
- Maximum number of people on the boat 8
- To have a boat available book the date online.
Elpa_Cork Oct 2021
An Outstanding Day on Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tour
"An outstanding day out in exceptional weather for this time of year (October). The tour is well run with an excellent guide and boat captain. Safety is of primary concern so we were all issued with proper lifejackets before departure. The history and social living conditions of the lighthouse keepers on the island are very well explained. Ballycotton holds a treasured place in Ireland's marine history and our guide was able to point out the Smiths Reef where the SS. Sirius ran aground and was lost in 1847. This caused the lighthouse to be built on Ballycotton Island rather than Capel Island off Youghal which is further East. Overall an outstanding tour. Well done to our guide, Heather and our captain Paddy. Go Raibh Mile Maith Agaibh. Liam and family"
James S Aug 2021
One of the best things to do around Cork. Great family experience
"Had a great tour on a fantastic sunny August day with amazing views from the island. Hazel was a brilliant tour guide and paid extra attention to my inquisitive 5 year old and equally curious 3 year old.
It’s a perfect way to spend an afternoon in Cork. The boat trip is nice and smooth - not too long! The island and lighthouse tour is really interesting."
Paula Galvin Aug 2021
Eddie the expert guide.
"Eddie our expert guide was a delight on this tour. A wealth of knowledge combined with a fine sense of humour made this a wonderful tour, thoroughly enjoyed by ourselves and the other five occupants of our boat.
Eddie had been a lighthouse keeper, not only in Ballycotton but in lighthouses the length and breadth of the country so he was able to tell us some great stories about his time.
It is such a shame to see this lighthouse and the two cottages being left to become ruins but we did manage to climb the two staircases of the lighthouse and imagine what it would have been like in its glory days, all gleaming brass and ship shape.
Thank you Eddie for sharing your passion of lighthouses with us!"