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Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle provided by Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours

Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle

Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour from Dingle
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26236P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional photographer guide
  • free car parking on pier and in Ventry village
Exclusions
  • no entrance fee
  • no alcohol served
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Ventry, stop 636961, Cantra, Co. Kerry, Ireland Ventry pier is 4 miles west of Dingle town centre on the Slea head drive, road R559. Turn left by the cottages opposite Quinn's pub and you can park your car on the pier
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress warm with wind proof jacket and warm hat
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Trips may be cancelled at short notice if unsuitable weather or sea conditions so please supply mobile contact phone number inc. international dialing code in case of any last minute change of schedule.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This trip is not suitable for children under 10 years of age
  • Nor suitable for children under 10 years of age
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional photographer guide
  • free car parking on pier and in Ventry village
Exclusions
  • no entrance fee
  • no alcohol served
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Ventry, stop 636961, Cantra, Co. Kerry, Ireland Ventry pier is 4 miles west of Dingle town centre on the Slea head drive, road R559. Turn left by the cottages opposite Quinn's pub and you can park your car on the pier
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress warm with wind proof jacket and warm hat
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Trips may be cancelled at short notice if unsuitable weather or sea conditions so please supply mobile contact phone number inc. international dialing code in case of any last minute change of schedule.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This trip is not suitable for children under 10 years of age
  • Nor suitable for children under 10 years of age
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Laura C
2 contributions
Jul 2021
Had a wonderful morning boat tour on 5th July 2021. The crew couldn't have been more helpful and knowledgeable.
We happened to be so lucky that day with the weather and smooth sailing. We were a group of 4, and others on the boat had booked a full day tour so were left off at Blasket Islands for a few hours.
We had a fantastic experience on the tour! We say common dolphins - loads of them! the crew said they love the foam the boat creates so they come right to the side of the boat - mammy and baby ones too!
Then we saw Minke whales! Wonderful! At one stage we saw 5 in different areas surrounding the boat. The skipper stalled the boat for a few minutes so we could see and take photos.
We were such an excitable group and the crew said even we made it a great experience for them - they love it when tourists are enjoying the tour!
They did not disappoint!
I would highly recommend a tour with this crew, the price is reasonable and the crew are friendly, knowledgeable about the local wildlife, and ensure safety is upheld.
Once the tourists on the all day tour got off at the islands, we practically had the boat to ourselves, which was great.
When I am back in Dingle, I will be booking another tour as I am waiting to see a humpback whale!!!
Written 5 August 2021
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DDeBhal
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We had a trip out this morning from Ventry with our 5yo and 7yo. We took the 3 hour morning trip though we knew the chances of seeing whales and dolphins were lower than the dedicated 4hr afternoon trip, as we felt the afternoon trip would be too long for the kids. Despite a bit of a swell, we had harbour porpoise and puffins on the trip out to the Blaskets and then saw the grey seals hauled out on the beach, with the animals showing no reaction to the boat at all, which is great. We then headed out into Dingle Bay and encountered common dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and a really close encounter with a huge fin whale. The skipper was very kind to our young fella and the young crewman did a good job with commentary and spotting the action. All in all a great trip.
Written 29 July 2021
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BadHof-fans
Ireland33 contributions
Jun 2021
Truly fantastic full-day trip. After about 3 hours on Great Blasket Island with its beautiful wildflowers and amazing views, we went Dolphin and Whale Watching with Vincent & Richard, and what a jaw-dropping experience. Vincent expertly piloting and scanning and Vincent also scanning and willing the dolphins and whales to show themselves, and they did!!! We saw so many dolphins, playing alongside the boat, diving underneath, then Minke whales (yes, more than one!!) and if that wasn't enough a humpback whale joined the party, surfacing and blowing, before diving again. Hard to believe we were in Ireland and a truly memorable experience enhanced by Richard's breadth of knowledge of marine mammals and the wonderful landscape around us. Thank you so much
Written 25 June 2021
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Orls F
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Family
My family and I took the 4 hour cruise from Ventry and to be frank it was one of the best trips we have ever taken. The tour itself was very professional and very informative (in terms of location, points of interests and wildlife) with an excellent guide whom was happy to answer any queries during the entire trip. From ventry we headed out to the Great Blasket and were fortunate enough to see a minkie whale en route (thanks to the hawk eyes of the skipper and the guide) and plenty of gannets. After approx 1 hour we arrived at the blaskets to pick up a number of passangers whom had been dropped earlier that day to explore the island. We were very lucky in terms of the weather and we had magnificent views of not just the landscape, the ruins on the island but also of beautiful seals. From there we proceeded towards the outer Blaskets and were shown and informed of details of the various islands, their geology and their inhabitants (seasonal ocean birds) as well as the rather unique inhabitants of one island, the red deer and all from the comfort of the boat and a calm Atlantic. Then we headed further west and within minutes a pod of dolphins (could have been more than 1 pod) started to energetically interact with the boat enthusiastically riding the bow waves and this went on for a significant period of time but as we continued the crew had spotted a large group of sea birds and then we saw them... Humpback Whales.... Several of them, feeding, diving, slapping the water and while all of this was going on the dolphins were still around as too were minke whales. I can't quite articulate just how incredible it all was but it was certainly a privilege to say the least and something I don't think I'll forget. So besides the stars of the show (all of the marine creatures we witnessed) just a few other observations. This tour was operated professionally and safely and all passangers were afforded the opportunity to go up to the higher viewing deck during the cruise itself. The tour was certainly not overcrowded and at all times were all passangers and the two crew masked and plenty of sanitisers were available to all. We were never rushed when viewing these magnificent creatures but most importantly we never encroached on these animals. These guys really know what they are doing. Granted we got very lucky, as obviously you cannot be guaranteed to see anything but I would say this... I'd do this tour again and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company. It's also good value.
Written 19 September 2020
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Euripides
13 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Not sure how this boat trip is an "Eco Marine Tour"

