Hit the high seas and experience the unique thrill of sailing within Kinsale’s sheltered harbour. Enjoy Kinsale and its spectacular setting from the water aboard the Spirit of Kinsale with Kinsale Harbour Cruises. Perhaps you’d prefer to charter a yacht or head for open waters on a deep-sea fishing charter with Sovereign Sailing? How about a private tour from Brian from Kinsale Wellness on Water where you get to fish, check lobster traps and have the company of Brians furry first mate called Alfie.


We encourage you to come on board the ‘Spirit of Kinsale’ for a spectacular tour of Kinsale harbour.

This unique trip is an opportunity to view Kinsale from the water. A perfect combination of culture, information, relaxation and stunning scenery. Kinsale has a wealth of historic sites and the tour gives you a birds eye view and an opportunity to appreciate them in context. Jerome’s commentary gives a brief history with anecdotal legends and an insight into how the town has developed over the centuries.
Leaving the quay, the boat passes the yacht marina and on by the picturesque former fishing village of Scilly. The boat gets close to the shore to allow passengers a chance to glimpse seals, otters, herons, terns and other flora and fauna. Learn more here https://www.kinsaleharbourcruises.com/index.asp


Kinsale Wellness on Water is a pleasure cruise skippered by Brian Roberts and his friendly canine first mate Alfie the dog. Born into a seafaring family, Brian has spent most of his life around boats and served as a navigations officer for forty-years in the merchant navy. Brian is enamoured by the sea and passionate about sharing the beauty of Kinsale Harbour and the Bandon River.

They invite their guests to explore the harbour’s man-made fortifications, natural coves, islands, beaches and wildlife. Try your hand at fishing, pulling up a lobster pot and piloting the boat under the supervision of our skipper. Experience the wildlife, seabirds and seals in their natural environment. Listen to Brian’s insightful and entertaining stories that will give you unique historical perspective of the locality. Choose to bring your own food and refreshments from one of Kinsale’s many gourmet restaurants, sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Learn more here https://kinsalewow.ie/


Sovereign Sailing, based in Kinsale, Ireland, is a company specializing in yacht charters, sailing courses, and sailing events. They offer a range of services including:

Yacht Charters: Renting yachts for personal or group use, providing an opportunity to explore the scenic waters around Kinsale and beyond.

Sailing Courses: Offering instructional programs for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced sailors, often certified by recognized bodies such as the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

Corporate and Group Events: Organizing sailing activities and events tailored for corporate team-building, social groups, or special occasions.

Race Participation: Facilitating involvement in sailing races, providing boats, and sometimes crew for competitive sailing.
Sovereign Sailing is known for its professional service, experienced instructors, and high-quality yachts, making it a notable player in the Irish sailing community. Learn more here https://www.sovereignsailing.com/

Kinsale Sea Safari

Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, breath-taking views, or simply a day filled with unforgettable memories, our adventure boat tours from Kinsale have got you covered. Don’t miss out on the incredible opportunity to explore the wonders of the Atlantic Ocean. Book your seat today and let the adventure begin.

Join us on a unique experience as we whisk you away to explore our amazing harbour and beautiful coastline. Their 2 Hour “Old Head” Safari will take you on a 25km return journey following this iconic headland. Enjoy views of Charles Fort & James Fort as well as the Old Head Lighthouse & the Sovereign Islands. Get close to Atlantic Grey Seals, a variety of marine birdlife & if your luck is in & the weather is favourable you may even spot Common or Bottlenose Dolphins. Learn more at https://www.kinsaleseasafari.ie/