Sailing Times

We have stopped sailing for the winter but we will be back in April 2017 for more wonderful trips. For more information please call Jerry on (021) 4646875.

Open: Mon - Sun seasonally and subject to weather and availability.
Departs daily from 10:00am onwards.
The tour takes approximately 90 minutes round trip.
Meeting point is at the Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours Information and booking kiosk at Ballycotton Pier between 10am-5pm.
Visitors are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
Please check weather and sea conditions with us on +353 21 4646875.

How to book

Ticket Office: Call into the Inn By The Harbour, Ballycotton Pier
By phone: +353 21 4646875 (Open between 10am - 4pm)
By email: Enquiry

Reservations are advisable. All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions. Please read our terms & conditions carefully.

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.
Clients will be notified if the trip is cancelled due to weather conditions.

Tour Fee

Adult: €20 / Child (under 15): €10

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

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse tour

Our tour boat carries a skipper, guide and 10 tour visitors. Multiply trips can be organised for larger parties. The boat trip takes approximately 15 minutes each way and the tour of Ballycotton Lighthouse is approximately 1 hour.
After collecting your tickets at the Inn by the Harbour, you will proceed to the pontoon on Ballycotton Pier where you will meet your guide. Your guide will give a safety notice before boarding 'Yassy' our passenger ferry.

Check out what the tour is like on this video.

We regret that the tour is not suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and children under 3.
This is a guided tour and our guide will escort you around the Ballycotton island and Lighthouse. As well as local knowledge on Ballycotton and the lighthouse itself, our guide will happily chat about the RNLI – Ballycotton Lifeboat History, deep sea angling, local fauna and flora, local famous shipwrecks, and general local history.
This is a great way to spend an adventure packed family day out in East Cork.

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.

Requirements

Check-in is at the Inn By The Harbour (the pub by Ballycotton Pier) 15 minutes prior to departure.
Ballycotton Lighthouse Island is a wild, natural and unspoiled experience and due to the islands rustic nature the tour requires a certain degree of agility and love of adventure. Visitors are asked to please keep within the boundary walks and fencing whilst on the Island and we advise visitors to wear warm clothes and sensible shoes.

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours is a 'not-for-profit' company and our mission is that everyone leaves Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours having had a unique, magical and enjoyable excursion. Safety is paramount to this positive visitor experience.

Misc…

Don’t forget your camera… views from the Lighthouse lantern balcony are breathtaking but please leave nothing but your footprint on the island and take nothing but photographs!

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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 Experience

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.