Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we get the boat for Dursey Boat Trips?

Our boats depart from Garnish Pier, 22 kilometres west of Castletownbere, Co Cork. Eircode P75 D582.

(Please note that Garnish Pier is situated 22 kilometres west of Castletownbere and NOT the pier for Garish Island at Glengarriff.)

Not wheelchair accessible.

Where do we get the boat for Castletownbere Harbour Rib Trips?

Our boats depart from the west end of Castletownbere pier, Castletownbere, Co Cork.

What to wear/bring?

All customers are required to wear warm, waterproof clothing as these are not provided. It will be cool once we depart and there will be spray from the sea and a change of clothes just in case. Please apply sun cream protection if necessary. Camera is a must!

How long before our trip should we arrive?

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Enjoy a coffee and scenery at the pier while you wait.

Are there changing facilities?

Yes, there are changing facilities at the pier.

Are there toilet facilities?

There are no toilet facilities at the pier. However, there are public located at Garnish Beach 300 metres from pier or 2.5km at Lehanmore Community Centre on Allihies/Castletownbere road.

What else is there to see and do in the area?

There are many places to see and experiences to had in the area. Here is only a sample of them –

  • Garnish Beach
  • Beara Bridle Way
  • Beara Way walks
  • Beara Baoi walking tours
  • Dursey Cable Car (Ireland’s only cable car)
  • Copper Mine Museum
  • Dzogchen Beara
  • Sarah Walker’s Gallery
  • Lehanmore Community Centre
  • Dursey Deli
  • O’Neill Bar & Restaurant
  • The Fuchsia Coffee Shop
  • Beara Barista Food Stall