Boat hire for fishing, diving, sightseeing and cruises are all available from Youghal. Day, weekend and longer trips are catered for. Experienced guides and fishermen will bring you to the best spots, either to drop line and catch lunch or drop anchor and take in the sights!
South Coast Charter Angling
Our Charter boat hire company is owned by Skipper Martin Colfer who has been commercially fishing for the last 15 years. Anglers come from far and near to fish the good fishing grounds off this section of the Cork Coast. Our boat is a twin engined catamaran and is new for 2008, the twin hull allows for more deck space, this improves comfort for anglers and sightseers. The safety of our passengers is of paramount importance to us. Our boat is the perfect choice for anglers of all experience levels looking for an angling charter in Co. Cork, Ireland. Our boat can also be hired for sightseeing trips of Youghal Harbour and the surrounding Cork and Waterford Coastline.
Starting from Youghal harbour our sightseeing trips include journeys out across Youghal Bay, Red Barn, Knockadoon Head and around Cable Island which has a bird sanctuary and colonies of seals and goats on the island. Alternatively you can take a trip to Ardmore, taking in Whiting Bay, Calocer Bay and back up into Youghal Harbour for some mid summer dolphin watching. Trips to the famous fishing village Ballycotton for lunch and return are also organised on request.
Groups of up to 12 persons are catered for. Groups can be made up of individuals / families grouped together to suit all individual needs.
Youghal Dive Charters offers a state of the art charter boat Sea Hunter with a luxury finish. The boat is one of the best equipped vessels available today for both diving and deep sea fishing. There has been large investment in making Sea Hunter a first class boat.
Sea Hunter is available for a complete range of services as follows.
» Corporate Events Hire
» Film Work
» Diving Survey
» Survey Work / Commercial
» Private Hire
» Scenic Trips
Sea Hunter is a purpose designed charter boat, D.O.M approved and licensed for 12 passengers and 2 crew with fully qualified skippers and fully insured. Every diver has a seat that will support their tanks or rebreather, with storage for bags or stage cylinders underneath. Just set up your equipment before we leave the marina and you are ready when on site of the wreck. Sea Hunter has transom doors and full size diver lift, electric for effortless access back into the boat stages etc. There is also a side door for exit of divers or for access to pontoon.
Sailing camps, training and boat hire are all catered for by Aquatrek with one, two, weekend and longer cruises catered for. Sailing dinghies can be privately hired or you can join in on Saturdays for our Saturday Sailing activities which include races and lots of other fun stuff from only 15.
‘Nightvision’ can be hired to go on a powerboat trip or you can hire a 37′ Yacht for any number of days if you hold a cruising qualification. Zephyros was the Greek God of the West Wind and our Jeanneau 37 is truly a master of the wind. Well tuned she’s very responsive to handle and you can hire her to explore the beautiful coastline of southern Ireland.
If you’d like some 1-2-1 training simply give us a call to arrange it – we’ll do the rest.
We leave from Youghal jetty and travel North up the River Blackwater, past Rhincrew and towards the old bridge and the remains of Templemichael Castle.
Passing Molana Abbey on the left, we enter a tranquil, unspoilt area of natural beauty, as yet untouched by urban development.
The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes subject to weather and tides.
The Blackwater or Munster Blackwater (as Gaeilge: An Abhainn Mhór, The Great River) is a river which flows through counties Kerry, Cork, and Waterford in Ireland.
It rises in the Mullaghareirk Mountains in County Kerry and then flows in an easterly direction through County Cork, through Mallow and Fermoy. It then enters County Waterford where it flows through Lismore, before abruptly turning south at Cappoquin, and finally draining into the sea at Youghal Harbour.
Explore the vast Blackwater River with guided canoe tours from Blackwater Boating. Canoe your way from Cappoquin to Youghal and experience the power and beauty of the Blackwater. Our river guides will introduce you to a world that will light your imagination, bringing untamed wildlife together with unspoilt beauty and sheer adrenalin.
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