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Whale Watch West Cork

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Baltimore Harbour, Baltimore, Ireland
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Great trip with Nic, so good I went twice

Really enjoyed the trip with Brendan and Nic yesterday, so lucky to have seen lots of dolphins and... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
MurphyAm
via mobile
Incredible day out

My mum and I went on this trip on the afternoon of the 16th September 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
missleon
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Responsible tourism award winner - Whale Watch West Cork runs responsible whale and dolphin watching tours led by zoologist and conservationist Dr Nic Slocum. All tours depart from Baltimore, Harbour, West Cork on board Voyager- daily between April and November (sea conditions permitting). Each tour takes you around the beautiful islands and headlands of West Cork,stopping at Cape Clear Island affording visitors an insight into the unique lifestyle of the islanders of Roaring Water Bay. Our overseas arm, Whales Worldwide, runs exclusive wildlife holidays to unique destinations including Baja, Maui, Patagonia and Sri Lanka to watch whales responsibly in their natural habitats. Each tour is personally guided by Nic Slocum with a maximum of ten like-minded guests per holiday. We are dedicated to providing each of our customers with a safe, comfortable and educational whale and dolphin watching experience. We seek to impart accurate knowledge on the marine mammals and other wildlife we encounter and on the wider issues of marine conservation through informed commentary with special emphasis on the current threats facing these unique animals and their fragile environment. We directly support conservation measures through education and research.
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Baltimore Harbour, Baltimore, Ireland
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the trip with Brendan and Nic yesterday, so lucky to have seen lots of dolphins and also humpback whales feeding. It was amazing and I decided to go back for a second day today. Weather gorgeous today, we just glimpsed one Minke whale...More

Thank MurphyAm
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

My mum and I went on this trip on the afternoon of the 16th September 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The skippers (Nic & Brendan) were friendly and welcoming, the trip was really interesting and informative and they were very respectful of the animals...More

Thank missleon
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This really was a great trip .My family and I (3 adults and 1 child) went on this trip in the afternoon of 16th September. It really was a great way to spend an afternoon. Nic and Brendan are both so nice and knowledgeable; you're...More

Thank Aisling A
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Well organised and great communication before the trip, we were welcomed by Nic on the day. Boats were clean and in great condition and life jackets were good quality. After a quick pep-talk about safety etc we got underway. We all kept a look out...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I did the whale watching trip on the 12th August 2017, in the morning. Shamefully during the 4 h trip we only saw a small group of dolphins for a few seconds, so I was very dissapointed. I agree with those who say that Nic...More

1  Thank 114eneko
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Took this trip on a gloriously sunny afternoon with my 9 & 7 year old. Were told by Nic before we set off that they had not seen any whales that morning and given the windy conditions we mightn't see them that afternoon...and we didn't...More

Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Although we didn't see any Whales, we saw some stunning dolphins which swam at the bow of our boat. This trip feels very authentic - the boat is not huge and is licensed to hold 12 people in total. The anticipation keeps you excited from...More

Thank Luke T
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Captain Nic Slocum does more than skipper a boat. He loves the sea and it's animals. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and his respect for nature and the sea. He made sure we got to see lots of sea life and never seemed...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful trip with Nic and Brendan. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Even though this was their third trip of the day they were just as excited as we were when the Minke whales were spotted. Highly recommend this trip. Even though my friend got seasick she...More

Thank ljm355
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We went out with Nic Slocum and Brendan in two boats on 5th july from Baltimore Harbour. We were with Brendan and had a very enjoyable afternoon. Took some brilliant photos and saw minke whales, finn whales, lots of dolphins and the humpback whales. Liked...More

Thank Yvonne H
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holmes3strandcord
19 March 2017|
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Response from WhaleWatchWestCork | Property representative |
Hi. Orca are a very rare sighting off West Cork. We see them only occasionally. Sorry I don't have more positive news. Email me and I can send you more details which will talk about the species we more regularly see. Thank... More
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iankennelly
11 August 2016|
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Response from WhaleWatchWestCork | Property representative |
Hi Ian. I am so sorry but I have only just picked up your question. loopy 101 is right, most questions are answered on the website. However, we do operate in December and continue for as long as the weather will allow. Some... More
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