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Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours

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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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All reviews sea birds red deer boat trip common dolphins saw seals minke whales full day tour excellent tour seal colony great trip bad weather four hours great afternoon knowledgeable crew grey seals bird life added bonus
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Whether or not you get lucky enough to see the wonderful wildlife on the day, the scenery alone is simply breathtaking! Everyone on board is fabulous, friendly and full of local knowledge, overall it’s a fantastic day out. Couldn’t recommend it enough!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eldred1992
Reviewed 17 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sophie O
Reviewed 17 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Emily N
Reviewed 5 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Desmond D
Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank searlad
Reviewed 23 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank albertbF4676RQ
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

Date of experience: July 2018
5  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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
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