Welcome To Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours


We have stopped sailing for the winter but we will be back in March 2017 for more wonderful trips.

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

  • Travel in our open topped boat

  • Visit the Ballycotton Island summit

  • Explore the lighthouse

  • Enjoy the stunning views from the Ballycotton lighthouse lantern balcony

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours offers a truly magical guided excursion. Call our booking office between 10am - 4pm on (021) 4646875 to secure your place. 'Yassy' will be sailing daily from 10am (times will vary according to tide and weather).
Price: Adults €20, Children (under 15) €10 and Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) €60

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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.

In the event of adverse weather conditions preventing us from docking at the lighthouse island, we will provide a guided boat tour to the island. However, we reserve the right to cancel sailings if necessary.

There are 70 lighthouses around the coast of Ireland operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights. All of them continue to play a vital role in maritime safety today. Explore the other Great Lighthouses of Ireland at www.greatlighthouses.com.

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Ballycotton Island Tours is supported by South and East Cork Area Development Ltd (SECAD) through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the National Development Plan.
Also supported by Ballymaloe Relish and Cronin Millar Engineering.

Tour Details

Collect tickets at Inn by the Harbour then meet your guide at the pontoon on Ballycotton Pier.
Open: Mon - Sun
Departs daily from 10:00am onwards.
Tour is approx 90 minutes round trip.
Regrettably not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
Alternate times can be arranged by appointment, contact us.

Local Weather Report

Please check weather and sea conditions.