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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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Tylou wrote a review Sep 2022
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An absolutely tremendous trip out! The whole experience was amazing. Ni and JJ, who run the trip are friendly, knowledgeable, amusing and helpful. I have walking issues but they were accommodating and understanding, helping me onto and off the catamaran and up the harbour steps. We were accompanied for most of the trip by short-beaked dolphins jumping and playing alongside and in front of the boat. We had sightings of the infrequently seen larger Rhesus dolphins and inquisitive Atlantic seals bobbing their heads above the water to look at us. We also passed colonies of seabirds on rocky outcrops as well as guillimots and gannets. The trip took us alongside stunningly beautiful coastal scenery with fascinating geological forms. The trip was over 5 hrs - I enjoyed every second. We were blessed with calm sea and sunshine and the geology of the coastline remarkable
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Maxs_Trip_Tips wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom322 contributions154 helpful votes
Had a lovely experience with these guys, we took two boats out together and there was plenty of space on each. They could easily have stuffed more on like other companies do, so we really appreciated this additional space. They are knowledgable, chilled out and very generous with their time.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Sarah N wrote a review Jun 2022
Pooley Bridge, United Kingdom20 contributions6 helpful votes
We were so pleased we chose Nic for our whale watching trip in Baltimore. He is an incredible guide, so friendly and enthusiastic. He works hard to find the wildlife and then make sure that everyone sees it. We had realistic expectations and were prepared to see nothing, but were so lucky to spot minke whale, dolphin seals and harbour Porpoise mother and calf (my favourite), plus numerous seabirds. The boats are comfortable and spacious, and not overcrowded at all. 2 go out together and are constantly in contact to guide each other to the marine life. The rest stop on Cape Clear is a nice touch allowing you to warm up and stretch your legs. We were out for most of the day, so it's well worth the price given. Highly recommended thank you. Sarah and Derek Nixon
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Liam S wrote a review Jun 2022
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Magical experience off Cape Clear on a flat calm sea, Nic is hugely respectful of the marine life and has an obvious passion for these incredible animals. Many dolphins seen close at hand, gannets diving for food, and several whales at a distance, plus a few seals. It was also a real privilege to land at Cape clear island for a brief tea break. Nic is a very engaging and entertaining host, a good safety talk before departure with life jackets fitted and checked, plenty of room to move around the boat. We came prepared that we may not see whales but felt privileged and humbled to see what we did in a beautiful and completely wild natural environment. Very much hope and intend to come again.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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dpconroy wrote a review Sep 2021
Rush, Ireland46 contributions25 helpful votes
Fab day with a genial host in Nic. Great knowledge and insights. Saw Fin and Minky whales and enjoyed the full 5 hours on board and at Cape Clear. Highly recommend this experience.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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