There’s more to the sea than just the beach.
Just beneath the surface, there is a whole other world that we humans are infinitely mesmerised by.
And if you’re a curious catfish wanting to uncover the mysteries of the ocean, a day of wildlife spotting off the coast could be the highlight of a weekend away or a lasting memory for families.
Whatever your motivation, heading out on a boat to spot marine life will leave you feeling revived from all that salty air and connected to the world around you. From wildlife exploration in Baltimore to snorkelling adventures in Robert’s Cove, Ireland’s coastline offers a huge range of activities, especially in the summer.
So strap on your lifejacket, get your boat shoes out of storage, and put yourself in the capable hands of one of these coastal experts:
1. Cork Sea Safari
Take off from Crosshaven and head to Robert’s Cove, Nohoval and Newfoundland Bay in search of a variety of marine bird life as well as sleepy grey seals and basking sharks. You might even catch some common and bottlenose dolphins playing on the way back.
The Wildlife and Coastal Exploration tour departs from Crosshaven at 10.30 am, May – September. Tickets are €55 per adult or €40 per child.