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Baltimore Sea Safari

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| Baltimore Garda Station The Ferry Pier, Baltimore, Ireland
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Amazing trip ,Not to be missed

We had family visiting from the UK so decided to take them out for a trip on Baltimore Sea Safari.I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
adioCork
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cork
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An incredible experience!!

We went out on the boat trip with guide Michael this week and it really surpassed all of our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ionainglesby
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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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| Baltimore Garda Station The Ferry Pier, Baltimore, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had family visiting from the UK so decided to take them out for a trip on Baltimore Sea Safari.I have been on the trip 4 times previously and always had a Fantastic time.The day was sunny and the sea was calm and Gosh we...More

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BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

adioCork Guys you must be like our greatest fan club, thank you for your taking the time to write such a brilliant review of our Sea Safari boat trip. Its a great feeling to learn that we are producing a boat trip that gives so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went out on the boat trip with guide Michael this week and it really surpassed all of our expectations to be one of the most amazing experiences we have had. We saw basking sharks just off the coast and the an incredible feeding frenzy...More

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BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

ionainglesby Thank you for taking the time to review of your Baltimore Sea Safari boat trip. Every day is so different on the ocean and every wildlife sighting is so special, so it gives me the greatest pleasure to hear that you got to experience...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It would be unrealistic to expect to see whales/dolphins etc however the boys delivered! This owner operated business/trip was informative, interesting and the guys researched where we may have sightings. On our trip we saw two large pods of dolphins, minky whales and basking sharks....More

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BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Icmanda Thank you for your kind review of your Sea Safari boat trip, it is always fantastic to get feedback from patrons of our trips. We are glad that you guys enjoyed you time out with us and that you got to experience so much...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went far out on a sunny Day with calm Sea. Just 4 guests, but Michael took us on an incredible adventure lasting 4 hours! Humpback whales appeared 5m close to our Boat and dived crossing under our Boat. Thank you so much, Michael!More

1  Thank Chili-Ph
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BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Chili-Ph Thank you for reviewing our Sea Safari boat trip, it was a pleasure having you guys aboard with us. It is truly amazing when we encounter and get to spend time in the presence of such great and gentle animals, no matter how often...More

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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

1  Thank Meg H
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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

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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

1  Thank DebiTanner
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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

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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

1  Thank Micheal O
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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

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Lorraine K
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Our Sea Safari boat trips cost €25 per person.
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