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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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Evening Whale watching

Wonderful trip with Nic and Brendan. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Even though this was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ljm355
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Pendleton, Oregon
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A trip out with Nic and Brendan Whale watching

We went out with Nic Slocum and Brendan in two boats on 5th july from Baltimore Harbour. We were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Yvonne H
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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 days ago via mobile

Wonderful trip with Nic and Brendan. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Even though this was their third trip of the day they were just as excited as we were when the Minke whales were spotted. Highly recommend this trip. Even though my friend got seasick she...More

Thank ljm355
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went out with Nic Slocum and Brendan in two boats on 5th july from Baltimore Harbour. We were with Brendan and had a very enjoyable afternoon. Took some brilliant photos and saw minke whales, finn whales, lots of dolphins and the humpback whales. Liked...More

Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a whale watching boat today with Nic of Whale Watching West Cork. It was a great day we saw several Minki whales a couple of which cam right by the boat a few meters away. We also saw short beck dolphins which...More

Thank Bernie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My introduction to whales as a kid was the movie Moby Dick, and my introduction to Dolphins was probably Flipper on TV, and in subsequent years, to my,now, shame I visited Waterparks and Aquariums to see imprisoned Dolphins Seals and Orcas 'perfom' for our so...More

Thank TriggerMLR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the most amazing trip on 5th July. We met Nic and Brendan at Baltimore Pier and Brendan was our skipper. He was wonderful and was able to answer any question we asked. We were very lucky with the weather but more so with all...More

Thank aislinganna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took an afternoon tour with Whale Watch West Cork & had an absolutely fantastic trip! On arrival at Baltimore pier we were met by our two skippers Nic & Brendan & led on board where firstly we were fitted with life jackets & spent...More

Thank C_and_H_11
Reviewed 27 May 2017 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 28 May 2017

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 4 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 12 June 2017

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 12 June 2017

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
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holmes3strandcord
18 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
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
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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