Ballycotton Sea Adventures
+353 21 4646875


Are you ready for an exhilarating, unique and magical experience? Ballycotton Sea Adventures is one of the best things to do in East Cork

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

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.

In addition to the Ballycotton Island Tours, this year Ballycotton Sea Adventures will be running Wildlife Coastal Trips, Fun Rides around the bay on our rib, Bay Fishing Experiences and Deep Sea Angling for all levels!

Additional Information

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

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Opening Hours

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Open 7 days per week, seasonally and subject to weather and availability. Departs daily at 10am, 12midday, 2pm, and 4pm.

We recommend spending

2 - 3 hours here


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