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Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours

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Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours - dolphin, whale watching, bird watching, wildlife boat tours from Ventry Harbour, Dingle Bay, Kerry, Ireland. Ventry Harbour is situated 4 miles west of Dingle town on the Slea Head drive [R559] and we run a morning...more
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Ceann Tra, Ventry, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The trip was absolutely fantastic! All the crew were very engaging and friendly. They told us lots about the area and the animals in the locality. They told us about their rescue programme and how they track the whales by their unique tail fin. The...More

Thank Sophie O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everything was great! Our trip got cancelled because of bad weather but Mick took us out the next day. We first stopped at the blaskets to pick up a few people and saw the amazing seal colony, some seals were swimming around our boat. Then...More

1  Thank Emily N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a WAW experience then these type of trips are for you , out in the open atlantic for 4 hours with a good running swell ,some will enjoy it more than others. We got to see a large tuna jump clear of...More

1  Thank Desmond D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a fantastic outing that we'd been looking forward to immensely. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly, pointing out the marine life and points of interest on the way. We saw two types of dolphins, minke whales, seals, a wide variety of bird life...More

1  Thank searlad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 4 hour afternoon trip on 22nd August and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were lucky enough to see Minke Whales, Common Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, diving Gannets, Shags, Cormorants, Grey Seal, Red Deer, Fulmars, Guillemots and lots more. The boat is comfortable and easy...More

Thank Claire-Biggleswade
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very good trip to Blasket. What a wonderfull place. We walked around the island,loads of seala,birds and other great creatures. Had a coffee at the hostel and dreamed away looking over the bays. Learned some interesting geology facts from the skipper. Just go for it.

Thank albert b
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Our Afternoon Eco Tour was simply incredible! Boarding at the dock could not have been easier. We headed off in a rainstorm with almost no visibility. The captain assured us that this would change and as we got near Great Blasket Island, the rain ended...More

4  Thank derl98
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We had a fabulous ride out past the Blasket Islands to where the dolphins welcomed us, literally by the dozens. They would breach five or six at a time, obviously having lots of fun playing with us. We saw the blow of a humpback in...More

Thank ngbngb
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We were lucky with the weather and had smooth sailing out passed the mostly westerly point in Europe to the Basket Islands. Saw half dozen different sea birds including lots of adorable puffins. No whales were spotted but we saw a small pod of the...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Such an experience, amazing part of the world, these are the people to show you it. While organized and safe there is an informal, comfortable feel to the whole day. The tour guide, driver and crew were excellent. The tour Richard Creagh was excellent, I...More

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Noopur J
26 June 2018|
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Response from kated40 | Reviewed this property |
Much easier to get to Dingle where you can take an eco tour of the Blasket islands that departs from there if you can't find a way to get to Ventry. There are several options. Have a look on Trip Advisor or just go down to... More
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GMak54
Hi- after reading Tomás Ó Crohan's "The Islandman", we plan to visit The Blaskets this July 2017 after attending a wedding in Dublin. We intend to rent a car and drive from Dublin, stopping at a couple of places along the way such as Kilkenny, Cork and Kilarney, My questions: 1) Is this mainly a "sealife spotting boat tour" with a stop on the Great Blasket Island only as secondary purpose, or is it a boat trip to the Great Blasket Island where you might see some sealife along the way? These are two different things. (I ask because living in the US Pacific Northwest, whales, orcas, seals, sealions, dolphins are a pretty common occurrence, and I can see them anytime here - and do. So I prefer to spend time visiting The Blaskets rather than looking for black fins sticking out of the water in the distance...) 2) Is July a good time to go? 3) Any good inns or B&Bs in Dingle to stay before/after the trip? Is Dingle worth a couple days to enjoy? 4) Any other suggestions post- or pre Blaskets? We're open to suggestions! Thanks everyone!
13 February 2017|
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Response from captainwhalesgalore | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry! It seems to be that the All Day Tour is most suited to your needs as it is a combination landing on the Great Blasket Island [3 hrs.] and 1hr. out to and 3 hrs. around the outer Blasket Islands... More
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