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Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours

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Ventry, Ireland
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About Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours
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 (2 1/2hr) tour departing at 1000hrs ; an afternoon (4 hr) guided tour departing at 1300hrs and an evening (2 1/2) specialist whale and dolphin watching tour departing at 1700hrs. We also do an all day combination eco marine tour around the Blasket Islands archipelago including landing on the Great Blasket Island.
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Experience the thrill of observing whales and dolphins on this 4-hour cruise around Dingle Bay. Marvel over the startling coastal scenery as you drive along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, then hop aboard for a memorable cruise around the bay. Glide past Slea Head, the westernmost point of Europe, then cruise out to the Blasket Islands and look out for humpbacks whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks and puffins.
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Marie M wrote a review 1 Aug
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We took the Afternoon Eco Marine Tour of the Blasket Islands which was a great treat. The Islands are beautiful and a spot I wanted to see for a while. The crew were hugely knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and worked hard to give us a trip to remember. So many bird species, pods of dolphins, minke whales and the most amazing humpback whale! Which put on a great show right next to the boat. I also loved their ethos of not harassing the animals, they got us into the vicinity and the animals came to us, it worked. Highly recommended, We will return again.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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DDeBhal wrote a review Jul 2021
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We had a trip out this morning from Ventry with our 5yo and 7yo. We took the 3 hour morning trip though we knew the chances of seeing whales and dolphins were lower than the dedicated 4hr afternoon trip, as we felt the afternoon trip would be too long for the kids. Despite a bit of a swell, we had harbour porpoise and puffins on the trip out to the Blaskets and then saw the grey seals hauled out on the beach, with the animals showing no reaction to the boat at all, which is great. We then headed out into Dingle Bay and encountered common dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and a really close encounter with a huge fin whale. The skipper was very kind to our young fella and the young crewman did a good job with commentary and spotting the action. All in all a great trip.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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ruthsher27 wrote a review Jul 2021
Ballinasloe, Ireland40 contributions30 helpful votes
We did the Morning boat tour from 10am to 1pm, it was so so good. The lads were so friendly and Richard was full of chat and info about the history of the islands and the lives of the dolphins and wales, he also has a fantastic book on travelling the wild atlantic way so definitely ask him about it and buy the book, its a beauty!!!! Couldn't recommend this tour enough, well worth doing.
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breenma wrote a review Jun 2021
Overijse, Belgium9 contributions1 helpful vote
10/10 this was the best experience you can have when visiting the dingle peninsula. We took the afternoon trip. We saw so many dolphins, whales, puffins and even red deer on one of the Blaskets. Team was so knowledgable and lots of info and anecdotes about what life was life for the islanders in times past. Wonderful day out
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BadHof-fans wrote a review Jun 2021
Ireland29 contributions14 helpful votes
Truly fantastic full-day trip. After about 3 hours on Great Blasket Island with its beautiful wildflowers and amazing views, we went Dolphin and Whale Watching with Vincent & Richard, and what a jaw-dropping experience. Vincent expertly piloting and scanning and Vincent also scanning and willing the dolphins and whales to show themselves, and they did!!! We saw so many dolphins, playing alongside the boat, diving underneath, then Minke whales (yes, more than one!!) and if that wasn't enough a humpback whale joined the party, surfacing and blowing, before diving again. Hard to believe we were in Ireland and a truly memorable experience enhanced by Richard's breadth of knowledge of marine mammals and the wonderful landscape around us. Thank you so much
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Date of experience: June 2021
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