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Whale Watch West Cork

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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We have traveled a lot to see whales and decided to do this knowing our chances of seeing anything... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lilburn, Georgia
Whale watch West Cork

I went out yesterday at 12 and returned at just after 6pm. It was a lovely day, if a bit chilly. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara M
Dublin, Ireland
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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...more
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Baltimore Harbour, Baltimore, Ireland
+353 86 120 0027
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have traveled a lot to see whales and decided to do this knowing our chances of seeing anything were small. Nic is a very pleasant captain/marine mammal expert and he kept us entertained while we searched for and found common dolphin, quite a few,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went out yesterday at 12 and returned at just after 6pm. It was a lovely day, if a bit chilly. We knew from the start that there was no guarantee of seeing whales as it was pointed out to us that these were wild...More

1  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We went out with Nic over the August Bank Holiday and had a brilliant experience. There was quite a thick mist hanging around so before we boarded the boat, Nic gave us the option of pulling out of the trip which I thought was very...More

Thank Méabh O
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Disappointing despite a pleasant skipper. We were advised that the sea was ‘a bit lumpy’ before going out and quite rightly it was very heavy with big swells. It would have been difficult to eat any of the food advised to bring during the journey....More

4  Thank siobanmurphy1
Reviewed 22 July 2018

. We took our grand-daughter for a day's whale-watching with Nic. We had a fabulous experience. We spotted quite a few Minke Whales and Harbour Porpoises but the highlight were the hundreds of Dolphins that we encountered. They gave us such a fantastic show, diving...More

2  Thank Linda-West-Cork
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Such a brilliant experience to watch dolphins, whales and seals out in Baltimore Co.Cork. This was part of our south west wild Atlantic journey where just worth to call in for a sea safari. Thanks for whalewatchwestcork and Nic who guided us with great knowledge!

1  Thank Roland H
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We really looked forward to this trip and were not disappointed- we set off from Baltimore harbour on a beautiful morning with the sea like a millpond. Nic gave a running commentary and filled us with interesting facts about the sea creatures we might come...More

1  Thank umw1
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Took the afternoon trip 3pm with our two boys age 3 and 6. The most memorable day we ever had holidaying in Ireland. Mum and dad have lived in Asia, Africa, Canada, Australia yet neither of us has experienced anything like this.15 nautical miles offshore...More

Thank M0urneMan
Reviewed 9 July 2018

If you come to within 100 miles of Baltimore this is a must do, Nic sets an extremely high bar for a stimulating day out. The highest compliment I could give would be to say that had we seen nothing at all you could still...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 July 2018

I when whale watching with my family, 5 of us in total, Including my 82 year old grandma who loved it! The first half of the day was pretty slow, however Rory was amazing, very enthusiastic and teaching us what to look for, he even...More

2  Thank LucyB-Cov
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19 March 2017|
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Response from WhaleWatchWestCork | Property representative |
Hi. Orca are a very rare sighting off West Cork. We see them only occasionally. Sorry I don't have more positive news. Email me and I can send you more details which will talk about the species we more regularly see. Thank... More
11 August 2016|
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Response from WhaleWatchWestCork | Property representative |
Hi Ian. I am so sorry but I have only just picked up your question. loopy 101 is right, most questions are answered on the website. However, we do operate in December and continue for as long as the weather will allow. Some... More