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Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips

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Address: South John Street | Harbour Masters Building, The Pier, New Quay SA45 9NW, Wales
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+44 1545 560800

DOLPHIN SPOTTING BOAT TRIPS by New Quay Boat Trips, open April to October,...

DOLPHIN SPOTTING BOAT TRIPS by New Quay Boat Trips, open April to October, weather permitting we offer 1 and 2 Hour dolphin spotting trips every day (with occaisional 30 and 90 minute trips) along the beautiful Ceredigion coastline. Your experience begins boarding from the historic pier at the picturesque fishing village of New-Quay, our large stable, purpose built passenger boats are skippered by experienced boat masters who will be keeping a look-out for the many bottlense dolphins who reside in Cardigan Bay in season. Your experienced skipper and guide will carry you saefly along the Heritage Coast to Cwmtydu on the 1hr trip while providing an informative talk on the wildlife and local history, while those choosing the 2 hour trip will venture to Ynys Lochtyn allowing you more chance to spot dolphins. On both you will observe seal haul-out areas and bird nesting sights, all the time you will be in a Special Area of Conservation and will be observing a voluntry code of conduct to avid distubance to the willife. Upon encountering dolphins your skipper will slow down or stop and position the boat to give all passenger the best view without causing any disturbance to them. Bring your camera and you can even get involved with the important work of the Marine Conservation charity The Sea Watch Foundation. Don't miss a fascinating experience, we look forward to welcoming all ages aboard. For an alterantive experience we also offer 2 & 4 Hour fishing trips, suitable for all ages we include rod tackle, bait amd tuition. Group bookings are welcome on all our trips we are the only company locally who can accomodate parties larger than 12 persons. Therfore we are well equiped to cater for groups and school parties by arrangemment preferably. Dolphins are wild so we obvioosuly cannot guarantee spotting them every trip. Book at our office on the main pier or call us, we have an out of hours telephone number too. For more information, read about sightings and view more photo's, please Visit our website or find us on facebook (DolphinSpottingBoatTripsNewQuay).

We accept cash, debit and credit cards. Babies under 2 years are free of charge and Dogs are welcome too.Thank-you for reading about our trips.

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Wonderful trips!

I really cannot recommend these trips enough. I have been on both the Ermol 5 & 6 quite a few times now & have thoroughly enjoyed every single one. On my recent visit to New Quay... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I really cannot recommend these trips enough. I have been on both the Ermol 5 & 6 quite a few times now & have thoroughly enjoyed every single one. On my recent visit to New Quay I went out on four trips & was extremely lucky to see dolphins on all of them. On a visit in May I went... More 

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

was on this trip a few years ago, and on the fishing trips in subsequent years ... Daffydd Lewis the Skipper and his guides are very knowledgable they clearly love the coastline here and the sealife. The rock formations around New Quay Head are captivating and I would like to explore some of the caves when I next go to... More 

Thank Jacquelyn K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We did the 2 hour trip and it was the highlight of our holiday, we saw 2 sets of dolphins. The guide was very informative and kept adults and children well informed and entertained throughout the trip. great value for money and i would recommend doing the 2 hour trip over the 1 hour trip. Tip ask for family discount.

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

went out on the Ermol V 28th july bit rough but we did spot dolphins. one mother and calf which came very close to the boat and stayed around for a while. also saw kittywake's nesting colony . the crew were excellent and very informative. all in all a great trip well worth doing. i recommend the 2 hour trip... More 

Thank oldfart1Liverpool
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Went for the 1hr trip spotting dolphins and we weren't disappointed we got to see so many that we didn't get to do the full trip but that didn't matter. The captain of the boat was such a brilliant host and knew so much it made it that much more enjoyable, even got to see a dolphin with its calf... More 

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Chirk, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

A family visit of 5 adults, we took an enjoyable 2 hour trip, saw dolphins from a far and a couple of sighting close by. Glad to see the boat doesn't chase the dolphins for a better passenger view, you have to wait and see if they want to come closer. We also saw seals and several different breeds of... More 

1 Thank Christine H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Fab day we loved it saw lots of dolphins and up close too Loads of info about the Dolphins and the coast line We did the 2 hour trip it was probably a bit long for the younger ones on the boat but my two at age 8 and 10 loved it Really good ! Thank you

1 Thank Lou S
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Great 1 hour boat trip. Staff were very informative and helpful. Able to book in advance and pay by card. Large boat that was not too cramped. We saw several Dolphins, which was great for the kids.

1 Thank Dean W
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We did the two hour trip today and all really enjoyed. The trip was made better by the sun and a number of dolphin spots. The scenery was beautiful, and it was good to see some of the bays we visit from the other side. The trip went down the coast as far as Llangranog. The crew were friendly and... More 

Thank Sally W
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Went to the ticket office to enquire about what the trips were about (I've never been on a boat trip so just wanted to know what to expect) and from the first sentence "What do you want me to say? It's a boat trip, what do you expect?" I knew I didn't want to go with them. Gave the lady... More 

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