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Whale Watch West Cork

#2 of 12 things to do in Baltimore Features Animals
Baltimore Harbour, Baltimore, Ireland
+353 86 120 0027
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West cork trip from Baltimore cork

Fantastic trip and 100% recommend this to everyone Nic was a superb guide so knowledgable and he... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
yvonne_mantle
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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Dolphins and Minke Whales

Great day out with the family, including our little one year old. Nic was very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Dave S
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Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
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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 and November (sea conditions permitting). Each tour takes you around the beautiful islands and headlands of West Cork,stopping at Cape Clear Island affording visitors an insight into the unique lifestyle of the islanders of Roaring Water Bay. Our overseas arm, Whales Worldwide, runs exclusive wildlife holidays to unique destinations including Baja, Maui, Patagonia and Sri Lanka to watch whales responsibly in their natural habitats. Each tour is personally guided by Nic Slocum with a maximum of ten like-minded guests per holiday. We are dedicated to providing each of our customers with a safe, comfortable and educational whale and dolphin watching experience. We seek to impart accurate knowledge on the marine mammals and other wildlife we encounter and on the wider issues of marine conservation through informed commentary with special emphasis on the current threats facing these unique animals and their fragile environment. We directly support conservation measures through education and research.
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Baltimore Harbour, Baltimore, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic trip and 100% recommend this to everyone Nic was a superb guide so knowledgable and he added to our experience explaining about the whales, dolphins, porpoise and seals that we saw. You always felt totally safe and comfortable.

Thank yvonne_mantle
WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi yvonne_mantle Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you all on board. Come back to West Cork soon...we would love to have the opportunity to take you out again. Nic

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Great day out with the family, including our little one year old. Nic was very friendly and knowledgeable

Thank Dave S
WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Dave S. We much appreciate you taking the time to comment on your experience with Whale Watch West Cork. Come back to West Cork soon. We would love to have the opportunity to take you out again. Thank you Nic

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Once again with family and friends. This time we sailed with Brendan (possibly the 2nd best skipper in Baltimore) We had hardly left the harbour mouth when we were surrounded by short nosed common dolphins who entertained us for nearly an hour. 4/5 Minkie Whales...More

Thank Jim W
WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jim W for your kind comments. I was a pleasure having you on board again and were able to show you some of the delights of West Cork from the cetacean world point of view. It was a pleasure, yet again, to have...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

The best way to spend an afternoon. We were enjoying heading out towards Fastnet, and hoping to get a glimpse of some dolphins & possibly even a whale. A cheeky seal was keeping an eye on us following the boat, then a while later a...More

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Wow - what an amazing day out on the water with Nic & his team at Whale Watch West Cork today. I went out on this trip with no expectations - I do a lot of surveys looking for cetaceans in uk waters and I...More

Thank Tess_Milton
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Whale watching with Nic in Baltimore West Cork was amazing! Nic was full of interesting information about the whales and dolphins we saw and was happy to answer all our questions and there was a real sense of respect for the animals. It was perfect...More

Thank Mairead C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We went out with Nic in slightly difficult conditions but had a great time. Lots of bird life and despite choppy seas we eventually saw porpoise and dolphin activity. These are really knowledgeable marine ecologists so there is no hassling the animals and everybody learned...More

Thank L251255
WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Hi L251255 We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your experience with us. We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves so much and thank you for your kind and encouraging words. We do hope you will come back to West Cork...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Nic and Brendan run an outstanding operation - small catamaran and beautiful views out to Fastnet rock. On our journey we were mobbed by common dolphins who played with the boat for several miles, great opportunities for photos. Definitely dress warm!More

1  Thank Brendan H
WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi Thank you so much for your lovely review. Brendan and I much appreciate your comments and are delighted you had a fabulous time. We do love the dolphins as well. Come back to West Cork soon and we will look forward to taking you...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

In November 2016 we made an off-season trip to the beautifel south coast of Ireland. The main goal was to go whale watching, something we've always wanted to do, but not at any cost: we wanted to do this in the most responsible and animal...More

1  Thank Klara_Hermans
WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi Klara Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review. Brendan and I really appreciate your comments and thank you for taking the time to go into so much detail. It was a pleasure having you on board and we hope that you...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Baltimore West Cork, wonderful. We were there in July 2016, the sun was shining. In the good company of 2 brothers & their wives. What more could you ask? Well, Nic Slocum was responsible for the icing on the cake. Wonderful trip, no whales but...More

1  Thank Jim W
WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi Jim Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and had such a wonderful time. Really looking forward to welcoming you all on board again in April this year...we have the red...More

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holmes3strandcord
Do you ever see Orcas around Cork? If so, is there a good time of year to see them?
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
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iankennelly
Do you run tours in December? Thanks Ian
10 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
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Laynielou
Hi there! I know this is an older post, but you experienced whale watching in February in Ireland? I am going to Ireland in February, as that's the only month we can travel, and we are dying to go whale watching but have heard some bad reviews about it not always being possible due to rough seas.
5 June 2016|
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Response from WhaleWatchWestCork | Property representative |
You are right and February is not the best time of year for whale watching off the West Cork coast - for two reasons: Firstly, the sea conditions are not always good at this time of year. Secondly, the species that we are... More
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