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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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9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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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Excellent, just excellent!!

We came to Baltimore from South West Kerry especially to see whales, so this was the highlight of our three day visit. We were very excited at the prospect of catching a glimpse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We came to Baltimore from South West Kerry especially to see whales, so this was the highlight of our three day visit. We were very excited at the prospect of catching a glimpse of these magnificent wild creatures, and slightly worried we'd see nothing. There are no guarantees, but Nic the captain and guide, a former zoologist, is expert at... More 

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

On the 9th of August my husband and I went out on board Voyager with Nic. There was some light rain but visibility was fine although there was a swell. We were well wrapped up to keep warm and dry. Nic was very informative,and would stop the boat if we seen anything. NO whales that day but dolphins swam beside... More 

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Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Although we did not get to see any whales on our trip yesterday, we were rewarded with plenty of dolphins and fabulous weather. The owner and captain Nic is very knowledgeable. The trip lasted roughly 4 hours with a stop over at Cape Clear Island for a coffee. It was brilliant to see the coastline of West Cork from a... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of the best holiday attractions I have ever partaken in. With a maximum group size of twelve, the experience feels very personal, and there is plenty of space to move about the boat. Not only is Nic, the man who runs this trip, friendly and wonderful fun, he is full of knowledge about marine life. He is conscious about... More 

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Bletchingley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were lucky with the weather - we had blazing sun and still, clear waters that looked almost Mediterranean - and we had a fabulous encounter with a group of common dolphins, who rode along with the boat for ages (their choice - we didn't chase them at all), but Nic is such a knowledgeable and charming host that we... More 

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Rostrevor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nic is a fantastic gentleman, his knowledge is endless. We are excited about looking into future trips with him. He made both adults & kids feel welcome & safe!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We rang this tour operator and they fitted us in at short notice, which was good, the boat only takes twelve people, this is very good as you have plenty of space onboard. We sailed out around the local islands where we saw numerous minke whales, dolphins and harbour porpoise, we stopped at Clear island for a break, then more... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Trip was great. Nic new his stuff was enthusiastic and made the time really fun. Well worth it, no whales about that afternoon but plenty of Dolphins and they were amazing to see. Wrap up warmly as gets a bit cold when out but brill time....thanks Nic 😎

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Northop Hall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Sometimes it is easy to get carried away in the afterglow of an experience, but I have to write that an afternoon with Nic on board Voyager around Baltimore and Cape Clear Island observing some of the most extraordinary wildlife is an experience that must be shared. Nic is a warm and convivial host his genuine enthusiasm and excitement is... More 

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West Midlands, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The sea was a bit choppy on our trip which made spotting wildlife a little more challenging but our group had some early success with a few sightings of the shy harbour porpoise. We weren't fortunate enough to see any Minke, the conditions made this unlikely, but we had a spectacular encounter with a pod of common dolphins who delighted... More 

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