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Baltimore is on the R595 and just 12 km SW of Skibbereen. From Cork follow the signs for the N71 & West Cork, passing through Innishannon, Bandon, Ballinascarty, Clonakilty, Roscarbery, Leap and Skibbereen town. Upon reaching Skibbereen drive straight through the town centre and at the other end of town on the roundabout go straight across (you'll see Lidl on your right hand side), from here it's just another 10 or 15 mins drive. Once in Baltimore you'll pass Casey's Hotel on your right hand side and after approximately 500 yards there's a right turn opposite an old water pump, signed for Aquaventures & The Stone House B&B (we're the first premises on the right hand side, opposite the Baltimore Harbour Hotel & Leisure Centre).
Using car SatNav 51d 29m 05s N - 009d 22m 05s W
Aer Lingus and Ryan Air have frequent flights from all European destinations with regular good deals provided you travel light. The nearest airport to Baltimore is Cork. For divers - rent tanks & weights from us and any other dive gear you might not wish to bring with you to reduce baggage charges. We can arrange for a local taxi company to collect/deliver you. Guide price €320 for a 16-seater bus return journey or €95 for a taxi one-way.
Buses from Cork Merchant's Quay (city centre) to Skibbereen with regular timetable on line visit Bus Eireann.
If you arrive by plane, there are regular bus services between Cork Airport and Merchants' Quay (Cork City Centre) from where you'll then catch the rural service to Skibbereen.
Unfortunately there is no frequent bus services between Skibbereen and Baltimore. Check the current timetable. Otherwise use a local taxi - give Michael a call on his mobile 00 353
Aquaventures can offer discounted ferry tickets when booked as part of a package, so email us for a quotation.
Stena Line have daily ferry crossings (3hr 40 mins) or fastcraft HSS/Lynx crossings (99 mins) between Holyhead - Dun Laoghaire or Dublin Port and Fishguard - Rosslare. Drive time from Dun Laoghaire or Dublin to Baltimore is 4 hours and Rosslare to Baltimore 3.5 hours.