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Whale Watch West Cork

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Address: Baltimore Harbour, Baltimore, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 120 0027
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Activities: Whale watching
Description: Responsible tourism award winner - Whale Watch West Cork runs responsible...
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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WOW - wonderful time.

To write a book on this would not fully explain the natural sights we saw. 3 adults - 'slightly older variety' ventured out on a bright sunny and slightly windy afternoon in May... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

To write a book on this would not fully explain the natural sights we saw. 3 adults - 'slightly older variety' ventured out on a bright sunny and slightly windy afternoon in May to see the fabulous south west coast. Nic our 'skipper and guide' gave us a warm welcome as we board his catamaran. We felt safe as he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Awesome experience.....the knowledge of the captain, the views, minke whales, harbour whale, seals and good weather made for a perfect day!!! Highly recommend. ..

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WhaleWatchWestCork, Manager at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this review

Hi Peggy S Thank you very much for taking the time to write your lovely review of your experience with Whale Watch West Cork. Your kind words make it all worth while. It was a huge pleasure having you all on board last Sunday. When you are next back in West Cork I hope we have the pleasure of taking... More 

London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We booked this trip a couple of weeks ahead via email, Nic was very helpful. The trip itself was just wonderful, scenery was beautiful, Nic was a lovely man clearly loves what he does and shares his knowledge. We must have seen a approx 100 dolphins, missed seeing a Minsk whale, but considering we were in the low season -... More 

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WhaleWatchWestCork, Manager at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this review

Hi SunshineFamilyLondon Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with Whale watch West Cork in April. It was a real pleasure having you all on board and I am delighted you enjoyed yourselves - the dolphins really were magnificent that day. I hope we have the opportunity to take you out again... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

What can I say that hasn't already been said by other travellers. My husband and I have been on two other whale watching trips (not with Nic) and although they were excellent, both involved many hours searching for whales - not so this trip the whale watching was MAGNIFICENT!!!! With Nic's (and his team of super guides) expertise you really... More 

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WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this review

Hi Sue B Thank you very much for your review of the Baja 2016 whale watching holiday to Baja California Sur and The Sea of Cortez. I am absolutely delighted you enjoyed yourselves and that everything exceeded your expectations. Your feedback is invaluable in tailoring our whale watching holidays to suit all requirements. Thank you again for coming on our... More 

Monasterboice
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

By sheer chance, I got the opportunity to go on this trip of a lifetime, almost at the last minute! Initially, on contacting Nic, I didn't think I would be able to go due to the Loreto LAX connection, but Nic moved heaven and earth, and whoopee I was on my way. Two of my best pals were on the... More 

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WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this review

Hi Shirley H We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your experience with us on one of our flagship tours to Baja California Sur in February 2015 to see the Pacirfic gray whales of Lopez Mateos and the blue whales of The Sea of Cortez. I am delighted you enjoyed yourself so much and felt... More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Perfection simply sums up this incredible,beautiful,fun and most memorable holiday.From the very start when i found Whales Worldwide via Responsible Travel,Nic Slocum was so helpful and made everything so very easy.With constant communication from the first email right up to the time we flew.Meeting the lovely Sarah in LA who helped us on our way down to Loreto to finally... More 

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WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this review

Hi Sammie 43 We are really grateful for you taking the time out to write a review of your experiences on the Baja 2015 San Ignacio Lagoon whale watching holiday. Your comments are invaluable and thank you so much for your kind words - it makes it all worthwhile! I hope we have the opportunity to take you on another... More 

Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

So much more than whales, but they were the stars. Many many sightings and so close, no need for binoculars!! With the expertise of Nic and the knowledge of the local boatmen and guides there was so much information available. The added bonus was all the other wildlife to see, dolphins, rays, sea lions and many interesting birds. Put all... More 

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WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this review

Hi Barbara H Thank you very much for your review. We realise how busy you are and the time you take out to write a review is greatly appreciated. It is of huge value, both to ourselves as we work to create even better itineraries for our guests and also to new customers. We are delighted you enjoyed your time... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to see whales - we researched on the Internet and found Whales Worldwide and homed in on the two packages in Baja California. Unable to decide between the Loreto based one and the San Ignacio Lagoon one we did the only sensible thing and combined the two. It was the best holiday we have ever had. Nic answered... More 

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WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this review

Hi Grannyweatherwax Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with Whales Worldwide in Baja. I can't tell you what a pleasure it was to have you both on board Baja 2015 and show you the delights of that part of Mexico; not only the amazing whale activity but the fabulous scenery and... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband and I spent a wonderful morning on board the yoyager with Nic on Easter Sunday. What an amazing experience we spent time watching a pod of between 40 and 50 dolphins as they played in the wash from the boat and as if that wasn't enough excitement we then sighted a minkey whale... I have to say that... More 

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WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this review

Hi Lizzyireland32. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with Whale Watch West Cork over the Easter holiday. We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves, it was certainly a great pleasure having you both on board and the weather and the animals all behaved impeccably. Thank you for your kind words, they make... More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

On all the trips out we didn't see any large whales or dolphins although we see some seals and fleeting views of some porpoises. Generally there really didn't seem to be a lot about. Having said that the coastline was spectacular and there were some amazing photographic opportunities. If you are in to geology then you get some very interesting... More 

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WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this review

Hi Marc A. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your week spent in West Cork whale watching with us. The weather was very disappointing that week and it did not improve much between the middle of October and the end of the season early December. Although we were able to get out during the week the... More 

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