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Reviewed October 10, 2018

We had a fantastic time today on the glass bottom boat. Going out was fine and smooth but coming back was a bit choppy. Although we were splashed and smashed by the sea waves, it was great fun. We managed to see some trigger fish,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kamparian1888
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with the crew, they were super friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We sailed about 45 mins to the nature reserve area, saw loads of fish, went snorkelling/swimming and then went off in search of dolphins & whales. Unfortunately didn’t...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hannah H
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We booked onto the Beluga as it was recommended by our hotel, on researching it we found it was a small glass bottom boat which would allow us to snorkel during the trip. We had booked for the Sunday of our visit, on the prior...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julian_246877
Reviewed January 2, 2018

The crew and booking assistant were all very helpful and interesting. We went out on a flat calm day and once we got to the Nature Reserve, visibility was excellent and we saw a good selection of juvenile fish - parrot, grouper, trumpet, wrasse to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Valerie47_13
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Wanted to do something I've never done before and face my fears. Captain Dave and his deck hand Finn were amazing hosts and made you feel totally relaxed aboard the Beluga.After reading some reviews about this vessel I was even more nervous about it than...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Julie F
Reviewed August 12, 2017

We had a lovely trip on the beluga submarine. Cap'n David and Finn were very knowledgable about the fish of the area. We had some good views of the fish and got to see them feeding. I really enjoyed watching the fish in the marine...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank gecko77
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Small boat chugs along close to the shore so good on a calm sunny day if you just want to relax and take in the sea air. If you get sea sick, the slow wallowing and the smell of the engine may not be for...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank RichardBlakey
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We paid €30 each for a half day trip. We arrived at the meeting centre & was shown to the boat. When we booked we were told 12 max would be on the trip. (This really suited us - I do not like to think...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank cornwall0
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I liked the trip. Boat is not very big and seems slow a little bit. It took us around an hour to meet dolphins. It was great but short experience. Then we had some time to explore the ocean through glass bottom. It looks nice...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank alexanderp770
Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

After reading some of the previous reviews, I'm actually shocked by the positive comments that other boat passengers had. I assume it was because they saw dolphins or got to snorkel, but my experience with this company was far from pleasant. The entire ride out...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Caroline H
April 30, 2015|
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My advice is don't book this trip, book with another company as they will cancel on you if they've got not enough passengers.
Caroline H
April 30, 2015|
Response from tinygirl80 |
This morning I paid 30euros for adults and 15euros for under 10s but when we arrived for our cruise it had been cancelled as not enough passengers!! It leaves after the other trips so we couldn't book on anything else which... More