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Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours

226 reviews
Ventry, Ireland
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About Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours
Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours - dolphin, whale watching, bird watching, wildlife boat tours from Ventry Harbour, Dingle Bay, Kerry, Ireland. Ventry Harbour is situated 4 miles west of Dingle town on the Slea Head drive [R559] and we run a morning (2 1/2hr) tour departing at 1000hrs ; an afternoon (4 hr) guided tour departing at 1300hrs and an evening (2 1/2) specialist whale and dolphin watching tour departing at 1700hrs. We also do an all day combination eco marine tour around the Blasket Islands archipelago including landing on the Great Blasket Island.
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Experience the thrill of observing whales and dolphins on this 4-hour cruise around Dingle Bay. Marvel over the startling coastal scenery as you drive along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, then hop aboard for a memorable cruise around the bay. Glide past Slea Head, the westernmost point of Europe, then cruise out to the Blasket Islands and look out for humpbacks whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks and puffins.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the afternoon 4hr tour with a spotter and marine biologist on board and had a brilliant time (the sunny weather helped too :) We saw a harbour purpoise at a distance, a dolphin and minke whale up close, seals, lots and lots...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having already taken in the views around Slea Head, I was excited for the rest of the party to experience the beautiful scenery and for the possibility of seeing some wildlife. The boat trip far surpassed my expectations. The boat staff were knowledgable and friendly,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a last minute activity we had booked the night before and although I was concerned with the weather (incoming storm), we had the perfect day out! Richard and the team were knowledgable, friendly and knew a lot about Ireland (beyond the wildlife). We...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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captainwhalesgalore, Owner at Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jessica and thank you for your review.! We are glad that you saw "Minke whale, grey seals, loads of dolphins, and lots of birds" on your boat trip with Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours departing from Ventry Harbour, Dingle Peninsula, West Kerry and look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I took the 4 hour tour and even though the time of year and weather were not ideal, we saw lots of wildlife and spectacular scenery. Would definitely recommend this longer tour as there is a lot to see and it maximizes the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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captainwhalesgalore, Owner at Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Grizz for your review and advice to our visitors about best photography practice and tips for marine wildlife photography. Don't forget to send us some of the photos you got of the Blasket Islands if you get a chance sometime. Either way I am...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day on this trip from Ventry pier. We took the tour that departed the pier at 10am and this also allowed a few hours exploring the blasket island. We met some dolphins on the way to the island in the morning....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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captainwhalesgalore, Owner at Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Asheey! I am glad that you enjoyed your boat trip with Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours on board M.V. "Blasket Princess" departing from Ventry pier, 4 miles west of Dingle town. We hope to see you again sometime on one...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well.... how do i start.... brilliant trip but this was from ECO MARINE TOURS IN VENTRY ... it was supposed to be 3 hours bit we stayed on the boat for the entire 7😂. We're a family of 1 adult and 4 children (age 9...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank DeirdreOM2018
captainwhalesgalore, Owner at Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Deirdre and I am glad that you and the 4 children saw Minke whales, basking shark, puffins and "loads of dolphins" and I almost forgot about the fulmers! Generally we advise our visitors that the (3 hr.) Morning Cruise is...More

Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

We had the best time on this trip to the Blasket Islands with the most lovely skipper and crew. So informative and made us feel right at home, we saw some amazing birds, whales and dolphins and thoroughly enjoyed every part of the day. Would...More

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captainwhalesgalore, Owner at Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Emven for your review! We appreciate the fact that you took the time to write it and especially like the part about "the most lovely skipper and crew"!. Also glad that you saw "some amazing birds, whales and dolphins" and are coming back...More

Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous trip. Beautiful scenery and loads of wildlife - seals, birds and dolphins. The dolphins came really close to the boat which was amazing. Lovely crew who worked hard to give us a great time. Knowledgeable and interesting commentary from our spotter. Thank you so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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captainwhalesgalore, Owner at Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review SLTBB. WE are glad that you enjoyed your boat trip with Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours from Ventry Harbour, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland S.W. and glad that you saw loads of wildlife on your boat tour including...More

Reviewed April 13, 2019

Although we were really really eager to see whales and dolphins, we were astonished by the nature itself before we saw any animals. Just amazing to be out on the sea, looking at those gorgeous islands when we get closer. The crew gave impressive and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank dd042019
captainwhalesgalore, Owner at Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review dd. I am glad that you enjoyed your boat trip with us and saw that there is more to marine wildlife watching than just continuously scanning the horizon looking for whales to the exclusion of all other marine...More

Reviewed April 2, 2019

We did the full day trip and highly recommend it. As the last reviewer said (about the same trip, which was the first of the season this year), even without all the wildlife it would have been completely worthwhile. The boat is comfortable and well...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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captainwhalesgalore, Owner at Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Thank you David for your fantastic review of our All Day Tour around the Blasket Islands and Dingle Bay on the first day of our 2019 Irish Dolphin and Whale Watching Season and I hope that you and your family enjoy the rest of your...More

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epod12
April 27, 2019|
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Response from EcoMarineTours | Property representative |
Your husband must be a Dálaigh [Daly], Guiheen or O Connor so? AS far as I know these were the families that lived on Inishvickillaun. One family had seven daughters, each more beautiful than the other, and they all... More
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Freedom59972
April 7, 2019|
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Firstly the first week in August is the peak of the visitor season so you would definitely want to book ahead. The Morning Cruise is the trip most suited for you as it is shorter than the Afternoon Tour or the All Day Tour... More
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Noopur J
June 26, 2018|
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Response from kated40 | Reviewed this property |
Much easier to get to Dingle where you can take an eco tour of the Blasket islands that departs from there if you can't find a way to get to Ventry. There are several options. Have a look on Trip Advisor or just go down to... More
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