Boat Trip Around Harbour
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Cruise Liners visiting Cork
Cork is home to the second largest natural harbour in the world running from the tidal channels of the city centre to Roches Point lighthouse more than 20kms away.
As well as a thriving shipping port the harbour boasts lots of fun activities from sailing and windsurfing to rowing and fishing with clubs dotted all along its varied and interesting shoreline.
Cork harbour has 12 islands (the city centre is also made up of different islands whose channels have been covered or filled in) including Great Island which contains the historic town of Cobh, Fota Island and its wildlife park and gold course, Haulbowline island which is home to the Irish Navy as well as Little Island, Hop Island, Spike Island, Harper Island, Weir Island, Brick Island, Corkbeg, Brown Island and Rocky Island.
Corkonians love their watersports and all along the harbour are a myriad of clubs and marinas promoting sailing and rowing. Close to the city and Blackrock Castle are the trio of rival rowing clubs: Shandon, Lee and Cork on the south bank. Further down the harbour there are clubs at Whitegate and Passage West that host regattas during the summer.
Monkstown, Cobh and Crosshaven are home to ancient sailing clubs and all three clubs run races several nights a week and on weekends for dinghys and yachts alike.
The Ocean to City Festival takes place over the first 10 days of June and sees boats of all shapes, sizes and populsion from all over the world take to the water for a regatta of colour, fun and festivities.
Second Largest Natural Harbour in the World