A great way to see the harbour, also the town and Charles Fort from a different angle.
Nice traditional music, interesting commentry, coffee and bar service available.
The trip lasts for 55 minutes and goes right to the mouth of the harbour and a little way up the Bandon River.
Adults EUR 12; Children EUR 5; Family of four EUR 28. Jerome, the guy who runs the cruises is really nice so if there are a few of you, he might be a little flexible with the price.
Times are writtenon a board outside the tourist office and on the pier.
When it is available I think the Harboru Cruise is a must do. The cruise takes about 45 minutes to an hour and takes you along the coast past Charles' Fort and into the Outer Harbor and then back along the other side of the harbour infront of James Fort and back up the Bandon River to the bridge from Kinsale towards Old Head. The cruise is narated with interesting information about the areas and houses. The boat has two levels, the top one being outdoors. The boat provides blankets and umbrellas in case of inclement weathere. Also there are drinks available for sale during the cruise. The cost is 9€ per adult and well worth it.