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Whale Watch West Cork
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Baltimore
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We would highly recommend this trip, although there is of course no guarantee as to what you will see, we however saw Minke whales, seals and diving albatross. Nic is an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. The boat is not overly large but with plenty of room for up to 12. We also enjoyed seeing the coastline from the water and the stopover in Cape Clear was good. All in all a very good experience.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We had great weather and the sun shone on us all day - we saw a friendly dolphin when leaving and coming back to the harbour in Baltimore. We spotted a Basking Shark, Minke whale, some very curious seals - so we were very lucky indeed :-)

Nic is a great host - there for info and questions but also happy to leave you to watch the stunning scenery.

The boat is just the right size with not too many people so we all got a chance to lean over the side to spot the wildlife.

Nice stop off at Cape Clear for a cuppa - BRILLIANT day all round.

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WhaleWatchWestCork, Manager at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Hi Chickyboomboom99

Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your experience with Whale Watch West Cork...we know how valuable your time is.

We are thrilled that you had such an excellent time and enjoyed the vast array of wildlife that we have off Baltimore and around the Islands. We really do consider Baltimore and the Islands to be the whale watching capital of West Cork.

I really hope you will be able to join us again very soon and thank you again for your review.

I love your photos...

Nic

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Nick was a fantastic guide. We were so lucky to have seen nearly 300 dolphins and two kinky whales. Definitely an unforgettable experience.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Really enjoyed the tour. Nic was excellent, a wonderful host who is extremely knowledgeable and accomodating. He provides really interesting facts and stories about the area, the nature and the animals. He genuinely seems committed to ensuring all passengers have an enjoyable experience. For four hours of a trip, and the level of service provided I feel the 50 euro is well spent. A gentleman, and I would be delighted to recommend the tour.

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WhaleWatchWestCork, Manager at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Hi jjb37
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with Whale Watch West Cork. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and the marine wildlife of West Cork and hope you may find the time to join us again at another time in the future.
Thanks again
Nic

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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Nic was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Both the trips my wife and I shared with Nic were beyond doubt exhilarating. We saw whales every day we went out on the boats. Fantastic trip and company. I would thoroughly recommend.

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WhaleWatchWestCork, Owner at Whale Watch West Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Hi Colin B
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience of our overseas tours to Mexico and Maui. We were delighted to make this "dream come true" for you and your wife. We loved having you on board for the Maui and Baja 2014 tours...your obvious enjoyment and fascination with the variety of whales we saw, from humpbacks to blue whales and the Pacific gray whales is what makes this job so rewarding.
We hope we may have the pleasure of showing you other natural wonders of the whaley kind sometime in the future.
Thank you again.
Nic

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