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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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Emma wrote a review 8 Jun
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Really wonderful experience. Micheal was a brilliant guide and had a great knowledge of the area. We were lucky to see a number of dolphins and seals and a quick look at two whales. I highly recommend.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Pippiphooray wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had an amazing time with Micheal and baltimore sea safari. We had many sightings of humpback and minke whales and tonnes of dolphin. We booked last minute after another tour group annoyingly let us down and Micheal was very helpful and responsive to any questions we had. We were so thankful that baltimore sea safari saved the day and allowed us to accomplish a life long dream to see these amazing whales and at half the cost of the other company. Great value, highly recommended tour!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari
Responded 21 Oct 2020
Piphiphooray Thank you so much for reviewing your Sea Safari boat trip with Baltimore Sea Safari. We were delighted to accommodate you on our boat trip. It's so special to be able see these wildlife in their natural habitat, it's even better when you manage to accomplish your life's dream by seeing them. You can happily strike that off the bucket list! Hopefully we may see you on a Sea Safari boat trip again in the future. Regards, Mícheál
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GavinLynam wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland596 contributions148 helpful votes
This is a must do when in west cork! Michael is an incredible tour guide and we saw whales, seals, blue fin tuna and dozens of dolphins!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari
Responded 1 Oct 2020
Gavin L, Thanks for taking the time to review your Sea Safari experience. The waters and coastline around Baltimore is famed for its diverse wildlife. It's always a pleasure to bring people into contact with some of this wildlife and it brings such a sense of fulfillment to see our passengers enjoying the wildlife in their natural habitat. Hopefully we will see you on a Baltimore Sea safari boat trip again in the future. Mícheál
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Mark O wrote a review Sep 2020
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Fantastic trip, great value and Mícheál is very knowledgeable and informative. Would highly recommend
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari
Responded 9 Sep 2020
Mark O Thanks for reviewing your Baltimore Sea Safari boat trip, great to see you enjoyed your time out with us. Hopefully we may see you on a Baltimore Sea Safari trip again in the future.
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Seán wrote a review Sep 2020
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I would highly recommend Baltimore Sea Safari to anyone looking to witness these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Our tour was lucky enough to spot and shadow a pair of Humpback Whales. Mícheál is a gentleman and has a wealth of knowledge on the history of Baltimore and its coastline.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from BaltimoreSeaSafari, Owner at Baltimore Sea Safari
Responded 9 Sep 2020
SeaneeP Thank you for reviewing our Sea Safari boat trip. it is fantastic to see that you enjoyed your time out with us and that you got to experience Humpback whales up close. Hopefully we may see you on a Baltimore Sea Safari boat trip again in the future. Mícheál
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