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Whale Watch West Cork

Baltimore Harbour, Baltimore, Ireland
+353 (0) 86 120 0027
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Whale watching
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Owner description: Whale Watch West Cork runs responsible whale and dolphin watching tours and holidays led by zoologist and conservationist Dr Nic Slocum. Mission: Whale Watch West Cork is dedicated to providing our customers with a safe, comfortable and educational whale and dolphin watching experience. We seek to impart detailed 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. Company Overview: Whale and dolphin watching around the islands and headlands of West Cork with Nic Slocum of Whale Watch West Cork on board Voyager. Stopping at Cape Clear Island affords visitors an insight into the unique lifestyle of the islanders of Roaringwater Bay.

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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have just returned from a weeks Whale watching with Nic Slocum, Nic arranged everything for our stay, from the hotel (see separate review) to our trips out and about. Nic took us to the local islands and walks along the peninsulas explaining the local history any wildlife. The weather on the boat was against us for the first part... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We booked the trip with Nic Slocum in advance through the internet. Nic informed us that the morning and afternoon trip would be combined so we started at 12:15 with fine weather and a slight breeze, although the sea-swell would be considerable according to Nic. We didn't see any whales but a lot of dolphins and had a wonderful trip.... More

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Brest, Bretagne, France
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Didn't see any whales but we were briefed beforehand that there was no guarantee,but it was a very worthwhile wildlife trip. Nick Slocum was a charming and informative host who is clearly committed and passionate about marine conservation. We had a delightful encounter with a pod of dolphins.

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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
48 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The wind was in the wrong direction so no whale watching but we enjoyed a nature trip with lots of information from Nic. We called into Cape Clear Island for a drink and even saw Fastnet in the distance. A good trip.

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Verona, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We did this tour aware that whales are wild animals and that there were the chance not to see them...and unfortunately it happened. The only thing we regret is that on a 4 hours tour we spent 50 minutes for a "cup of tea" on Capeclear Island,even if we haven't seen any whale/dolphin/etc yet.

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East Cowes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

OK, the first thing I'd like to say is that our first trip out with Nic was fruitless when it came to spotting whales and dolphins but I went in with the attitude that I wasn't going to see anything so I won't be disappointed. This is nature and Nic explained before we set off that there had been no... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Yesterday we'll make an incredible tour around the southern isles of Ireland with Nic, which is a great zoologist and an excellent sailor! We have also seen a lot of seals! Even though the weather it was not excellent, It was an amazing experience!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had a brilliant but cold afternoon out whale watching. The boat was clean and stable even though it was quite choppy. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and answered lots of questions. We had a break on one of the smaller islands where there was a bar and a lovely quiet walk as not many people live there. We saw... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It says a lot for this trip that my 19 year old, who is fairly well travelled and has been to lots of concerts and things teenagers get excited about, said that she would never forget it. We were lucky that we saw porpoises, a mincke whale, and several seals. The high point was definitely that a number of dolphins... More

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