We travelled on a standard noisy diesel boat, so don't think it's eco-friendly.

No guidelines on what not to do around animals if you come across (such as please don't run down the beach to the water, screaming and scaring all the seals away from their resting spot.)

I know staff can't control people, but feel like they have some responsibility to the wildlife since they are shuttling all these idiots and offloading them in the area.

No talks on the water, dolphins, birds or whales in the area. More so, any time there was any feeding activity in the distance we slammed that engine into full-throttle in that direction, almost as if we're trying to run the animals down.

I feel bad for writing this review because the staff really are lovely, and are probably under severe pressure from annoying dubs and american tourists who only care about the spectacle.

Just don't let the "Eco" mislead you when looking at this trip. I really feel like I was disruptive to the wildlife in this beautiful area because I took this tour and felt bad the whole way home.
Written 2 September 2021
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Angelika R
1 contribution
Sep 2021
This was our last day in Ventry and I brought my parents out on the afternoon tour. It was fantastic. First we had a wonderful trip around the beautiful Blasket Islands with view of the stunning Cathedral Rocks and then headed out into the open sea. Very quickly we had pots of dolphins joining us and then as the crowning a small Humpback Whale was sighted in the distance. The skipper seemed to know exactly where to look and we had a wonderful time watching it fluke all the while being surrounded by playing dolphins. It was such a joy and an unforgettable trip. I thoroughly recommend taking the tour if in Ventry. Very professional, knowledgeable and sensitive in their approach to the wildlife we encountered.
Written 4 September 2021
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Dionne
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Aug 2020
This day trip with eco marine tours was hands down the best experience I have had to date. I am scuba diver so booked this tour in the hope of seeing some dolphins and some vain hope of seeing some hump back whales. The tour was very well organised and covid friendly. I went on the pm tour, both came in after AM trip, was sanitised and then we got checked in along with hand sanitiser applied before loading onto the boat. I was lucky enough to get a seat up the front ( The joys of doing things on my own :-) )
I have seen some wonderful things under the ocean scuba diving but I have no words to explain how happy this tour made me. Not only did I get to see dolphins galore, a baby baskin shark but had the absolute pleasure of being surrounded by hump back whales feeding ( About 6!!!!!!!!) They were very concious of the movement of boat and not to get too close, the whales actually came to us!!!! It was informative, amazing spots of these incredible mammals! The blasket islands were beautiful also. All in all the best thing you can do in Kerry. Obviously NOTHING is gauranteed and it is the luck of the draw if you will see as much as I did however I could not recommend Eco Marine Tours more. I will be back. Dionne Taylor
Written 14 September 2020
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Claire
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Just a little note of thanks for a very special trip yday Mick. We’d a ball and thanks again for fitting us in. Richard was a dote and so knowledgeable and made our day. The three hours on the Grand Blasket was just amazing!

