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Baltimore Sea Safari

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The Ferry Pier, Baltimore, Ireland
+353 87 240 9761
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Great trip

Fantastic 2 hour sea safari in rib carrying 10 people. Saw porpoises 2 seal colonies, pod of 15... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Meg H
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Exhilarating boat road

We thoroughly enjoyed our boat road with Micheàl to search for wildlife and look at the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
DebiTanner
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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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“great trip” (16 reviews)
“minke whales” (14 reviews)
“great guide” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The Ferry Pier, Baltimore, Ireland
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+353 87 240 9761
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic 2 hour sea safari in rib carrying 10 people. Saw porpoises 2 seal colonies, pod of 15 dolphins, lots of sea birds. Great trip highly recommended for 25 Euros per person.More

Thank Meg H
BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Meg H Thank you for reviewing Baltimore Sea Safari. Its great to hear that you had such a great time on the boat trip and that you got to see and enjoy some of the wildlife that we regularly encounter off Baltimore. Hopefully we may...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our boat road with Micheàl to search for wildlife and look at the beautiful Irish coastline. Unfortunately, the swell was up and we didn't see any minke whales, but we did see some dolphins, seals, sea birds and jellyfish. Micheàl was a...More

Thank DebiTanner
BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Hello DebiTanner Thank you for the kind review of our Sea Safari boat trip. Its very unfortunate that you didnt get to see Minke whales, but it is great that you got to enjoy dolphins and other wildlife sightings during the trip. Hopefully we may...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We went out on Sunday July 23 with Micheál on Seafari Too ! , saw a Humpback some Minkies as quiet a lot of Dolphins a really great way to spend a few hours.More

Thank Micheal O
BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Micheal O Thank you for taking the time to review our Sea Safari boat trip. It is fantastic that you enjoyed your boat trip with us and that you got to see some of the wildlife that the waters off Baltimore is famous for, and...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Really good might get a little sea sick altogether really nice really good view animals are really goodMore

Thank sdaly178
BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

sdaly178 Thank you for reviewing our Sea Safari boat trip, it great to hear that you you got to see and enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Its very rare for people to get sea sick on our boat trips, so its a pity if you...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Having been out on many 'slow-boat' trips over the years looking for birds, I was slightly apprehensive of a RIB going for the 'big fish' - I needn't have worried. Friends who had never previously seen 'the ocean' were over-whelmed at the amount we saw...More

Thank jhwyllie
BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

jhwyllie Thank you for reviewing our Sea safari boat trip. To see whales, dolphins and wildlife is an amazing experience, to see such an abundance and variety of wildlife on any one boat trip is truly an honor and one that we can see you...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

It was absolutely amazing!! Mícheál is expirenced and we felt all safe with him. His knowledge is huge. It was one of our highlights in Ireland and a must do when you're around Cork! The two hours rushed by so quickly. It's stunning. Mícheàl did...More

Thank Exxxplorer
BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Exxxplorer Thank you for your truly fantastic review of our Sea Safari boat trip. I am delighted that we gave you guys a trip and experience that you found both thrilling and educational. We always try to give our patrons the best possible boat trip...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A fantastic trip, saw so many sea creatures! Micheál was very knowledgeable and the boat was excellent. The trip took the perfect amount of time also!More

Thank Kevin G
BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you Kevin G Your review of Baltimore Sea Safari is greatly appreciated. We love to get feedback on our boat trips, as it helps us to refine and strengthen the experience that we offer our patrons. Great to see that you enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Whale/sealife cruises are always a bit of a chancy thing; the key is if there is something else to look at and if somebody is there is tell you something. The successful part of this trip is Michael's knowledge and patter--even if nothing shows, you...More

Thank Boulder-geofamily
BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Boulder-geofamily Thank you for taking the time to review our Sea Safari boat trip and for a kind rating. It is great to get feedback from our patrons as it offers us an opportunity to assess the experience that we offer, and gives us a...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went out yesterday , wonderful outing in the Celtic Sea (aka Atlantic) , saw Whales , Dolphins Seals and loss of seafaring birds. Wonderful experience enjoyed by all . Not to mention we were in the safe hands of Michael (pronounced in Gaelic). He was...More

1  Thank Kerry O
BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Kerry O Thank you for reviewing our Sea Safari boat trip and for giving Baltimore Sea Safari such a kind review. We are delighted that you had such a positive experience while out with us and that you had such a wildlife filled boat trip....More

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I were recommended Sea Safari so we got their number a text a booking 2 days in advance (off peak) and got a space which was great. When we arrived we were kitted out with life jackets and taken on to the boat....More

1  Thank Michaela9812
BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Michaela9812 Thank you for taking our sea Safari boat trip, and for taking the time to review your trip with us. Reviews give us a great insight into what appeals (or doesn't appeal) to our boat trip patrons, and help shape and refine the experience...More

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Lorraine K
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Response from BaltimoreSeaSafari | Property representative |
Our Sea Safari boat trips cost €25 per person.
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