Taking the ferry from Cobh is a huge part of the attraction of visiting Spike Island in Cork Harbour.
Spike Island occupies a key location in what is the second largest natural harbour in the world.The island has a diverse history and was home to a monastery, the impressive Fort Mitchel is on the top of the island and the 104 parkland also now host an outdoor adventure centre operated by Spike Island Adventure
Spike Island is open to the public every day throughout the summer of 2014. Boats leave from Kennedy Pier in Cobh at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Ferry tickets may be purchased from the kiosk on the pier or online here . The ferry is operated by Marine Transport Services.
The highly acclaimed guided tours of Spike Island are operated by the Cobh based Titanic Trail walking tours and may be booked here .