Ballycotton Sea Adventures


Ballycotton Island Lighthouse

Sea Adventures

Never caught a fish? Here is your chance

There is nothing quite like getting out on the water when the stillness of the evening arrives. We will arm you with a rod, some bait, and tackle so you can sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet while fishing for your supper

We will take you out into the bay for 3 hours where you’ll experience the ultimate thrill of catching your first ever fish. Bay fishing is a great way to introduce all the family, including your children to sea fishing. Get in touch with us to plan your sea fishing trip in Ballycotton off the South Coast of Cork.

Evening Fishing Trip Rules

Operating Hours

We operate every day 6pm- 9pm (min 5 people)

From  15th August   from 5 pm –  8 pm  due to sun set  after 8 pm


€35 / person age 12+;

€22 / children 3-12;

children under 3 are not allowed

What to Bring

Fishing Stuff provided (rods, tackles), however if you lose anything and require a replacement you must pay:

  • Rod – €150
  • Tackle – €2,50
  • Hook- €2,50
What you catch

Whatever you catch, you can take (except treasure ☺)

Gutting fish

To be done on your own on the boat or at home (if you are not familiar with gutting you can ask skipper for help; for more fish- skipper can help you for addition fee around €10 )

Security Policy

In case of emergency:

The boat comes back to the pier

You should call the doctor
(South Doc at 1850 335 999)

if the person is not conscious, the skipper has to call an ambulance, helicopter or lifeboat depends on the situation:

Call 112 (999)

Call Coast Guard at 066 947 61 09


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!"