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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
Activities: Whale watching
Owner description: Whale Watch West Cork runs responsible whale and dolphin watching tours and holidays led by zoologist and conservationist Dr Nic Slocum. Mission:... more » 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. « less
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had a wonderful day whale watching with Nic, who is authoritative, friendly and helpful in every way. The trip lasted four and a half hours with a stop off for refreshments on Cape Clear island. Great views of the spectacular coast and islands on the way and we saw minke whales, seals and dolphin. We recommend this trip very... More

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Cork, Ireland
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6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I have been out with Whale Watch West Cork on a few occasions and the trips have always been super. I have managed to be lucky enough to see Fin, Humpback and Minke Whales, grey seals and of course wonderful schools of Dolphins - I cannot recommend this trip enough. Nic is always welcoming, professional and glad to share his... More

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Leicester, England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We would highly recommend this trip, although there is of course no guarantee as to what you will see, we however saw Minke whales, seals and diving albatross. Nic is an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. The boat is not overly large but with plenty of room for up to 12. We also enjoyed seeing the coastline from the water... More

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Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had great weather and the sun shone on us all day - we saw a friendly dolphin when leaving and coming back to the harbour in Baltimore. We spotted a Basking Shark, Minke whale, some very curious seals - so we were very lucky indeed :-) Nic is a great host - there for info and questions but also... More

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

Hi Chickyboomboom99 Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your experience with Whale Watch West Cork...we know how valuable your time is. We are thrilled that you had such an excellent time and enjoyed the vast array of wildlife that we have off Baltimore and around the Islands.... More

Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Nick was a fantastic guide. We were so lucky to have seen nearly 300 dolphins and two kinky whales. Definitely an unforgettable experience.

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Dublin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Really enjoyed the tour. Nic was excellent, a wonderful host who is extremely knowledgeable and accomodating. He provides really interesting facts and stories about the area, the nature and the animals. He genuinely seems committed to ensuring all passengers have an enjoyable experience. For four hours of a trip, and the level of service provided I feel the 50 euro... More

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

Hi jjb37 Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with Whale Watch West Cork. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and the marine wildlife of West Cork and hope you may find the time to join us again at another time in the future. Thanks again Nic More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Nic was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Both the trips my wife and I shared with Nic were beyond doubt exhilarating. We saw whales every day we went out on the boats. Fantastic trip and company. I would thoroughly recommend.

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

Hi Colin B Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience of our overseas tours to Mexico and Maui. We were delighted to make this "dream come true" for you and your wife. We loved having you on board for the Maui and Baja 2014 tours...your obvious enjoyment and fascination with the variety of whales we... More

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

You have to do this. Nic was brilliant, He has a deep knowledge of the wild life in the area and was extremely friendly. We had the best weather we could hope for and this allowed us to travel as far as Fastnet Rock. On are way back we stopped of at Cape Clear for something to eat. Lovely Place... More

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Mexico City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We have never been on a whale watching tour, so I was skeptical. But the owner Nic was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable about the local history as well. We didn't see any whales, but we did catch glimpses of dolphins, good views of seals and a basking shark. If you keep your expectations in check (weather especially)... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had a fantastic day with Nic. It was much more than a boat rip. Nic is very knowledgable and made the trip really interesting. The whales were quite shy, but we did get a glimpse of a minke whale. A small family of dolphins spent a long time playing in the wake of the boat and that was fantastic.... More

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