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Whale Watch West Cork

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Open today: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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What a special day...we will cherish forever

Took the afternoon trip 3pm with our two boys age 3 and 6. The most memorable day we ever had... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newcastle, Co. Down
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Visit to the neighbours

If you come to within 100 miles of Baltimore this is a must do, Nic sets an extremely high bar for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David C
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“nic slocum”(29 reviews)
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best dolphin watch experience I have ever had. It was a long trip out but so so worth it. Simply awesome

1  Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit here just for these trips. Nic Slocum is one of the nicest and enthusiastic people we have ever met. The trip was a huge success and we had a brilliant day particularly when a Minky Whale turned up and brought...More

Thank KathandDen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you, Nic, Rory and Polly for a wonderful afternoon aboard Voyager. Your knowledge and obvious love of these wonderful animals is a fantastic soundtrack to the visual masterpiece that unfolded in front of us. Minke Whales breaking the water only 20 feet off our...More

Thank Tony F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent this afternoon on Voyager with Nic Slocum and Polly. Firstly, if you can’t be bothered to read the whole review, just book the trip and go. It’s first class. However on to the detail. Nic takes a maximum of 12 guests out watching whales,...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went out this morning with Nic and had an absolute whale of a time (pardon the pun!). We managed to see Minke Whales, Short Beaked Dolphins, a Humpback Whale and lots of Ganets and Sea Birds! The trip itself was a magical one and Nic...More

1  Thank steveandgai
Reviewed 8 June 2018

An excellent tour, where we have seen lots of animals. Nic really knows where to go to see the animals. On board, the atmosphere was very good. Nic gave good explanations. We never expected such an excellent event.

1  Thank Mliese
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Our family took a whale watch trip with Nic and under the guidance of Rory Jackson. We had an amazing trip, patiently waiting for the sea fog to lift and we were richly rewarded with minke whales, rissos dolphins, porpoises, seals and gannets. Our skipper...More

1  Thank gilesjaneth
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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