I was really impressed with the hygiene standards you keep also. It all felt very safe in this strange time.

I’ve recommended you to about 20 people this morning and shared your details so you should get a few more bookings from this side ⛴⛴
Written 13 August 2020
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Noonie17
24 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
Our tour included a 3 hour stay on the blaskets... Which exceeded expectations... Beautiful island
The marine tour was fabulous... We saw 3 Minky whales and lots of dolphins.
We set out at 10 and were back after 5.
The skipper and the guide were so nice we had an amazing trip.
Covid precautions taken by the crew at all stages
Well worth the trip and I highly recommend it.
Written 9 October 2020
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JordanKerr123
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Couples
My partner and I took part on the 4 hr trip (1300-1700) and it was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Britta and Mick were very professional but homely at the same time. Britta was very informative and Mick was a brilliant skipper. We got great weather for the most of the trip and were lucky enough to see Dolphins and a HUGE humpback whale (HB47) who put on a great show for us all. All in all a great wee day. The hours fly in. Thank you B&M from Northern Irish Jordan and James Xx
Written 10 August 2020
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By: Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours
teasteali
teasteali
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Eco marine touring
Fantastic trip to Blasket islands and an opportunity to take in the beautiful views and coastline of the peninsula.
Carol O
Carol O
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Really Worth doing if you don't get sea sick 😁
We did the 4 hour tour on a rainy afternoon. The crew were great and it was worth doing - got to see common and bot
Whale77
Whale77
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All day boat tour ventry
Had an absolutely brilliant day with all day boat tour from ventry, blessed with sunshine and especially seeing dol
Isabel K
Isabel K
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Great three hour trip from Ventry Harbour.
We had a great weather morning for the 3 hour trip to and from the Blaskets with Mike Sheeran and Britta. All Covid
K8165FNvalerieg
K8165FNvalerieg
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Stunning boat tour
We did the all day tour for our honeymoon and loved every minute. On the ocean we saw risso’s dolphins, common dolp
Charles M
Charles M
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Just Beautiful
My wife and I took the Eco Tour on the Jessica Kate to the Blasket Islands. The afternoon trip allows for a short w
LukefromGermany
LukefromGermany
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Fungi and Much More!
We chose to join the Eco Tour spontaneously when we were in Dingle and it was a great experience! On our first da
Zak R
Zak R
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Day trip to Blasket with whale watching
Had the best time at Blasket with my good friend yesterday! Saw loss of dolphins swimming alongside the boat at a f
Aislingos84
Aislingos84
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Day out at sea
We booked the evening trip on a Sunday, the boat was clean and spacious plenty of room inside and out,we had our 8
SLTBB
SLTBB
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Blasket Island trip
Fabulous trip. Beautiful scenery and loads of wildlife - seals, birds and dolphins. The dolphins came really close
Ken E
Ken E
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Great day out
Enjoyed the Eco Marine Tour and getting up close to the Blaskett islands and of course all the history of the place
Eldred1992
Eldred1992
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Amazing experience
Whether or not you get lucky enough to see the wonderful wildlife on the day, the scenery alone is simply breathtak
albert b
albert b
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Excellent
Very good trip to Blasket. What a wonderfull place. We walked around the island,loads of seala,birds and other grea
Malcolm C
Malcolm C
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Disappointing bolt-on "tour"
We expected a trip to the island (to drop of people staying for a couple of hours) and then a circuit of the island
CillDroichid
CillDroichid
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Brilliant boat trip
Great value boat trip, very professional and friendly. Well managed. Don't miss getting out on the water when you
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