Dolphin Survey Boat Trips
Dolphin Survey Boat Trips
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Boat ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
1 hour, 2 hour, 4 hour and 8 hour trips. Join us on a boat trip from New Quay as we survey the bottlenose dolphins of Cardigan Bay. Enjoy the seals, birds, dolphins and porpoises that visit this beautiful coastline of West Wales. Learn from our on-board researcher. Limited to only 12 passengers, there is plenty of room aboard our boats to move around and take photos. From £10 (child) £17.50 (adult)
New Quay, Ceredigion, Wales
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Mike B
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Couples
Given 4 stars as we didn't actually see any dolphins, which isn't the boat operators fault, everything was perfect except that. It turned out to be a nice boat trip instead, although having not seen what you hoped to see, naturally you then think that you've paid too much. It may be better if they advised the percentage chance there was of seeing any dolphins, or make a price differential, so it costs more initially and if you see them, then all well and good and if you don't then you get a small refund, phycologically that would work very well! The two guys on our trip were excellent, Max and Simon, looked after us very well, Max kept everything going well, answered questions, offered interesting snippets and the atmosphere was peaceful and relaxed. They really are a credit to the company and we would have no hesitation in taking another trip in the future in the hopes of seeing the dolphins. The scenery along the coastline is awesome anyway and we saw cormorants and seals from a distance. A good idea to bring binocs to get the full value out of this trip.
Written 13 September 2023
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Thank you for your review. I’m very glad to hear Matt and Simon looked after you well during your trip and I’m sorry to hear you didn’t spot any dolphins. Binoculars are always a good idea on a trip like ours. However, refunds due to poor sightings would be very difficult to manage fairly.
Written 14 November 2023
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Traveler16079505332
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Couples
Nothing's a given with wildlife, but this trip, with the staff and the organisation, made it special - whatever we saw!

Even so, we did get a glimpse of some seals, their pups, and a pod of dolphins!

Really great experience all round, would highly recommend.
Written 12 September 2023
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Thank you for your review and recommendation!
Written 14 November 2023
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lizzylee97
Essex98 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Great trip on board the Anna Lloyd, which has maximum of 12 passengers. We had a knowledgeable guide who shared inform about the area and the wildlife. Thoroughly enjoyable 90 minute trip from the harbour along the coast and views of dolphins fairly close by. Highly recommend this trip.
Written 8 September 2023
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Thank you for your review.
Written 14 November 2023
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Yoav A
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
An hour and a half of sheer pleasure.
Vic and the Band (Paul & Simon) were great and made it all simple, enjoyable and educating.
Lucky for us we had perfect weather day and a calm sea that only made it even better.
Stayed another 2 hours in the village to enjoy the sunny day atmosphere.
Recommended.
Written 26 August 2023
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Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed some perfect weather as well as the trip!
Written 27 August 2023
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Chris J
Swansea, UK2 contributions
Aug 2023
Great to have a marine biologist on board to explain the research being undertaken.
The boat was spotless and it was a fun and educational trip with the bonus of seeing two pods of dolphins within the 1.5 hours at sea.
Written 22 August 2023
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Thank you for your review. The research we are involved in is very important to us.
Written 27 August 2023
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Connector54719027591
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Couples
Amazing trip and learned alot thanks to the crew been coming to new quay for 6 years and we go on boat trips everytime and for me this was the best yet it was fun and we are still buzzing today from our experience.
Written 21 August 2023
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Great review, thank you. Coming from someone who has tried the rest , flattered to be called the best! Look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Written 27 August 2023
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Pauline S
Hereford, UK15 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Great trip around the bay, accompanied by a marine biologist, who gave important and interesting information about the local wildlife. Small group, which made it easier to spot dolphins, seals and birds.
Written 21 August 2023
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Thank you for your review. We aim to inform!
Written 27 August 2023
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Brenda W
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
An excellent experience from booking to execution. A knowledgeable guide, beautiful scenery and very clean boat with regard to safety at all times. Would definitely recommend this trip. Would have loved longer!
Thank you
Written 18 August 2023
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Thank you for your recommendation. Much appreciated!
Written 27 August 2023
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Dan L
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Great trip around the coast at New Quay. The boat crew were very friendly and Victoria our guide was incredibly knowledgeable.

We went as a group with extended family taking 7 children from ages 2-8. As you could imagine there were a lot of questions and these were all fielded and pitched perfectly.

All in all a lovely trip, I would highly recommend.
Written 17 August 2023
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Thank you for your review. I’m glad you and your family enjoy the trip and were well looked after by the crew!
Written 18 August 2023
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HSK2977
Welwyn Garden City, UK120 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We booked a private charter on Anna Lloyd.. Steve was very accommodating. He was good in communicating.

The boat journey was really nice but disappointingly, didn't see any dolphins but just a seal. Steve did his best but it was beyond his control.
Written 13 August 2023
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Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, sightings of these wild animals are unpredictable.
Written 18 August 2023
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