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Cork Whale Watch

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“colin barnes”(62 reviews)
“fin whales”(52 reviews)
“common dolphins”(65 reviews)
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Colin Barnes is Ireland's longest established and best known whale watch operator, and has been enthralling whale watchers and wildlife enthusiasts in West Cork since 2001. Cork Whale Watch offers wonderful opportunities to observe marine wildlife...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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| Reen Pier, Union Hall, Ireland
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+353 86 385 0568
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All reviews colin barnes fin whales common dolphins sea birds reen pier saw seals storm petrels playful dolphins seal pups bait balls marine life grey seals recommend this trip an amazing trip five hours his knowledge close quarters
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in the area, go on the trip! Beautiful scenery, wildlife and an excellent skipper! Favourite part? Feeding the lazy seals!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lemonphysical
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The sea as a playground for dolphins: On 17 October 2018, only two to three whale backs could be sighted, but a very large number of dolphins. As Collin said in advance, these sea mammals are extremely playful. They swam from all sides to the...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SimonG3924
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

The trip was everything i wanted it to be.. My bf made a review but mistaken some facts.. We saw more species than he remembered.. There were 3 types of dolphins : rare rosso dolphins!! Lots of bottlenose and shortbeak dolphons with babys .. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Getaway670043
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend did the tour today, we had such an amazing time we saw 2 types of dolphins, 2 types of whales and seals, the tour crew were really noce and through the whole trip just looked for more thinhs to see, even...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wander59766517528
Reviewed 25 October 2018

very knowledge skipper who worked hard to get us the best sightings possible - highly recommend it and we fully intend to return in next year

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

After 4 hours of searching unfortunately no whales. Boat does not have a shelter and toilet is very dirty. If no whales trip is quite boringMore

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 306jordie
PadraigWhooley, Associate at Cork Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hi Jordie... You did 2 trips with us, and on the 1st trip we saw only common dolphins and several days later you joined us again and on this trip we saw 100's of common dolphins, a minke whale and a distant fin whale blowing,...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Really lovely day afloat. Colin did all he could to find whales but they stayed hidden. Bottlenose dolphins came and played for about half an hour which made the trip worthwhile. Saw lots of seals plus new borns. Colin caught a fish for bait and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 21 October 2018

It was amazing and the captain was very informative and showed you where to look. I would recommend for those who love the ocean and animals.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

An incredible experience, fun for the whole family. Whether you have seen whales and dolphins before or it’s your first time this trip is great. Colin the boats skipper was brilliant, very friendly and knowledgeable. Seen loads of wildlife on our trip and was an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank derekodriscoll1
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Colin was fantastic. We saw dolphins and Seals and although no whales on this occasion, Colin stayed out as long as possible. Will be back next summer.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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noelleocon31
12 July 2018|
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Response from rcrltd2018 | Reviewed this property |
For nearly 5 hours at sea with excellent scenery and wildlife I wouldn’t be questioning the price @ €50 each.
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robalveston
21 June 2018|
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Response from PadraigWhooley | Property representative |
We don't
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Darren C
30 April 2017|
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Response from PadraigWhooley | Property representative |
We see Atlantic grey seals on every trip as we visit their haul out sites at either High Island or the Stag Rocks. We generally don't approach too close to them, especially durr=ing their pupping season which is however... More
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