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Baltimore Sea Safari

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Baltimore, Ireland
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About Baltimore Sea Safari
Baltimore Sea Safari is a family run boat trip business from Baltimore in West Cork, Ireland, providing coastal sightseeing tours, with whale, dolphin, porpoise, seal and wildlife watching. Our aim is to introduce our passengers to the outstanding beauty of the West Cork coastline, while looking out for the wildlife that may be in the area. The waters off Baltimore offer the perfect environment to see whales, dolphins, porpoise, basking shark, seals and a wide variety of seabirds. We operate in an area of exceptional unspoiled natural beauty within Carbery Hundred Isles, Roaringwater Bay (which is a designated Special Area of Conservation SAC) and the Ilen River, which are home to the most diverse range of sea and bird life to be seen anywhere in Ireland. During our boat trips we provide an informative commentary on the sights of interest, and on the fascinating history of the area and its wildlife. We visit seal colonies on all of our boat trips, and the shallow draft and high manoeuvrability of unique boat allows us to take passengers into sea caves previously used by smugglers and pirates. During all of our boat trips we collect data on the wildlife that we encounter, logging times, numbers, behaviour, positions and take photos for photo ID where ever possible. This data is shared with other agencies, groups and universities to help develop a better understanding of the whales, dolphins, porpoise, basking sharks, seals, ocean sunfish and other wildlife that frequent the waters around the West Cork coastline. We also have an onboard Hydrophone for listening to the sounds of the sea. Even though we have a good record for whale, dolphin and wildlife sightings, they are not guaranteed.
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margo wrote a review 2 May
Clonmel, Ireland1 contribution
We are just back from Baltimore, this was really the highlight of our trip. We saw basking sharks, dolphins, puffins and seals. Micheals knowledge of the wildlife and the geology is amazing. It was great value for 2.5 hours and myself and my five friends who were with me would recommend to anyone.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari
Responded 2 weeks ago
Venture18243477541 Thanks you for reviewing your Sea Safari boat trip and for the recommendation. It was a pleasure having you aboard on our trip. It's really pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your time out with us and that you got to experience so much great wildlife on your trip. Hopefully we will see you on a Baltimore Sea safari boat trip again sometime in the future. Regards, Mícheál
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Martine K wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had an amazing experience. We would highly recommend Baltimore Sea Safari. We saw humpback whales and several pods of dolphins. Michael's knowledge of the wildlife was fantastic.. all in all an unforgettable day ...
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari
Responded 21 Oct 2021
Martine K Thank yo for choosing Baltimore Sea Safari boat trips, and thank you for taking the time to rate your boat trip experience. Seeing wildlife like whales and dolphins, and especially Humpback whales in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience on its own. So glad that you got to experience the beauty of nature at ist best. Hopefully we will see you on a Baltimore Sea Safari boat trip again in the future. Mícheál
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Josie M wrote a review Sep 2021
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Omg such an amazing experience with michael, highly recommended seen a few humpback whales today thoroughly enjoyable and informed experience.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari
Responded 23 Sep 2021
Josie M thanks for taking the time to review our Sea Safari boat trip and making a trip recommendation. Its great that you enjoyed you experience with us and that you got to see Humpback whales, They are such an amazing and exciting creature to see. Hopefully we may see you on a Baltimore Sea Safari boat trip again in the future. Mícheál
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CasScotland wrote a review Sep 2021
Dublin, Ireland35 contributions52 helpful votes
This was just great! We saw three Minke whales and several pods of dolphins, including one where the dolphins were jumping up and splashing on the water to scare the fish. The Atlantic grey seals at the end of the trip were almost an after thought.The weather was perfect and the boatman knew his stuff.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari
Responded 7 Sep 2021
CasScotland Thanks for reviewing our Baltimore Sea Safari boat trip. Its great that you got to experience so much of the fantastic wildlife that the waters off the West Cork coast are famous for. Hopefully we will see you on a Sea Safari trip again in the future. Mícheál
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Cody Johnston wrote a review Aug 2021
Belfast, United Kingdom2 contributions
Our experience on the Sea Safari was phenomenal. It is a beautiful tour which is greatly enhanced by Mícheál's knowledge of the history of the area and the wildlife. The encounters which we had with seals, dolphins and a humpback whale were breathtaking. An extremely enjoyable and worthwhile tour and the overall experience was priceless!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari
Responded 7 Sep 2021
cjohnston97 Thank you for reviewing your boat trip with Baltimore Sea Safari. It's fantastic to hear that you greatly enjoyed you time out with us. We endeavor to give our passengers the best experience we can and thankfully we seem to have delivered for you. Again, thanks for your kind review. Mícheál
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