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“Excellent”

Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in New Quay
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
North West
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Went on trip with very knowledgeable female guide who shared masses of information about the local wide life. Saw several dolphins and all in all a very enjoyable experience.

Visited June 2014
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surrey
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“life on the waves :)”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Myself and my partner took this 1 hour trip on ERMOL6 on sunday 29th june 2014 as an early birthday treat for us both, :) we were not dissapointed , even though we never saw any dolphins or seals :( thats wildlife for you :) we found the nesting birds on the cliffs and the geology of the rocks amazing and it was well explained to us all on the boat by the skipper and his helper :) i would rate this great value for money :) and reccomend it to my friends too, :) written by sandra clarke :)

Visited June 2014
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Kilgetty, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“On a nice day you could be on any ocean in the world”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We have taken this trip a couple of time and both were simply stunning. The sea is a beautiful shade, almost Caribbean, the high cliffs with the nesting seabirds are majestic, and seeing seals and dolphins is always a treat. If you are within an hour or so of New Quay at any time it is well worth a visit. Parking is £3 per day (June 2014) and if you arrive early (before 8:30am) there is a very small car park opposite the main one with fantastic views over the bay where you can sit behind the car and take in the view. If you don't want to take a boat trip you can watch the dolphins from the car park or from the harbour wall.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“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
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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
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