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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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County Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great family trip before they go back to school. Nick is so professional and knowledgeable. He was full of information about the animals. We saw a great pod of dolphins who came to play with the boat. We also saw minke whales. Thanks nick for a memorable trip

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Kranj, Slovenia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We took this exploration trip with our 3.5 year old son back in May. After the initial safety instructions we had off to the sea. In the matter of minutes we spotted the flock of dolphins. They obviously liked us, because they were swimming with us for about ten minutes. We were enjoying the curiosity of those animals and suddenly... More

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was to be the highlight of our trip to West Cork this summer. We were not disappointed! Your guide, Nic, will put you at ease with his friendly manner and cheeky banter. He is a fountain of local knowledge and doesn't seem to mind when, in the middle of the safety chat, is upstaged by a diving gannet! The... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a great time whale watching. We saw only a few small whales and lots of seals! Although we only saw a few whales and nothing big it was still a good time. Beautiful scenery. Nic knows his facts not only about whale watching but about the area as well. Everyone should try this whale watching trip.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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