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“thoroughly enjoyable!”

Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in New Quay
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking
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“thoroughly enjoyable!”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

This was a lovely trip, not too pricey, dog and child friendly and beautiful scenery. Sadly, we didn't see dolphins but it was great all the same.
The commentary from the man with the lovely storyteller voice was brilliant and very informative.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank lupiloo1978
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“1 hour trip”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Saw plenty of dolphins on our trip. Very friendly, accommodating and informative staff. Even the dog loved it!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank kasperlfc
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Four adults and one dog arrived in Newquay on Sunday 25/5/14 parking very good and reasonable made our way down to the sea front to book dolphin trip (very steep and not very easy with wheelchair but managed)booked with www.newquayboattrips.co.uk excellent service £8per person dog free helped with wheelchair along pier by very helpfully staff and made to feel safe getting on and off boat.
Best bit saw around 15 dolphins and lots of different types of birds including George the seagull
Would recommend this boat trip to anyone thinking of doing this

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Tracy N
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Dolphin, seal and George the seagull”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I didn't expect to see dolphins as it's not guaranteed but we were taken on the boat along the coast and given informative information about the history etc of the cliffs and caves (which we didn't expect). We saw seals on the rocks, and we're then introduced to George the seagull who flew in on the trip. On the way back we were lucky to see 3 dolphins, mother and calf and an adult. The crew were friendly helpful and very informative. We only booked the hour long trip but wished we had booked the two hour one. Thanks for a great trip. Will definitely be back and recommend you.

Visited May 2014
3 Thank blondeylaura
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We were approached on the High Street by a young lad offering us leaflets about the boat trips - which was just what we were looking for! When I asked about wheelchair accessibility - my husband is a wheelchair user - we were assured it was probably possible and taken to the booking office so that we could check. Jonathan came and had a chat with us and then helped us round to the boarding point. Whilst the boat would not be accessible for some wheelchair users Jonathan and the skipper made easy work of "loading" my husband!

We had a great trip! Seeing a dolphin in the last few minutes of the 2 hour trip. The crew were great, really knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. And we were particularly impressed with the way the skipper asked people to move from in front of my husband so that he could see the long awaited dolphin too!

Great company - highly recommended!

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Sue P
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