Whale Watching

World class whale watching is available from nearby Reen Pier, which is just a 4-5 minute drive outside Union Hall village. Our Whale Watch partner is Cork Whale Watch, Ireland’s longest established and most experienced whale watch operator, skippered by Colin Barnes on his boat the MV Holly Jo.  Pre-bookings on www.corkwhalewatch.com is essential between April and October, and all trips are weather dependent.

For more information email [email protected] 

or Ph. 353 (0)86 3850568 or bookings directly through the website: www.corkwhalewatch.com

Canoeing from the beach below ‘Shearwater’ can be arranged, enjoyed by both young and old and a great way to see the coastline.

For more information about sea kayaking in West Cork please visit the following website:


353Waterskiing can be organised from the harbour for both novice and experienced skiers, equipment available. Parascending is available from a lagoon at the harbour – not for the faint hearted, but what a fabulous birdseye view of the harbour and countryside.

The quiet roads and boreens are ideal for walking and cycling, whilst birdwatchers and photographers will delight in the many miles of coastline – home to a variety of birds and clean and safe for swimmers.

Within the village you can enjoy football pitches, tennis courts and the children’s playground. Horse riding and trekking are available locally, as is the 18-hole golf course.

There is lots of ‘Craic’ to be had in the local pubs and live music during the summer. The hotel nearby offers fine food, live bands and dancing.