Exclusive Discounts for Festival Attendees

  Thursday 27 June 2024

West Cork Chamber Music Festival is delighted to team up with Bantry Bay Boat Hire and The Ewe Experience for some special Festival offers for our audience.

Private Sea Safari with Bantry Bay Boat Hire

Book a private tour of Bantry Bay for up to 8 people with this special offer for West Cork Chamber Music Festival attendees.

This is tour aboard our RIBs which will enable us to explore approx 21 nautical miles of Bantry Bay area and around the historic Whiddy Island. Suitable for 10 year olds and older.

One of our skilled skippers will take you to sights of interest while teaching you about the habitat of the beautiful wildlife we come across. We would expect each trip to encounter dolphins, porpoises and seals. You will also see the caves and visit the Viking Steps which can only be accessed by boat.

Depending on the season sightings of humpback and minke whales have been recorded but are not as abundant as the dolphins in Bantry.

The trip lasts about 2 hours and covers almost 25km of coastline.

You have the option to disembark on Whiddy Island and get the ferry back for free. Why not stop for lunch here or maybe a few drinks on the waters edge.

You can also chose to end your trip in Glengarriff. We drop you off to the Blue Pool Pontoon. Explore the food markets or have a pint in the sun outside the Blue Loo. Return to Bantry via the Local Link bus departing Glengarriff Monday- Sunday 12.04pm, 3.14pm or 6.26pm. The bus takes 25 minutes to get back to Bantry.

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Suitable for 10 year olds and older.

Maximum 8 people

Offer available exclusively to West Cork Chamber Music Festival attendees.




Boat Tours Offers of Bantry Bay with Bantry Bay Boat Hire

West Cork Chamber Music Festival 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!


Note: To avail of the above offers, please contact Bantry Bay Boat Hire on  083 888 1102 and present your WCCMF ticket or email confirmation print-out on arrival at the pier (the one near Supervalu) for your trip.

Offer available exclusively to West Cork Chamber Music Festival attendees.

Explore the magic of The Ewe Experience

We are delighted to partner with The Ewe Experience and present a special offer for our Festival audiences.

The Ewe Experience is a unique, award-winning interactive Sculpture & Narrative Garden. The 1 km-long trail weaves along a waterfall and over bridges, enjoying a magical mountain -side setting above Glengarriff, West Cork.

It tells the story of nature, the earth and our connection to it and all its inhabitants, through words, art installations and poetry.

Festival audience can avail of a reduced ticket price of €7 by showing proof of their festival booking (ticket or email confirmation).

Offer available exclusively to West Cork Chamber Music Festival attendees.

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