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Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours

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Ceann Tra, Ventry, Ireland
+353 86 335 3805
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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 (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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Ceann Tra, Ventry, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

One of the best experiences in Kerry! We saw seals and dolphins in addition to the spectacular landscape. And if you are lucky as me and my friends were, you might see a whale and take a photo while it’s jumping out the water. This...More

Thank Alban0709
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We saw grey seals, lots of dolphins, and even a humpback whale jumped few metres from de boat! It was really amazing. We knew we were very lucky to see a humpback jumping, but even if we hadn't seen whales, the tour is highly recommendable

Thank Eva P
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Week what can I say other than "bloody fantastic" My husband and I booked this trip after a trip we had booked in baltimore was cancelled due to bad weather.We had already looked into taking a trip from ventry when we booked the other so...More

Thank Tabitha H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The day we took this boat trip, the weather was windy and wet, and the sea was choppy as anything--but the captain still managed to get us to the Great Blasket Islands, where we saw a playful colony of seals and the abandoned village on...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had booked for monday 28th August 2017. On the Saturday night I had an email from Michael advising that weather was to break on Monday and to try and make the trip on Sunday. So glad we were able to do so. We had...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I always thought that Whale watching you had to go Artic or Australia. But no,a short flight from Amsterdam and a 2 hour drive too Ventry gives you the possibility to see 1 of 84 Whales in the Dingle area. I agree with all the...More

Thank albert b
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Amazing day. Three types of whales seen. A lot of dolphins and seals also viewed. The plummeting gannets were breathtaking to witness. Friendly knowledgeable crew and amazing scenery.

Thank carthaigh q
Reviewed 28 August 2017

So we got quite lucky with weather. Depending on how many days you have in the area, check the forecast and try for this outing on your best possible day. The Great Blasket Island was beautiful and very remote. There were a few dozen other...More

Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We did the halfday tour. Beautiful experience and excellent tour guides. We saw seals and dolphins and enjoyed the views

Thank Togonavo
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We went out with eco marine tours for the fourth time today and totally hit the jackpot. As soon as we picked up the extra guests on the blaskets, we went to open sea and saw big blows. They were fin whales who were to...More

Thank MickeyMuis
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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