Ballycotton Sea Adventures

Evening
Fishing
trip

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse

Sea Adventure

Evening Fishing Trip

Sea fishing in Ballycotton is a great way to relax and an even better way to see the spectacular south coast and the surrounding islands. We operate 2 fully insured and licensed charter boats from the picturesque fishing port of Ballycotton, East Cork. If there is an accident on the boat, the trip is finished earlier (no refund). Seasick is not the reason to stop the trip, unless all people on the boat agree to shorten it.

Sea Adventures

Our Boat & Skipper

The Rebecca C is a Blight Fast Worker 11metres (36ft) Catamaran. It is the only Catamaran in Cork Harbour that was purpose built for sea angling. It is equipped with an island wheel house giving the advantage of fishing from all aspects while onboard. The wheel house is spacious so if the heavens open there is ample space inside for all anglers. She is fast, modern and carries a P5 licence which allows her to operate within 30 miles of designated ports.

She is insured to comfortably carry 12 passengers plus 2 crew. She has been fitted with a state of the art Ray Marine Axiom chart plotter, transducer, all the relevant navigation, fish-finding and safety equipment.

You can find Rebecca C on AIS Marine Traffic. 

The Rebecca C is powered by twin 280hp Iveco engines which means that our customers can get to fishing grounds faster. She has a cruising speed of 14knots. Safety is our number 1 concern. Our list of equipment includes a 14-person life raft, 12 life jackets, flares, epirb, 2 Vhf radios, and we have 3 plotters

Testimonials

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!"