Don’t just listen to the surf, or look out on the sea from the beach down the lane. Book yourself on a whale watching or sea safari with any one of a number of skippers whose boats call in to Reen Pier.
West Cork Ocean Tours, run by Rory Jackson on his boat Kerry Head, depart twice a day from Reen Pier for whale- and dolphin-watching tours in season.
Colin Barnes runs Cork Whale Watch from Reen pier on his blue catamaran the Holly Jo, offering four hour excursions to see whales, dolphins, seals and any other marine life he is aware of.
Tom Collins will take you out from Reen Pier on his boat Loch an Iasc, for whale watching, but also sea angling, with some fine shark, wreck and reef fishing just offshore. Make a booking at seaanglingcharters.
With all sea activities, wear an extra layer of clothing – it’s always chillier at sea than it is on land.