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Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips

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South John Street | Harbour Masters Building, The Pier, New Quay SA45 9NW, Wales
+44 1545 560800
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A must

We had beautiful weather and the ocean was smooth. Despite only seeing 4-6 dolphins the gentle... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
Great Trip

Went on an hour long dolphin watching trip not expecting to see too much. How wrong was I we had... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark F
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
via mobile
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DOLPHIN SPOTTING BOAT TRIPS by New Quay Boat Trips, open April to October, weather permitting we offer 1 and 2 Hour dolphin spotting trips every day (with occaisional 30 and 90 minute trips) along the beautiful Ceredigion coastline. Your experience begins boarding from the historic pier at the picturesque fishing village of New-Quay, our large stable, purpose built passenger boats are skippered by experienced boat masters who will be keeping a look-out for the many bottlense dolphins who reside in Cardigan Bay in season. Your experienced skipper and guide will carry you saefly along the Heritage Coast to Cwmtydu on the 1hr trip while providing an informative talk on the wildlife and local history, while those choosing the 2 hour trip will venture to Ynys Lochtyn allowing you more chance to spot dolphins. On both you will observe seal haul-out areas and bird nesting sights, all the time you will be in a Special Area of Conservation and will be observing a voluntry code of conduct to avid distubance to the willife. Upon encountering dolphins your skipper will slow down or stop and position the boat to give all passenger the best view without causing any disturbance to them. Bring your camera and you can even get involved with the important work of the Marine Conservation charity The Sea Watch Foundation. Don't miss a fascinating experience, we look forward to welcoming all ages aboard. For an alterantive experience we also offer 2 & 4 Hour fishing trips, suitable for all ages we include rod tackle, bait amd tuition. Group bookings are welcome on all our trips we are the only company locally who can accomodate parties larger than 12 persons. Therfore we are well equiped to cater for groups and school parties by arrangemment preferably. Dolphins are wild so we obvioosuly cannot guarantee spotting them every trip. Book at our office on the main pier or call us, we have an out of hours telephone number too. For more information, read about sightings and view more photo's, please Visit our website or find us on facebook (DolphinSpottingBoatTripsNewQuay). We accept cash, debit and credit cards. Babies under 2 years are free of charge and Dogs are welcome too.Thank-you for reading about our trips.
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South John Street | Harbour Masters Building, The Pier, New Quay SA45 9NW, Wales
+44 1545 560800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had beautiful weather and the ocean was smooth. Despite only seeing 4-6 dolphins the gentle cruise around the bay was idyllic and well worth while. Staff love their jobs and are chatty and friendly. Watching them interact with a couple of special needs guests...More

1  Thank Nalpick
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went on an hour long dolphin watching trip not expecting to see too much. How wrong was I we had only just left and were viewing dolphins alongside the boat. Great trip and had a great informative talk all the way around by the skipper....More

1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat trip was the best thing we ever did while on holiday! Saw loads of dolphins and the staff were very informative! The views were amazing!

1  Thank Lozziiee B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crew were friendly and helpful. They made it clear that dolphins are wild animals and no guarantee of seeing them. But we were lucky enough to watch a mother and calf so definitely worth the trip! Even if you don't see Dolphins, the one...More

Thank Cathy A
jevLondon, Owner at Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us Dafydd the skipper will be happy to hear you appreciated the local history and great you got dolphins :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 1 hour trip with ‘Newquay Boat Trips’ took place on Friday 6th October at 12.10. The 2hr trips were advertised on the placard outside the booking office ‘as not running due to the weather’. The 1 hour trip seemed inviting and convenient for us...More

11  Thank Climbgibo
jevLondon, Owner at Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Firstly I have to apologise that your request for a refund was not dealt with properly by the member of staff in the office, she has never been asked for a refund before. Secondly we are very sorry you got soaked on the small...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the one hour trip from New Quay, £10 each, dog free and made welcome. Weather was dry and warm it was lovely. Didn't see Dolphins but did see seals, the coastline is spectacular and the views from the boat are brilliant. Very knowledgeable crew....More

Thank Helen237
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable trip and an added bonus to see dolphins swimming and jumping close to boat. We would highly recommend to take a boat trip to see the stunning coastline and wildlife.

Thank _johnspen1962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great attraction during a short trip to Newquay. We paid only £10 per person for 1 hour trip and didn't have high expectations however we were lucky to have spotted a few dolphins and we kept watching them for some time. Informative guide and lovely...More

Thank Bogusza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to New Quay last year and did their one hour boat trips. So when we went again today we knew we had to go again. The trip never fails to amaze. The dolphin sightings were plentiful and the scenery around Newquay is breathtaking....More

Thank Tracey P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the most amazing time today. I saw the most dolphins on the 10.30 two hour trip that I have ever encountered in all the years that I have been going on the boats. Thank you so so much. Just absolutely awesome.

Thank avgam
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Eileen T
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Response from jevLondon | Property representative |
Hi, Try these people - PlanetWhale Sory I can't post a link Trip Advisor won't allow it Good luck :)
Ashutosh D
24 August 2016|
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Response from jevLondon | Property representative |
Thankyou to all who have answered this already, the only point missing is the destination for the two hour (weather permitting) is Ynys Lochtyn which is a peninsular approximately 5 miles down the coast from New Quay which... More
Ashutosh D
9 August 2016|
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Response from BlameCain | Reviewed this property |
There were pushchairs with young children in on my trip.