Whale Watch West Cork, Baltimore

4.5
Dolphin / Whale Watching · Wildlife Area
Whale Watch West Cork runs environmentally responsible whale and dolphin spotting tours led by a professional zoologist and conservationist. The operator is dedicated to providing safe and educational experiences, with plenty of chances to explore the area and learn a little about the unique local lifestyle. You can also join a tour that uses catamarans and kayaks to explore some of the area's hidden nooks and crannies most visitors never get to see. Alternatively, consider a bird-watching cruise to spot petrels and shearwaters--although this tour is all about birds, blue sharks, dolphins, and whales have been known to steal the show on more than one occasion. Use our Baltimore driving holiday planner to visit Whale Watch West Cork on your trip to Baltimore, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Interaction with the skipper was great. Spotted a few mink whales and various marine life. Tour was fantastic. I am not experienced with whale watching but when we got off shore the skipper made sure....  more »
  • Poor, poor communication. Nic let our group down and left 4 devestated kids standing on the pier after telling us didn't have enough room for us. Had communicated with Nic via text. I requested...  more »
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  • Amazing experience! Our trip took part in the beginning of the season, so I was curious if we'll spot any animals. Although we didn't see whales, we saw dolphins, they stayed with us almost all time, and some seals. Nic was just the best captain! He was funny, careful and did his job really good, his knowledges are incredible. We had pretty big waves on the open ocean and some rain too and that made this trip truly adventurous. We had also a break to have good cup of tea/coffee and biscuits in nice harbour which is great if you are a bit cold on the boat. I would definately go again :)
  • The most popular whale watching spot in Ireland is most definitely West Cork. Baleen Whales commonly seen off the south coast include Fin Whales and Minke Whales, which makes whale watching in Ireland some of the best whale watching in Europe. Humpback whales are also seen off the south-west coast. These large marine mammals feed in Irish waters for over seven months of the year on a variety of small shoaling fish and may be seen just a few kilometres offshore.
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