Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

Tel: 00353 21 4646875
Address: Ballycotton, Co. CorkWeb: http://www.ballycottonislandlighthousetours.com

Are you ready for an exhilarating, unique and magical experience?

Enjoy the fresh Ballycotton sea air and be mesmerised by the natural beauty and stunning views that Ballycotton Island has to offer. Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours offers a truly magical memory-making excursion.

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours is a ‘not-for-profit’ company that would like to bring you on a magical, historical and unique tour. The Ballycotton Lighthouse lantern was first lit in 1851 and 141 years later the last lighthouse keeper was taken off the island due to the automation of the light. Now, for the first time ever, you can step foot onto the wild, natural and unspoiled island, climb the original iron staircase and enjoy the same incredible views from the lantern balcony that up until now only resident lighthouse keepers could have enjoyed.

Our tour begins at the Inn By The Harbour where our local guide will greet you. Our guide will accompany you on your journey to the Ballycotton lighthouse island in our open topped boat and escort you to the island summit and lighthouse whilst regaling you with historic tales as well as information on the flora and fauna of the area. All the time surrounded by stunning views and the fresh Ballycotton sea air.

Sailing Times

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours departs daily from 10:00am onwards. Meeting point is at The Inn By The Harbour and visitors are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Sailing is dependent on weather and sea conditions so it is important to confirm that the boat is sailing.
The tour takes approximately 90 minutes round trip.
It operates all year round subject to weather and availability.
Please check weather and sea conditions with Inn By The Harbour (+353 21 4646875).

How to book

Reservations are advisable. All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions. Clients will be notified if the trip will be cancelled due to weather conditions. We are happy to arrange other activities if this one is cancelled.

Tour Fee

Adult: €20 / Youth & Student: €15 / Child (under 15): €10

Family ticket (2 adults & 3 children): €60

Opening Times

Daily from 10:00am onward

Visitor Information

Sailing is weather dependant. No winter sailing.