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“Just Super”
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Kinsale Boat Hire
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Owner description: We operate a fleet of motor boats from our base at the Trident Hotel Marina, Kinsale, Co. Cork. You need no pervious experience as full training is provided as well as lifejackets, safety equipment, GPS & much more. Choose from our fleet of Harbour Runabouts or Fishing boats and take family & friends to explore the amazing harbour, coastline & wildlife at your leisure, from sunrise to sunset, seven days per week.
Waterford, Ireland
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15 reviews
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“Just Super”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

We loved the helpfulness & professionalism of Darragh, the owner of this company. He explains absolutely everything in clear, precise and engaging terms. You feel so safe & so confident with him & his boats. We went out last year as well & we'll go out again later this year. It is the highlight of our Kinsale visit. There is nothing Darragh will not do in order to accommodate your needs even at the shortest of notice. He is just the best there is. And hiring any one of his boats is a splendid way to spend an hour, an hour & a half or indeed 2 to 3 hours exploring and enjoying the magnificence of Kinsale Harbour.

Visited March 2012
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Howth, Ireland
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3 reviews
“Fantastic day out on the water.”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Darraghs a fantastic guy, really helpfull and runs a great business. We took out a Class B boat for an hour and a half on Saturday the 3 March in the Morning. Had great weather for it. We went out to the mouth of the Kinsale Bay and went in to Oyster haven, explored loads of little inlets and admired the Beauty of Kinsale from the water. Will definatly be back again and we wish Daragh the best with the business this year and many to come. Bring a camera if your going and dont visit Kinsale without taking out a boat its an opportunity not to be missed. Thanks a million Darragh. Dave + Ciara.

Visited March 2012
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KinsaleBoatHire, Owner at Kinsale Boat Hire, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Thanks David for your kind words, as our 1st customers of 2012 we are delighted you and Ciara enjoyed yourselves so much and great shots to boot. I look forward to seeing you both soon. Daragh
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Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
“Boating Heaven in Kinsale”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

What a mornings’ fun for my wife & I. As it was my first time skippering a boat Daragh made my wife & I feel totally at ease, his training and equipment seemed first class. We decided to stay within the harbour but there was lots to see and the 90 minutes flew by. It will be definitely by something we’ll do again when we next in Kinsale but maybe rent some fishing gear and try our luck.”

Visited August 2011
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cork
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“Exciting day out”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

I had visitors over from Australia, so we rented 2 boats from kinsale boat hire. We saw a very different side of Kinsale from the sea, went right up underneath Charles fort and saw all the houses along the way. Very easy to use the boatsand the two teenagers loved it. They were even able to drive the boats. Highly recommend it, and good value too.

Visited September 2011
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LARNE
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4 reviews
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“A " Must do "”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

If you're in Kinsale for a while, and the weather is kind, you really must visit Darragh Keating's boat hire , kinsaleboathire.ie. The service is excellent, the boats are excellent and the experience is unmissable ! Darragh was a true gentleman and my wife and I, with two small children in tow, enjoyed a great day out ! Don't forget to try your luck at fishing !!! Oh and ask to see the crabs !!!

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KinsaleBoatHire, Owner at Kinsale Boat Hire, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
Thanks David, glad you enjoyed, I mush check on the crabs and see how big they are now!
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