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Kinsale Harbour Cruises

Kinsale Quay | (between Actons Hotel and Trident Hotel), Kinsale, Ireland
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We wanted to take a tour of the harbor in beautiful Kinsale. there were about 12 of us waiting at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RollerCase
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Toronto, Canada
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We went down to the Quay, waited and nobody showed up. Best to call Jerome beforehand to make sure... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Judy L
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Sutton, New Hampshire
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Kinsale Quay | (between Actons Hotel and Trident Hotel), Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to take a tour of the harbor in beautiful Kinsale. there were about 12 of us waiting at the dock at the appointed time, 2 pm. The boat did not show despite the internet listing saying it was going that day. One of...More

Thank RollerCase
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Dovanna, Owner at Kinsale Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

There were strong gales the previous night and a big swell running in the Harbour. Not suitable despite the sunshine. I am in a better position to judge the local weather given that my livelihood depends on it.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went down to the Quay, waited and nobody showed up. Best to call Jerome beforehand to make sure someone is there.More

Thank Judy L
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Dovanna, Manager at Kinsale Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry that you missed us. We did not operate for five days last week due to Southerly gales and heavy rainfall. These conditions make it unsafe to operate tourist trips. If the weather looks uncertain, the local tourist office can confirm that the cruises will...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

There isn't much to do in Kinsale, but the Harbour Cruise is excellent, providing a different view of the beautiful seaside town and surrounding areas.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The scenery was beautiful. We went on a sunny day and everything was beautiful. I was disappointed that the narration was a recording, but I suppose that's understandable. Having just recently been on the Don & Barry Walking Tour, the recorded tour here was a...More

Thank Bill J
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Dovanna, Manager at Kinsale Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Difficult and dangerous to drive a boat in a busy harbour and give a live narration at the same time. Hence the recorded commentary. If the local history of the area does not interest you, I can understand why you might find it boring.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

a very good experience. The commentary is pre recorded but this does not detract from the tour which is about 1 hour.Many of the comments relate to the forts which the English built, but take this with a pinch of salt

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Unreliable in that twice this week we have mounted the children in carry harnesses and arrived to find the cruises have been cancelled. OK the Sunday cancellation was understandable due to the windy weather. It was open on Monday as the winds had eased but...More

Thank Tony M
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Dovanna, Director of Sales at Kinsale Harbour Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear you were put out each time. Unfortunately we usually only cancel a short time before departure and watch the weather closely coming up to departure time. The problem with updating cancelled cruises on our website is that it takes 12...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Takeaway coffee at the harbour . . . Wander into Kinsale Silver. Market on Wednesday . . . Mussels at The Blue Haven . . .

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I would recommend this cruise as a great way to get views and pictures of Kinsale Harbour & Charles Fort from the water. We were lucky to take this cruise on a sunny day so we sat on the upper deck. It was a nice...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

A very nice hour's cruise with a choice of sitting outside or in a comfy chair inside. The recorded commentary was informative and covered all the main points up and down the harbour. There's a bar downstairs with the nice touch of free tea and...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Nice trip around the harbour with helpful advice about the history of Kinsale . Complimentary hot drinks provided and a comfortable seating area both inside the boat and on top. Worth a trip if you have an hour to spare

Thank Penelope H
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VA_NY_Traveler_5
8 February 2017|
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Response from autnagrag |
November 26, 2017. Their web site says closed November through "first week in March." It's only a guess, but they might not pay much attention to the website until sailing resumel.
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LuluNairobi
14 May 2016|
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Response from mcnewsue | Reviewed this property |
I agree with previous post. The cruise is an hour long. It stays light late that time of year so you should be able to catch a late afternoon cruise
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edge0337
6 March 2016|
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Response from autnagrag |
November 26, 2017. Their web site says closed Novemeber through "first week in March."
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