Enjoy Bantry Bay During the Festival

Enjoy Bantry Bay During the Festival

West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Literary Festival and Masters of Tradition are delighted to team up with Bantry Bay Boat Hire for a special offer on exciting boat tours around Bantry Bay for our Festival audience.


On purchase of a Festival ticket, you can avail of the following special experiences:


1 Hour RIB Experience –  €25pp

This is an exciting boat tour aboard our RIB where we will spend 1hr on a trip around Whiddy Island exploring approx 10 nautical miles of coastal scenery around the bay while our friendly and informative guides will give you a brief introduction to the sights and points of interest around the bay.


Seafood Tour – €60pp

This is a guided tour like no other as you explore our stunning seascape to learn about the different types of fishing industries in the Bay, the local seafood culture and a little maritime history of Bantry Bay before enjoying Bantry Bay Mussels and a glass of Guinness on Whiddy Island. This is the Wild Atlantic Way like you’ve never seen it before.


Sunset RIB Tour – €25pp 

There’s nothing like watching the sun set over Bantry Bay and doing so from one of our boats truly is a memorable experience and a lovely way to end the day!

We will spend an hour exploring the beautiful Bantry Bay heading towards the tip of Whiddy Island, enjoying the many birdlife or wildlife that inhabit these waters – it’s not uncommon to encounter dolphins or seals on our trips! Once we have decided on our best vantage point from which to watch the sun set behind the Caha and Shehy Mountains, we will sit together and switch off the engine so we can simply drift and enjoy this magical moment. Cameras at the ready!



·         This offer is only available directly from West Cork Music, call in to the Festival office at 13 Glengarriff Road, Bantry or phone 027 52788.

·         Offer available exclusively to West Cork Chamber Music Festival, West Cork Literary Festival and Masters of Tradition attendees.