About West Cork Coastal Tours
The M.V Norvic is based in the beautiful village of Schull, West Cork and during the summer months we run coastal tours from the local pier.
The "Norvic Coastal Cruise" is the longer of our cruises and leaves twice daily at 10am and at 1pm. In this relaxing cruise you get to see all that Roaringwater Bay has to offer, from stunning scenery and wildlife to Whales & Dolphins when they are in the area. The famous Fastnet Rock lighthouse stands proudly at the entrance to Roaringwater Bay and in favorable weather we take an up close look at this majestic and historic lighthouse known as "Ireland's teardrop".
Our "Schull Evening Cruise" takes us around the Islands just outside the mouth of Schull Harbour with plenty of interesting wildlife and landmarks. Each Island has its own story to tell and we usually meet Seals basking on the rocks around Carthy's Island. This tour is ideal for all the family both young and old and departs from the pier at 4.30pm and 6.30pm
We are available 365 days a year. From the 1st of June to the 31st of August we depart at the above times daily. From 1st of September to the 31st of May we operate on advanced bookings only.
All sailings and routes are subject to weather and other conditions.
About the Boat
The M.V Norvic is fully licensed by the Department of Marine to carry 12 passengers. She carry's a P5 license which allows it to travel 30 miles to sea off the coast between Union Hall and Castletownbere. Built by Lochinn marine this 33ft/10m vessel is powered by a 320hp reliable Caterpillar engine, she also carry's the latest in safety and navigation equipment.
About the Crew
The skipper is Brendan Collins and is fully licensed and qualified though BIM in Castletownbere. He was born in Union Hall where his father had a lobster and crab fishing boat for many years.Happy days on his fathers boat as a boy instilled Brendan's love of the sea and his wide knowledge and experience of the waters around Union Hall,Baltimore and Schull.