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Address: Baltimore Harbour, Baltimore, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 120 0027
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Responsible tourism award winner - Whale Watch West Cork runs responsible...

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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Look no further experience! Nic is a PRO of the kind and you can realise this from the welcoming, the brief, the debrief and generally from his speech on the subject! He is really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Look no further experience! Nic is a PRO of the kind and you can realise this from the welcoming, the brief, the debrief and generally from his speech on the subject! He is really passionate with his job and that made our experience a real hunt of whales....although we did not watch any whale from small distance, we notify several... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and a friend were delighted to have many sightings on our outing with Nick and Brendan. At first we saw dolphins who playfully swam alongside our boat and "surfed" the wake we were creating underwater. They stayed with us for a good hour. After that we saw a couple of Fin and Minke whales. Bring a good camera with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a well organised, welcoming and informative trip. Nic was a great captain and made us all feel safe and welcome. He educated us all in the art of enjoyable whale watching as we chugged along aboard the Explorer. We had an amazing time and would highly recommend the trip to anyone in West Cork.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative, well run and a full day out. we were out for 5 hours in total including about an hour on Clear Island. Saw Fin whales consistently for a couple of hours and huge numbers of dolphins. Brendan and Nic knowledgeable friendly and professional. Possibly a little long for the toddler, so bring some books if have kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Muddy cottage in union hall and found Nic's details there. We went on this trip with our toddler (2) so were a bit apprehensive. There was no need to worry! Brendan our captain was excellent with kids and was very reassuring to our nervous baby. We saw seals, whales and were accompanied by dolphins for the most... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic trip in October. We saw three Fin whales, Minke whales and Dolphins. Knowledgeable and helpful crew. I would recommend this trip to everyone and will be back again next year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My initial planned tour with Whale Watch West Cork was canceled due to poor weather conditions. However, Nic and Wendy arranged a new appointment, for which I'm very grateful and happy as it turned out to be the highlight of my stay in Ireland. Upon arrival, Nic greeted each of us very warmly and kindly and welcomed us aboard the... More 

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Sunderland, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Nic Slocum and his team offer a fantastic 5+ hours excursion out of Baltimore Harbour about the Voyager boat. Our trip last Monday afternoon was one of the best days of our lives. We saw common dolphins buzzing around our boat (twice), minke whales, harbour porpoises and grey seals. Nic is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about cetaceans you can't help... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went to see Whales but as you know they are wild animals?cetaceans.The Whales were not being sociable today but the show put on by Wild Dolphins made the journey well worth it.First we saw The Porpoise,who we were told are not sociable creatures so the took off.This voyage is worth it all,A lovely day and plenty of time on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great time, at first finding it difficult to see the whales but with guidance and advice from Nic - great many thanks - we tuned in and could see and understand more and more of the Fin Whales, Minke and also dolphins and seals. Dolphins probably had the most effect for the young ones as they were... More 

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