We went to New Quay specifically to go on a Dolphin Spotting Boat Trip after reading the positive reviews here on Trip Advisor.
Previous to going, I emailed the company for more information on the tours and they responded instantly and were very helpful.
We visited at the beginning of August. We had read on here that the first tour of the day (10.30am) is ideal because it tends to be quieter so we got up early and went down to the harbour to book our tickets at the booking office which was really easy to locate. The lady was very helpful and friendly, processed our payment and explained where the boat would go from.
We were also told by the lady on the desk that the sea conditions were very choppy just so that we could make an informed decision as to whether we wanted to go or not. We are both fine with boats so decided we would go for it. It was very choppy but that added to the experience! We had a fantastic time and we felt safe at all times. The only problem with the sea condition was that it made it very difficult to see dolphins. We did however see a male seal and a lion's mane jelly fish in addition to the lovely coastline and the nesting birds along the cliff face.
The next day the sea was much calmer so we decided to take another trip (11.30am), this time just the 1 hour one. Before we even left the harbour, we saw some dolphins so a much better result this time around! I lost count how many we saw during this tour.
The crew were very knowledgeable and even though we're pretty clued up on dolphins, we learnt some things we didn't know. The Seawatch Foundation volunteers who often go out on the boats were also very friendly and helpful.
The tours were very reasonably priced - £8 for 1 hour or £15 for 2 hours.
What a fantastic experience! I would highly recommend these tours. We will be going back again!
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