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Whale Watch West Cork

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Baltimore, Ireland
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About Whale Watch West Cork
Responsible tourism award winner - Whale Watch West Cork runs responsible whale and dolphin watching tours led by zoologist and conservationist Dr Nic Slocum. All tours depart from Baltimore, Harbour, West Cork on board Voyager- daily between April and November (sea conditions permitting). Each tour takes you around the beautiful islands and headlands of West Cork,stopping at Cape Clear Island affording visitors an insight into the unique lifestyle of the islanders of Roaring Water Bay. Our overseas arm, Whales Worldwide, runs exclusive wildlife holidays to unique destinations including Baja, Maui, Patagonia and Sri Lanka to watch whales responsibly in their natural habitats. Each tour is personally guided by Nic Slocum with a maximum of ten like-minded guests per holiday. We are dedicated to providing each of our customers with a safe, comfortable and educational whale and dolphin watching experience. We seek to impart accurate knowledge on the marine mammals and other wildlife we encounter and on the wider issues of marine conservation through informed commentary with special emphasis on the current threats facing these unique animals and their fragile environment. We directly support conservation measures through education and research.
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knyttet16 wrote a review 16 Jul
Bantry, Ireland2 contributions
What a wonderful day! An amazing experience for both big and small and worth every penny! Nic is so knowledgable, welcoming and a great host on his boat. It's a day that brings a mixture of many experiences...from the whales and dolphins, to beautiful views, Cape Clear and chats about the wildlife. Could not recommend it high enough and will bring all my future guests to west cork out for a day with Nic. Thank You!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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James K wrote a review Sep 2020
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Interaction with the skipper was great. Spotted a few mink whales and various marine life. Tour was fantastic. I am not experienced with whale watching but when we got off shore the skipper made sure what we were to look out for. West cork is a great place to go and adventure on trips like this. I am from Limerick and next time I am around baltimore I would highly consider doing this again. Thanks and best of luck.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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mcgrate wrote a review Aug 2020
Dub,Ireland96 contributions21 helpful votes
Poor, poor communication. Nic let our group down and left 4 devestated kids standing on the pier after telling us didn't have enough room for us. Had communicated with Nic via text. I requested space on the trip, he confirmed he had availability and what pricing was. He asked me how many people we were and I confirmed our numbers back 7 people. Drove 1.5 hrs to Baltimore only to be told he had only booked us in as 4 people so we had to leave 3 people behind or not go at all. Obviously we couldn't send all kids solo or leave any behind so we all stayed behind. Nic admitted this was his admin error as he didn't confirm our numbers correctly. He also tried to tell us we needed a confirmation number, however this was not stated anywhere on his comminications or website. He had my number and could have phoned us. In short, his admin error (scribbles in a black book) wasted a full day of our holiday and left 4 heartbroken kids watch his boat pull away from the pier. I went looking for alternative trips and spoke to some locals, I was told this happens often and he over books in hope of some cancellations. Indeed another group on the pier today had to leave a person behind so perhaps we wee not the only ones affected. He didnt offer us an alternative date or trip. Just shrugged his shoulders and off he went. Ver shoddy business eithic. No doubt Nic will likely respond on here and tell me again should have gotten this mystery "confirmation number". Would be intetested to know if all his other bookings were given a confirmation as the booking process via a mobile number is all very lax and "cash based". At 55 a pop with no child discount, its expensive for what you get. Can't comment on the trip, but would urge people to book with a more credible company who don't overbook and leave kids standing on a pier.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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CBB wrote a review Jan 2020
Munich, Germany36 contributions49 helpful votes
Excellent and will certainly come back again when we visit Ireland soon again. Nic is a great host and very knowledgeable It was a great day out.. I highly recommend. Suggestion; We went to Cape Clear. This was a bit disappointing in that the post office, and supermarket could have been ready in advance for the group of 20 people who arrived..and sold lunch to us.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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John & Maria wrote a review Nov 2019
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The experience was brilliant, would highly recommend. Spent 5 hours on the sea where we saw, whales, dolphins and seals. Nic is fantastic and very knowledgeable. A hugely enjoyable day out, would recommend it to anybody.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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