We went on a whale and dolphin trip this week which was an amazing experience overall.
Parking nearby is very limited and we were lucky to get the last space - otherwise we wouldn't have made it in time to catch the boat as the nearest car park was a long walk away. The booking staff didn't tell us this, so we were just lucky on the day.
We felt a bit 'messed around' when our trip kept getting cancelled and re-booked for another day or a later time. I think you just have to be flexible about this as it depends on the sea conditions etc., but it does sort of become annoying when you get up early and then are cancelled or when you have to arrange your day around the possibility of a trip happening. However, having said that - I would do it again and it was well worth it!
The other piece of information (aside from the potential parking problems) that was missing when we booked was just how wet we were going to get on the boat. That may sound naive but, having never been out on a boat trip like this before, we just wore jumpers and rain coats but actually needed hats, and glasses (so much spray in my eyes), and waterproof trousers, and proper waterproof coats. For a little while it was very uncomfortable as we got completely soaked. Luckily the very kind guide gave us some waterproof trousers and more coats to go over our legs...
Anyway, the guide was quite interesting and informative. And we saw lots of common dolphins which were so playful and friendly, they swam all around the boat and under us, they were so lovely! We also saw a gannet colony and some seals.
All in all, a really great experience and one I would book again - but would definitely prepare better next time!
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